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Golf Contests: Creative Ways To Qualify Players & Fundraise

Insuring a golf contest at your upcoming golf outing that requires you to narrow down your players in some fashion?  Whether it’s a Million Dollar Shootout, chipping contest or other insured contest, here are a few ideas from Hole In One International on how to pre-qualify your player(s) to determine who gets to participate in your golf contests, as well as how to increase fundraising dollars, come the day of your golf tournament!

1.) The Raffle
A raffle is the most common way to pre-select participants for your golf contests.  Players simply pay a fee, determined by the golf tournament committee ahead of time, to have their name entered into a drawing should they want the opportunity to participate in a golf contest.  Place the name of everyone who pays up into a hat, box, bucket, barrel, you name it!  Then, simply draw a name at random to see who the lucky qualifier/golf contest participant will be!  Want to collect valuable marketing information?  When creating your raffle tickets, have a space for each player’s information — email, phone number, address, etc.

2.) Purchasing Mulligans
A mulligan is an automatic “do-over” on a shot, meaning the player can play it again if it was a particularly bad shot.  Charge your players $x per mulligan during your golf outing – just make sure they’re aware that they cannot use any on the designated target hole, if a hole-in-one contest is being insured.  Whoever ends up purchasing the most mulligans will come back at the end of the outing for a chance to participate in your golf contests!  It’s that simple!

3.) Auction
Holding an auction as part of your golf outing?  Whether it’s a live charity auction or silent auction, people are always trying to gain the upper-hand… especially when it’s revolving around the game of golf!  There’s a good chance that the bids during an auction will go very high, generating some great fundraising bucks!  Have the highest bidder come back at the end of the auction to participate in your golf contest for the chance to win big!

Are the gears turning yet?  Can you think of any other great ways to qualify players and fundraise when it comes to insuring golf contests?  Feel free to share them with us!  Or, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 800-827-2249 or email us!

Golf Sponsor Signs: Purchase Online Today!

Looking for golf contest or golf sponsor signs for your upcoming golf tournament or golf outing? Look no further! Not only does Hole In One International offer these 24″x30″ coroplast and weatherproof beauties for a nominal fee, but you’re able to customize them and even pay for them all online! Check out how in this brief and easy tutorial:

 

Golf Tournament Ideas: Here’s One – Hire the Pro!

Looking for golf tournament ideas for your next outing?  Here’s a great one, especially for non-profit organizations and/or charity golf events: a “Hire the Pro” golf contest!  Hole In One International is here to explain how the contest works, as well as how it can help you increase those valuable fundraising dollars!

Once you have chosen the golf course, golf club or country club where your golf tournament will be taking place, coordinate with the staff to provide you with one of their on-site Club Professionals who is willing to be stationed at the longest/most challenging hole on the golf course.  It’s important to make sure that this particular Club Pro is skilled at making long drives.

Next, while players are playing the course and happen to come across the designated ‘Club Pro’ hole, have your players decide whether or not they would like the Club Pro to take their shot for them (just make sure to choose a hole where no insured hole in one contest or Million Dollar Shootout will be taking place; otherwise, those policies will become void).  Players will be charged a dollar amount of your choice, depending on the size of your golf tournament and the charity (if applicable)’s needs, if they decide that they would prefer the Club Pro to take the shot for them.

If the player’s team could benefit from shaving some points off of their score, a drive taken by a professional might come in handy and be worth the $X for the advantage.  Furthermore, if they see that the other teams are utilizing the Club Pro, the pressure will be on, likely resulting in the decision to pay up for the Club Pro’s shot.  Not to mention if the money’s going towards a good cause, that’s also an added incentive!

Do the math: If you have a full field of 144 players and every single one of them decides to pay $30 for the Club Professional to take the shot for them, that’d be an automatic $4,320 raised towards you and/or your sponsor’s cause!  Don’t want to use the contest as a fundraiser?  No problem!  Take that money and deduct it from the other costs of your golf tournament (food and beverage, golf goodie bags, cost of utilizing the course, etc.) and you’ll find that you’ve ended up paying a whole lot less for the outing!

Are you a big-named company with cash to spare or a renown celebrity golf tournament?  Up the ante tenfold by hiring a Touring Professional to take the shot instead and feel free to charge more!  Use these golf tournament ideas and utilize the ‘pro’ factor in any way, shape or form you can think of to maximize profits!

Looking for more golf tournament ideas?  Contact Hole In One International today at 800-827-2249 or email us for more pointers!  Good luck and be sure to let us know if you end up implementing this particular golf contest — we’d love to hear about it!  Just post to our Facebook page if you’re a fan or send us a Tweet!

Hole In One Winners of the 2013 Golf Season… So Far!

We at Hole In One International are proud to announce the following hole in one winners, as well as the prizes they’ve received:


- Joel Brettingen of Chipewa Falls, WI won a $500 VISA Gift Card during the Eau Claire Evening Lions Club Golf Tournament at Hickory Hills Golf Course in Eau Claire, WI on May 18, 2013.  Brettingen aced the par 3 2nd hole, which measured 146 yards, with his 4 iron.

Bob Bravard of Cape Coral, FL won a $500 VISA Gift Card during the Goodwill Classic at Coral Oaks Golf Course in Cape Coral, FL on May 19, 2013.  Bravard aced the par 3 8th hole, which measured 152 yards, with his 6 iron.

Frank Merendino of Johnson City, TN won a set of Cleveland® CG16 Black Pearl Irons during the St. Jude Benefit Golf Tournament at Tri-Cities Golf Club in Blountville, TN on May 1, 2013.  Merendino aced the par 3 2nd hole, which measured 135 yards, with his 52 degree wedge.

Luke Perse of Pueblo, CO won a set of Cleveland® CG16 Black Pearl Irons during the Central Football Golf Tournament at Desert Hawk Golf Course in Pueblo West, CO on April 14, 2013.  Perse aced the par 3 17th hole, which measured 136 yards, making a pitch shot.

Cody Thomsen of Mitchell, SD won a Kindle Fire during the Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf Outing at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell, SD on April 27, 2013.  Thomsen aced the par 3 17th hole, which measured 187 yards, with his 6 iron.

Congratulations to all of our hole in one winners on their amazing feats and great prizes! To secure a hole in one insurance policy of your own, be sure to give Hole In One International a call today at 800-827-2249 or email us. You never know: you could be one of our next hole in one winners!

Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Can Help You Fundraise at Your Golf Outing!

helicopter golf ball dropCalling all non-profit organizations!

Looking to add a little something extra to your annual golf tournament this year?  How about a helicopter golf ball drop?  That’s right — thanks to Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions, this promotion can be insured at your next golf tournament… and for a nominal fee!  Plus, a helicopter golf ball drop can help you maximize those fundraising dollars!

The way it works is simple: sell as many sponsorships as possible by having individuals purchase numbered golf balls for a fee — how much you choose to charge them per ball, or per bundle of golf balls, is strictly up to you!  Contestants can either make their purchase at a specified location, or better yet, online via your organization’s website!  Want to reward those who register and pay for their golf balls in advance?  Feel free to cut them a deal and discount the price of their golf ball(s) if they make their purchases x days prior to the registration deadline!

Come the day of the event, the helicopter will lift into the air and drop all of the golf balls onto a target area.  If the numbers on the balls which come closest to the target match Odds On’s preselected list of numbers, then they’ll be a grand prize winner… of any insured prize amount you choose, up to $1,000,000!  Wondering where in the world you’re going to manage to obtain a helicopter from?  We encourage you to team up with one of your local radio or TV stations.  You’ll get them publicity, and in return, you’ll gain use of their traffic helicopter!

A helicopter golf ball drop is an attention-grabbing promotion which can be held before or after your golf tournament.  In fact, it can even be insured as a stand-alone event, if you so choose!  Pick up the phone and give Odds On a call today at 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote on a helicopter golf ball drop promotion.  You can also email them with any questions.

Wondering what a helicopter golf ball drop looks like in action?  Wonder no more: just check out the video below!