It’s time to shoot some birdies, and catch some bass. Florida Sportsman magazine is partnering with the American Sportfishing Association for the return of Florida Sportsman’s Bass and Birdies Classic.
On July 11, Florida Sportsman will host the fourth annual Bass and Birdies event to benefit Keep America Fishing at the Shingle Creek Golf Course.
The golf is a Scramble–Best Ball format, meaning teams of four players hit each shot, and the best shot is selected. The three other players retrieve their balls, and hit from the best position, and the same until the hole is holed out.
However, on four designated holes, one team member will fish in bass hungry lakes while the other three play the scramble. The total length of bass will result in bonus points taken off the final golf score, so it pays to catch bass and make birdies.
The $95 entry includes shuttle to and from the Convention Center, play on a signature Robert Trent Jones designed course, golf cart, range balls, fishing eligibility and a lunch buffet/ awards raffle to benefit Keep America Fishing.
This year’s raffle will be anchored by a dream vacation to Nosara Costa Rica.
The event will be limited to 72 golfers. Just as in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the event will sell out. Everyone who participates will be impressed with the facilities and enjoy a great round of golf and fun fishing.
Win a New Boat with One Swing of the Club!
Just a little hole in one on a short par 3! That’s all you’ll need to win a new Phoenix 919 ProX Bass boat. In fact, we’re even thinking it’ll be pretty hard to concentrate on your duties at ICAST while your new Phoenix awaits it’s trip home.
The heavy emphasis on fun will include such contests as “Closest to the Pin” “Longest Drive” “Casting Contests” “Beat the Pro” and more.
The Florida Sportsman Bass and Birdies Classic is the best way to kick of your week at ICAST. All proceeds will benefit Keep America Fishing.
For more details and sponsorship opportunities at this event, contact Rick Ryals at (904) 334-8808, or e-mail Rick@floridasportsman.com.
For more information or to register for the 2017 Bass & Birdies Classic, click here.
2016 Bass & Birdies Classic
For more images of last year’s Bass & Birdies Classic click here.