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The Importance of Hole-in-One Insurance

Contests can be an exciting way to generate excitement for your golf tournament. A popular challenge that lures thrill-seekers is the hole-in-one contest: make an ace and someone can win fabulous prizes. While this contest can be a thrilling game of chance, it also has its costs. For instance, if someone actually wins, your business could lose big. That’s where hole-in-one insurance proves its worth.

Hole-in-one insurance allows you to pay a premium instead of footing the entire cost for a contest prize. Let’s say you offer $10,000.00 as a hole-in-one challenge to get more golfers to play in your charity event. If someone meets the challenge and you aren’t covered, then you have already lost a lot of money. Essentially, the revenue you could have gained from the increased turnout is going into another person’s pocket.

With hole-in-one insurance, you have the flexibility to have an exciting game of chance and significantly reduce the risk of loss. The insurer will pay the prize, protecting your revenue flow in the process. Companies like ours that offer this insurance can also do more to promote your event by providing signs as well as auxiliary prizes for the other par 3 holes where a hole-in-one might be made.

Hole-in-one insurance sets your charity tournament apart from just another round of golf people could play by themselves and thus provides more exposure without burning a hole in your pocketbook. Contact us today to learn more about your options.

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How to Get Sponsors for Your Golf Fundraiser

A golf fundraiser tournament is an excellent way to generate money for your organization for several reasons.

Golf is a popular sport and tournaments even more so, especially if you use something like a best-ball format that welcomes all golfers, just not the low handicappers.

A lot of them are held during weekdays, and most people would much rather be on the course than in the office.

People also like to play golf fundraiser tournaments because they want to help others.

And, finally, they like to go because tournaments usually have lots of good prizes.

That’s why you need sponsors for your tournament — to provide those good prizes that attract golfers and to help defray expenses for hosting the event. You need to give sponsors a reason to donate. Make sure they know that it’s for a good cause, and tell them what it is.

Mention tax breaks that can be received from charitable donations. Let them know you’ll give them plenty of promotion during the event, and that it’s good marketing. Also, throw some free entries their way. Most companies have golfers who would love to play in an event.

At Tournament Pros, we know that if you keep your sponsors happy, they will keep you happy.

silent auction

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!