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Tips for Holding a Silent Auction at Your Golf Tournament

A golf tournament is a great way to spend the day. This is true even if you’re a duffer because a bad day on the course is better than a good day at work.

If you’re hosting a fundraiser tournament, you want to make it wildly popular. Tournament Pros has some tips for you. A sold-out tournament brings in plenty of entry fees, and adding a silent auction can really boost the amount you raise. The beauty of an auction, apart from how lucrative it is, lies in the fact that once you’ve done the prep work, it pretty much runs itself.

The first thing you need to do is get swag to auction. Find sponsors and businesses that are willing to make a charitable donation to your event. Aim for companies that appeal to golfers, like sporting goods stores. If companies are entering teams into your tournament, ask them for donations. They can write it off as a deduction. Remember to hit up the host club for a silent auction donation, and they will likely provide green fees or something from the pro shop.

Once you get items, display them prominently to attract bidders and make sure to promote it during the tournament with announcements and signage. Put a form with the item that tells what it is, the value, and who donated it. Leave plenty of space for bidders to add their amount and contact details.

Calling All Tournament Coordinators!

Welcome to a new year…and another charity golf outing. Here’s a great resolution (it’s NEVER too late to make one of those):
“Lets make it the best golf tournament we’ve ever had!” And for that to happen…well, you know the drill!
1. get a committee together…now!
2. assign each member a task (or two)…and hold them accountable!
The key to success…start early! You can never start TOO early. So gather the troops and get the ball rolling.
Tournament Pros will be glad to help any way we can…one call, that’s all! We offer a multitude of services…
pretty much everything that happens the day of we can assist you with:
1. Goodie bags for registration gift
2. Contests before and during the tournament ($5K Putt, $1M Shot, $1K closest-to-pin, and more!)
3. Team awards and raffle prizes
4. Auction items (sports/entertainment memorabilia and vacation getaways)
5. Sponsor signs
6. Hole-in-one insurance (any prize up to $1M!)
7. Trick Shot clinics and Helicopter ball drops!
So call US at 800-790-4653, email us at info@tournamentpros.com or chat us up at tournamentpros.com…TODAY!

Happy New Year Tournament Coordinators!

2020 is upon us…ready or not! So why not be ready?! We are!
Tournament Pros stands ready to help make your 2020 charity golf tournament the absolute best outing you’ve ever had 🙂
We can help with virtually EVERYTHING that happens the day of the event:
1. Signs
2. Contests
3. Hole-in-one coverage
4. Logo’d T-prizes
5. Raffle prizes
6. Team awards
7. Auction items (memorabilia and vacation destinations)

Did we leave anything out? Yes!
8. Helicopter ball drop
9. Trick shot show

So gather the committee, get your list together…and give us a call!
800-790-4653, info@tournamentpros.com

Here’s to a great new year…cheers!

Are You Ready For Some…Planning?!

Red Alert! 2020 is fast approaching! So…why wait until your golf outing is a month away to get everything done? Start now…and when everyone else is in a near panic state, you’ll be sitting back with your feet up, grinning from ear to ear. There are sooo many reasons to get the ball moving long before the event date. But at the top of the list is the ability to think clearly without the pressure of Father Time baring down on you. And let’s face it, there are A LOT of decisions to be made if the golf tournament is going to be a successful fundraiser: Course, players, sponsors, raffle prizes, team awards, auction, contests, volunteers, committee members, on and on and on. So get on it…NOW! And if you need a helping hand–or even some free advice–don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-790-4653, info@tournamentpros.com

Golf Outings Made Easy

Don’t despair…help is hair! Or here…but that doesn’t rhyme :). So, what do you need to make your next charity golf tournament your most successful ever? Perhaps
a super cool player gift that none of your golfers have ever received before…at any event! With your–or a sponsor’s–logo, of course. How about a slew of fun contests to keep everyone incredibly entertained…while raising a whole lot more money? Maybe a $5000 Putting Contest, or $1000 Par 3 Challenge, or $100K Shoot-out…or even one shot for $1,000,000! No problem. What about some amazing raffle prizes and awesome items for your auction? Got you covered. Or some fun scratchcards that include cash prizes…that WE payout? Consider it done. And sponsors need sponsor signs, right? We got those too. Getting the picture? Whatever you need…we can help! Tournament Pros will be entering it’s 27th year in 2020 helping organizations just like yours raise more money and have more fun. It’s what we do! And hopefully what we can do for you: Find out how we can help today at info@tournamentpros.com or 800-790-4653 where advice is always free!