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Marketing Your Golf Event

Marketing your golf event can be done effectively without spending a lot of money. Here are some ideas on how to plan a charity golf tournament: The most first step is setting up your website. Not only it is an effective way to promote your event, but you eliminate cost of printing and mailing brochures. Once you have a website, set up Twitter and Facebook accounts just for your event. This will help you tap into the power of social media. Involve your committee and supporters to send links to your Perfect Golf Event website to potential players and sponsors. Ask them to request their friends and business associates to forward the link to their contacts. Use the e-mail tools in PerfectGolfEvent.com to upload e-mail lists and send e-mail announcing your event. Post a link to your website on your organization main website. Ask committee members and sponsors to do the same. Develop a press release that you can send to local media outlets including any golf media outlets including radio shows. Ask for referrals. When someone signs up for your event ask them for other potential sponsors or players. You might offer an incentive, for example raffle tickets, a… Read more »

Committees and Fundraising Golf Events

Committees are critical to a successful fundraising or corporate golf event. Here are some guidelines that can help: Select committee members with a wide range of experience. For example some from sales and marketing, some from operations, some from finance, some from a technical background and some with fundraising experience. Find committee members who have a lot of energy and believe in the goals of our organization. Look for committee members who have contacts in the business community so they can identify potential sponsors and teams Publish agendas in advance of your committee meeting (a sample committee meeting agenda is available on PerfectGolfEvent.com Don’t waste their time. Be organized and consider some conference calls and online meetings in between actual live meetings. Keep everyone up to date on the progress of registering players and sponsors. Have fun and be positive. Remember, these are volunteers so treat them well and they will respond. Click Here to Start Building Your Golf Event Website

How to Plan Your First Golf Event

Planning a golf event is a challenge but can be rewarding if you follow the right steps. Here is a quick checklist of items to consider. You can learn more and build your custom event website on PerfectGolfEvent.com: 1. Develop your goals. Why are you having the event and, a fundraiser, how much do you want to raise 2. Organize a committee. You can start with a smaller group and then add to the group as your planning continues. 3. With the committee, decide on the date. Allow 6-9 months to plan and execute an event. If this is your first event, you can use a shorter timeframe if needed but you will need to work a little harder. 4. Select a golf course. See PerfectGolfEvent.com for checklist on selecting the right golf course. 5. Once you have a golf course and a date for your event, set up your website. This is a critical step in launching your event. 6. Start promoting your event. See my blog on “Marketing a Golf Event” and “Selling Sponsorships” for more ideas. Click Here to Start Building Your Golf Event Website

Popular Fundraising Golf Contests

Contests are a great way to add excitement to your golf event and to raise additional money. Here are some of the most popular contests (note, you can see these contests and more in the Perfect Golf Event Tournament Shop (PerfectGolfEventShop.com) Before your event: Putting Contests Chipping Contest “Guess Your Distance” During your event: Hole-in-One Contests Long Drive Contests for Men and Women Straight Drive Closest to the Pin Contests After your event: Auction (Silent and Live Bidding) Raffle Click Here to Start Building Your Golf Event Website