Its time to shoot some birdies, and catch some bass. Florida Sportsman magazine is partnering with the American Sportfshing Association in the return of Florida Sportsmans Bass and Birdies Classic at the 2016 ICAST Convention.
July 12, (the day before ICAST) the gorgeous Celebration Golf Club will host the third annual Bass and Birdies event to benefit Keep America Fishing. Celebration Golf was the last collaboration of Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his son Robert Jr. As any avid golfer knows, that means it will be very challenging and unique to the Jones design.
Equally important to this unique format is the abundance of bass in the water hazards, and reports have it, this will be the best year yet for the anglers in the event.
The golf is a ScrambleBest Ball format, meaning teams of four players hit each shot, and the best shot is selected, said Rick Ryals Tournament Director. 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, a lunch buffet/ awards raffle to benefit Keep America Fishing. This years raffle will be anchored by a dream vacation to Nosara Costa Rica.
Its a beautiful course, with first rate fishing, and facilities. Anyone who has played a Robert Trent Jones design knows its a must play for serious golfers.
The event will be limited to 72 golfers. Just as in 2014, and 15, the event will sell out. Everyone who participates will be impressed with the facilities and enjoy a great round of golf and fun fishing.
The heavy emphasis on fun will include such contests as Closest to the pin Longest Drive Casting Contests Beat the Pro and on and on.
The Florida Sportsman Bass and Birdies Classic will be the best way to kick of your week at ICAST. All proceeds will benefit www.KeepAmericaFishing.org.
Currently Sponsors include Fishing Nosara, Power Pole, Trophy Catch, Yeti Coolers and Costa Del Mar For more details and sponsorship opportunities at this event contact Rick Ryals at (904) 334-8808 or e-mail [email protected].