Now that golf season is in full-swing, the number of fundraising golf tournaments starts to rise – and that means increased competition for both sponsors and attendees! One way to pump up your event? Offer the chance to win free food and fuel with a putting contest. Read more about putting contests featuring free gas …
Did you know that Hole In One International offers a variety of free educational resources designed to make planning your next tournament, shoot-out, or putting contests even more successful?
Or that you can purchase additional sponsor signs and weather coverage for your event? Hole In One International is here to help you have your best tournament – from covering you in the event of rain, to help you raise more money with cost-effective sponsor signage. Check out the links below for more information, or give us a call today to learn more.
Are you a planning an upcoming golf tournament? Are you looking for golf game ideas for your players? Then be sure to check out this particular golf game idea from Hole In One International: “Choose Your Club!” Feel free to hold this game even if you just plan on hitting the links with some buddies this weekend. Remember: it’s all about the ‘fun’ factor!
Here’s how it works: During the tournament, each end every player has to choose a club for the current shot that’s at play. The players must choose from one of many different clubs. Write the names of all of the clubs and stick them into a hat, bowl, or otherwise for a raffle. Players each draw a specific ‘club’ which they must use to make their shot. Sit back and watch all of the laughs when a player draws ‘putter’ when they’re a good 100 yards away from the hole. There are multiple possibilities and it’s guaranteed to be a lot of fun for your players.
Granted, you probably won’t want to utilize this game on a hole where hole in one insurance is being offered (if applicable), nor do you want to make this game an all-day long affair due to time restraints: it’s best to choose a particular time during the outing to have them participate in “Choose Your Club.” We personally recommend holding the game sometime during the 18th hole — that way your players have already reached home stretch by the time the fun begins… and they’re free to head back to the clubhouse after their round of golf has ended and laugh about the antics of their fellow golfers over a meal and/or drink.
We personally love this golf tournament game idea and hope you will too! Need more golf game ideas? Feel free to email us. And definitely be sure to let us know if you end up utilizing “Choose Your Club” and tell us how it went! We’d love to share all of the funny stories on Hole In One International’s Facebook page.
Insuring a golf contest at your upcoming golf outing that requires you to narrow down your players in some fashion? Whether it’s a Million Dollar Shootout, chipping contest or other insured contest, here are a few ideas from Hole In One International on how to pre-qualify your player(s) to determine who gets to participate in your golf contests, as well as how to increase fundraising dollars, come the day of your golf tournament!
1.) The Raffle
A raffle is the most common way to pre-select participants for your golf contests. Players simply pay a fee, determined by the golf tournament committee ahead of time, to have their name entered into a drawing should they want the opportunity to participate in a golf contest. Place the name of everyone who pays up into a hat, box, bucket, barrel, you name it! Then, simply draw a name at random to see who the lucky qualifier/golf contest participant will be! Want to collect valuable marketing information? When creating your raffle tickets, have a space for each player’s information — email, phone number, address, etc.
2.) Purchasing Mulligans
A mulligan is an automatic “do-over” on a shot, meaning the player can play it again if it was a particularly bad shot. Charge your players $x per mulligan during your golf outing — just make sure they’re aware that they cannot use any on the designated target hole, if a hole-in-one contest is being insured. Whoever ends up purchasing the most mulligans will come back at the end of the outing for a chance to participate in your golf contests! It’s that simple!
Holding an auction as part of your golf outing? Whether it’s a live charity auction or silent auction, people are always trying to gain the upper-hand… especially when it’s revolving around the game of golf! There’s a good chance that the bids during an auction will go very high, generating some great fundraising bucks! Have the highest bidder come back at the end of the auction to participate in your golf contest for the chance to win big!
Are the gears turning yet? Can you think of any other great ways to qualify players and fundraise when it comes to insuring golf contests? Feel free to share them with us! Or, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 800-827-2249 or email us!
We at Hole In One International are happy to announce we’ll be insuring a series of giant-prize golf contests during the 24th Annual American Century Championship, which will take place July 16-21, 2013 in Lake Tahoe, California. Even better – one of the golf contests will be filmed by NBC TV for rebroadcast on Sunday, July 21st, 2013, during the actual tournament!
The first golf contest, developed in conjunction with a New York insurance agency, and sponsored by a PR company, will take place prior to the golf tournament, during their “Media Day” event. The promotion will feature 40 amateurs who will each get two shots to make a hole-in-one from the par 3 17th hole, which measures 155 yards in length. That’s a total of 80 chances for someone to become a winner! A winner of what? How about a cool $25,000 cash, paid for by Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions?
But wait, there are even more golf contests…
To kick off the American Century Championship this year, the same agency, working in conjunction with Korbel, will be insuring a combination hole in one contest and Ball in the Circle contest. The contest, which will take place on Friday, July 19 will feature a total of 15 amateur golfers who will each get not one chance, but two chances, to hit a golf ball approximately 155 yards and either make a hole-in-one and win $250,000 or have it come to rest within the designated circle winning $25,000. The contest, which will also take place on the 17th will be broadcast on NBC on Sunday, July 21, during the actual tournament!
Ready for more? The third golf contest is a 3-day-long Million Dollar Shootout event, taking place July 19th-21st. 80 amateurs and 1 club professional will get a shot, each day, at winning $1,000,000 if they’re able to ace the par 3 17th hole… which will this time, be measured out at 165 yards. This hole in one insurance policy will be written so that there can be a possibility of two winners, both of which could potentially cash out one million dollars richer the day of their ace.
Have we piqued your interest? Want to make your next golf tournament a hit by giving players multiple ways to win big without the risk of payout? Want more information on hole in one insurance or a Ball in the Circle contests? Give us a call today at 800-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote! And don’t forget to tune in this July to watch the American Century Championship!