There are many aspects to golf tournament planning. Many players show up and play and never realize all of the planning and organization that has gone into making the day enjoyable. Below is just a quick golf tournament checklist to get you started:
With all of the tasks that need to be completed to run a successful event, it is difficult to get everything done by yourself. It is much easier to get the help of committees. Decide how many committees that you will need and when the regular meeting will occur. Depending on the size of the tournament, you will want to appoint a Tournament Director as well as a chairperson for the Sponsors, Registration, Volunteers, Tee Gifts and Awards.
Tournament Budget Creating a budget for your golf event is crucial to its success. As you are attempting to please the many people involved in a golf outing, it is important that you have a road map to where your revenue is coming from and where your expenses will be going.
Raising Money At A Tournament
If you are running a charity golf event and are attempting to raise money, the entry fee is not the only place that you can create revenue for your cause. Prior to the shotgun start, you can hold a putting contest as well as a long drive contest. If you properly price mulligans or a power drive at the registration table, you can raise extra money for your cause or scholarship fund. Once the round is completed, an auction atmosphere is a great way to raise money as well. As putting together all of the auction items is tedious, there are companies that will provide the auction items for a percentage of what the item was auctioned.
Golf Tournament Gifts
Depending on your budget, you can upgrade the value of your event by including a tee gift or tee gifts that you give to every player at the registration table prior to playing. Giving these golf promotional items not only gives your players something to remember the event with, these promotional golf items can also be used as marketing tool for the outing.
Many tournaments will give out a logo golf hat or golf cap as a tee gift. Another popular item for a tee gift is a polo golf shirt. Many times they are given together as a package. With this being said, do not allow yourself to fall into selecting just the usual as your options are really unlimited. This could really set your golf event apart from many others.
Gather Player Info In planning for the following year, you will want to collect the correct mailing address as well as the correct email address for each player. As the saying goes it is much easier to keep a customer that you have as opposed to finding a new customer. This will give you a "warm" database to begin the promotion of the tournament the following year.
Golf Tournament Shirts Before looking for the golf event shirts for your event, you need to have completed your budget. I know that sometimes takes the fun out of it! However, depending on the golf events goals, selecting the proper golf shirts could literally make or break the event and the bottom line.
Being responsible for running a golf tournament for your company or your charity is not a small tasks. To learn more read other informative articles on planning a golf tournament.