Whether you’re a first time golf tournament planner or you’ve been coordinating your golf outing for years, it never hurts — nor is it ever too late — to make some major improvements in your planning! Today, Hole In One International is here to not only stress the importance of assigning different committees within your golf tournament, but also to explain the different types of committees and the responsibilities of each one.
1) The Marketing/PR Chair
While the Marketing/PR Chair’s main focus may appear blatantly obvious to us, there’s one thing to keep in mind: Connections, connections, connections! Make sure the individual you choose to fill this role has plentiful connections within not only your community, but in the media as well. The Marketing/PR Chair should actively seek out and seize any/all available promotional opportunities, including activities such as a hole in one contest or putting contest.
2) The Tournament Chair
The Tournament Chair is your golf tournament’s ‘leader.’ Make sure they’re well-connected within your community and are prompt and reliable when it comes to deadlines. The Tournament Chair is oftentimes also the contact person for people interested in participating and need more information. Feel free to list their contact information in any brochures, online advertising or any other marketing materials your golf tournament commitee produces.
3) The Sponsorship Chair
Make sure your appointed Sponsorship Chair has sufficient connections within the business community and is a top-notch, experienced salesperson! This individual will be in charge of acquiring sponsors for the golf tournament and selling them the sponsorships.
4) The Logistics Chair
The Logistics Chair will ideally be responsible for not only budgeting, but managing operations and personnel as well. The Logistics Chair should ideally be very detail-oriented by nature. After all, the last thing you or your golf tournament committee want or need is oversight on the Logistic Chair’s part — especially when it comes to your budget and money.
5) The Honorary Chair
This individual will be duly recognized at the golf tournament… and not only through marketing and advertising! Make sure the person you assign as the Honorary Chair is a prominent figure in your community. You don’t want just any average joe representing your golf tournament, do you? Of course not!
6) The Golfer Chair
The Golfer Chair should ideally be a golf enthusiast and will be responsible for recruiting players for the golf tournament. Being an avid fan of the game and being able to network with other fellow golfers is always helpful when it comes to recruiting players for a golf tournament.
7) The Gift & Prize Chair
The Gift and Prize Chair will be responsible for creating various sponsorship packages and finding deals on the prizes and gifts being offered to them. Make sure that the sponsorship packages/offers are appealing and that your sponsors are being adequately rewarded for the money they’ll be putting in. For example, it’s always a good idea to recognize your sponsors with golf sponsor signage. Remember to clue in the Sponsorship Chair about what your final gift and prize packages will be — it will hopefully make for an easy sale for them!
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