Instant Quote or Bind - Hole in One Insurance
Instant Quote or Bind - Putting Contest Insurance
Contest and Sponsor Signs - Purchase Now

Hole In One Insurance News from Hole In One International

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!

Poker Run Promotion at Your Golf Tournament Can Help You Fundraise!

poker run - fundraiserIncreasing your fundraising dollars can be a tough task!  Which is why we want to share with you how insuring a poker run promotion through our sister company, Odds On Promotions, can help you achieve better results.

A poker run promotion can be held either during your golf tournament, or  as a stand-alone event! Here’s how it works: First, pre-register your contestants and select five various sponsor locations to visit.  Contestants will then draw a playing card at random when they come across each of their five stops.  After having visited all of the designated locations, they’ll arrive at the final stop and enter the five cards they’ve collected into Odds On’s Lucky Hand Poker Machine.

If a contestant’s hand matches the preselected winning hand, Odds On will pay for the prize!  And that’s not all — Odds On’s Lucky Hand Poker Machine also has the capability of ranking all the hands – highest to lowest, enabling you to hand out self-sponsored prizes.

Odds On Promotions helps make insuring a poker run promotion a piece of cake!  All you’ll need to do is determine how much you’d like your insured grand prize to be valued at (poker runs can be insured up to $50,000!) and how many hands you expect to sell.  You’ll also want to determine what self-sponsored prizes you’ll want to be giving away as auxiliary prizes, which isn’t mandatory, but strongly encouraged.  No one likes to leave empty-handed, after all!

Once you have a plan in place, give Odds On Promotions a call today at 888-827-2249 or email them for a quote!  Also be sure to watch the video below.  Odds On can help you make the most out of your poker run promotion, as well as ensure that your organization manages to raise the funds it deserves!  Don’t hesitate – contact Odds On today!  All quotes are free and of no obligation to you!

Golf Ball Drop Promotion: A Great Fundraiser For This Season!

golf ball drop promotionPutting on or sponsoring a golf tournament this season?  Looking for a unique way to fundraise for your cause?  Then you’ll definitely want to consider insuring a golf ball drop promotion, if you haven’t already.  Don’t know what a golf ball drop promotion consists of or how it works?  No worries – we’re here to explain!

Golf ball drop promotions are a fantastic way to raise money and are simple to facilitate.  First, you’ll attempt to sell as many numbered golf balls as possible. How much you plan to charge per ball or per ‘group’ of balls is strictly up to you!  Take everyone’s golf balls and drop them on a designated target from a helicopter, hot air balloon, or even a cherry-picker!  The owners of the lucky golf balls that land closest to the center of the target will get the chance to win your prize, which can be insured up to $1,000,000 by Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions!

Insuring a golf ball drop has never been easier, thanks to Odds On’s golf contest insurance.  Give them a call today at 888-827-2249 or email them for a free, no-obligation quote and you’ll be on your way to holding a successful golf ball drop promotion in no time!

Be sure to watch the video below for a great example of what a golf ball drop promotion worth $50,000 looks like.  Who knows… you might even pick up some pointers in the process!

P.S. Looking for more non-profit fundraising promotions?  Feel free to check them out on Odds On’s website.


Duck Race: A Great Golf Fundraising Promotion!

duck raceReady to have a quackin’ good time at your next golf tournament and/or golf event?  Are you a non-profit organization looking to increase fundraising monies to help support your cause?  If the answer is ‘yes’ to either one of those questions, then you’ll definitely want to consider insuring a duck race fundraising promotion… insured by Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions!  Allow us to explain how the duck race contest works…

First, you’ll sell as many numbered rubber ducks to your contestants as possible — for a fee, of course!  How much you choose to charge each individual for a duck and/or allotted number of ducks is strictly up to you.  Participants can either purchase their ducks in person at a designated location or, if your company/organization has a website, you can even sell them online!  Feel free to cut participants an “early bird” deal, where if they purchase before a predetermined registration deadline, they can receive their duck(s) for a cheaper price!

On the day of the duck race, all of the numbered ducks will be dropped into a river and race downstream.  If one of the ducks reaches the finish line first and number of the contestant’s winning duck happens to match Odds On Promotions‘ preselected number, then that contestant will be a grand prize winner… of any prize value up to $1,000,000 (you make the call as to how much you want to insure the duck race for)!

Want those fundraising dollars to be increased even more?  Feel free to split the value of the insured prize 50/50 between the contestant and your non-profit/charitable organization!  And don’t forget to award your first, second and third place winners with smaller, self-insured auxiliary prizes, regardless of whether or not they end up being an insured grand prize winner.  Don’t let them leave your event empty-handed!

As you can see, a duck race fundraiser is perfect to hold and insure before or after your golf tournament… or even as a stand-alone event!  Feel free to give Odds On Promotions a call at 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote.  You can also email them with any questions.  Before you do, though… be sure to check out the great duck race fundraiser video below to get an idea as to how the promotion works.

Golf Contest Insured at 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

golf contestHave you heard the big news?  Hole In One International insured a golf contest at the renown PGA charitable event, the 2013 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am!  The contest itself is dubbed “The 3M Celebrity Challenge” and occurred Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 11:00am.

Twelve celebrities (chances are you probably know of at least a few of them… do the names Ray Romano, Bill Murray and/or Kenny G ring a bell?) gathered at the 17th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links for a chance to participate in a golf shootout contest!  If any of the twelve celebrity golfers ended up scoring a hole in one on the 170-yard hole, they would have scored $100,000 for their designated charity, paid for Hole In One International!

Golf Contest: A $100,000 Shootout for Charity!

The best part about Hole In One International’s hole in one and shootout insurance is that the coverage isn’t limited to one player!  Technically, if all twelve celebrity golfers were to have aced the 170-yard par 3 hole, they each would have landed $100,000 for their designated charity — again, compliments of Hole In One International!

“Insuring a major PGA event such as this one is undoubtedly great news for our company”, states Kristen Hansen, Marketing Assistant with Hole In One International.  “The fact that we’ve been privileged enough to insure a golf contest at both the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, as well as the Phoenix Waste Management Open this year, is definitely a feel-good experience.  Being the golf enthusiasts that we are here at Hole In One International, it’s also exciting for all of us to watch the events live to see if we end up with a winner — or at least to see who comes close!”

Want to insure a golf contest of your own?  Give us a call today at 800-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote or email us for more information!


Million Dollar Shootout Insured at Phoenix Waste Management Open

million dollar shootoutNow here’s some exciting news: For the 5th year in a row, Hole In One International, had the honor of insuring a Million Dollar Shootout during the 2013 Phoenix Suns Charities Shot at Glory event which occurred during the Phoenix Waste Management Open on January 30, 2013!

On the infamous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, 30 amateur players had a chance to make a million dollar golf shot from 160 yards… for a chance to win $1,000,000, paid for by Hole In One International!  Dierks Bentley of country music fame ended up landing his shot 19 feet from the cup.  While no one aced the the Million Dollar Shootout, there were still some big victories that day — one of which consisted of giving Bentley’s designated  charity — the Jordan Sterling Foundation– $35,000.  Runner-up Jim Pitman of the Phoenix Suns raised $25,000 for Phoenix Suns Charities and Dave Steiner of Waste Management raised $15,000 for his selected charity.

Run Your Own Million Dollar Shootout…

Interested in insuring a Million Dollar Shootout of your own to help fundraise for your cause?  Hole In One International can help!  Give us a call at 800-827-2249 or email us today for a free, no-obligation quote and more information.  All Million Dollar Shootout policies come with a free sign which announces the sponsor’s name and prize description.  Want to include a logo?  No problem!  Hole In One International can do it all for you.

* To expedite the process of obtaining your quote, be sure to tell your contest consultant the yardage of the hole you’ll be using (135 yard minimum), the number of contestants playing, as well as their golfer status (amateur, club pro or tour pro).