Florida Sportsman Hosts Bass & Birdies Fishing/Golfing Event at ICAST

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 Jun 14th, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jun 14th, 2014 at 12:00 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Sportsman magazine, the state’s leading publication for outdoor enthusiasts, is hosting Florida Sportsman Bass & Birdies Classic at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST), the world’s largest recreational trade show, on July 15. ICAST is held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. and is produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). Proceeds from the “Bass & Birdies Classic” will benefit the ASA’s KeepAmericaFishing™ foundation.

The Florida Sportsman Bass & Birdies Classic is on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the beautiful and challenging 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature New Course at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, a links design similar to the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

“The golf is a Scramble-Best Ball format, meaning teams of four players hit each shot and the best shot is selected,” said Doug Kelly, Tournament Director. “The three other players retrieve their balls and hit from the best position, and the same until the ball is holed out.”

However, on four designated holes, one team member will fish in bass-hungry lakes while the other three plays the scramble. The number of bass caught will result in bonus points taken off the final golf score, so it pays to make birdies and catch bass.

This unique golf-and-fishing event is open to ASA members and registered ICAST attendees. The registration deadline is nearing – July 1 – registration forms are found at: http://www.floridasportsman.com/2014-florida-sportsman-bass-birdies-classic/

The $95 entry fee includes play on a Signature Jack Nicklaus-designed course, golf cart, range balls, bass fishing eligibility, a tournament-embroidered Mojo Polo shirt, a lunch buffet and awards banquet, complimentary lockers and locker room services, customized scorecards with live leaderboard and more ($191 value).

Rental clubs and shoes are available as well as a shuttle to transport those staying at the ICAST headquarters hotel to and from Grand Cypress Golf Club.

“It’s a beautifully manicured course with a first-rate clubhouse and banquet room,” said Kelly. “Everyone who participates will be impressed with the facilities and enjoy a great morning of golf and fishing prior to the ICAST show.”

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