Bassing Bob - Lake Of The Ozarks

Old Kinderhook Fish n Golf Pro-Am Tournament

Presented by: Ulrich Marine & Duncan Jewelry

November 14th – 17th, 2017



Event Details


Old Kinderhook and Bassing Bob are hosting the 3nd Annual Missouri Invitational Fish and Golf Buddy Pro/Am Tournament, a unique fishing and golf competition that provides amateur fisherman with the opportunity to fish and golf with Pro Fisherman at Lake of the Ozarks.  The Pro/Am team will compete for a guaranteed pot of $30,000.00+ with $12,000.00+ awarded to the winning team and many other pay-outs and prizes for golf and fishing.  The top 7 teams will get paid and this year, $1,000 to the amateur with the biggest bass.

The competition will be held at Old Kinderhook starting with a happy hour, sit down dinner, live auction, pairings, rules review and rubbing elbows with the Pro’s on Tuesday November 14th starting at 6:00PM.  The competition will kick-off on Wednesday at 8:00AM fishing with your Pro.   BBQ Wednesday night at Old Kinderhook.  On Thursday November 16th, you will play 18 holes of scramble golf with your fishing Pro and a randomly assigned golf Pro.  On Friday, November 17th you will fish with your fishing Pro, take off at 8:00 with the final weigh-in at 3:00.  The awards ceremony will follow immediately after the weigh-in.

Amateur fisherman will be able to participate in the competition and all of the scheduled events for a fee of 1,000.00.   The $1,000.00 registration fee will include Tuesday nights happy hour/dinner/auction, two days of fishing with a Pro fisherman and 18 holes of golf with your fishing Pro and a designated golf Pro.  Breakfast will be provided each day outside the lodge and sandwiches and refreshments at each fishing weigh-in.

Amateur fisherman will be paired with a Fishing Pro for the three days of the competition.  Pairings will be finalized on Tuesday evening November 14th, after the live auction (see auction details below).  The additional money generated from the auctions will be added to the fishing pot for the competition.  Those that choose not participate in the auction will be randomly assigned a fishing Pro.

The auction this year will be a live auction. The auction will include a live and blind auction.  The live auction bidding will begin at $250.00.   You are only bidding to secure the highest bid during that bidding period to select the Pro fisherman that you desire. The live auction will only secure one of 12 places.  As an example, the bidding auction will start at $250.00, the highest bidder during that bidding period will be able to select their choice of remaining Pro Fisherman.   After we secure our 12 bids for the live auction, the remaining pros will be auctioned off through the silent auction. After the live and silent auction, remaining pros and co-anglers will be randomly assigned.

Currently there are many Pro fisherman committed to the event, including National FLW and BASS Champions,  Marcus Sykora, Dion Hibdon, and Brain Maloney.  Additional Pro spots are being filled on an invitation only basis, based on proven national, regional and local tournament success. Local Pro’s include, Wayne Fitzpatrick, James Dill, Jack Uxa, Terry Blankenship, Pro’s  with proven local and regional tournament success, such as Lawson Hibdon, Roger Fitzpatrick, Dennis Berehorst, Mark Weise, etc. and regional and national Pro’s, James Watson, Casey Scanlon, Jeremy Lawyer, Terry Bolton, Brent Algeo and more.   BassingBob is also launching our “Invitation Only” campaign this summer to many well known Pro fisherman that have expressed interest in participating in this event, including 2016 Bassmaster Classic winner Edwin Evers, Jason Christie, Jacob Wheeler, Chris Lane, Ken Short and others.

The payout for the event will be determined by an accumulated points system.  The total points accumulated from the two days of fishing total weight and 18 holes of scramble golf.  Golf will be scored at 1/2 pound for a par, 1 pound for a birdie and 2 pounds for an eagle, with a 2 putt maximum format per hole.  Don’t worry about your golfing skills as each team will be paired with a golf Pro.   The golf Pro assignments will be random.  As there will be two teams playing the same holes, the golf Pros will switch teams after the front 9 or back 9 holes are complete.  The pay-out will include a guaranteed $12,000.00+ to the winning team, $5,000+ 2nd place team, $3,000+ third place, $2,000+ fourth place, etc.  A total of 7 places will be paid.  Final pay-out money amount will be determined based on the incremental money collected from the auction.  The amateur with the biggest bass will win $1,000.  Cash and prizes will be provided for the biggest team bass, day 1 fishing top weight, day 2 fishing top weight, the best golf score, closest to the pin and the longest drive. 

Tuesday November 14th

                  6:00 Cocktail Hour

                  7:00 Sit Down Dinner

                  8:00 Live Auction and Pairings

                  9:00 PM Pairings Announced and Schedule/ Rules Review


Wednesday November 15th

                  5:30AM – Full Breakfast Served Outside Old Kinderhook Hotel/Lodge

                  7:15AM – Drive to Ramp

                  8:00AM – Take Off

                  3:00PM – Return to Take-off Ramp

                  3:15PM – Weigh-in at Old Kinderhook Stage by Skating Rink

                  6:00PM – BBQ and Golf Pro Pairings at Old Kinderhook



Thursday November 16th

                  9:00AM - Pro Golf Lessons at Old Kinderhook Driving Range

                  10:00AM – Shot Gun Start for 18 Hole Scramble

                  3:00PM – Golf Completed, time is estimated.

                  5:00PM - Two Day Fish/Golf Standings Posted and Emailed to All Participants

                  Evening – On Your Own, many of us will be hanging out around fire at OK skating rink.


Friday November 17th

                  5:30AM – Full Breakfast Served Outside Old Kinderhook Hotel/Lodge

                  7:15AM – Drive to Ramp

                  8:00AM – Take Off

                  3:00PM – Return to Take-off Ramp

                  3:15PM – Weigh-in at Old Kinderhook Stage by Skating Rink

                  4:00PM – Awards Ceremony


What do you need to do to participate?


2016 Amateur Participants

Send an email to, or call Bob at 314-575-5545 by September 1, 2017 to confirm your participation for this year.   Register and pay on-line at no later than by October 15th 2017.


Amateurs That Did Not Participate in 2016

Send an email to, or call Bob at 314-575-5545 now.  Registrants will be selected based on a first come first served basis, the first 5 to register with us will be guaranteed a spot, and others will be added to a wait list.   After September 1, we will know the number of available registrations based on commitments from last year’s amateur participants.  You will be notified by email if you are guaranteed a spot in the tournament event.  Registration and payment must be received by October 15th, 2017 at

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