Last month we discussed what a Hole In One Tournament Format is in regards to hole in one insurance. Today, Kristen Hansen with Hole In One International is back to discuss how it varies from a Hole In One Shootout Format.
The hole in one shootout format is designed for a select few players who are required to be pre-qualified in some fashion. The easiest and most popular way to do this would be to have a raffle, but there are many ways to qualify contestants including closest to the pin, longest drive, and straightest drive contests as well as via silent auction.
While a shootout format can be held in conjunction with a tournament (either before or after), some people choose to simply hold it as a stand-alone event; which is great, especially if you’re concerned about time restraints.
Once you’ve qualified your player(s), you gather everyone together at a particular hole (again, usually a 135-yard minimum and typically near the clubhouse) and have your qualifiers each take a single shot for your prize.
The feeling of camaraderie that each participant experiences when all of them are gathered together in one place is one that simply can’t be beat. (And, if you’re holding one of the above qualifiers, then this would be the perfect opportunity to purchase some of those sponsor signs we talked about the other week!)
Looking for ideas on prizes? Here’s a list of prize ideas for shootout formats.
Is the line between tournament and shootout still a little blurry for you? Don’t worry, we’re here to help answer any questions you have! Give us a call at 800-827-2249 or shoot us an email.