Golf Contests: A Great Way To Raise More for Your Cause
Adding a contest to your charity golf fundraiser is an effective way to make your golf event more exciting and enjoyable. More importantly, it’s a fantastic way to raise additional money for your nonprofit organization. That’s because every golf contest represents an opportunity to sell additional golf tournament sponsorships as well as golf sponsor signs. There are many varieties of golf contests, which can easily be incorporated into your charity golf fundraiser during the course of play. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at a number of golf contests that can be added to your event, starting with one of our favorites: a golf shootout.
The Golf Shootout
A golf shootout is a fantastic addition to any charity golf tournament. A golf shootout typically takes place on the 9th or 18th fairway at the conclusion of tournament play. This golf contest usually involves one to four golfers, who are selected via a drawing or raffle or chosen through a closest to the pin contest. In a shootout, your participants will take their best shot at making a hole-in-one for a much larger prize, typically $1,000,000, which is insured by a hole in one insurance company. Not only does a golf shootout provide another opportunity for increasing your sponsorship sales, it’s a great way to gather your golf tournament participants together after golfing and before your dinner/awards ceremony. What’s more, a million dollar shootout is typically a “media magnet” that will help you generate increased visibility and PR for your charity golf event.
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.
Running a shoot-out can be a very effective way to boost attendance and raise funds for your organization. Whether you add a $1,000,000 shoot out to your existing golf event or run one as a stand-alone event, a shoot-out is a fun way to attract attention and bring added excitement to your next event.
However, if you are worried about the risk of offering a million-dollar prize during your shoot-out, you should know that by working with an insured prize promotions company, you’ll be able to offer the million dollars worry-free.
That’s because if someone makes an ace during your event, the insurance company, not your organization, will pay for the prize. Continued
Have you or your golf event committee every considered running a putting contest but weren’t exactly sure where to start? Hole In One International can help!
Used extensively by golf tournament organizers as well as corporate and special event sponsors, putting contests, featuring large insured prizes, can help you generate greater publicity, increase attendance, and add excitement to your next tournament or fundraising special event. Even better, you can run a putting contest indoors or out.
Depending on your budget, the amount of time to you have available, and the format of your event, you can select from either a single-putt putting contest or the three-putt combination putting contest. And, as is the case with hole in one insurance, the cost of your putting contest insurance coverage will vary based upon the length of the putt, the number of people who will be putting and the size of the prize you would like to insure.