Golf Contests: A Great Way To Raise More for Your Cause
Adding a contest to your charity golf fundraiser is an effective way to make your golf event more exciting and enjoyable. More importantly, it’s a fantastic way to raise additional money for your nonprofit organization. That’s because every golf contest represents an opportunity to sell additional golf tournament sponsorships as well as golf sponsor signs. There are many varieties of golf contests, which can easily be incorporated into your charity golf fundraiser during the course of play. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at a number of golf contests that can be added to your event, starting with one of our favorites: a golf shootout.
The Golf Shootout
A golf shootout is a fantastic addition to any charity golf tournament. A golf shootout typically takes place on the 9th or 18th fairway at the conclusion of tournament play. This golf contest usually involves one to four golfers, who are selected via a drawing or raffle or chosen through a closest to the pin contest. In a shootout, your participants will take their best shot at making a hole-in-one for a much larger prize, typically $1,000,000, which is insured by a hole in one insurance company. Not only does a golf shootout provide another opportunity for increasing your sponsorship sales, it’s a great way to gather your golf tournament participants together after golfing and before your dinner/awards ceremony. What’s more, a million dollar shootout is typically a “media magnet” that will help you generate increased visibility and PR for your charity golf event.
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.
Running a shoot-out can be a very effective way to boost attendance and raise funds for your organization. Whether you add a $1,000,000 shoot out to your existing golf event or run one as a stand-alone event, a shoot-out is a fun way to attract attention and bring added excitement to your next event.
However, if you are worried about the risk of offering a million-dollar prize during your shoot-out, you should know that by working with an insured prize promotions company, you’ll be able to offer the million dollars worry-free.
That’s because if someone makes an ace during your event, the insurance company, not your organization, will pay for the prize. Continued
Have you or your golf event committee every considered running a putting contest but weren’t exactly sure where to start? Hole In One International can help!
Used extensively by golf tournament organizers as well as corporate and special event sponsors, putting contests, featuring large insured prizes, can help you generate greater publicity, increase attendance, and add excitement to your next tournament or fundraising special event. Even better, you can run a putting contest indoors or out.
Depending on your budget, the amount of time to you have available, and the format of your event, you can select from either a single-putt putting contest or the three-putt combination putting contest. And, as is the case with hole in one insurance, the cost of your putting contest insurance coverage will vary based upon the length of the putt, the number of people who will be putting and the size of the prize you would like to insure.
You can read more about how putting contest insurance works or give Hole In One International a call today to speak with one of our putting contest coverage specialists.