Golf Contests: Creative Ways To Qualify Players & Fundraise

Insuring a golf contest at your upcoming golf outing that requires you to narrow down your players in some fashion?  Whether it’s a Million Dollar Shootout, chipping contest or other insured contest, here are a few ideas from Hole In One International on how to pre-qualify your player(s) to determine who gets to participate in your golf contests, as well as how to increase fundraising dollars, come the day of your golf tournament!

1.) The Raffle
A raffle is the most common way to pre-select participants for your golf contests.  Players simply pay a fee, determined by the golf tournament committee ahead of time, to have their name entered into a drawing should they want the opportunity to participate in a golf contest.  Place the name of everyone who pays up into a hat, box, bucket, barrel, you name it!  Then, simply draw a name at random to see who the lucky qualifier/golf contest participant will be!  Want to collect valuable marketing information?  When creating your raffle tickets, have a space for each player’s information — email, phone number, address, etc.

2.) Purchasing Mulligans
A mulligan is an automatic “do-over” on a shot, meaning the player can play it again if it was a particularly bad shot.  Charge your players $x per mulligan during your golf outing — just make sure they’re aware that they cannot use any on the designated target hole, if a hole-in-one contest is being insured.  Whoever ends up purchasing the most mulligans will come back at the end of the outing for a chance to participate in your golf contests!  It’s that simple!

3.) Auction
Holding an auction as part of your golf outing?  Whether it’s a live charity auction or silent auction, people are always trying to gain the upper-hand… especially when it’s revolving around the game of golf!  There’s a good chance that the bids during an auction will go very high, generating some great fundraising bucks!  Have the highest bidder come back at the end of the auction to participate in your golf contest for the chance to win big!

Are the gears turning yet?  Can you think of any other great ways to qualify players and fundraise when it comes to insuring golf contests?  Feel free to share them with us!  Or, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 800-827-2249 or email us!

Ohio Insurance Agency Insures Multiple Golf Contests

Want to turn your next event into a “Golfapalooza” extravaganza?  An insurance agency based out of Ohio recently teamed up with a local sponsor, giving dozens of golfers numerous ways to win in a series of giant prize golf contests.

On the specified promotion date, the following golf contests were insured: a 3-putt combination putting contest, a shootout featuring multiple cups on the green, a 75-yard chipping contest and a ball in the circle contest.

The 3-putt combination putting contest, which consisted of 3 separate putts (10, 30 and 50 ft.), was worth a $10,000 insured prize.  A total of 37 amateur players qualified throughout the golf tournament in order to participate in this golf contest.

The golf shootout, which featured a total of 9 separate cups on the green, was insured for 5 shots per cup!  As far as the prizes available, there was one hole worth a $25,000 camper trailer, one worth a $25,000 boat, one worth a $25,000 vehicle, one worth $25,000 cash… and one worth $1,000,000!  If any of the 5 pre-qualified players were to make a hole-in-one into any one of the 5 insured cups, they’d win the designated prize… and Hole In One International would write the check!

The chipping contest took place on the driving range and also featured 5 contestants.  If any of the 5 contestants were able to chip a golf ball from 75 feet away, they would have scored $10,000.

Last but not least, the ball in the circle contest was also insured for 5 contestants.  If any of them had managed to make the 300-yard shot and if the golf ball landed within the “circle”, which measured 10 feet in diameter, they would have also been paid out $10,000… again, compliments of Hole In One International!

Multiple contests, multiple ways to win!  Want to insure your own “Golfapalooza” event, featuring multiple golf contests?  Give us a call today at 800-827-2249.  You can also email us for a free, no-obligation quote!

On and Off-Course Golf Contests/Promotions

OOPLogoAre you thinking about insuring a golf contest or promotion that’s not offered on the Hole In One International website, or that’s not being held at a traditional golf course?  Well, there’s good news… and even better news:

The good news is that we can hook you up with a fabulous company who insures everything from golf ball drops to chipping contests… and even jumbo dice rolls which can be held during your golf tournament!  The even better news is that the prize insurance coverage is provided by our own sister company, Odds On Promotions!

Whether you want to hold your contest/promotion on an actual golf course or at a completely separate location, Odds On would be more than happy to help you plan, set up — and most importantly — insure your next golf promotion!

Feel free to browse all of the golf promotions Odds On has to offer… and if there’s not something on the list that you’re interested in insuring, don’t fret – just give one of their Promotion Specialists a call at 888-827-2249 or feel free to email them for a free, no-obligation quote and any other information you might need!