Are you preparing a golf tournament for a company outing or, perhaps, organizing a fundraising event for friends and co-workers? No matter how you slice it, the keys to a successful golf tournament require planning and coordination. We hope this guide will help take care of part of your long “to-do list”, namely incentives!
The tournament date and budget have been set and the golf course has been reserved. It is now time to consider the prizes to be given to the participants. After determining the type of format (best-ball, scramble), consider who will be the recipients and make it easy and fun to play for an award.
Golfer Goody Bags
As players begin to trickle in for breakfast and for their golf tournament, hand out goody bags! Gift goody bags are exciting to get when players are receiving their name tags and can also be useful on the golf course.
In addition to a small bag of varying-sized tees and logo golf balls, why not also include a few memories that serve a purpose. Add a logoed divot repair tool to keep the greens in good shape and a ball marker for putting. You will have taken care of both the golf course and your
players with these thoughtful gifts.
Here are a few ideas to make the golf event a fun outing for all participants:
Select one par-3 on the golf course for a Hole-in-One Award. Add a bit of stimulus to get it up-and-in with a sign designating that this is a specialty hole. Since this is one of the biggest achievements in any golfer’s life (average player’s chance 12,000-1) the reward should fit the accomplishment! The exclusive Winner’s Circle Crystal was created specifically for life’s finest moment!
A Long Drive Contest should be added for both men and women golfers. Another big achievement in golf is the “grip-it-and-rip-it” mentality that gets the fist pump every time.
The Long Drive and Closest to the Pin contests highlight crucial aspects of getting the lowest score. The Laser Crystals will proudly sit atop of the winner’s desk as a reminder of why the game is played… to be won!
Don’t forget to designate one fairway as Closest-to-the-Line Award for straightest drive.
Award teams for both Low Gross and Low Net Scores – quite possibly the biggest victories of the day. In addition to the envelope which contains Clubhouse loot, add a trophy for each team to be placed on display either at corporate headquarters or to the team leader who provided the most help during the round.
Time to Award Your Winners!
After a four-hour game, golfers always look forward to the 19th hole for refreshments and camaraderie. A golf event is never complete without an awards ceremony to recognize your participants and congratulate your golf champions!
In addition to the awards mentioned above, if you are doing a fundraiser, it is also a worthy idea to donate an inscribed plaque or trophy of the event to the charity. It is a memory which the organization will proudly display next to their most treasured mementos.
About Crown Awards
Award leader for over 30 years, Crown makes it easy to provide golf tournament awards for any age group or budget by offering a wide variety of participation and winner trophies, cups, crystals, and more. We can even create custom medals, pins and crystals with your tournament’s name and logo. With SAME DAY SHIPPING and 24 HOUR TURNAROUND (on web orders placed by 4:00 PM EST) on many awards, we even help with last-minute orders. Connect with Crown Awards, Facebook and Twitter. Questions? Call 800-542-6044 and one of our friendly customer service representatives would be happy to help you.