With more than 300,000 non-profit and sponsored golf events held annually – and growing – throughout the United States, PerfectGolfEvent.com provides economical, highly efficient one-stop shopping to organizations searching for guidance on how to organize a charity golf event, particularly golf tournament registration tools via the easy to use software.
Supported by a national network of experienced Golf Event Coaches, Perfect Golf Event assists non-profits, corporations and other entities looking to organize, manage and market a fundraising golf event, beginning with a free service and scaling up. This makes the often painful development of a golf registration tool so much simpler.
In its first year, 2015, Perfect Golf Event began a successful track record as a premier organizational resource on how to develop golf tournament registration for a charity golf event, whether it be fundraising, corporate or sponsored golf tournaments.
Two successful events in late summer 2015 displayed the ability to deliver a unique golf registration experience that invigorates the event, creates maximum participation and, ultimately, generates the most funds for the organization. This process includes how to organize the event with tournament software that makes the event smoothly.
The May 22, 2015 $1 Million Luxury Shootout for Loyola Academy in St. Louis awarded a new BMW to the winner and the Aug. 1 CFA Ben Mintz Golf Outing fundraiser for Cornell University’s Football Association in Ithaca, N.Y., awarded two $10,000 Hole in One Contest prizes and an additional $10,000 in the final shootout. Both events used a converted 18-hole par-3 course for the competition and made the golf registration aspect easy.
“Perfect Golf Event enables organizations to differentiate themselves in raising the bar on their fundraising opportunities,” said Paul Courter, the Chief Operating Officer of golf tournament registration expert Perfect Golf Event. “The Loyola Academy and Cornell events are great examples of how charitable events can be revitalized despite the recent drop-off in attendance due to stale formats for fundraising events throughout the country. Additionally, Perfect Golf Event formats allow participants to play in less than four hours and raise more money in the process. Perfect Golf Event offers organizers a way to grow in a simpler way and enables them to plan not only this year, but develop a growth model for years to come with golf tournament registration organizing tools.”
The St. Louis, event, sponsored by Newbold BMW of St. Louis to benefit the Loyola Academy middle school, placed a BMW on all 18 par-3 holes. Anyone who made an aces won a car. The event at the prestigious Log Cabin Club culminated by placing the 18 participants who were closest to the pin during the day into a final shootout. The players took shots from 165 yards with $1 million going to anyone who scored an ace and then a closest to the hole from 100 yards, from which the proximity winner won a BMW. The five-year event has sold out each year, given away five BMWs and raised more than $500,000 for the private school.
“We’re very satisfied and our donors love the event,” said Faith Barnes, the Director of Development for Loyola Academy of St. Louis. “Our followers wait for this event every year, and even though we might slightly tweak the format from year to year, we’re already excited about next year’s event.”
The Cornell Football Association, which supports the Big Red’s Ivy League football program, has organized a fund-raising golf tournament annually for 59 years. This year, Perfect Golf Event was engaged, providing a method on how to manage the golf tournament registration with provided software and converted the format to 18 par-3 holes at the on-campus Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course. Teams were paired into sixsomes in morning and afternoon waves. Each hole was worth $10,000 for a hole in one and there were two in the competition, in the morning by assistant football coach Mark Kreydt and in the afternoon by Jerry Fives, the father of Cornell football player JJ Fives. The final $10,000 shootout winner was former Big Red football player Cody Roberts.
“Our event has always been our sole source for revenue for our organization,” said Doug Pratt of the CFA. “As such, raising money isn’t always a guaranteed situation. Paul (Courter) brought a level of new enthusiasm and a different approach to our event and it was very well received by our members. We gave away more than $30,000 to winners and we more than covered the expense through sponsorships. I highly recommend Paul's company to handle your golf event because of the tournament registration process and software and especially if the event needs some new sizzle.”
From PerfectGolfEvent.com, the primary Web site, tournament organizers can establish a free Web site for their own Charity Golf Events in just minutes after answering a few quick questions setting up golf registration in minutes. The no-cost setup is unique as a planning tool and gets those looking to organize a Charity Golf Event off to a quick start by tackling one of the most trying elements, tournament registration. The site allows for escalating tiers of Web site detail and engagement – led by state-of-the-art software – that includes publicity for the event, the ability to track participants and expenses and to add engaging contests such as closest to the pin, long drive and highly valued hole-in-one prizes through its Tournament Shop. Read this helpful article about Planning a Charity Golf Event.
The basic Web site can be developed at no charge and scales up to $147 for the Premium Version which features online registration for golfers, sponsor logos, player pairings, golf tournament registration, and the ability to track revenue and expenses up to a $397 version that includes unique publicity tools and a four-person shootout and putting contest. Access to “Fred’s Corral,” a premium group of PGA TOUR Champions players led by Fred Funk, is subject to the players’ availability and the appropriate fee for the respective players.