by Beth Burnsed, Jekyll Island Authority
Online registration for the highly anticipated 2009 Jekyll Island Georgia-Florida Golf Classic is now open. The Jekyll Island Georgia Florida Golf Classic is a tradition on the Georgia coast with 2009 marking the 30th year of the tournament. Dates for this year’s tournament are October 29-30. A precursor to the Georgia-Florida Football Game on Saturday, October 31, the tournament provides a platform for fans to show their team spirit in a friendly competition. “We are proud to host the Georgia-Florida Golf Classic. Every year we enjoy hosting our friends – old and new friends alike,” stated Johnny Paulk, Tournament Director. “It’s got to be one of the largest golf
tournaments in the country, and maybe one of the longest running.” Over 570 golfers compete in the two-day event and, between rounds, enjoy celebrating with friends at the traditional Wednesday night Cocktail Party and Thursday night Oyster Roast Buffet Dinner. Nonplayers can also choose from a selection of activities including putting contests, wine tastings, and luncheons.
While the Georgia-Florida football game is played in Jacksonville, Florida at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island are only a 90-minute drive. Many University of Georgia fans enjoy the tradition of staying in the area and taking advantage of the easy drive to the stadium. Registration is $270 per player until July 1 and $300 after. Online registration is limited to the first 400 registrants and includes tournament greens fees, ½ electric cart rental, cocktail party and oyster roast for player and guest and non-player activities. For more information on the Georgia-Florida Golf Tournament, contact the Jekyll Island Golf Pro Shop at (912) 635-2368. Be a fan of the Georgia-Florida Golf Classic and Jekyll Island on Facebook.com