Why do you need fundraising contests at your Charity Golf Event?

Add contests to your fundraising golf event for several reasons. First of all, contests are fun for your participants and help create a great atmosphere during your charity golf event. The more fun players have, the more likely they are to return next year. Contests also create sponsorship opportunities that will raise more money for your organization. Lastly, in some instances you have the opportunity to bring in incremental revenue for your event through entry fees.

For example, hole in one contests are a great way to expand your sponsorship opportunities. You offer a hole in one sponsorship to help cover the cost of the hole in one insurance. Allow your sponsor to setup a tent on the par 3 hole on the day of the event so they can interact with the players. A win-win situation for your event and the sponsor!

Top Fundraising Golf Event Contests

Tips on how to raise money with each type of contest

#1

Hole-in-One Contests

A Hole-in-One prize package may cost you $2-6 per player. Perfect Golf Event offers a $10,000 Hole-in-One Contest for 144 players for $345. If someone makes a hole in one, the package provider pays for the hole-in-one prize.

You sell a sponsorship for the Hole-in-One contest. For example, sell the Hole-in-One sponsorship for $1,000 and you make a $655 profit – and give players a great experience. You provide the sponsor with a sign with the company name on the hole they sponsor plus recognition at your event. Allow your sponsor to setup a tent on the par 3 hole on the day of the event so they can interact with the players.

#2

Putting Contests

You may charge players an entry fee of $10. If you have 100 players who enter the contest, that would be $1,000 from entry fees. You could also sell a sponsorship for an additional $1,000. You provide the sponsor with a sign with the company name plus allow them to to help you run the contest. This increases the value of the sponsorship since the sponsor interacts with the players in a fun atmosphere.

Depending on your putting contest prize, the cost could range anywhere from $0 (donated item) to $500. In this scenario, this would mean your net revenue would range from $1,500 to $2,000.

#3

Long Drive Contests

The longest drive event will be the most recognizable contest to your golfers. You will want to choose a par 5 hole that is fairly long and straight with a wide fairway. Whichever golfer hits the longest drive that remains in the fairway will win the prize.

You could sell a long drive sponsorship for $500 to $1,000. You provide the sponsor with a sign with the company name plus allow them to to help you run the contest. This increases the value of the sponsorship since the sponsor interacts with the players in a fun atmosphere.

Depending on your long drive contest prize, the cost could range anywhere from $0 (donated item) to $300. In this scenario, this would mean your net revenue would range from $200 to $1,000. You also have the option to charge an entry fee for the contest for even more revenue.

#4

Shootouts

The shootout is an exciting concept and a high-profile event at golf tournaments everywhere. Here’s how it works: Determine the amount of golfers you would like to participate. They can be the winning foursome, winners drawn from a raffle or the golfers closest to the pin on a par 3 hole. Shootout prize levels can be anywhere from $50,000 to $1,000,000. You purchase shootout hole in one insurance so that if someone makes the shot, you do not have to provide the cash prize. It is provided by your shootout package provider.

Sell a shootout sponsorship anywhere from $750 to $5,000 to help cover the insurance costs. Some events offer the shootout as a raffle prize to increase revenue from their raffle.

#5

Closest to the Pin Contests

A closest to the pin contest is traditionally held on a par 3 hole. The object is to be the golfer that hits the ball closest to the hole for the day.

You could sell a closest to the pin sponsorship for $500 to $1,000. You provide the sponsor with a sign with the company name plus allow them to to help you run the contest. This increases the value of the sponsorship since the sponsor interacts with the players in a fun atmosphere.

Depending on your closest to the pin prize, the cost could range anywhere from $0 (donated item) to $300. In this scenario, this would mean your net revenue would range from $200 to $1,000. You also have the option to charge an entry fee for the contest for even more revenue.

#6

Chipping Contests

You may charge players an entry fee of $10. If you have 100 players who enter the contest, that would be $1,000 from entry fees. You could also sell a sponsorship for an additional $1,000. You provide the sponsor with a sign with the company name plus allow them to to help you run the contest. This increases the value of the sponsorship since the sponsor interacts with the players in a fun atmosphere.

Depending on your chipping contest prize, the cost could range anywhere from $0 (donated item) to $500. In this scenario, this would mean your net revenue would range from $1,500 to $2,000.

#7

Million Dollar Shot

The Million Dollar Shot is a high-profile event at golf tournaments everywhere. Imagine the excitement you create by offering this as a part of your event. Here’s how it works: Determine the amount of golfers you would like to participate. They can be the winning foursome, winners drawn from a raffle or the golfers closest to the pin on a par 3 hole. You purchase million dollar shot insurance so that if someone makes the shot, you do not have to provide the cash prize. It is provided by your package provider.

Sell a Million Dollar Shot sponsorship anywhere from $750 to $5,000 to help cover the insurance costs. Some events offer the Million Dollar Shot as a raffle prize to increase revenue from their raffle.

#8

Guess Your Distance

In a “Guess Your Distance” contest, golfers attempt to guess how far they will hit a certain shot. Utilize a Trackman Golf distance tracker or other simulator on the driving range. You can ask your golf pro if the course has one or if he/she can borrow one. The winner would be whoever guesses closest to the actual distance their ball goes.

Typically, you would charge an entry fee for this contest (1 shot for $10, 3 shots for $20). You could either find a prize for the winner or you could do a split the pot prize (half the entry fees to the winner, other half to the charity).

#9

Straightest Drive Contests

Choose a par 5 hole that is fairly long and straight for the Straightest Drive Contest. You should set up a string or rope down the middle of the fairway that is visible from the tee box. Whichever golfer hits it closest to the rope during the course of play will be the winner.

You could sell a straightest drive sponsorship for $500 to $1,000. You provide the sponsor with a sign with the company name plus allow them to to help you run the contest. This increases the value of the sponsorship since the sponsor interacts with the players in a fun atmosphere.

Depending on your straightest drive contest prize, the cost could range anywhere from $0 (donated item) to $300. In this scenario, this would mean your net revenue would range from $200 to $1,000. You also have the option to charge an entry fee for the contest for even more revenue.

#10

Par 3 Challenge

In a “Par 3 Challenge” format, you setup the golf course with multiple par 3 hole in one contests and you hold a post-event shootout. The golfers have two objects when playing on the par 3 hole: hit a hole-in-one or be closest to the pin on that hole. A hole-in-one would mean they win the prize for that hole and closest to the pin would qualify them for the post-event shootout.

Your hole-in-one or shootout prizes can range in value. Reach out to Perfect Golf Event if you would like to discuss Par 3 Challenges within your budget! This format offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for your event to cover the costs and earn extra revenue.

Popular Packages & Contests

We assist groups looking to organize, manage and market a fundraising golf event. Organizations benefit in three main areas: attracting more players, selling more sponsorships and ultimately raising more money.

Check out some of our most popular event contests.

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The $15,000 Hole-in-One Contest is exactly how it sounds. A hole in one wins $15,000 cash!

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Custom Pin Flag

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