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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:

 

Hole In One Winner Rick Baskin Scores $500!

The winners are rolling in this season!  Just ask hole in one winner Rick Baskin of San Saba, TX, who scored a $500 VISA Gift Card, compliments of Hole In One International.

Baskin aced the 140-yard #3 hole during the Brady Golf Association Businessmen’s Memorial Day Golf Tournament at Brady Golf Course in Brady, TX on May 26, 2013.  While it wasn’t the $10,000 grand prize target hole he aced, he still won a $500 VISA Gift Card, courtesy of Hole In One International.  That’s because when you purchase hole in one insurance from Hole In One International, we provide auxiliary prizes for up to FOUR par 3 holes which measure at least 135 yards!

Baskin’s hole-in-one was made with his 8 iron.  Baskin has reported to us that this is his fourth hole-in-one to date.  What most people hope to achieve just once, Baskin has now managed to accomplish four times over!  Talk about amazing!

Interested in a free, no-obligation quote on hole in one insurance?  Want to make one of your players a potential hole in one winner like Rick Baskin?  Give us a call at 800-827-2249 to speak to one of our experienced Contest Consultants, 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!

Putting Contests: Single Putt vs. Combination Putt

Did you know that Hole In One International has two different types of putting contests available for you to insure?  We’re here to explain the benefits of both of them, the differences between them and how they both work!

Single-Putt Putting Contests
Single-putt putting contests are designed for a small amount of players (we suggest anywhere from 1-5, depending on your budget) who are pre-selected and/or pre-qualified.  The most common method of narrowing down players is a simple raffle; however, feel free to hold a longest drive, straightest drive or any other type of pre-qualifier!  Once you’ve determined who the contestants of your putting contest will be, have them take a 50-foot or longer putt either before or after your golf tournament for the chance to win big, up to $50,000!  In need of some unique prize ideas?  Be sure to check out some of the prize packages we have available!  And if you want the prize value to be above our $50,000 limit, our sister company, Odds On Promotions, can definitely make that happen!  Single-putt putting contests come with a complimentary putting sign which advertises your sponsor’s name as well as the prize to be won — just make sure you send in your Free Putting Sign Order Form (if the paperwork is emailed, faxed or mailed to you) or purchase your putting contest insurance online at least 10 calendar days prior to your event!

Combination Putt Putting Contests
Don’t want to exclude any of your golf tournament players from getting in on the fun?  Then this format’s for you!  Have all of your players begin with a 10-foot putt.  Those who successfully hole the 10-foot putt will move on to a 30-foot putt.  Those who hole the 30-foot putt will then move on to a final 50-foot or longer putt for the grand prize.  If they hole the final 50 ft.+, they’ll win the insured prize — once again, up to $50,000!  Not only do combination putt putting contests come with a complimentary putting sign, but also a FREE tee prize for each and every one of your players!  Remember: quotes for prize values above $50,000 should be directed to our sister company, Odds On Promotions.  Combination putt putting contests can also be purchased online via our website.  Just be sure to specify that it’s a combination putt format when you’re creating your quote!

Have any other questions?  Feel free to give one of our contest consultants a call at 800-827-2249 or email us!

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!

Weather Insurance Coverage Pays Off for Youth Baseball Team

Leawood, Kan. – Ever wonder if weather insurance is worth the investment?  Imagine if your golf tournament was an essential part of your annual budget and you woke up to an unseasonably late snowfall.

This May, the Kansas City Royals weren’t the only baseball team that had to cancel a big event thanks to a late season snowstorm. On May 3, 2013, the KC Rays, a travelling youth baseball team, had to cancel their annual golf fundraiser at the Prairie Highlands Golf Course in Olathe, after Winter Storm Achilles delivered an historic amount of late season snow to the Midwest and parts of the South.  The golf event, which raised just over  $7,000 for travel expenses and uniforms, is a critically important part of the team’s annual fundraising efforts.

However, thanks to Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions, this cloudy situation ended up having a very silver lining. That’s because the KC Rays had taken out a weather insurance policy to ensure that the bad weather didn’t spoil their entire season. The team’s event was  insured for $7,200, which meant that the season wouldn’t be a complete bust.

According to Branden Banks with Haas and Wilkerson, who helped the KC Rays secure their coverage, “This insurance coverage was a huge safety net for the team – there just wouldn’t have been enough time to recoup what the golf tournament generated. Our Odds On Promotions representative, Damien Anderson, kept me posted throughout the claims process. He was great to work with. Having this coverage took the burden off of everyone. The team was very grateful.”

Interested in protecting your event from whatever weather Mother Nature may throw your way? Give us a call today at 800-827-2249 for more information on weather insurance for your golf event.

 

Weather Cancellation Insurance: Don’t Lose Your Investment!

There’s no doubt about it - it costs a pretty penny to organize a golf tournament.  Between securing your venue, paying for food and beverage, auctions, guest speakers/appearances, etc. the bill adds up quickly!  And the last thing you want or need is for inclement weather to ruin everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve and put together.  That’s why Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions, has a great solution to prevent losing out in your investment: Weather Cancellation Insurance!

With Odds On’s Weather Cancellation Insurance, you can insure against mother nature for a fraction of your golf tournament costs… and you won’t lose a penny if mother nature decides to rear its ugly head!  Weather Cancellation Insurance applies to any weather condition you can think of, such as:

  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes
  • Fog
  • Lightning
  • High wind gusts
  • Extreme high/low temperatues
  • …and more!

Be sure to visit Odds On’s website for more information and email us to request a free, no-obligation quote as well as an application!  Have questions about how Weather Cancellation Insurance works?  Give Odds On Promotions a call at 888-827-2249 to speak with a sales representative who will be happy to assist you!

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 Contest Tip: Park Your Prize at Your Golf Outing

golf contests - new carYour golf tournament is quickly approaching, and as one of the prizes for your golf contests (hole in one contest, putting contest and/or  shootout), you’ve decided to team up with your local car dealership to insure a vehicle.  Great choice!  Want  to give your new auto sponsor the biggest bang for their sponsorship buck?  Here’s how…

When insuring a vehicle at your golf tournament, you’ll want to have the dealership you’re working with, drive the vehicle that’s being offered out to the course.

According to Zak Woodhead, Risk Manager with Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions, “We strongly suggest that the vehicle be driven out on the golf course and parked either on the tee box, or right next to it, for maximum visibility. After all, every golfer has to approach the tee box during a  hole in one golf contest!   Even better, golfers can then open the door to the vehicle, take a seat inside, and experience the pleasant aroma of that new car smell!  Keep in mind that Hole In One International will also provide you with a 30 x 30″  target hole sign, at no additional cost, so you can advertise the hole sponsor’s name/company, as well as a description of the vehicle’s make, model and year!”

As for which hole to place the vehicle on, it all depends on which one is being insured!  Just make sure that the hole is a minimum of 135 yards in length.

For more information on any of our golf contests, or questions regarding vehicle placement for maximum sponsorship value, feel free to give Hole In One International a call at 800-827-2249.  You’re also welcome to email us for assistance!

P.S. Wanting to insure a golf contest that’s not at a golf course?  No problem!  Odds On Promotions, our sister company, has a variety of different golf contests to choose from which can take place any time, anywhere!