Hole In One Shootout Format

Last month we discussed what a Hole In One Tournament Format is in regards to hole in one insurance. Today, Kristen Hansen with Hole In One International is back to discuss how it varies from a Hole In One Shootout Format.

The hole in one shootout format is designed for a select few players who are required to be pre-qualified in some fashion.  The easiest and most popular way to do this would be to have a raffle,  but there are many ways to qualify contestants including closest to the pin, longest drive, and straightest drive contests as well as via silent auction.

While a shootout format can be held in conjunction with a tournament (either before or after), some people choose to simply hold it as a stand-alone event; which is great, especially if you’re concerned about time restraints.

Once you’ve qualified your player(s), you gather everyone together at a particular hole (again, usually a 135-yard minimum and typically near the clubhouse) and have your qualifiers each take a single shot for your prize.

The feeling of camaraderie that each participant experiences when all of them are gathered together in one place is one that simply can’t be beat.  (And, if you’re holding one of the above qualifiers, then this would be the perfect opportunity to purchase some of those sponsor signs we talked about the other week!)

Looking for ideas on prizes? Here’s a list of prize ideas for shootout formats.

Is the line between tournament and shootout still a little blurry for you?  Don’t worry, we’re here to help answer any questions you have!  Give us a call at 800-827-2249 or shoot us an email.

3 Key Requirements for a Successful Putting Contest

Hole In One International is here today to go over the 3 key requirements for a successful putting contest.  These requirements help to ensure that your claim goes through and the prize is awarded to the winner; if they aren’t followed properly, this could prevent that from happening!

  • As with all of our insurance policies, payment is due prior to the event date.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.  Don’t have a credit card?  No worries – we accept checks as well!  Just make sure they’re postmarked at least one day prior to the event date; otherwise, we won’t be able to accept it and your coverage will be void.
  • If insuring a single-putt contest, be sure to have two (2) witnesses over the age of 21 and not participating in the event, one of which is a certified PGA professional.
  • If insuring a combination putt contest, you will need two (2) witnesses over the age of 21 and not participating for the 10ft. & 30ft. putts.  For the final 50ft.+ putt, you will need one witness over the age of 21 and not participating, plus one certified PGA professional.
  • Accurately set the distance(s) according to the specific type of putting contest you’re insuring.  If you’ve forgotten or are unsure about the difference between the two types, feel free to refer back to the putting contest video we posted a few weeks back.


Have more questions?  Any concerns?  Give us a call at 800-827-2249 or email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

3 Key Requirements for Successful Hole In One Contest Coverage

You’ve already gotten your golf tournament hole in one quote from us, so what’s next?  Here’s the 3 key requirements you need to meet in order for your hole in one contest coverage to be valid.

  • First, you’ll need to make payment prior to the date of your event!  Hole In One International accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express or check.  Checks mailed through the U.S. Post Office need to be postmarked at least one day prior to your event; we will not accept checks that are postmarked the day of your tournament or later.
  • Next, you must provide a witness (or witnesses, depending on your prize), over the age of 21 years of age, who is not participating in the tournament.  You will need  to adjust the number and kind of witnesses, depending on the value of the prize you’re insuring for, as we covered a few weeks back in this blog post on witness requirements.
  • Finally, the yardage must be measured from the actual hitting area on the tee box to the hole cut in on the green and cannot be lower than the yardage you put on your hole in one application.  (Remember: we only accept holes with a minimum yardage of 135!)

Have questions? We’re here to help! Call us at 800-827-2249 or shoot us an email.

We’ll be happy to assist you!

The Putting Contest: Another Fundraising Opportunity

Looking for another great contest to add to your charity golf event? It’s easy to run a fundraising putting contest before, during or after your event!

As with the golf shootout and hole in one contest, a putting contest represents another opportunity to sell additional sponsorships and raise more money. You can also collect additional donations from tournament participants to participate in your putting contest, particularly if it’s for major prize, such as a new car or $50,000!

Hole In One International insures both single putt (50 ft. or longer) and combination putt-putting contests (10 ft –> 30 ft –> 50+ ft).  Don’t want to leave your contestants empty-handed if they can’t successfully hole the first two putts of the combination putting contest?  Throw in a small prize such as a sleeve of golf balls and/or a t-shirt on behalf of your organization!

Get a free, no-obligation quote for a putting contest today!

The Hole In One Contest

The Hole In One Contest
A hole in one contest is by far the most popular charity golf tournament contest.  Held on a par three, a hole in one contest rewards anyone making a hole-in-one with a prize. Hole in one prizes can be anything from big screen televisions or sets of clubs to new automobiles or a substantial cash prizes.

While some charity golf tournament organizers have local businesses donate prizes, if you want your event to stand out, insuring a spectacular, attention-grabbing prize with a hole in one insurance company, such as Hole In One International, has multiple benefits. Not only will the big prize – such as the chance to win $10,000, $100,000 or even $1,000,000, attract attention, you can raise additional money by selling a hole-in-one sponsorship package.

Hole In One International is happy to help you select the right hole-in-one package to suit your sponsor as well as your budget.

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