In a panic because you’ve just learned that you’re in charge of the company golf outing? Looking for some tips on how to ttake your current outing from drab to fab? Good news! Kristen Hansen, Social Media Marketing Assistant with Hole In One International, is here today to help you out with some great pointers!
Name Your Outing
This may seem like a no-brainer but it’s important! Give your outing an enticing, yet simple and repeatable name. For example, rather than using a generic name like “Hole In One International Golf Outing”, try adding a few attention-grabbing words (i.e. Hole In One International’s Whole Office Tee Off ) Already have a name for your outing you’ve been using previous years? No problem! It’s never too late to change it up! This is your tournament, after all.
Find Your Players & Sponsors
You and your golf planning committee should be able to target potential players and sponsors with ease. You can invite employees, clients, and vendors. You can assigne your sales team to identify their own foursomes. Whatever is best for your … as long as you have a game plan on who you plan on inviting. Tip: Be sure to have someone from your committee build a website for your golf outing where players and sponsors can register/pay online! Not only is having a website great for advertising purposes, but it makes receiving your funds as easy as 1-2-3! And be sure to offer your sponsors their own sponsor signs so they’ll get their recognition out on the golf course!
Scope Out Your Venue
Another important step to planning any golf outing is researching the golf course/golf club where you’ll be holding your event. Make sure the course can accomodate the number of players you plan on having that day, make sure the greens are maintained to your satisfaction and always be sure to consult with your committee before making any final decisions.
Make Your Event Appealing
You need to stand out! Consider using a celebrity or local business leader as your event Chairperson, which will give your event instant credibility. Offer a large amount of sponsorships and load them with value. Also be sure that you’re offering fun and exciting golf contests to your event — the hole in one contest is arguably the most popular, but you could also hold a longest/straightest drive or closest to the hole contest as well. The possibilities are endless! Add pre-, on-course and after-event games to maximize interest.
For more information and tips on how to plan your next company golf outing, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800-827-2249… or email us!