Bulldogs and Gators Square Off for Georgia-Florida Golf Tradition on Jekyll Island

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Registration Closes October 25th for Jekyll Island’s Georgia-Florida Golf Classic

The Jekyll Island Georgia Florida Golf Classic is a tradition on the Georgia coast with 2011 marking the 32nd year of the tournament. Dates for this year’s tournament are October 26-28. A precursor to the Georgia-Florida Football Game on Saturday, October 29, the tournament provides a platform for fans to show their team spirit in a friendly competition.

The tournament entry fee is $300, inclusive of tax, and provides for three full days of golf, food, drinks and activities. In addition to the traditional two days of tournament play on Thursday and Friday, this year players can also take advantage of a third day of golf with an optional Wednesday practice round. By popular demand, eightsomes are back! The tournament remains a scramble, but this time with one shotgun start at 9:00 AM. Everyone will start at the same time and finish at the same time. Team up with another foursome for a fun-filled day of golf. All three of Jekyll Island's championship golf courses will be used during tournament play. Teams will be flighted after the first round using a multiple course index, providing more opportunities to win prizes. Plus, this year, players have a chance to win one of three Nalley Automotive vehicles through a hole in one contest!

Over 400 golfers compete in the tournament and, between rounds, enjoy celebrating with friends at the traditional Wednesday night Cocktail Party and Thursday night Low Country Boil. Non-players can also choose from a selection of activities including putting contests and a wine & cheese tasting. Everything leads up to the Saturday gridiron showdown between the University of Georgia and the University of Florida in Jacksonville, FL. While the Georgia-Florida football game is played at Jacksonville’s EverBank Field, Jekyll Island is only a 90-minute drive away. Many fans enjoy the tradition of staying in the Jekyll Island-St. Simons Island area and taking advantage of the easy drive to the stadium.

Players are encouraged to register early. Registration is limited to the first 108 teams and includes green fees for the practice round and tournament, ½ electric cart rental, free access to the cocktail party and low country boil for player and guest, breakfast and lunch on tournament days, cocktails and drinks at both parties and on the course, non-player activities, tournament hats, and chances to win one of dozens of prizes.

This year’s tournament is sponsored by Coca-Cola, Yuengling, Club Car, Nalley Automotive, Emerald Princess II Casino, Peachtree Pest Control, Latitude 31, Brasfield and Gorrie, and Bulldawg Illustrated.

Latitude 31 and the Rah Bar will be the official happy hour location for the 2011 Georgia-Florida Golf Classic. From 3 PM - 5 PM on Thursday, and Friday, players and their guests can enjoy a happy hour gathering at the Rah Bar.

For more information on the Georgia-Florida Golf Tournament, contact the Jekyll Island Golf Pro Shop at (912) 635-2368 or visit http://www.jekyllisland.com. For more information on all other Jekyll Island activities and hotel accommodations, contact the Jekyll Island Visitor Information Center at 1-877-4JEKYLL. Only a few of the 108 available team slots remain for the 32nd Annual Georgia-Florida Golf Classic. There is still time for individual, team and sponsorship registration. But you better hurry, registration ends October 25th!

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Erica England
The Jekyll Island Authority
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