Golf is one of the most social sports out there. Traditionally, the game of golf allows a group of people (usually a foursome) to walk and enjoy the great outdoors while playing a strategic game full of skill. Many different organizations have actually held golfing events as fundraisers throughout the years. Whether it’s to raise money or just give your community a fun afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of normal life, a golfing event could be the answer for you.
There is a lot of planning that goes into an afternoon of golf. Rather than a pick-up basketball game, this sport needs to happen on a golf course, and you need the right accessories and equipment. Likewise, you need to schedule the day’s events a bit differently and work to keep everyone feeling comfortable at all times. As you’re getting ready to put on your official golfing event, here are some tips and tricks to help you get started.
It wouldn’t be an event without something to win! Especially if you are planning a fundraiser, you want to have different competitions and auctions to give away big prizes in exchange for donations. Asking for sponsors and looking for the best big prizes is a huge part of the planning process. See who may be interested in donating as a promoter and the number of players you can afford to have win different items. Once you know what you’re giving away, like a vacation or a new car, you have to figure out how to pay for it. There is such a thing as hole in one insurance which will cover the prize value of your top prize during your golf tournament. You pay the insurance premium, and the promotion company will provide the cash value for prize winners. This is a way to get event coverage while keeping your side of the profits.
Professional golfers definitely have a look. From funky pants and polos to khakis and golf hats to skorts and visors, there is a bit of a uniform for golfers. If you’re hosting a golf event, you need to look the part. Throw on your capri pants and that nicer polo. When you shop for your favorite brands, you’ll be able to have versatility in your wardrobe so you can fit the needs of your golf event.
A golf tournament is going to run in a different way than many events. It’s impossible to have everyone follow the same exact schedule because only so many golfers can be at a hole at the same time. Once you secure your guest list and know who you’re expecting at your golfing event, you’ll want to schedule specific tee times. This will help keep everyone occupied and entertained the whole time they’re attending your event.
Many individuals attending a golfing event will bring their own set of clubs, tees, or towels. However, you also need to prepare in case anyone needs those important supplies. Consider having a few extra bags of clubs ready to go for anyone who needs them. Fill up buckets of balls and have golf carts at the ready. Be prepared to provide whatever your golfers may need.
Staying out on the golf course all day can be incredibly hot. You want to make sure your guests are as comfortable as possible, so be sure you have a full supply of snacks and water. Encourage hydration for everyone involved so there are no accidents during your event.