This hole in one story comes to us from Laurens, Iowa at the Laurens Golf & Country Club.
Kent Wegner of Emmetsburg, Iowa was playing in the Laurens AG Day Golf Tournament on September 8th when the unthinkable happened: Wegner aced the 2nd hole which was a 165-yard par 3, using his 5 iron.
Wegner received a $500 Visa Gift Card, compliments of Hole In One International. No one won the John Deere Z-455 Mower on hole 7 (valued at $5,000) that day, but thankfully, Hole In One International was still able to come through for Wegner because of their complimentary auxiliary prizes which were placed on the other par 3 holes on the course.
Want to offer a hole in one package like this one, complete with auxiliary prizes, free signage and tee prizes? Give us a call at 800-827-2249 or email us! Regardless of when your tournament date is, it’s still always a good idea to get a head start for next season!
Davis, Calif., – Saturday, June 10, 2011 was a great day for Michael Ramos of Davis. Ramos was participating in an annual best ball tournament with three other of his friends at Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, when the unthinkable happened… he aced the 13th hole, a par 3 measuring 168 yards! What’s more, Ramos didn’t make the hole in one shot with his own clubs: he made it with a borrowed Callaway RAZR X iron and a brand new Callaway Warbird Plus golf ball.
According to Ramos, “Although I’ve been hitting Callaway balls for years, the club was brand new. I actually picked it up in the pro shop after remarking to the girl at the counter that the set of RAZR X’s looked more like works of art than clubs.” And as luck would have it, the gal who was working at the pro shop let him demo the 6-iron during the outing.
When Ramos contacted Callaway Golf after his feat to tell his story, Callaway replied, graciously offering him an amazing prize as a reward for his accomplishment.
Even sweeter… Hole In One International awarded him with a complimentary $500 Visa Gift Card since the hole he aced was one of Hole In One International’s non-target auxiliary prize holes.
Talk about a lucky day!
Want one of your tournament players to be a winner like Michael Ramos? Give us a call at 800-827-2249 or send us an email for a free, no-obligation quote. And if the mood strikes you, don’t think twice about playing with a demo … you might just have the shot of a lifetime!
St. Paul, Minn. – Congratulations are in order for Doug David who recently took home $2,500, courtesy of Employee Benefits Group, LLC (EBG) and paid for by Hole In One International after he made a 50-foot prize-winning putt in a cash prize putting contest during the 8th Annual Minnesota/Dakotas ESOP Association Golf Tournament at Heritage Links Golf Course in Lakeville.
Watch The Shot…
Sponsoring a big prize putting contest is an effective way to put your organization’s name in front of a captive audience while giving golf tournament participants the chance to take home a prize.
In this putting contest, EBG gave a few finalists the chance to sink a single putt for the cash prize, but you can qualify up to 5 lucky contestants using a putt-off, closest-to-the-hole putting contest, or a raffle which can be used to raise money for any cause.
One very effective way to run a single-putt putting contest like this one is to have everyone gather together at the putting green where you will set up an area to conduct a 50-foot putt. Imagine how fun it will be having everyone watch as your finalists try to win your sponsored prize. As you can imagine running a putting contest in this way will add to the fun and excitement of any golf tournament. To ensure a winning experience for every participant, along with your insured prize, you can make every shot a prize-winning putt, by awarding smaller, self-sponsored prizes to every finalist.
Hole In One International offers both single and combination putting contests starting from $150. You can learn more about how to give away a giant, attention-grabbing prize (without the risk of payout) to any golf tournament player making a prize-winning putt as well as get a free quote on our Putting Contest Insurance page. Or give us a call today at 800-827-2249.
Heber City, Utah – Chances are you’ve already seen, heard, or read about Hole In One International’s newest millionaire, Jason Hargett of Springville, Utah.
Not only was Hargett’s million-dollar shot covered by every TV station in Salt Lake City, but his amazing hole in one was featured on The Golf Channel, The Early Show, The Ellen Show, Sky News Australia, USA Today, the Boston Herald, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Sun UK and of course, ESPN where he landed at #1 on the Top Ten plays of the Day! And that’s not all. Talk about your viral videos, in just a few short weeks, his prize-winning shot has been seen by over a million viewers on YouTube – and counting.
Now, in case you’ve missed the buzz surrounding this headline-making hole in one, Hargett won the million-dollar prize in a post-tournament shoot-out sponsored by the Villas at Poipu Kai during the Mark Eaton Celebrity Golf Classic at Red Ledges.
While we can tell you all about how Hargett was a somewhat reluctant last-minute replacement with a sore wrist, or about the fact that he was using a borrowed club – or even how he fell down as he charged the hole after the shot, we know you’d rather see it.
As golfers, we truly appreciate the skill it takes to sink a challenging long putt. So we’re betting you’re going to appreciate watching a couple of videos from two of our most recent putting contest winners.
In the first of our two showcase videos, you can watch as a man wins $5,000 in a putting contest that took place during the American Red Cross – Carolinas Chapter Golf Tournament at Sycamore Plantation Golf Course, where the contestant successfully sank a whopping 60-foot long putt.
In our second long-putt video we’ve got a guy sinking a 50-footer at Castle Hills Golf Course in New Castle, Pennslyvania, and winning $3750, paid for by Hole In One International, during the Royal Family Kids Camp Putting Contest which was sponsored by Love Heating & Cooling.
As the nation’s leading hole in one and putting contest insurance provider, Hole In One International can help you run a profitable and rewarding putting contest that will add fun and excitement to your golf event by giving your the ability to offer giant insured prizes, without the risk of payout. And it’s easy to add one to your event! First, choose an enticing prize that Hole In One International will insure. Next, select a few finalists via a raffle or putt-off, set up a 50-foot or longer putt, and gather everyone around the practice putting green to watch as your finalists attempt to win your long-putt contest and win your giant prize.
In addition to single “long-putt” contests, like those we have showcased in today’s videos, Hole In One International also insures combination putting contests where contestants can win insured prizes for making a series of putts.