Pullman, Wash. – Talk about a winning college golf fundraiser! Hunter Hughes recently won $10,000, courtesy of Flatstick Pub and paid for by Hole In One International, during the Washington State University CougsFirst! QB Classic at Palouse Ridge Golf Club.
Hughes qualified to take the 50-foot putt after he came closest to the hole during tournament play. Adding to the fun, one of the WSU play-by-play callers was a witness who not only called the shot, but captured the moment (and post-putt celebration) on his cellphone.
The WSU QB Classic is a college golf fundraiser that gives participants the chance to play with former Washington State QBs as well as network with CougsFirst! sponsors.
Watch his amazing shot, WSU’s amazing promotional videos, as well as the celebration that ensued.
Want to give your tournament participants a reason to celebrate? Looking for other creative ways to engage donors at your college golf fundraiser? To learn more about adding a big prize putting contest to your event, email or give us a call today at 800-827-2249 or swing by our website and get a complimentary, instant quote.
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 number 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 the 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 puts-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 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!
Looking for a golf contest that will give your clients and customers something to talk about? Then you’ll love this putting contest story, which comes to us from a golf academy in the West, who teamed up with a local sports bar in order to achieve a few key sales and marketing objectives for both companies. The golf promotion itself was insured by Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions!
Prior to the promotional date, individuals who visited a local sports bar during Monday Night Football games received a raffle ticket. At the end of the promotional period, 16 individuals were chosen via raffle to participate in the insured golf contest held at the golf academy: a 3-putt-combination putting contest, insured by Odds On.
Each finalist had the opportunity to make a 10, 30 and 43-foot putt; however, it was a process of elimination. Those who made the 10-foot putt proceeded to the 30-foot putt. Those who holed the 30-foot putt proceed on to the final 43-foot putt. All 3 putts had to be successfully completed in order for a finalist to win the insured prize — $25,000, paid for by Odds On Promotions.
While unfortunately, no one was able to hole all 3 putts, there were some close calls and both companies — the golf academy and the sports bar — were able to better advertise their businesses.
Looking for a golf contest of your own? Good news: you don’t have to be a golf course in order to insure one! Whether it’s at your retail location, a sports game or otherwise, we can insure it! For putting contests, be sure to inquire about our putting ramps! Give Odds On Promotions a call today at 888-827-2249 or email them for a free, no-obligation quote!
Thinking about purchasing putting contest insurance to add extra excitement and/or increase revenue at your golf outing this year? You’ll be happy to know that Hole In One International has a FREE Putting Contest Guide available for download to help explain the difference between the two different kinds of putting contests we offer!
The Putting Contest Guide also includes easy-to-follow instructions on how to correctly run your putting contest — after all, the last thing you want is to miss out on a rule/regulation, causing the insurance to be null and void.
So grab yours today… then feel free to give us a call at 800-827-2249 if you have any questions! We’d be happy to help!
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!