Deer Park’s first ever GOSH Tournament will be held Saturday, March 2 at Battleground Golf Course. A combination of golf and fishing, this unique tournament is a twist on a traditional golf tournament that will appeal to serious and recreational golfers alike, as well as anglers eager to help their team to a GOSH victory. The tournament is a shotgun start beginning at 1 p.m., with registration and lunch beginning at 11:45 a.m.
During the GOSH Tournament, three golfers will play their best round and the fourth golfer will fish as they play. Teams will take the number of fish caught and subtract that number from their golf score, giving them a “GOSH” score. The fisherperson will begin fishing with the first tee shot at each hole where fishing is allowed and must stop when the last putt is made or the ball is picked up. Fishing licenses will not be required. The tournament is catch and release, and only artificial bait may be used. Anglers must supply their own fishing equipment and tackle.
One of the foursome will fish 9-12 holes on Battleground waterways, while the other three players play golf. Tournament proceeds benefit Deer Park’s Class of 2019 Project Graduation, a 501(c)(3) organization.
There will be awards for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place “GOSH” teams, most fish (team), and biggest fish (by length).
Sponsorship opportunities include Gold Sponsor ($2,000), which allows up to two teams to play, three tee box sponsor signs, inclusion in appropriate publicity matters, name on all player carts, an individual sponsor banner and recognition at the event. There are three Silver Sponsors ($1,000) available, and sponsors at this level are provided one team entry, two tee box sponsor signs and recognition at the event. The Beverage Cart Sponsor ($1,500) will receive one team entry, two tee box sponsor signs, company name on the beverage cart and recognition at the event. The Bag Sponsor ($1,000) will receive their company name on player bags, two tee box signs and recognition at the event. Tee Box Sponsors are $100, and these sponsors will receive a tee box sign at a hole. Team sponsorship ($400) includes a foursome in the tournament and lunch.
To become a GOSH sponsor or to play in the tournament call or text Beth Dombrowa at 713.725.7418, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.