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!
Looking to add something to your golf tournament this year? Wanting to raise some much needed money for your cause this summer in the process? You’re in luck! Hole In One International has just released their Top 3 Summer Fundraisers to help you achieve your desired fundraising goals! Let’s take a look:
1. Golf Ball Drop
A golf ball drop can either be used as a standalone event or as an add-on to your golf tournament, either before or after your outing. Here’s how it works:
- Generate funds by selling numbered balls. How much you plan to charge is strictly up to you!
- Once you’ve sold the balls, all of them are then dropped from a helicopter or cherry picker above a target.
- If one of the balls closest to that target is on a pre-selected list of lucky balls, then Hole In One’s sister company, Odds On Promotions, will pick up the tab!
2. Poker Run
Hop on your car, boat or motorcycle this summer and you could potentially cruise your way into some serious dough! Just “buy in” by following these easy steps:
- Design your own course with 5 different stops in which your contestants must travel to.
- Have each contestant stop at each location and select a card.
- At the end of the contest, each contestant enters their assigned contestant number and highest 5-card hand into our touch screen verification unit. If they have the preselected lucky hand, we write a check for the prize!
3. Duck Race
Sell more ducks and raise more bucks with a duck race promotion. If the preselected duck crosses the finish line first, then we’ll pay out the prize! It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
- Choose an amazing prize (cash, vehicles, houses or anything up to $1,000,000 in value) and sell your ducks.
- Before your event, we’ll select a group of Lucky Ducks.
- If one of those ducks crosses the finish line first, the owner will win your amazing prize, and Odds On will pay for it.
Already purchasing prize insurance through another company? Give us a call today at 888-827-2249 or email us – we guarantee to save you and your sponsors money!
The Straightest Drive Contest
Like the longest drive contest, you should choose a hole that is pretty straight and long for your straightest drive contest.
For this charity golf contest, you will want to place a chalk line running down the center of the fairway. The golfer who hits the ball closest to the line is declared the winner.
As with your other golf contests, this one represents an opportunity to sell a tournament sponsorship, complete with a sponsor sign. Have a digital copy of a logo that you’d like us to apply to the sign? Email it over and we’ll do so for no extra charge!
Reno, Nev. – Do your golf tournament participants also love to play poker? You’re not alone! Many golf tournaments feature a few rounds of poker as part of the event. This year, why not up the ante (and raise a bit more dough) by incorporating a giant-prize poker promotion into the mix. Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions, offers dozens of fun and rewarding poker-themed promotions that can be incorporated into your next golf fundraiser. Here are two tried and true performers:
Lucky Hand Poker Run – Imagine a Poker Run with golf carts. With Lucky Hand Poker Run, your tournament participants ante up a few extra bucks in exchange for getting to select a playing card at a series of designated holes during your event. At the end of the tournament, players enter their “hand” into Odds On’s Lucky Hand Poker Run verification machine. If their hand matches the preselected winning hand, they’ll take home the pot, and Odds On will pick up the tab. Bonus: The machine ranks all the hands and ranks them according to value, so awarding consolation prizes at your awards banquet is a snap.
Million Dollar Deal – Imagine giving any participant in your tournament, the chance to win $5000, $10,000 or even $1,000,000 at your awards banquet. With Million Dollar Deal Poker, your lucky contestant selects from 20 playing cards, sealed in Lucky Envelopes, in hopes of getting a Royal Flush and winning the Grand Prize, courtesy of Odds On! Make this one a true win/win by having the winnings split between the grand prize winner and your organization.
Pago-Pago, American Samoa – Looking to raise more money at your golf event this season? Maybe it’s time to add a golf ball drop to your event! The people of American Samoa are another step closer to the dream of having their first community swimming pool thanks to the Rotary Club’s 6th Annual Golf Tournament & $50,000 Golf Ball Drop.
Contestants in the golf ball drop purchase one of 1000 numbered golf balls which are then dropped from a bucket truck onto a target “hole”. If any of the five numbered balls falling closest to the hole match a preselected lucky golf ball number, the “owner” wins $50,000, paid for by Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions.
While there wasn’t a $50,000 grand prize winner, three lucky ball-buyers still received some fantastic prizes. The first-place winner, Spencer Sword, took home a round-trip ticket to Honolulu, courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines. The second-place winner, Jackie Young, picked up $500 and the third-place winner was Jeff Shively who won $250. This year’s event helped the Rotarians to surpass their $100,000 fundraising goal getting them that much closer to a community pool.