Rent a Country Club for a Day
Corporate Invitational Golf Tournaments
Corporate golf invitationals are an amazing opportunity for a corporation to thank investors, clients, vendors, employee partners or anyone involved with its organization. In the activity of the day that is the golf tournament, there’s the opportunity when building teams (foursomes) to mix people in an effort to have them connect. For example: A board member, investor, client, and vendor, could all be teamed together. It’s often been said: “If you want to find out about people in a very short time, play a round of golf with them”. It can be very revealing!
Once a corporation decides the number of
people to be invited and sets a budget, deciding when and where the invitational will take place can be decided. For many of the corporate guests and staff, spending a day at a country club with their friends, could be very special. Enjoying good food and beverages, along with being able to participate in many different activities and competitions might be a once in a life time experience.
It’s an event that can usually be held
on a Monday, when many country clubs allow non-member events. It’s the day when most charity fundraising golf tournaments are held.
The Corporate Outing Guide Book:
Golf Tournaments 101 Second Edition is the guide book for this type of day-long golf and fun experience. It was written as a guide and planning book for nonprofit charities to use as their guide to holding a profitable one-day-charity fundraising tournaments. However much of the information in the book’s nineteen chapters, along with the over 35 downloadable Excel and Word work tools are very relevant for companies wishing to hold a “Rent-a-Club-for-a-Day-Invitational-Golf-Outing”.
working with the Club’s Private Event Director and Directors of Golf and Tennis should have no difficulty putting together a memorable event.
At Most Country Clubs
there is almost no limit to the activities, games and fun that can be carried out all day long. Corporate guests can participate in different activities throughout the day. Depending on the club, all of its facilities should be available.
Below are examples of some of these along with suggested timelines:
- Breakfast starting at 7:00am continuing through until mid-morning
- Snacks and beverages throughout the day
- A morning 18 hole golf tournament, with an 8:00am shotgun start time
- Informal golf in the afternoon, without any set starting times or format
- A six hole putting contest
- A putting green available all day for anyone to use
- The driving range or practice area available all day for anyone to use
- A tennis tournament, perhaps a Round Robin format
- Swimming pool available all day. Fun in the sun!
- A poker tournament
- A one-hour golf clinic with the Club’s golf professionals
- A one-hour tennis clinic with the Club’s tennis professionals
- A snooker tournament
- An air hockey-table competition
- A table tennis (ping pong) tournament
- A barbeque lunch, at the clubhouse or poolside
- A hosted bar, perhaps opening late afternoon or earlier
- Free raffle tickets for prize drawings during dinner
- A “DJ” or band, along with a dance floor in the evening
- Dinner and awards ceremony and company awards presentations
Theme of the Day:
The day can also have a theme that encompasses both the decorations of the Club as well as the food and beverages served. For example:
- Hawaiian Holiday
- Day in Mexico
- Las Vegas Getaway
There are chapters covering all aspects of Corporate tournament planning. Some examples are:
- Planning a successful tournament
- PowerPoint presentations
- Pairing list forms
- Tournament formats, including the “4 Person Team Scramble”
- Putting Competitions
This kind of event can be
an incredible experience for all those involved. The energy that’s created throughout the day and evening is exciting. It’s the type of promotional and rewarding event that many corporations should consider.
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 than blogs can fully cover. It’s unique in that there’s not another guide and planning book on the market containing as much information to assist charities raise money through golf. And for corporations to have a team building and fun day.
Through the book’s website http://charitygolf101.com over 35 downloadable tools are made available. 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 modify to suit your own requirements.