Our Latest Million Dollar Shootout Winner!

Congratulations to our Million Dollar Shootout winner Ted A., who won a $1,000,000 prize courtesy of The Founders Club, LLC, and paid for by Hole In One International.

Ted won the million-dollar prize after he and three other golfers all qualified to participate in a post-outing shootout event. But, what makes this story even more incredible, is that 3 of the 4 participants qualified for the shootout by making a hole in one, when getting closest to the pin would have cut it. Watch the congratulatory winner video.

Million Dollar Shootout Winner - Ted

According to Pine Hills Country Club policy, when a member in the Hole In One Club makes an ace, the country club hosts an outing and a dinner to recognize the acemaker’s achievement.

This past September, during such a recognition outing, Reed Schmidt of The Founders Club, LLC sponsored a million-doAccording to Pine Hills Country Club policy, when a member in the Hole In One Club makes an ace, the country club hosts an outing and a dinner to recognize the acemaker’s achievement. This past September, during such a recognition outing, Reed Schmidt of The Founders Club, LLC sponsored a million-dollar shootout contest.

Outing participants could qualify for the million dollar shootout by getting closest to the pin on a designated par 3. As it turns out, a truly unbelievable total of three players qualified by making a hole in one, while Tom qualified with closest to the pin.

But, the story doesn’t end there… when it came time for the big bucks, Ted who has a 7.1 handicap, hit another hole in one during the actual shootout event… leading to the 4th ace of the day – and better still – scoring the million dollar prize.

Want to reward a great shot at your tournament? Ready to have your own winning story at your golf event this year? Visit Hole In One International’s website and then give them a call at 800-827-2249 to learn more about how easy and affordable it is to add the thrills of a million-dollar shootout prize to your next golf event.

Putting Contest Winner Joe Audie Wins $10K

putting contest winner joe audieTallahassee, Fla. – Congratulations to putting contest winner Joe Audie who recently won $10,000, during the Leon High School Foundation’s Spring Fling.

Audie won the cash prize after sinking a 50-footer during a putting contest, which took place on the practice green of the Capital City Country Club.

The putting contest is part of the Leon High School Foundation’s annual Spring Fling fundraiser which also features a dinner and silent auction. The Foundation provides financial support as well as materials and services to Leon High School for academic and educational aid as well as scholarships for graduating students.

Check out Audie’s winning putt and the crowd’s reaction to his big win.

Want to insure an event of your own and have your own putting contest winner? Then give us a call at 800-827-2249 or visit our website for a free, no-obligation quote!

$100K Golf Shoot-Out Contest Winner

golf shoot-out contest winnerMinot, N.D. – While it wasn’t her first hole in one, the ace Rita Bates made during the Souris Valley United Way golf shoot-out contest at the Minot Country Club is probably her favorite. After all, it’s not every day you win $100,000, courtesy of Farmers Union Insurance – ResslerSipma-Beuchler Agency, and paid for by Odds On Promotions’ sister company, Hole In One International.

According to Josh Ressler, sponsor of the giant-prize golf shoot-out contest, “In the past I’ve made donations to the United Way. I knew I wanted to do something — but I wanted to make it bigger. I’ve used hole in one insurance for other events and after talking with the United Way, a shoot-out seemed to be the best use of the money. They provided the volunteers, and I provided the shoot-out coverage.”

The shoot-out was a kickoff event for the Souris Valley United Way’s 2016 Campaign. It began with three days of qualifying rounds where anyone could go to the Country Club and purchase five balls for $10, and qualify to take a shot at winning $100,000, or win a variety of consolation prizes including Callaway Irons, a $250 gift card, and more. Everyone who landed a ball in the targeted area was then invited back to a second-round qualifier, where the field was narrowed to 25. Bates, who was one of 25 lucky finalists, was the only one to hit the green, acing the 140-yard target hole, and winning the $100,000 prize.

golf shoot-out contest winner - rita batesEven better, Ressler was able to take what would have been a $500 donation and turned it into a $3,500 fundraiser for the United Way.

The Souris Valley United Way 2016 Campaign raised and awarded over $400,000 to local organizations including Backpack Buddies, Dolly Parton Imagination Library and domestic violence groups.

Want the chance to be our next golf shoot-out contest winner? Want to up the ante and give away the chance to win a million dollars in the event of a hole in one? Give us a call at 800-827-2249.

Golf Contests: Creative Ways To Qualify Players & Fundraise

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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!

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!



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