Bob Fischer passes away at age 68
February 14, 2017
Bob Fischer, SCGA board member and member of The Los Angeles Country Club, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday. He was 68 years old.
“We are deeply saddened at the news of Bob’s passing,” said SCGA Executive Director Kevin Heaney. “Bob was a driving force in the leadership of the SCGA and a tremendous friend of board members, volunteers and staff. He was engaged in golf at so many levels, immersing himself into activities with his club, the SCGA, the USGA as well as touching so many other aspects of the game. He possessed a tremendous passion for golf and his contributions were always insightful and beneficial. We will miss his dry wit, his great intellect and his warm collegial nature.”
Fischer, who joined the SCGA board in 2010, was an integral part of the association, working extensively for many years with the Rules & Competitions department before serving as its chair since 2014. He also was a member of the SCGA Hall of Fame Committee, serving as its chair in 2014, and was also heavily involved with SCGA Junior. He and his wife Mary were among the founding members of the Legacy Society, the foundation’s highest donor level.
Fischer also played an instrumental role in bringing the inaugural Women’s Southern California Amateur Championship to LACC and contributed to the growth of the broader SCGA Championship schedule, including the recent creation of the Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship. Fischer also helped refine the SCGA’s Team Play program along with its Pace of Play policy. He was a passionate supporter of the SCGA staff and volunteers, ensuring players, facilities and the Southern California golf community were always exposed to the SCGA in the best light possible.
In addition to his profound presence at the SCGA, Fischer was deeply involved with other aspects of golf. As a member of the 2017 Walker Cup Committee, he proudly worked with the USGA and his home club of LACC to assemble a cast of volunteers for the upcoming biennial event. He also served as a key member of the U.S. Junior Amateur Committee.
Bob is survived by his wife Mary, their sons Rob and John, their wives Kerri and Carey, along with four grandchildren.
Memorial services are pending.