Three Hole-In-Ones Made During The 2012 Masters Par 3 Tournament

Teeing OffThe event may have been canceled early on due to weather; however, Mother Nature herself could not stop professional golfers Mark Wilson, Craig Stadler, and Thomas Bjørn from achieving the statistically near-impossible: all three golfers made a hole in one today, April 4, 2012, during the 2012 Masters Par 3 Tournament.

Looking to insure a hole-in-one contest at your next Par 3 Tournament?  We’ve got you covered!  For as little as $150 per hole, you can insure a great grand prize… and Hole In One International will pick up the tab if one, two or even three of your golfers make a hole in one on any insured hole(s)!  Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote at 800-827-2249… or email us if you have any questions!

Augusta National: Home of The Masters!

MastersBridgeAugustaIt’s that time again already… can you believe it?  That’s right – The 2012 Masters began this week!  Augusta National, which has been the home of The Masters for 78 years now, is full of interesting facts that you’ve likely never known about!  Continue reading to find out more about this beautiful, renown golf course.

  1. There are several types of sandwiches sold at The Masters, but did you know that the pimento cheese sandwich is the most famous?  It’s a Masters tradition!
  2. The infamous “Big Oak Tree” is on the golf course side of the Clubhouse and was planted during the 1850’s.
  3. Available for amateurs wishing to be housed there during the Masters Tournament, the Crow’s Nest provides living space for up to five individuals.
  4. Augusta National will play at approximately 7.435 yards during The Masters this year.
  5. The Clubhouse at Augusta National was originally constructed in 1854 as a private residence — wow!  Could you imagine living there?
  6. Looking to take some snapshots?  Unfortunately, any type of camera is prohibited unless it’s during the practice rounds of The Masters.
  7. Augusta National has approximately 300 members at any given time and membership is by invitation only.
  8. There are several cabins scattered throughout Augusta National, one of which is named Eisenhower Cabin.  This is due to the fact that it was built for the President and First Lady so that they’d have a place to stay during their trips to Augusta National.
  9. Augusta National accepted its first African-American member in the year 1990.
  10. Unlike most other golf courses in the U.S., Augusta National has never been rated!  During the 1990 Masters Tournament, it was given an unofficial rating of 76.2 by USGA raters.

Now that you know the facts, be sure to share them all with your fellow golfers and show off your newfound knowledge!
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Counting Down to the Masters

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Are you looking forward to The 2012 Masters Tournament?   Here at Hole In One International the arrival of The Masters represents the official start of our favorite season of the year … “Tournament Season”!

Over the next few weeks we invite you join us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus as we share tips and suggestions for increasing golf tournament attendance and sponsorship, fun and fascinating golf trivia, and a variety of promotional ideas that will make your next golf event even more exciting, not to mention more effective!

Have a great suggestion for boosting attendance?  Looking to show off how much you raised at your event? Want to share a photo of a big winner? We’d love to hear from you!

And, if you’re ready to kick-off your corporate, charity and golf course tournament in first-class fashion, give us a call today at 800-827-2249 for a free quote!

P.S. Did you know?  This year The Masters will be available to view in 3-D.  WOW.


Shot From the Top: Toshiba Classic

ToshibaClassic LogoWe’re sure you’re thinking to yourself, “What could possibly be more exciting than kicking off this year’s Toshiba Classic with an insured hole in one contest?”

Well, how about making that hole in one from the roof of the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel – a whopping 16 stories above the green!

On March 11, 2012, Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions, will write a check for $10,000 to any of the 40 participants who can ace a 119-yard shot from the roof of the Marriott into a hole on the second green of the Newport Beach Country Club. The high-rise hole in one contest,  dubbed “Shot From the Top”, benefits the Hoag Hospital Foundation.

Watch this video taken from 2010’s “Shot From the Top” below to see the promotion in action:

Adding a giant-prize hole-in-one, putting or golf shootout to your golf  tournament is more than an exciting way to raise more money – done right, it’s can be a media magnet.  And, as you can see, you can get as creative as you want, because whether it’s from the roof of the clubhouse, the balcony of a nearby condo or hotel tower, the top of your retail location or even from a helicopter… Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions, can insure it!

Give them a call today at  at 888-827-2249 or shoot them an email for more ideas, if you have any questions or to obtain a free, no-obligation quote.

The Toshiba Classic is one of the most exciting weeks of the year in Orange County. For seven days in March, Newport Beach welcomes the legends of the golf world. One of the most successful tournaments in Champions Tour history, the Toshiba Classic has raised over $14 million in the past 14 years for its lead beneficiary Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian as well as other Orange County charities.

Congratulations to Kirk Triplett!

Kirk Triplett, the three-time PGA Tour winner and one of the owners of Hole In One International, has done it again!  This past Sunday (August 28, 2011), Triplett emerged victorious from the News Sentinel Open in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Triplett won the tournament and picked up a $90,000 purse after hitting two birdies in a row on holes 13 & 14, which put him at a score of 21-under.   This victory officially made Triplett the oldest winner in Nationwide Tour history — wow!  Good to know he’s still got it!

Congratulations, Kirk Triplett, from all of us here at Hole In One International!

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