Henderson, Nev. – Meet Dr. Lynn Dayton of Orem, Utah. Dayton recently won a Red Hot Sunglow Harley-Davidson “Street Bob” Motorcycle, courtesy of Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, and paid for by Hole In One International after he aced the 165-yard, hole 10 during the The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation’s 5th Annual Racing to Recovery Golf Tournament, which took place at the South Shore Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas this past November.
Dayton scored the ace, his second, using a 5 wood. But that wasn’t the only thrill… turns out thatalong with winning that sweet set of wheels, one of the witnesses to Dayton’s shot was none other than baseball Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers, one of tournament’s many celebrity participants.
While having someone ace a shot is always amazing, this tournament had winners on many levels. That’s because over $160,000 was raised for the benefit of paralysis patients and scientific research.
Want to learn more about adding a giant hole in one prize to your golf fundraiser? Email us or give us a call at 800-827-2249!
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!
The Closest to the Pin Contest
Like the hole in one contest, a closest to the pin contest is also traditionally held on a par 3 hole and frequently on the same hole as a hole in one contest.
As you have probably guessed, the golfer who hits the ball closest to the hole is the winner. You’ll want to have a measuring tape near the green so you can measure any shots are very close. And as with the longest drive, you should plan on having one contest for men and one for women.
As with all of the other contests, running a closest to the pin contest is yet another opportunity to sell a sponsorship and a golf tournament sponsor sign, which helps raise additional money for your charity.
The Longest Drive Contest
Most golfers participating in your charity golf tournament will be familiar with the concept of a longest drive contest.
As the name implies, the goal of a longest drive contest is to hit the longest and straightest drive where the ball comes to rest in the fairway. The golf course that is hosting your charity golf tournament can provide you with a marker to track the distance of the longest drive in order to identify your winners. You should plan on having one contest for men and another for women. And of course, you’ll want to select holes that are fairly straight and long.
Proper advertisement is an integral part of any successful golf outing, so it’s no wonder that a longest drive contest represents an added opportunity for raising money via sign and sponsorship sales.
Columbia, SC – Wondering what it feels like to make a hole in one? Just ask Rick Ross, who recently aced the 16th hole at Northwoods Golf Club. Ross was undoubtedly the “hero of the day” at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Golf Tournament on March 18th when his 8 iron sent the golf ball flying 144 yards, landing him an ace.
Believe it or not, there is something better than the bragging rights of making a hole in one – and that’s receiving a prize for it! Thankfully, the par 3, 16th hole was insured, which meant a free $500 Visa Gift Card for Ross, paid for by Hole In One International.
While nobody managed to ace the $10,000 prize that was designated on hole 11, every player in the outing was still fortunate enough to receive an extra shot at each of the other remaining par 3 holes on the course for an opportunity to receive one of Hole In One International’s auxiliary prizes, such as the $500 VISA Gift Card, Nike Golf Equipment and a BOSE Wave Music System.
Want to give your golf tournament participants the chance to win amazing prizes? It only takes a few minutes to set up a hole in one event at your next golf tournament.Give us a call at 800-827-2249 or contact us for a free, no obligation quote!