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Texas Cardroom Adds Golf And Fishing To Poker Tournament

Lodge Card Club Announces Unique Team Poker Event


Lodge Co-Owner and High-Stakes Pro Doug PolkMany poker players have been known to hit the golf course on occasion and no doubt quite a few have grabbed a rod and reel for some fishing as well. Now The Lodge Card Club in Round Rock, Texas, is offering players the chance to compete in all three as a unique twist on the traditional poker tournament format.

Players will not only be looking for plenty of fish at the poker table, but also to reel in some lunkers on the lake as well. The $1,500 competition allows for up to three players to team up and is set to play out March 9-24.

Details On The Tournament

Poker players bringing their angling skills to the event will find the bass fishing element of the tournament running March 9-22. Competitors can choose a day to compete on one of several Austin-area lakes, with players submitting their catches via a fishing app. Action then shifts to the Teravista Golf Course for 18 rounds.

The “PGF USA” event then culminates with a poker tournament at The Lodge on March 24. The event features the top five teams in each competition earning points, as well as opportunities for bonus points and prizes for “special achievements.”

The format allows players to seek out teammates who may be more skilled at certain aspects of the tournament. The Lodge announced the tournament on Monday via Twitter and received some positive comments from players interested in jumping in on the action whether it be at the lake, course, or table.

Several were already trying to line up teammates who excel with a rod and reel or had some skills on the tee box or putting green.

“I’d be willing to play the poker portion of this, but my golf game is whack, and I only fish for pleasure,” one Twitter user noted.

Another felt that the event perfectly complemented a card room located in the Lone Star State. “Might be the most Texas thing I’ve ever heard of,” the player responded.

“It should be poker, laser tag, and wake surfing,” joked high-stakes regular Bill Perkins.

The Lodge is co-owned by poker content creators Doug Polk, Brad Owen, and Andrew Neeme.

Texas has seen a growing number of poker clubs in recent years, but this is the first tournament featuring both golf and bass fishing. Perhaps this could spawn even more cross-competition tournaments. Poker and a chili cook-off, anyone?

*Photo – @LodgePokerClub