Bass & Birdies Classic 2018 – Florida Sportsman Magazine
It’s time to shoot some birdies and catch some bass.
Florida Sportsman magazine is partnering with the American Sportfshing Association in the return of Florida Sportsman’s Bass and Birdies Classic at the 2018 ICAST Convention.
July 10, (the day before ICAST) The Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and Golf Course, set at the legendary headwaters of the Florida Everglades, will host the fifth annual “Bass and Birdies” event to benefit “Keep America Fishing”. 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 Scramble–Best 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 $110 entry includes: a golf cart, range balls, fishing eligibility, a lunch buffet/ awards raffle to benefit Keep America Fishing. This year’s raffle will be anchored by a dream vacation to Fishing Nosara, Nosara, Costa Rica.
It’s a beautiful course, with first rate fishing, and facilities. We had a great event here in 2017. The event will be limited to 96 golfers. Just as in previous years, the event will sell out. Everyone who participates will be impressed with the facilities and enjoy a great round of golf and fun fishing.
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