Featured Million Dollar Shootout Winner: Jason Hargett

Hargett With CheckIf you’re a golfer, then chances are you’ve heard the name ‘Jason Hargett.’

Hargett is Hole In One International’s latest Million Dollar Shoot-out winner from Provo, UT who ended up acing a 150-yard hole with his nine iron at the Mark Eaton Celebrity Classic.  The tournament took place at Red Ledges Golf Course in Heber City, Utah back in September of 2009.

Funnily enough, Hargett was somewhat reluctant to become a last-minute replacement in the tournament, as he suffered from a sore wrist.  He aced the hole using a borrowed club from his brother… and then fell down as he charged the hole after the shot!

Hargett taking a swingHargett, the 35-year-old restaurant manager, decided to keep his day job despite having won the Million Dollar Shoot Out and decided to put a chunk of the money toward his childrens’ college funds.

The Million Dollar Shoot-out makes a great fundraiser and is also a great contest to run just to offer your players a ‘little’ something extra (to the tune of $1,000,000!).  Want to make someone one of our next Million Dollar Shootout winners?  Need hole in one coverage?  Give us a call at 800-827-2449 or email us for a free, no-obligation quote!

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!

Player Count Changes

Sometimes it pays to contact us… Literally!

All of us here at Hole In One International strongly encourage our customers to contact us prior to the start of the event with any changes in your tournament player count.   If it’s a smaller number of participants than you originally insured for, we’ll refund you the difference; if it’s more, we’ll bill you… it’s that easy!

Needless to say, it’s always better to overestimate the number of players in your event if you’re not sure what the numbers will be like until closer to the event date.  (Better to receive some last minute money than a bill, right?)   Besides, if things get hectic and you forget to contact us, you’ll still be insured!

On the flip side … If you  underestimate the number of players and neglect to call us, then the value of your  winner’s prize would be pro-rated downward in the event of a claim.  And we definitely wouldn’t want something like that to happen.

So remember… contact us prior to the start of the event and you could save some money!

Just give us a call at 800-827-2249 or shoot us an email prior to the start of your event!

Hole In One Shootout Format

Last month we discussed what a Hole In One Tournament Format is in regards to hole in one insurance. Today, Kristen Hansen with Hole In One International is back to discuss how it varies from a Hole In One Shootout Format.

The hole in one shootout format is designed for a select few players who are required to be pre-qualified in some fashion.  The easiest and most popular way to do this would be to have a raffle,  but there are many ways to qualify contestants including closest to the pin, longest drive, and straightest drive contests as well as via silent auction.

While a shootout format can be held in conjunction with a tournament (either before or after), some people choose to simply hold it as a stand-alone event; which is great, especially if you’re concerned about time restraints.

Once you’ve qualified your player(s), you gather everyone together at a particular hole (again, usually a 135-yard minimum and typically near the clubhouse) and have your qualifiers each take a single shot for your prize.

The feeling of camaraderie that each participant experiences when all of them are gathered together in one place is one that simply can’t be beat.  (And, if you’re holding one of the above qualifiers, then this would be the perfect opportunity to purchase some of those sponsor signs we talked about the other week!)

Looking for ideas on prizes? Here’s a list of prize ideas for shootout formats.

Is the line between tournament and shootout still a little blurry for you?  Don’t worry, we’re here to help answer any questions you have!  Give us a call at 800-827-2249 or shoot us an email.

Hole In One Tournament Format

Sure, you know what a golf tournament is,  but what does “tournament format” mean in regards to hole in one insurance?

Kristen Hansen, Social Media Marketing Assistant with Hole In One International explains…

With a hole in one tournament format, you’re insuring a prize for each and every player who is playing in the outing that day.  All players must be pre-registered, as hole in one companies rarely insure walk-up or “pay to play” events because it’s difficult to keep track of and determine exactly how many players there were in the event that day.  With a hole in one format, you insure a prize on the par 3 holes of your choice on the golf course and we’ll not only pay out each and every hole in one made on the insured holes but also throw in up to 4 complimentary auxiliary prizes on the remaining par 3s that you didn’t insure for.  Hole in one insurance companies do require a certain minimum yardage -typically is 135 yards.  Wondering what to insure as a prize that day?  Here are some suggestions.

The “tournament format” is ideal for people who want all of the players to get a shot at a prize!  And with the tournament format, you’re not just getting a chance at one prize – you’re getting a shot at several because of the addition of our auxiliary prizes!

Think that it’s impossible to fundraise when you’re insuring a tournament format?  Think again!  Feel free to sell mulligans for players to receive additional shots!  Just be sure not to use them on any of the holes you’re insuring for, as mulligans and/or practice shots will void the policy (this applies to auxiliary prize holes as well).

Getting ready to tee off for a tournament?   Need more facts on the format?  Give us a call at 800-827-2249 or e-mail us.

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