Great New Gift Idea for Your Tournament Participants
Great New Gift Idea for Your Tournament Participants by GTAA Consultant Al Abrams.
 
As we all know, an impressive gift bag is an important part of what we do for participants at our golf outings. We try to include a variety of quality items, including apparel, shoes, head covers, balls, etc.

How about adding an item that is both useful and looks great?

Consider the Fusion 2.5 divot repair tool by Pitchfix. It was named “Best Divot Repair tool” by Golf Digest in their Editor’s Choice Awards.

The award winning Fusion 2.5 is a 3-pronged metal retractable system in a switchblade design. It has an rubberized handle for soft touch and grip, a removable ball marker than can be branded for a sponsor and a built in pencil sharpener.

And it’s incredibly easy to use. The golfer simply pushes it in and out of the affected area, restoring the ground.
Posted by admin at Jul 19, 2017 Category: Tournament Help and Tips
Tags: Golf Tournament, Golf Outing, Tournament Help, Outing Help, Tournament Planners

Ways to Make Some Quick Cash for your Outing

QUICK CASH LAST MINUTE

So your Tournament is 2 weeks away and you are freaking out because you have not recruited enough golfers or sold as many sponsors as you desired. What do you do? To generate an extra $5000 last minute cash, here are some suggestions:

Hole in One Competition - $5 per shot for a chance to win a car

Posted by admin at Jul 13, 2017 Category: Tournament Help and Tips
Tags: Golf Tournament, Golf Outing, Tournament Help, Outing Help, Tournament Planners top

Pace of Play is Important for Outings & Tournaments
PACE OF PLAY

There is nothing more that drives golfers crazy than slow play.  You can get a away with a 5 hour round with a full field but if golfers have to wait to hit the ball you will hear it after the round. Golfers will not return to your event if they have a bad experience with slow play.
Here are some ideas on how to keep pace of play and keep your golfers happy.

DO NOT PACK THE COURSE
We think that we need 144 golfers to make the most money. Not true. Consider 120 golfers. This allows a little flexibility and less waiting on every hole. 

PICK THE RIGHT FORMAT  
Choose the right format based on the caliber of players. Best Ball for more experienced players and Scramble if you have beginners in the field.  Some full field tournaments tell their.
Posted by admin at Jul 06, 2017 Category: Tournament Help and Tips
Tags: Pace of Play, Tournament Planners, Tournament Hosts, Outings top

Host a 9 Hole Golf Tournament Instead
NINE HOLES IS FINE!

There are many ways to host a golf tournament. None of them are right or wrong. The question is what works best for you and your group.

For many golfers our time is limited and what we are seeing are alternate formats that take less time which is one reason why leagues are so popular.  One that is gaining quite a bit of popularity is a 9-Hole Golf Event.  You have all of the pomp and circumstance of an 18 hole event including the goody bag, signage, sponsors, on course games, post golf dinner, awards, entertainment, auction, etc.  The only thing is 9 holes versus 18.  

Also, with this type of format you can do a couple of events a year which means more fundraising for your organization and more exposure for your sponsors.  

Here are some of the benefits:

Less time to create
Less expensive to produce
More golfers to.
Posted by admin at Jun 28, 2017 Category: Tournament Help and Tips
Tags: Tournament Help, Outing Help, Tournament Planners, top

You Will Be Judged by the Prizes You Give Out




If you give out leftover and donated coozies and t-shirts, then "cheap" is how your organization will be seen. Your reputation depends on it. Golfers will come back if they get cool stuff. 



IT STARTS WITH THE GOODIE BAG. 
The Goodie Bag or Players Tee package is the first thing that the golfers get when they arrive at your event and it sets the stage for the rest of the day. The goal is to present the WOW Factor. You want your golfers to see the Goodie Bag and say “WOW” this is going to be a great event. You do that by giving out cool stuff. 



GETTING GIFTS PAID FOR 
Don’t panic - this should not cost you anything. You can get all of the things that you want to give away paid for by somebody else. 

Here is how it works.


1. Acquire the best products by working with GTAA Preferred Vendors.

2. Build the price of the item into a sponsor.
Posted by admin at Jun 13, 2017 Category: Tournament Help and Tips
Tags: Tournament Help, Outing Help, Tournament Planners, top