Putting Contest Winner Matt Norby Holes $3,000

Congratulations to our latest putting contest insurance winner, Matt Norby!

Grand Forks, N.D. – This June during a putting contest at Edgewood Management Group’s 2nd Annual Longest Day Golf Tournament, Matt Norby of Grand Forks won an 8-day/7-night Hawaiian vacation, valued at $3,000, courtesy of Edgewood Management Group, and paid for by Hole In One International.

Norby won the prize after he holed an impressive 50-foot putt during a fundraising putting contest which took place on 9th hole at the Kings Walk Golf Course, immediately following the tournament.

To participate in the fuIM-Putting-NorbyMatt-H358121ndraiser, golfers made a donation and took a qualifying shot on the practice green. Those who successfully made the initial 25-foot qualifying putt took their best shot at a 50-foot putt. After getting closest to the hole in those semi-finals, Norby got the chance to take another 50-footer on the 9th hole, this time nailing the shot, winning the Hawaii vacation for two.

But winning the tropical trip wasn’t the only surprise of the day. Turns out Norby had bet that if made the putt, he’d take a little swim.  Check out the prize winning putt – and Norby’s celebration dip.

According to Hollie Britten, Corporate Sales and Marketing Manager with Edgewood Management Group, the morning-to-evening “Longest Day” event, recognizes those who live with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

“This event is about educational outreach as well as raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association. We hold an awareness walk – a quick 1 mile, followed by a community breakfast. The golf tournament begins mid-morning with the putting contest qualifying taking place all day on the putting green. Then, after the tournament we had the putting contest finals, followed by awards and a live band on the deck at the golf course,” explained Britten.

“Working with Hole In One International was very easy – very smooth. But of course the best part was getting to walk across the street to Matt’s office and hand him that vacation voucher. That was fantastic,” continued Britten.

We thought that was pretty fantastic too! Looking for an affordable way to support a great cause in your community? Check out more ideas or give Hole In One International a call today at 800-827-2249.

Edgewood Management Group owns and/or operates 53 independent living, assisted living and memory care communities in seven states. The organization raised an impressive $27,000 during their Longest Day events with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Putting Contests: Single Putt vs. Combination Putt

Did you know that Hole In One International has two different types of putting contests available for you to insure?  We’re here to explain the benefits of both of them, the differences between them and how they both work!

Single-Putt Putting Contests
Single-putt putting contests are designed for a small number of players (we suggest anywhere from 1-5, depending on your budget) who are pre-selected and/or pre-qualified.  The most common method of narrowing down players is a simple raffle; however, feel free to hold the longest drive, straightest drive or any other type of pre-qualifier!  Once you’ve determined who the contestants of your putting contest will be, have them take a 50-foot or longer putt either before or after your golf tournament for the chance to win big, up to $50,000!  In need of some unique prize ideas?  Be sure to check out some of the prize packages we have available!  And if you want the prize value to be above our $50,000 limit, our sister company, Odds On Promotions, can definitely make that happen!  Single-putt putting contests come with a complimentary putting sign which advertises your sponsor’s name as well as the prize to be won — just make sure you send in your Free Putting Sign Order Form (if the paperwork is emailed, faxed or mailed to you) or purchase your putting contest insurance online at least 10 calendar days prior to your event!

Combination Putt Putting Contests
Don’t want to exclude any of your golf tournament players from getting in on the fun?  Then this format’s for you!  Have all of your players begin with a 10-foot putt.  Those who successfully hole the 10-foot putt will move on to a 30-foot putt.  Those who hole the 30-foot putt will then move on to a final 50-foot or longer putt for the grand prize.  If they hole the final 50 ft.+, they’ll win the insured prize — once again, up to $50,000!  Not only do combination puts-putting contests come with a complimentary putting sign, but also a FREE tee prize for each and every one of your players!  Remember: quotes for prize values above $50,000 should be directed to our sister company, Odds On Promotions.  Combination putting contests can also be purchased online via our website.  Just be sure to specify that it’s a combination putt format when you’re creating your quote!

Have any other questions?  Feel free to give one of our contest consultants a call at 800-827-2249 or email us!

Player Count Changes

Sometimes it pays to contact us… Literally!

All of us here at Hole In One International strongly encourage our customers to contact us prior to the start of the event with any changes in your tournament player count.   If it’s a smaller number of participants than you originally insured for, we’ll refund you the difference; if it’s more, we’ll bill you… it’s that easy!

Needless to say, it’s always better to overestimate the number of players in your event if you’re not sure what the numbers will be like until closer to the event date.  (Better to receive some last minute money than a bill, right?)   Besides, if things get hectic and you forget to contact us, you’ll still be insured!

On the flip side … If you  underestimate the number of players and neglect to call us, then the value of your  winner’s prize would be pro-rated downward in the event of a claim.  And we definitely wouldn’t want something like that to happen.

So remember… contact us prior to the start of the event and you could save some money!

Just give us a call at 800-827-2249 or shoot us an email prior to the start of your event!

3 Key Requirements for a Successful Putting Contest

Hole In One International is here today to go over the 3 key requirements for a successful putting contest.  These requirements help to ensure that your claim goes through and the prize is awarded to the winner; if they aren’t followed properly, this could prevent that from happening!

  • As with all of our insurance policies, payment is due prior to the event date.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.  Don’t have a credit card?  No worries – we accept checks as well!  Just make sure they’re postmarked at least one day prior to the event date; otherwise, we won’t be able to accept it and your coverage will be void.
  • If insuring a single-putt contest, be sure to have two (2) witnesses over the age of 21 and not participating in the event, one of which is a certified PGA professional.
  • If insuring a combination putt contest, you will need two (2) witnesses over the age of 21 and not participating for the 10ft. & 30ft. putts.  For the final 50ft.+ putt, you will need one witness over the age of 21 and not participating, plus one certified PGA professional.
  • Accurately set the distance(s) according to the specific type of putting contest you’re insuring.  If you’ve forgotten or are unsure about the difference between the two types, feel free to refer back to the putting contest video we posted a few weeks back.


Have more questions?  Any concerns?  Give us a call at 800-827-2249 or email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Don’t Forget Your Witnesses!

As with all golf hole in one insurance companies, Hole In One International has witness requirements.  It is essential that you abide by all witness requirements to ensure the smooth processing of your hole in one or putting contest claim.  After all, you don’t want to possibly be denied the prize you won because you didn’t have the proper witnesses out on the course!

Please note that auxiliary prize holes (if applicable), do not require actual witnesses — only a minimum of two playing partners.

Witness Requirements For Hole In One & Shootout Formats:

  • Prize values $50,000 and less: One witness over 21 years of age and not participating in the event.
  • Prize values $50,001 to $100,000: Two witnesses over 21 years of age and not participating in the event.
  • Prize values $100,001 to $250,000: Two witnesses over 21 years of age and not participating in the event (one of which is a certified PGA professional).
  • Prize values over $250,000: Two witnesses over 21 years of age and not participating (one of which is a certified PGA professional) and a continuous, unedited videotapes from behind the green of all shots taken.


Witness Requirements For Single Putt Contests:
  • Two witnesses over the age of 21 (one of which is a certified PGA professional).


Witness Requirements For Combination Putt Contests:
  • For 10ft and 30ft putts, two witnesses over 21 years of age are required.
  • For the 50ft. or longer putt, two witnesses over 21 years of age (one of which is a certified PGA professional) are required.

Still unclear about any of our witness requirements?  Shoot us an email or give us a call at 800-827-2249 and we’d be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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