Did you know that 34.2 million Americans over the age of 6 played golf in 2019? With so many people enjoying the sport you might want to consider hosting a charity golf tournament for your organization. We have put together the tops tips on how to plan a golf tournament for charity in our short guide below.
Keep reading to learn more about hosting a golf tournament.
1. Choose Your Golf Course
One of the first things you want to do is choose a golf course that will fit your event needs. One of the most important partnerships is between the host and the golf course because you want to find a place that gets as excited about the event as you.
Keep in mind that some golf courses are more willing to work with you during their offseason and will more than likely offer you a lower cost as well. The goal is to secure the best price possible to ensure most of the money goes to the charity.
2. Prizes and Gifts
You definitely want to pay attention to the small details like swag bags and prizes. Golfers will expect to see swag and different prizes and awards because it is part of the culture of golf tournaments.
Make sure that you have a welcome bag for every single person that registered for the event. Include things like a visor or a hat, a t-shirt, sponsor coupons, sunscreen, golf balls, drinks, and snacks.
As far as prizes go, make sure they are meaningful because this will help attract more golfers to your event. Items such as this award you can customize and make sure it is memorable for the winning participants. You can also give winners things like golf clubs and gift certificates.
Although you can raise a lot of money with a golf tournament, the costs can add up quickly. This is why you want to reach out to potential customers and give them an opportunity to promote their brand while helping you cover some of the costs.
Instead of paying for items or services related to your event, you can have them donated or sponsored instead. Make sure that you start working on sponsors early on because this can ensure that your charity event brings in profits instead of being one huge expense.
We recommend giving your sponsors different options to get involved and not limiting them to one type of sponsorship. Some might prefer to sponsor a certain hole in the course, while others might want to sponsor the entire event with a huge lump sum.
Ready to Plan a Golf Tournament for Charity?
We hope that now that you have the top tips and tricks of how to plan a golf tournament you are feeling less intimidated with planning this event. We are very optimistic that you will be able to find plenty of players to participate in the golf tournament.
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