Author: Paul Courter

How Hole in One Contests Help You Have a More Successful Golf Event

Hole-in-one contests can help you have a more successful golf event, adding prizes in addition to the regular contest. The hole-in-one contest is set up to be held during your golf event while the players are on the golf course. The contest is set up on a par-3 hole among the usual four par 3s on a course and could expand to all of the par-3 holes. The distance is usually a minimum of 150 yards for men and women are allowed to play from 130 yards. The prize for the hole-in-one contest can vary: cars, travel, cash, merchandise, etc. Anything you can put a value on and that can be insured for the contests is suitable. The more valuable and more exciting the prize the better it is for your event because players and sponsors are attracted to it. Each golfer in the event takes a shot on the par-3 hole during the event. If the participant makes the shot on the first attempt, they win the prize that has been designated on that hole. The tournament organizer must pay and set up coverage in advance. As an example, the premium on a $10,000 contest would depend on the… Read more »

How a Putting Contest Can Help You Raise More Money at Your Golf Event

A putting contest is a special event, held prior to your event’s tee off, that can add revenue and interest to your charitable golf event. As the players arrive at registration, volunteers encourage them to participate in the pre-event and can serve as a part of their preparation for the “main event.” The contest is designed as an excellent player activity and a fundraiser because golfers need something to do before they tee off. You don’t want them just wandering around looking for things to do, so set up a putting contest to provide a fun prep activity. The contest is usually held on the practice green – where most players will get the feel for the greens any way – and the players will pay a fee to compete in the contest. The Format The format is pretty simple. Usually, the distance for a putt is as far as you can fit it, probably 60 feet or longer because you don’t want to make it an easy putt. It is suggested for each golfer to take two putts because if you have a lot of golfers, you don’t want them all lined up waiting. The golfer closest to the… Read more »

21 Ways to Sell Sponsorships to a Fundraising Golf Event

  Learn how to offer the right sponsorships, identify potential sponsors and gain their support for your event. This is a 30-minute, fast-paced session that will help you have a more successful event and raise more money. Topics will include: -How to identify potential sponsors -The right sponsorship packages -Closing the sales with sponsor benefits -How to maximize your committee for better results -The 5 mistakes most golf event organizers make and how to fix them This webinar is offered several times. Please register here…

Choose the Right Golf Course for Your Event

  Choosing the right golf course is one of the most important parts in creating a successful golf tournament. Golfers will remember your event in part by their experience on the golf course. Make sure you choose the right course to keep participants coming back year after year. Get at least three proposals based on your needs and pick the course that best fits your event needs. Begin your golf course search early and negotiate your deal at least six months in advance when feasible. Things to consider when looking for a golf course: How far will golfers have to travel to attend the event? What is the average skill level of the golfers? Do you have any ties to a golf course owner or manager to negotiate a good price? For example, is anyone on your committee at member? Does the golf course offer adequate space for a dinner/awards ceremony afterward? Does the tournament entry fee correlate with the price to use the golf course? Would your golfers feel more comfortable at a public or private golf course? Finding the right season and date for your tournament: Once you’ve found a golf course you must decide when to hold… Read more »

Another Perfect Golf Event

  Great opportunity to support St. Louis BackStoppers. They provide financial assistance and support to the spouses and children of all police officers, firefighters, publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs and volunteer fire protection units who have lost their lives performing their duty.  Perfect Golf Event is proud to help them launch their first fundraising golf event at The Log Cabin Club on October 16th. Visit backstoppersmemorial.com to learn more.

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Selling Sponsorships to Your Golf Event

  At Perfect Golf Event our goal is to help you have a successful event. Here are some techniques that work in selling sponsorships to a fundraising golf event: 1. Offer wide variety of sponsorships. Include a range of sponsorships at various costs to fit the budget of any sponsor that wants to support your event. 2. List all the recognition the sponsor will receive before, during and after your event. This can include their logo your website, introduction at the event, signage and a list of participants from the event for their follow-up. 3. Involve your committee in identifying potential sponsorships and contacting them to promote your event. 4. Promote sponsorship packages on your Perfect Golf Event golf tournament website so sponsor can register online. 5. Develop a press release you can use to announce new sponsorship. This is draw interest from potential sponsors. 6. For large sponsors, offer category exclusives. For example, if you Title Sponsor is a bank, don’t involve other banks as sponsors. Only do this for the major sponsorships. 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