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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 Contests To Be Insured at American Century Championship!

We at Hole In One International are happy to announce we’ll be insuring a series of giant-prize golf contests during the 24th Annual American Century Championship, which will take place July 16-21, 2013 in Lake Tahoe, California.  Even better – one of the golf contests will be filmed by NBC TV for rebroadcast on Sunday, July 21st, 2013, during the actual tournament!

The first golf contest, developed in conjunction with a New York insurance agency, and sponsored by a PR company, will take place prior to the golf tournament, during their “Media Day” event.  The promotion will feature 40 amateurs who will each get two shots to make a hole-in-one from the par 3 17th hole, which measures 155 yards in length.  That’s a total of 80 chances for someone to become a winner!  A winner of what?  How about a cool $25,000 cash, paid for by Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions?

But wait, there are even more golf contests…

To kick off the American Century Championship this year, the same  agency, working in conjunction with Korbel, will be insuring a combination hole in one contest and Ball in the Circle contest.  The contest, which will take place on Friday, July 19 will feature a total of 15 amateur golfers who will each get not one chance, but two chances, to hit a golf ball approximately 155 yards and either make a hole-in-one and win $250,000 or have it come to rest within the designated circle winning $25,000.  The contest, which will also take place on the 17th will be broadcast on NBC on Sunday, July 21, during the actual tournament!

Ready for more?   The third golf contest is a 3-day-long Million Dollar Shootout event, taking place July 19th-21st.  80 amateurs and 1 club professional will get a shot, each day, at winning $1,000,000 if they’re able to ace the par 3 17th hole… which will this time, be measured out at 165 yards.  This hole in one insurance policy will be written so that there can be a possibility of two winners, both of which could potentially cash out one million dollars richer the day of their ace.

Have we piqued your interest?  Want to make your next golf tournament a hit by giving players multiple ways to win big without the risk of payout? Want more information on hole in one insurance or a Ball in the Circle contests?  Give us a call today at 800-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote!  And don’t forget to tune in this July to watch the American Century Championship!

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 Prizes for 2013: Our Top 10…

Have a hole-in-one contest coming up?  Need some great ideas for unique hole in one prizes this year?  You’re at the right place!  Below are our Top 10 Hole In One Prizes for 2013 — feel free to utilize any of these when it comes time to purchase your hole-in-one insurance policy this season!  Give us a call at 800-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote on a hole in one, putting contest or golf shootout insurance package… or email us with any questions!

1.) Around the World in 80 Courses ($1,000,000+ prize value)
Give one of your golf tournament participants the chance to ace the golf vacation of a lifetime: the chance to play golf at 80 unique and exotic golf courses around the world.  From the infamous St. Andrews Golf Club in Scotland to the thrilling Legends Golf & Safari Resort in South Africa which features the “Extreme 19th Hole“, one of your lucky players could experience all of the most wondrous and desired golf destinations in the world.

2.) The 007 Experience ($50,000 prize value)
If one of your golf tournament participants manages to ace the designated grand prize hole, they could end up becoming James Bond for a while with this great Las Vegas experience which comes to us from Thrilllist.  From scotch tasting to driving an Aston Martin, one lucky player could be living it up in Vegas with this exhilarating 007 package.

3.) Exotic Car Rentals for a Year ($300,000 prize value)
Take the ultimate exotic car  test drive by renting a new one each month.  12 different vehicles, 12 completely unique and luxurious experiences! Heck, we’ll even throw money for your gas for it too!  (Don’t forget to pump the “Premium”).

4.) ”iWin” Package ($10,000 prize value)
An ace could mean leaving the golf course with an assortment of electronic goodies.  An iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iMac and even the new MacBook Pro with Retina display for when you want to take your work (or pleasure) on the go.  Sound good to you?  It sure does to us!

5.) Your Weight in Silver (approx. $80,000 prize value)
That’s right – win your weight in silver!  For the average male (175 pounds), that equates to a $80,000  value, roughly 2,800 oz of silver at your disposal!  Sell it while it’s at an all-time high and you could be cashing in ahead of the game.  Think of all the other items you could win your weight in!

6.) Custom-Built Home (up to $750,000 prize value)
Live in luxury with a brand new custom-built home!  5 bedrooms?  4 bathrooms?  Multiple garage bays?  Quarter acre lot?  No problem!  When you create your own custom-built home, you’ll have the liberty to have it designed however you’d like!

7.) Super Shopping Spree ($50,000 prize value)
Pick a renown upscale store and let one of your golf tournament participants shop until they drop with $50,000 in gift cards!

8.) Ultimate Flying Experience ($100,000 prize value)
How does 10 first class round-trip airfare tickets to/from anywhere in the world, private flying lessons as well as a free aircraft rental sound?  Perfect for the frequent flyer who has a desire to “get away” on their own!

9.) Christmas on Us ($10,000 prize value)
Santa will be visiting your entire family, paid for by Hole In One International!  A brand new 80″ LED SMART TV for dad, jewelry and wine for mom and a brand new Playstation 4 bundle for the kids!  Talk about the “best Christmas ever!”

10.) Gas & Groceries for a Year ($25,000 prize value)
Give one of your golf tournament participants the peace of mind of not having to pay for gas or groceries for the entire family for an entire year!

Golf Contests Between the 9s: A Great Idea!

Having trouble deciding whether you should hold your insured putting contest or million dollar shootout contest before or after your golf tournament?  Don’t feel that you have the time for any golf contests before or after the golf outing?  If the answer is ‘yes’ to either of those questions, then you’ll definitely want to consider having your players qualify, or even participate, in your golf contests “between” the 9s.

After players finish playing the 9th hole on the golf course, have them gather ’round for a chance to sink a 50-foot or longer putt or score a hole in one with one of our various golf contests!  It’s the perfect opportunity to qualify your contestants during this time; otherwise, have them pre-qualify prior to the golf tournament and hold the actual golf contests during that time.  The choice is strictly up to you!

“The great part about the insured golf contests we have to offer is the fact that we’re able to offer flexibility as far as when you’re able to hold them”, notes Kristen Hansen, Marketing Assistant with Hole In One International.  “We realize that each golf tournament will have varying time restraints and we do our best to accommodate each committee’s needs the best we can.  Having the ability to conduct your golf contests between the 9s is a great example of this.”

“A common misconception is the fact that we’re unable to insure a putting contest or million dollar shootout unless an actual golf tournament is taking place”, Hansen adds.  “This is not at all the case, as putting contests and million dollar shootouts can most definitely be insured as stand-alone events.  No tournament?  No problem!”

If you have any other questions about holding golf contests “between the 9s”, don’t hesitate to give Hole In One International a call at 800-827-2249.  You can also email us with any questions!

Hole In One Insurance and More from Hole In One International!

Tournament season is here! Are you ready to sell more sponsorships, increase attendance and raise more money at your event this year by utilizing more than just hole in one insurance?

This year, along with our A+ rated underwriting, complimentary target hole contest signs and free tee markers, we’re pleased to offer any player acing a non-target par three during your tournament exciting auxiliary prizes including $500 Visa Gift Cards, Kindle Fire tablets, and sets of Cleveland® CG16 Black Pearl Irons!

And, to entice you to choose Hole In One International, we’ve teamed up with FreeTeePrize.com to give everyone in your event a FREE Golf Club of their choice!

Hole In One International is also pleased to announce the selection of a new underwriter, Everest National Insurance Company, part of the Everest Re Group, Ltd., one of the top 10 insurers/reinsurers worldwide! Everest Re Group, Ltd. is A+ XV Rated (Superior) by A.M. Best, the world’s leading insurance rating agency.

Are you already purchasing hole in one insurance, putting contest insurance, golf tournament sponsor signs, or any other promotional insurance from another company? We guarantee that we can save you and your sponsor money! Visit our website or give us a call today at 800-827-2249!  See below for more information about the golf contests and services we offer and simply click the title to request a free, no-obligation quote!

 

hole in one insuranceHole In One Contests
Give golfers the chance to win amazing prizes including new cars, jewelry, boats, RVs – even $1,000,000, courtesy of Hole In One International, in a hole in one contest. Premiums start from $150, and we guarantee the best rates in the industry!

Putting Contests
Anyone can make a putt! Give away up to $50,000 for a 50-foot or longer putt, and we’ll throw in a FREE putting contest sign.

Million Dollar Shoot-Outs
For as little as $190, you can advertise your tournament as “A Chance to Win $1,000,000″ while giving players the chance to walk away millionaires.

Sponsor Signage
Hole/contest sponsorship is the perfect opportunity for local businesses or sponsors to show their support. We create professionally designed recognition signs for as little as $20 each!

Tee Prizes: NEW for 2013 on FreeTeePrize.com

tee prizes from freeteeprize.com

 

We know: everyone loves tee prizes… which is why again this year we’re partnering up with FreeTeePrize.com to give each and every golfer who participates in a hole in one contest or million dollar shootout contest insured by Hole In One International a free tee prize!

During your event, you’ll distribute complimentary Free Tee Prize coupons to your players. After your golf tournament, participants simply visit  the site to use their coupon.

It gets even better — this year, FreeTeePrize.com has multiple new items in stock including:

- Adrenaline hybrids (right-handed)

- A variety of new ladies’ clubs

- Acer XB wedges

- Profit ICT adjustable drivers

- Power Play hybrids

- Bionic putters

- New clubs for ‘lefty’ golfers

-  Plus golf utilities and accessories, such as chippers, golf ball retrievers and golf ball pick-up tubes!

Have any questions about your FreeTeePrize.com coupons?  Give us a call at 800-827-2249 for guidance or feel free to email us for assistance!

Golf Contests at the Toshiba Classic: Over $1,000,000 Insured!

golf contests at toshiba classicWe’re happy to announce that Hole In One International, as well as our sister company, Odds On Promotions, both teamed up to help insure a couple of fabulous golf contests at the Toshiba Classic this year! One on March 12, 2013 and the other which will occur on March 17, 2013.

You may remember last year, when our sister company insured the Shot From the Top during the Toshiba Classic, which was insured for $10,000. This time, they’ve upped the ante quite a bit… and insured two separate golf contests which were worth over $1,000,000 in cash and prizes, compliments of Hole In One International and Odds On Promotions.

The first golf contest was a Ball in the Circle promotion, which occurred on March 12, 2013.  The contest consisted of five teams. Each team contained one tour professional, one celebrity, and one media member. Each of them teed off from the 10th hole at the renown Newport Beach Country Club. If the golf ball came to a complete rest within the circle on the green, that player would have been awarded $50,000… compliments of Odds On Promotions! That’s five times the prize value of last year’s contest! And it gets even better…

A Million Dollar Shootout will also be held on March 17th, where two amateur golfers and one tour professional will have a chance to take a shot from the 185-yard hole #17 at Newport Beach Country Club for a chance to win $1,000,000, compliments of Hole In One International, should they end up acing the hole and making a hole in one! Needless to say, we can’t wait to see how that golf contest ends up playing out and we hope to be privileged enough to insure a golf contest at next year’s Toshiba Classic as well!

Golf contests can be insured anywhere, any place, any time and are not only a great way to increase excitement, but increase fundraising dollars as well. No matter what your specific goals happen to be, give Hole In One International a call at 800-827-2249 and we’ll help you find the golf contest that is best suited for your company/organization’s needs. Need more ideas which are not featured on Hole In One International’s website?  Check out Odds On’s golf promotions page and feel free to email us if you have any questions, or have your own unique idea for a golf contest! We look forward to hearing from you!

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).

David Pender Wins $500 VISA Gift Card

Hole In One International would like to congratulate David Pender of The Woodlands, Texas on his hole in one during the Permian Basin Gusher Golf Tournament, which took place on May 20, 2012 at Green Tree Country Club in Midland, Texas!

Pender was fortunate enough to have aced a hole on the golf course that day, which measured approximately 187 yards.  Even more fortunate, Pender ended up being awarded a $500 VISA Gift Card from Hole In One International for his amazing feat!  That’s because when you purchase hole in one insurance coverage through Hole In One International, we’ll supply auxiliary prizes on every par 3 over 165 yards on the course which players can win should they make a hole-in-one on one of those holes!

Although no one won any of the vehicles insured by All American Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge of Odessa that day, there were several opportunities to win an auxiliary prize that day, seeing as how participants played three separate 18-hole courses –  Pender just happened to be the one to overcome the odds!  Congratulations again and we hope you enjoy your complimentary $500!

Interested in receiving a free, no-obligation quote with Hole In One International?  Give us a call at 800-827-2249 or email us if you have any questions.  You can also obtain a quote on our website if you’d prefer.  And remember: we can also help you insure a million dollar shootout and/or putting contest as well!