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Golfers to Tee Off for Charity at Conch Scramble On-the-Water Tournament

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Floating greens, golf boats and biodegradable fish food balls highlight the annual “par-tee” on the water during the popular Conch Scramble charity golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 28, in Islamorada.

Fans of golf and boating can have a “hole” lot of fun honing their swings and raising money for charity one shot at a time. Up to 50 teams can enter this one-of-a-kind golf experience.

Teams of four and a designated boat driver "caddy" make stops at nine Islamorada waterfront venues and come ashore to tee off. Each player has two shots at the floating holes using biodegradable golf balls that dissolve into fish food after 90 hours in the water.

A kick-off party is scheduled 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at a to-be-determined Islamorada location. Live and silent auctions and a 50/50 cash raffle also are planned. Non-golfers that want to attend the festivities can purchase kick-off party tickets for $40 each.

Teams are to meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Islamorada Fish Company, mile marker 81.5 bayside, for breakfast, hole location assignments and a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

An awards ceremony is set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Islamorada Fish Company. Trophies await the top three teams with the best scores, while additional honors recognize the best hole location, most team spirit and best costumes.

Teams can register online at conchscramble.com for an entry fee of $500 per team. Proceeds from the lighthearted golfing challenge help fund Florida Keys charities.

Event information and registration: conchscramble.com

Islamorada visitor information: fla-keys.com/islamorada or 1-800-FAB-KEYS

Players have two shots at the floating holes using biodegradable golf balls that dissolve into fish food.

Players have two shots at the floating holes using biodegradable golf balls that dissolve into fish food.

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