Golf Game Ideas: Choose Your Club – Guaranteed Amusement For Everyone!

Are you a planning an upcoming golf tournament?  Are you looking for golf game ideas for your players?  Then be sure to check out this particular golf game idea from Hole In One International: “Choose Your Club!”  Feel free to hold this game even if you just plan on hitting the links with some buddies this weekend.  Remember: it’s all about the ‘fun’ factor!

Here’s how it works: During the tournament, each end every player has to choose a club for the current shot that’s at play.  The players must choose from one of many different clubs.  Write the names of all of the clubs and stick them into a hat, bowl, or otherwise for a raffle.  Players each draw a specific ‘club’ which they must use to make their shot.  Sit back and watch all of the laughs when a player draws ‘putter’ when they’re a good 100 yards away from the hole.  There are multiple possibilities and it’s guaranteed to be a lot of fun for your players.

Granted, you probably won’t want to utilize this game on a hole where hole in one insurance is being offered (if applicable), nor do you want to make this game an all-day long affair due to time restraints: it’s best to choose a particular time during the outing to have them participate in “Choose Your Club.”  We personally recommend holding the game sometime during the 18th hole — that way your players have already reached home stretch by the time the fun begins… and they’re free to head back to the clubhouse after their round of golf has ended and laugh about the antics of their fellow golfers over a meal and/or drink.

We personally love this golf tournament game idea and hope you will to!  Need more golf game ideas?  Feel free to email us.  And definitely be sure to let us know if you end up utilizing “Choose Your Club” and tell us how it went!  We’d love to share all of the funny stories on Hole In One International’s Facebook page.

Golf Contest Tip: Park Your Prize at Your Golf Outing

golf contests - new carYour golf tournament is quickly approaching, and as one of the prizes for your golf contests (hole in one contest, putting contest and/or  shootout), you’ve decided to team up with your local car dealership to insure a vehicle.  Great choice!  Want  to give your new auto sponsor the biggest bang for their sponsorship buck?  Here’s how…

When insuring a vehicle at your golf tournament, you’ll want to have the dealership you’re working with, drive the vehicle that’s being offered out to the course.

According to Zak Woodhead, Risk Manager with Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions, “We strongly suggest that the vehicle be driven out on the golf course and parked either on the tee box, or right next to it, for maximum visibility. After all, every golfer has to approach the tee box during a  hole in one golf contest!   Even better, golfers can then open the door to the vehicle, take a seat inside, and experience the pleasant aroma of that new car smell!  Keep in mind that Hole In One International will also provide you with a 30 x 30”  target hole sign, at no additional cost, so you can advertise the hole sponsor’s name/company, as well as a description of the vehicle’s make, model and year!”

As for which hole to place the vehicle on, it all depends on which one is being insured!  Just make sure that the hole is a minimum of 135 yards in length.

For more information on any of our golf contests, or questions regarding vehicle placement for maximum sponsorship value, feel free to give Hole In One International a call at 800-827-2249.  You’re also welcome to email us for assistance!

P.S. Wanting to insure a golf contest that’s not at a golf course?  No problem!  Odds On Promotions, our sister company, has a variety of different golf contests to choose from which can take place any time, anywhere!

Golf Contests Between the 9s: A Great Idea!

High Five PutterHaving trouble deciding whether you should hold your insured putting contest or million dollar shootout contest before or after your golf tournament?  Don’t feel that you have the time for any golf contests before or after the golf outing?  If the answer is ‘yes’ to either of those questions, then you’ll definitely want to consider having your players qualify, or even participate, in your golf contests “between” the 9s.

After players finish playing the 9th hole on the golf course, have them gather ’round for a chance to sink a 50-foot or longer putt or score a hole in one with one of our various golf contests!  It’s the perfect opportunity to qualify your contestants during this time; otherwise, have them pre-qualify prior to the golf tournament and hold the actual golf contests during that time.  The choice is strictly up to you!

“The great part about the insured golf contests we have to offer is the fact that we’re able to offer flexibility as far as when you’re able to hold them”, notes Kristen Hansen, Marketing Assistant with Hole In One International.  “We realize that each golf tournament will have varying time restraints and we do our best to accommodate each committee’s needs the best we can.  Having the ability to conduct your golf contests between the 9s is a great example of this.”

“A common misconception is the fact that we’re unable to insure a putting contest or million dollar shootout unless an actual golf tournament is taking place”, Hansen adds.  “This is not at all the case, as putting contests and million dollar shootouts can most definitely be insured as stand-alone events.  No tournament?  No problem!”

If you have any other questions about holding golf contests “between the 9s”, don’t hesitate to give Hole In One International a call at 800-827-2249.  You can also email us with any questions!

Fundraising Activities – pt 2.

Last week, we went over activities and contests to help you fundraise before your golf event.  This week it’s all about what can take place during and after your event!  Read on for more pointers!

During your event a great fundraiser to hold is a Par 3 Challenge.  Every golfer loves some good competition – not to mention the chance to show off, which is why this contest is so great.  Have one person bet their team $x that they can get their ball on the green with a single swing.  If they miss, that money will go to charity; if they make it, they can either get their money back, receive a discount at the pro shop… or both!  Another great idea is to have each team on the golf course purchase a Long Drive and have a local Long Drive champion there on the course with them.  Depending on who wins (the player or the ‘champ’), half of the money put into the contest will go to the victor, while the other half goes to charity!  Don’t you just love it when everyone’s a winner?

After your event is the ideal time to hold a Million Dollar Shootout.  Once again, charge players $x to get in on a raffle, draw a random name and have that person try and make a hole in one for a whopping $1,000,000!  After the event is also a great opportunity to hold a silent auction, which can be setup prior to the event.  Be sure to post up sign-up sheets for next year’s event and give players a discount off of the regular rate if they register on the spot… or an additional discount if they pay right there and then!

Looking for more contest ideas to help you fundraise at your next event?  Feel free to call us at 800-827-2249… or email us!  We’d be happy to help!

Fundraising Activities & Contests

Golf season is finally here!  Looking to help fuel fun and raise funds at your upcoming event?  Then you’re going to love this post.

There are undoubtedly many objectives you’re looking to fulfill this year when it comes to your upcoming fundraising golf tournament.  Raising money for your cause will obviously be your #1 priority.  You’ll definitely want to offer value to your sponsors, attract new players to your organization (and get them to come back next time!), as well as increase overall revenue from players and sponsors alike.  But how do you go about achieving this?

We have one word for you: activities!

All kidding aside, it’s important to have both golf and other fun activities and contests spread throughout your event — before, during, and even, after.

Before your event, it’s a great idea to hold a raffle featuring donated prizes.  These prizes can be anything from free rounds of golf, vacation/travel packages to great golf destinations or even a colossal cash prize!  Just have everyone donate a few bucks to have their name put into the raffle.  It’s a simple, yet effective way of fundraising.  You can also sell a variety of logoed merchandise at the event!  From golf balls, clothing and even customized towels, you’ll be surprised as to just how many people will be interested in purchasing your goods — especially when it’s going to a good cause!  Still not convinced of the value these activities have?  How about holding a qualifying round for an insured putting contest where players can win up to $50,000!  After you’ve qualified your players, bring them back at the end of the event to take a shot (or rather, “putt”) at a great prize!  Feel free to charge your participants $x to enter the qualifier.  Facing time restraints?  Call upon your good friend ‘raffle’ to save the day and make the qualifying process a breeze!  Also, be sure you have any events/contests and sponsors adequately promoted with the help of golf contest signage.

Tune in again next Friday for  more activities and contests that you can run during and after your event!



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