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Golf Promotions Make Great Fundraisers – Take It From This Nonprofit

golf promotionsLooking for a great fundraising idea that will draw a crowd?  How about insuring a few golf promotions?  That’s what this nonprofit medical center in the state of Kansas did, by insuring a few unqiue golf shootout contests, with the assistance of not only Hole In One International, but our sister company, Odds On Promotions.

Here are how the golf promotions worked: Come the day of the golf tournament, 75 of the players, invited via exclusive invitation, participated in a golf shootout contest, where if any of them made a hole in one from the specified 155-yard par 3 hole, they would win $50,000… compliments of Hole In One International.

While unfortunately, no one ended up making the prize shot, there was still good news to be had.  That’s because 20 of the those players were invited to come back and participate in a second golf shootout contest — this time, from the par 3 18th hole on the course, which measured 165 yards.  The players were qualified in various ways.  The 16 golfers who were closest to the pin from the prior shootout contest were invited back, 2 players qualified via auction, 1 via putting contest, and 1 via a chipping contest.

If one of the twenty golfers managed to ace the 18th hole, they would have landed $1,000,000 for themselves and $1,000,000 for the medical center, which mainly focuses on cancer research and treatment.  That’s a cumulative $2,000,000 prize… paid for by Odds On Promotions!

While no golfers managed to make a hole-in-one, money was still raised for the medical center and fun was had by all.  Make your next golf tournament or golf outing a huge success by advertising the chance to win big, compliments of Hole In One and Odds On Promotions!  Want every single player in your tournament to be given a chance to ace a hole and win the big bucks?  Then check out our hole in one insurance!  Give us a call today at 800-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote on any golf promotions of your choice… or email us for more information or with any questions you may have!  We’d love to help make your next big fundraising event a success.

Golf Tournament Players: Is There a Minimum Requirement?

Hole In One International is here today to answer one of the most frequently asked questions that we receive: Is there a minimum number of golf tournament players/participants that we must have in order to secure hole in one insurance?

In short, the answer is ‘no.’  All we require is that you let us know in advance that you’ll be having a small tournament format prior to securing your hole in one coverage so we can document it.  We’ve happily insured many small golf tournaments — and, in fact, it actually plays into your favor!  That’s because the fewer players you have in your golf tournament, the higher the prize value you’re able to insure without your premium increasing!  Keep in mind that the yardage also factors into that equation as well (the higher the yardage, the lower the cost).

On the flip side, if you have more than a full field of 144 players, you must notify us prior to us binding your coverage whether your golf tournament will be a Tee Time or Shotgun Start.

So there you have it!  No, there is no minimum (or maximum) golf tournament player requirement; however, we do ask that you let us know that it’s a small tournament format (if there are not many players in the outing) or if it’s a Tee Time or Shotgun Start (if there are over 144 players in your outing).  Also, make sure to let us know if any professional golfers will be playing in your event…

Happy golfing and good luck!  Have any further questions?  Give us a call at 800-827-2249… or email us!

Hole In One Insurance Results in Prizes For Those Who Have Scored Aces

Have you secured hole in one insurance for your upcoming golf outing yet?  If not, then perhaps reading about the following hole in one winners and their prizes issued by Hole In One International will give you the extra incentive to give us a call or go online to do so:


  • Andy Hite of Briarcliff, NY made his big ace during the 4 Jake Foundation Golf Tournament held at Hudson National Golf Club in the city of Hudson, NY.  The tournament occurred on June 24, 2013, when Hite managed to ace the par 3 11th hole, which was measured at 150 yards.  Hite was given a $500 VISA Gift Card for his big hole-in-one, compliments of Hole In One International.  Hite accomplished his feat with his 8 iron.  Our hats off to you, Andy!
  • Next, we have Robert Schumacher of Las Vegas, NV, whom participated in the Renea Andrea Parker Scholarship Golf Tournament at Badlands Golf Course in Las Vegas and ended up scoring an ace!  The ace occurred on the par 3 8th hole on the Outlaw course, which measured 154 yards.  Schumacher’s ace in the hole was made with his 9 iron and Hole In One International awarded him with a set of Cleveland® CG16 Black Pearl Irons!
  • And last, but not least, Ron Blumhardt of Clinton, MI… who made a hole-in-one at the Clinton Classic Golf Tournament, which took place at Rustic Glen Golf Course in Saline, MI on June 24, 2013.  Blumhardt aced the par 3 17th hole, which measured approximately 138 yards… and used his 8 iron to achieve his ace.  His prize?  A Kindle Fire HD, again, compliments of yours truly: Hole In One International.


Congratulations, gentlemen!  We sincerely hope you’re enjoying your prizes and that you’ve gained the recognition you so deserve.  For those interested in obtaining a hole in one insurance policy of their own, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our experienced contest consultants at 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote.  You can also obtain and pay for a quote online via our website.  Watch a tutorial to see how!  And remember: All hole in one insurance policies come with free auxiliary prizes and tee signs, tee markers… and a free tee prize for each and every player in your event! Combine that with our A+ rated underwriting and you’ve got yourself one heck of a deal… with pricing starting at only $150!

We Have Another Wave of Hole In One Winners This Season…

And the hole in one winners keep on rolling in here at Hole In One Internatioanal!  This week, we’d like to take the time to congratulate the following individuals:

  • Rick Yehl of Bath, NY made a hole in one during the Hill Family Picnic Golf Tournament at Cardinal Hills Golf Course in Randolph, NY on July 27, 2013.  Yehl aced the par 3 11th hole, which measured 155 yards, landing himself a set of Cleveland® CG16 Black Pearl Irons… compliments of Hole In One International!  Way to go, Rick!
  • Dustin Garber of Spokane Valley, WA made an ace at the Spokane Country Club’s Member Guest Invitational which was held on July 25, 2013.  Garber made his hole-in-one on the par 3 7th hole, which measured approximately 177 yards.  In return, Hole In One International awarded him with a $500 VISA Gift Card.  Garber made the ace with his 6 iron.  Enjoy the cash, Dustin — we hope you end up getting yourself something nice!  Some new golf equipment, perhaps?  Just don’t replace that lucky 6 iron of yours, whatever you do!  ;)
  • Last, but not least, we have Mike Erdman of of Rock Island, IL, who participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters 25th Annual Golf Outing at Fyre Lake National Golf Club — a Nicklaus Design championship 18 located in Sherrard, IL.  Erdman aced the par 3 5th hole, which was 150 yards on July 20, 2013.  Hole In One International handed him over a Kindle Fire HD.  Erdman scored his ace using his 6 iron.


hole in one winnersCongratulations to all of our hole in one winners!  Wondering how/why all of the golfers above were awarded with prizes for their aces?  That’s because Hole In One International includes FREE auxiliary prizes on the other non-target par 3 holes on the golf course.  No one likes to see a golfer who achieves such an amazing feat leave empty-handed… and that includes us too!  Along with auxiliary prizes, we also offer free tee signs with every hole in one insurance policy purchased, along with a coupon for a free tee prize, good for each and every participant in your golf outing.  We even throw in complimentary tee markers!  Interested in obtaining a hole in one insurance quote?  Give us a call today at 800-827-2249… or obtain one online!  All of our quotes are completely free and no-obligation.

Give your golfers a chance to be featured in one of our upcoming blog posts!  Good luck to all.

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!