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!

Hole In One Insurance: Purchase Online Today!

If you’re unfamiliar with our services here at Hole In One International, or even if you’re an existing customer, you may not have known that your hole in one insurance coverage can actually be purchased online via our website!  This also goes for your free tee signs as well!

All you need is the following in order to purchase hole in one insurance:

  • Name of your golf tournament
  • Location the outing will be taking place (e.g., Rolling Hills Country Club)
  • Date(s) of your golf tournament
  • Hole number you wish to place your insured grand prize on
  • The yardage of the hole (we require a 135 yard minimum for men and women)
  • The number of players in your golf tournament
  • The golfers’ status (amateur players, club pros, tour pros)
  • The value of the prize
  • What the actual insured prize is (i.e., cash, vehicle, vacation package, etc.)

We’ve put together a video tutorial for you today on how the process works — from creating your own account, to paying for the policy, entering in the details on your free signage and receiving your confirmation of coverage.  Watch the video below and then feel free to contact us with any questions at 800-827-2249… you can also email us at any time!  Good luck with your upcoming golf tournament!

Golf Sponsor Signs: Purchase Online Today!

Looking for golf contest or golf sponsor signs for your upcoming golf tournament or golf outing? Look no further! Not only does Hole In One International offer these 24″x30″ coroplast and weatherproof beauties for a nominal fee, but you’re able to customize them and even pay for them all online! Check out how in this brief and easy tutorial:

 

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!

Putting Contests: Single Putt vs. Combination Putt

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!



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