How To Plan A Golf Tournament
Anyone that is interested in planning charity events should know how to plan a golf tournament. Golf tournaments are popular charity events and can provide a day of great fun for your guests while receiving much needed donations. Planning a golf tournament takes initiative, organization, and a positive attitude.
- Reserve the golf course. Ask to have the golf course donated or rented at a lower price. You may get a positive response from the golf course manager if you are willing to have the tournament in the middle of the week.
- Get your planning committee together. You will need assistance to plan this correctly. Try to find at least seven or eight people to be on the committee.
- Find corporate sponsors. Your charity event will bring in more money if you get area corporations to support you. Ask each committee member to find three or four corporate sponsors. Each corporate sponsor should then fill their team with four players. The amount that you request from each corporate sponsor will depend on your charity and needs. Asking for a $5,000 sponsorship from each corporation is not out of line.
- Plan for food and drinks. Plan the menu and choose a professional caterer if the golf course does not provide meal services.
- Purchase prizes. The winning golf tournament team could receive a day pass to a nice golf course. Smaller prizes should be given to the teams that finish second and third.
- Select the Emcee for the awards ceremony. An Emcee can make the awards ceremony memorable if you find someone with experience and talent.
- Line up a photographer, and contact the local media. Make sure to have pictures taken throughout the golf tournament. Photographs of this year’s event will be great advertising for next year’s golf tournament.