Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the International Hole In One Association?

The International Hole In One Association (d.b.a. Hole In One International) is a full service promotions company and purchasing group, licensed in 49 states, operating pursuant to the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986 (15 USC 3901 et seq).

How long have you been in the hole in one insurance and putting contest insurance business?

Hole In One International was established in 1991. Together with our sister company, Odds On Promotions, we provide hole in one insuranceputting contest insurance, and contest insurance to over 15,000 events annually and have paid over $54,000,000 in claims.

Who is your underwriter?

Everest National Insurance Company. A.M. Best Rated “A+” (Excellent).

Is the Everest National Insurance Company admitted in our state?

Yes, Everest National Insurance Company is admitted in all states.

What is your Federal Tax Identification Number?


What are the odds of making a hole in one?

Amateurs: 13,600 to 1, Professionals: 2,500 to 1.

How are the hole in one and putting contest signs shipped?

United Parcel Service.

Can I use my FedEx or UPS account number?

Sorry, but at this time we are unable to accommodate.

Do you offer liability insurance for our golf tournament?

No, but we can refer you to someone who can help.

What happens if someone gets a hole in one?

The hole in one insurance or putting contest insurance claim must be reported to Hole In One International by the next business day. A routine investigation will be conducted in accordance with the certificate terms and the claim will be paid. This process usually takes 2-3 weeks start to finish.

Is there a limit to the prize value insured by hole in one insurance or putting contest insurance policies?

Generally $1,000,000, but we can provide coverage for any amount if necessary.

Can you provide hole in one insurance or putting contest insurance for a contest which is held outside of the United States?

Yes, any English or Spanish speaking country.

What is the minimum yardage requirement for hole in one insurance?

135 yards for both Men and Women.

Will my hole in one insurance policy be cheaper if I don’t want the auxiliary prizes?

No, all auxiliary prizes are courtesy of our sponsors.

Do you insure any other types of promotions or contests?

Yes. Our specialty division, Odds On Promotions, provides prize insurance for a multitude of Sports, Media, Retail, Direct Mail, Trade Show, Internet, and Automotive promotions.

How do I get an answer to a hole in one insurance or putting contest insurance question that is not shown?

Call 800-827-2249.