Fundraising Profit from holding a “Hole-In-One” Competition
Hole In One: Your Golfers can “Win an Automobile”
Hole In One Prizes Make a Charity Golf Fundraiser Tournament More Exciting. If you’re thinking about planning a One-Day Charity Golf Fundraiser Tournament, or if you already hold one but don’t offer your player-supporters a chance to win an automobile, then you’re missing out on making your event more interesting, exciting, prestigious and profitable. Not only that, with a beautiful automobile up for grabs, as the hole in one prize, there’s certainly the opportunity to encourage more people to enter. So you’ll make more money, bringing in those dollars you need to support your nonprofit cause. The way to organize it is with a sponsorship.
In my book Golf Tournaments 101 Second Edition, the Hole In One is covered in the “Tournament Competitions” chapter.
The best place to start is to find a local Automobile Dealer who will offer a car for your prize. The dealership should be very interested in being involved because even though the odds are high, there’s always the chance someone will make a Hole In One and win the vehicle. If that happens, insurance kicks in and the dealership “makes a sale”. In my experience the dealers always arranged their own insurance, so that’s something you don’t have to worry about.
Another positive for the dealership is that if it wants to display three or four cars around the tournament registration area prior to your golfers going out onto the course, you should let that happen. At least try to get two of the same model that will be the Hole In One car of the day. One for display at the clubhouse all day and the other set up behind the tee of the par three hole where the competition is to take place. All this is great advertising exposure for the dealership, along with the fact that its staff are able to interact with your players.
Warning: There is a very important point that needs to be covered when a Hole-In-One competition is held. What it is, is covered in the book.
So you can see there are good reasons for an automobile dealership to be very interested in being involved in a Hole-In-One sponsorship.
However, it’s not all about the Dealership, it’s about you bringing in more Fundraising Dollars. You must charge the dealership a “Sponsorship Fee”. There should be no reason to negotiate this fee, as in the planning of your event you should have put together a list of all the sponsorships you’re offering, along with how much each sponsorship will sell for. There’s a whole chapter in my book Golf Tournaments 101 Second Edition devoted to sponsorships. In that chapter there’s all the information you need to make your task much simpler.
The Tip of the Iceberg. If you’ve read any of my many blogs on planning and running a one day charity fundraising golf tournament, then look at them as being just the tip of the iceberg.
Golf Tournaments 101 Second Edition is full of much more detailed information, guidelines and tips. Much more than blogs alone can cover. It’s unique in that there’s not another guide and planning book on the market containing as much information to assist charities and nonprofits raise money through golf.
Downloadable Tools. Through the book’s website http://charitygolf101.com the second edition makes available over 35 downloadable tools. These Excel and Word files are set up to assist in pre-tournament planning along with a tournament day timeline. Some files are ready to go; others can be modified to suit your own requirements.
Wishing you every success with your fundraiser tournament.