Hole In One Insurance News from Hole In One International

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.

3 Key Requirements for Successful Hole In One Contest Coverage

You’ve already gotten your golf tournament hole in one quote from us, so what’s next?  Here’s the 3 key requirements you need to meet in order for your hole in one contest coverage to be valid.

  • First, you’ll need to make payment prior to the date of your event!  Hole In One International accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express or check.  Checks mailed through the U.S. Post Office need to be postmarked at least one day prior to your event; we will not accept checks that are postmarked the day of your tournament or later.
  • Next, you must provide a witness (or witnesses, depending on your prize), over the age of 21 years of age, who is not participating in the tournament.  You will need  to adjust the number and kind of witnesses, depending on the value of the prize you’re insuring for, as we covered a few weeks back in this blog post on witness requirements.
  • Finally, the yardage must be measured from the actual hitting area on the tee box to the hole cut in on the green and cannot be lower than the yardage you put on your hole in one application.  (Remember: we only accept holes with a minimum yardage of 135!)

Have questions? We’re here to help! Call us at 800-827-2249 or shoot us an email.

We’ll be happy to assist you!

Don’t Forget Your Witnesses!

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!

Reward Your Sponsors With Affordable Signage!

With most of Hole In One International’s golf contest insurance packages, you will receive free signage so long as the necessary paperwork is received at least 10 calendar days prior to the tournament date.

What’s more, we’ll incorporate your sponsor’s logos free of charge! All we need is an emailed file of the logo (.tiff, .gif and .eps formats preferred) and your sponsor(s) will be well on the way to recognition in no time!

In case you didn’t know, all of Hole In One International’s insurance packages include one customizable target sign that contains the prize description and sponsor’s name.  All contest signs are 30×30″ and have a printed area of 11×17″ – so just remember:  if you’re sticking with text only, less is more.  You don’t want the visibility to be too small.

If auxiliary signage applies to your package (tournament formats only), you’ll also receive pre-printed signs which announce your complimentary prizes. Stakes and tee markers are included with all signage free of charge.

You’ll also want to check out the sponsor signs that available for purchase on our website, or you can also contact us and we’ll send you an order form.

Our sponsor signs are 24×30″ with a printed area of 11×17″ and are in the shape of a golf ball.  They are made of heavy-duty, weatherproof Coroplast… which means you’re able to re-use them and save yourself some money!

We have specific signs designed for closest to the pin, longest drive and straightest drive contests.  Not holding any contests and looking for signs that are a bit more generalized?  No worries – we have those too!  Logos can also be applied to these as well – just email them over!

Have any other questions about signage or logos?  Give us a call at 800-827-2249!

Straightest Drive Contest: Fundraising Contest Idea #5

The Straightest Drive Contest
Like the longest drive contest, you should choose a hole that is pretty straight and long for your straightest drive contest.

For this charity golf contest, you will want to place a chalk line running down the center of the fairway. The golfer who hits the ball closest to the line is declared the winner.

As with your other golf contests, this one represents an opportunity to sell a tournament sponsorship, complete with a sponsor sign.  Have a digital copy of a logo that you’d like us to apply to the sign? Email it over and we’ll do so for no extra charge!

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