Resources for Running Your Golf Tournament

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 contest even more successful?
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Golf Game Ideas: Choose Your Club – Guaranteed Amusement For Everyone!

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 to!  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.

Golf Contests: Creative Ways To Qualify Players & Fundraise

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!

3.) Auction
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!

Golf Contests To Be Insured at American Century Championship!

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!

Golf Tournament Ideas: Here’s One – Hire the Pro!

Looking for golf tournament ideas for your next outing?  Here’s a great one, especially for non-profit organizations and/or charity golf events: a “Hire the Pro” golf contest!  Hole In One International is here to explain how the contest works, as well as how it can help you increase those valuable fundraising dollars!

Once you have chosen the golf course, golf club or country club where your golf tournament will be taking place, coordinate with the staff to provide you with one of their on-site Club Professionals who is willing to be stationed at the longest/most challenging hole on the golf course.  It’s important to make sure that this particular Club Pro is skilled at making long drives.

Next, while players are playing the course and happen to come across the designated ‘Club Pro’ hole, have your players decide whether or not they would like the Club Pro to take their shot for them (just make sure to choose a hole where no insured hole in one contest or Million Dollar Shootout will be taking place; otherwise, those policies will become void).  Players will be charged a dollar amount of your choice, depending on the size of your golf tournament and the charity (if applicable)’s needs, if they decide that they would prefer the Club Pro to take the shot for them.

If the player’s team could benefit from shaving some points off of their score, a drive taken by a professional might come in handy and be worth the $X for the advantage.  Furthermore, if they see that the other teams are utilizing the Club Pro, the pressure will be on, likely resulting in the decision to pay up for the Club Pro’s shot.  Not to mention if the money’s going towards a good cause, that’s also an added incentive!

Do the math: If you have a full field of 144 players and every single one of them decides to pay $30 for the Club Professional to take the shot for them, that’d be an automatic $4,320 raised towards you and/or your sponsor’s cause!  Don’t want to use the contest as a fundraiser?  No problem!  Take that money and deduct it from the other costs of your golf tournament (food and beverage, golf goodie bags, cost of utilizing the course, etc.) and you’ll find that you’ve ended up paying a whole lot less for the outing!

Are you a big-named company with cash to spare or a renown celebrity golf tournament?  Up the ante tenfold by hiring a Touring Professional to take the shot instead and feel free to charge more!  Use these golf tournament ideas and utilize the ‘pro’ factor in any way, shape or form you can think of to maximize profits!

Looking for more golf tournament ideas?  Contact Hole In One International today at 800-827-2249 or email us for more pointers!  Good luck and be sure to let us know if you end up implementing this particular golf contest — we’d love to hear about it!  Just post to our Facebook page if you’re a fan or send us a Tweet!



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