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.