Georgia and Florida have a proud competitive history. Every year on the last Saturday in October, the two schools play each other in Jacksonville. This football rivalry dates back to 1904 and has occurred annually since 1926, save for a war-time interruption in 1943! But football isn’t the only match-up. In 1979 Jekyll Island Golf Club head golf pro Johnny Paulk co-founded the Georgia-Florida Golf Classic. From an initial 40 players, the tournament has exceeded 600 participants. The tournament precedes the football game.
Georgia-Florida Golf Tournament
This year the Jekyll Island Golf Club hosts its 38th annual Georgia-Florida Golf tournament from October 26th to October 27th, with a practice round October 28th. If you’re a golfer and a football fan, you don’t need to choose. Enter the Classic and then round out the week by heading down to Jacksonville to attend the Georgia-Florida football game on October 28th. Played on Jekyll’s three 18-hold courses, golf registration costs $220 per player. It includes two days of tournament play and an optional practice round.
Enjoy breakfast with cocktails, lunch, a putting contest, and more. The event will also hold a Casino Night and a Tailgate Party with a Low Country Boil. In addition, Georgia Bulldog fans might want to attend the UGA Alumni Oyster Roast from 5-8 on Friday at Great Dunes Park. Mingle and enjoy the live entertainment for free, but there is a cost for the beer, oysters, and buffet that is not included in the registration.
The Georgia-Florida Golf Classic benefits The First Tee Golden Isles, a youth development organization that promotes kids values through the introduction of golf. Check here for more tournament information and tournament registration.
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