Player Count Changes

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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

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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

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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.

Don’t Forget Your Witnesses!

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As with all golf hole in one insurance companies, Hole In One International has witness requirements.  It is essential that you abide by all witness requirements to ensure the smooth processing of your hole in one or putting contest claim.  After all, you don’t want to possibly be denied the prize you won because you didn’t have the proper witnesses out on the course!

Please note that auxiliary prize holes (if applicable), do not require actual witnesses — only a minimum of two playing partners.

Witness Requirements For Hole In One & Shootout Formats:

  • Prize values $50,000 and less: One witness over 21 years of age and not participating in the event.
  • Prize values $50,001 to $100,000: Two witnesses over 21 years of age and not participating in the event.
  • Prize values $100,001 to $250,000: Two witnesses over 21 years of age and not participating in the event (one of which is a certified PGA professional).
  • Prize values over $250,000: Two witnesses over 21 years of age and not participating (one of which is a certified PGA professional) and a continuous, unedited videotapes from behind the green of all shots taken.


Witness Requirements For Single Putt Contests:
  • Two witnesses over the age of 21 (one of which is a certified PGA professional).


Witness Requirements For Combination Putt Contests:
  • For 10ft and 30ft putts, two witnesses over 21 years of age are required.
  • For the 50ft. or longer putt, two witnesses over 21 years of age (one of which is a certified PGA professional) are required.

Still unclear about any of our witness requirements?  Shoot us an email or give us a call at 800-827-2249 and we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have!

Get an Instant Online Putting Contest Insurance Quote

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Decisions, decisions, decisions!  Those of you who have purchased a putting contest insurance quote with us before know that there are a variety of variables you can play around with in order to get the price you want. You know, increase the length of the putt and offer a bigger prize or decrease your prize value and include more participants.

Luckily, Hole In One International’s online putting contest insurance quoting system allows you to customize a putting contest to your own specifications.  Want to learn how?  Watch this quick video tutorial on how to quote out a putting contest through our website.

Did you know: With all of our online quotes, you’re always able to save them into our database and come back to them at a later time.  This specifically comes in handy if you haven’t yet gathered all of the information you need or if you don’t have access to a credit card at the time.

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