Hole In One Insurance Winner Scores $25,000

Hole In One Insurance Winner - Andrew LangleyKnoxville, Tenn. – Congratulations to our newest hole in one insurance winner Andrew Langley, who recently won $25,000, courtesy of Regal Cinemas, and paid for by Hole In One International.

Langley won the money after he aced the 178-yard, hole 14 at the Holston Hills Country Club during the Bob Kelsing and Bert Bertlekamp Golf Tournament. It was Langley’s first hole in one.

Vol announcer, Bob Kesling of the Vol Radio Network, and color analyst, Bert Bertelkamp, host the annual tournament, which benefits the Helen Ross McNabb Center, a non-profit organization offering mental health, substance abuse, and social services.

Regal C.F.O. David Ownby, a McNabb Foundation board member, said, “Being involved in the community is very important to us at Regal. We’ve been a long-term partner of Helen Ross McNabb Center, and so funding this golf tournament was just part of our relationship with them.”

Ready to raise more money, increase awareness, or make the most of your next sponsorship opportunity? Hole In One International is here to help! To get started, visit our website or give us a call today at 800-827-2249.

Public Golf Courses vs. Private Golf Courses

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Debating on whether to hold your golf tournament at a public or private golf course?  Not sure which would be the best fit for your organization?  Read on as we highlight the main features of both types of courses and by the time you’re finished reading this blog post, you’ll be able to make some informed decisions!

Public Golf Courses


  • Less expensive than a private course
  • Easier access to the facility (no membership needed)
  • Gives you the ability to find/support lesser-known courses and find the smaller ‘gems’ in your area


  • Usually not as well-managed/maintained as private golf courses
  • Does not offer as many feaures or ammenities as a private course
  • More crowded than a private golf course


Private Golf Courses


  • More features/amenities (i.e. showers, restaurants, private lessons, massages, etc.)
  • Better maintained and generally more scenic
  • Less crowded; higher chance of having the course to yourself


  • Requires monthly membership fees; more expensive than public golf courses
  • Limitation of play (not as open or available as a public golf course)
  • If you eventually find that you’re not enjoying your experience, you’re locked into a membership


A happy medium between the two would also be a high-end golf resort.  These golf resorts will sometimes host charity golf events at no charge, so it’s definitely worth looking into!

Have any other questions about the differences between holding your golf outing at a public or private golf course?  Feel free to give us a call at 800-827-2249 and we’d be happy to answer them for you!  You can always email us as well.  Good luck!

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