Putting Contests are Moneymakers!
Putting Contests in “Golf Tournaments 101 The Second Edition” are given their own Chapter
Putting Contests in a one day nonprofit charity fundraiser golf tournament. They’re usually played during player registration time, a period that can last for as long as two hours. (The time from when player registration starts until the players go out onto the course at “Shot-Gun” time).
They’re “Mini Tournaments Within-a-Tournament”
Players love the opportunity to show their putting skills. These competitions should be seen as moneymakers because, sponsorship money can be generated and there should be a player entry fee to compete, even if it’s only a modest $5.
The Way Each Putting Competition is Played Is Fully Explained in the
Putting Competitions chapter of “Golf Tournaments 101 Second Edition”. There’s even a downloadable file with ready to print putting contest score cards.
There are Four Different and Conventional Competition Formats and a Very Unconventional One with an Italian Flavor
1: The One-Hole Putting Competition
There are Two Different Ways to Play. Both ways are described in the chapter. Having a quantity of small prizes with sponsor logos on them to use as gifts to be given away or as prizes to be won by the competitors, is a nice touch. For example, golf balls. Details on how this format is played and whether to consider it for your tournament is covered in Golf Tournaments 101. Chapter 14.
2: The Two-Hole Putting Competition A Possible $10,000 Prize!
This is a Competition where a Sponsorship
should cover the insurance cost. It’s a competition that always generates a lot of excitement and interest. Advertise it in your tournament promotional materials. The lure of $10,000 is sure to attract more players to your fundraiser. With that, player entry fee revenue increase.
3: The Two-Person-Team, Six-Hole Putting Contest
In this Competition there are Two Different Formats to choose from. This is the recommended putting contest when the on-course eighteen hole tournament format is for teams of two players. In this putting contest, several teams can be on the green competing at the same time. There are two method of scoring to choose from and both are explained in the chapter.
4: The “Italian Meat Ball” Putting Contest
This is an event for a small tournament and yes, there really is such a putting competition! The players are each give three frozen meatballs to putt with. It’s very much a fun event. The rules are simple and what happens to the meatballs after the event is unsure.
5: The “Six-Hole” Putting Contest. The Recommended Competition for a Fundraiser Tournament.
It really is a moneymaker. It has the advantage that many players can be on the six-hole-green at the same time. Players really enjoy this competition. The fundraising advantages are: First, more players will compete in this very popular event, therefore more dollars are raised. And second, even more fundraising dollars will be generated because all the competitors have the opportunity to pay and play again. Many players will do that.
The Card-Countback or Shoot-Out Tie-Breaker Options
If Two or More Players Finish with the same score, how to find a winner is explained. There’s the “Card-Countback” method and the “Shoot-Out” methods. There’s even a third option and all three are explained in the chapter.
The Club May Charge a Fee For setting up a putting green. So check that out. Even if there’s a charge, sponsorships should cover that expense.
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 The 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.
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 modify to suit your own requirements.
Wishing you every success with your fundraiser tournament