You’re no newbie when it comes to organizing your golf tournament(s). You’re all about keeping it fresh and exciting (and having the upper hand on your competition) when it comes to fundraising… which is why you’re probably giving some serious thought as to what kinds of contests you want to incorporate during your next event.
Providing auxiliary fundraising golf contests at your golf tournament offers a variety of benefits. There’s the potential to not only exceed your fundraising goals, but also generate excitement amongst your tournament players, which will make them more likely to register for your next tournament. The additional contests also provide added value to all of your sponsors via additional sponsor signs.
Whether it’s a raffle, silent auction, closest to the pin, longest/straightest drive contest or otherwise, you have the ability to charge participants/teams as little or as much money as you want for participating, depending on the size of your company or organization.
For example: if each team is charged $30 to participate in a longest drive contest and you have a full field of 144 players, that’s 36 foursomes (36 x 30 = $1,080). Which means you just raised over a thousand dollars for your cause just by implementing one single contest into your golf tournament. Not exactly a figure to sneeze at, is it?
Interested in incorporating hole in one coverage into your fundraising efforts? Hole In One International recommends holding a Million Dollar Shoot-out. Simply narrow down your players by having some sort of qualifying round, or simply hold a raffle and charge each individual $X to potentially have their name drawn to try and make a hole in one on a par 3 that’s at least 135 yards in length for $1,000,000. When a million dollar figure is mentioned, chances are that players won’t have any problem dropping money on a chance to win that prize… especially when the money is being contributed towards a good cause!
For more contest and game ideas to incorporate into your next golf tournament, or for a quote on our Million Dollar Shootout coverage, feel free to call us at 800-827-2249 and speak to a contest consultant. You can also email us with any questions or comments!