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… Read more »

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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.” Most events will charge an entry fee to the putting contest to raise more money. The amount depends on the value of the prize. 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… Read more »

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Golf’s Longest Day: Summer Solstice A Charitable Initiator For Perfect Golf Event’s Organizing Tool

  The Summer Solstice occurs on Thursday, June 21, signaling that we can officially call this time of year Summer. The longest day of the year also encourages charitable golf events to develop all sorts of fundraisers to celebrate a sunup to sundown challenge to raise money for their causes, ranging from health afflictions to military to personal or business-related endeavors. Duration is usually the calling card of the day, with an array of golfers trying to play as many holes as possible to satisfy the financial support of friends, family and business colleagues. But often, the details of the fundraisers are unsystematic and participants feel as if they are on a long slog. More detailed organization could enliven the festivities and unearth a larger reward with some advance planning that includes publicity, special awards and numerous ways to make a long day go by quickly since the participants are having a memorable experience. That’s where Perfect Golf Event (www.perfectgolfevent.com) offers the perfect solution for organizing, managing and promoting your golf tournament.  As Summer is the high season for charitable golf events, PGE can provide experienced support as you’re right on the cusp of driving a larger dollar figure toward… 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. Note that the more attractive the golf course, the more players and sponsors who will be attracted to your event. 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… Read more »

Another Perfect Golf Event

  Perfect Golf Event has helped The BackStoppers start and sell out their fundraising golf event for the past 6 years raising over $500,000. The BackStoppers provides 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. The key to the success of this event is the format and the event day highlights which attracts players and sponsors to their golf tournament. Visit backstoppersmemorial.com to learn more about this exciting event and format.  

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Selling Sponsorships to Your Fundraising 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. The more benefits you include, the more potential sponsors will be attracted to your event. 3. Involve your committee in identifying potential sponsorships and contacting them to promote your event. Develop of contact list of potential sponsors for 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… Read more »

How to Plan a Successful 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. Contact support@perfectgolfevent.com for our revenue and expense template. 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 a 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 our blog on “Marketing a Golf Event” and “Selling Sponsorships” for more ideas. We also have helpful recorded webinars on perfectgolfwebinars.com. Click Here to… Read more »