How to Host Golf Tournament Events
With approximately 502 million rounds being played on US golf courses during 2020, it's no surprise corporations and charities regularly have success raising money by organizing golf events. As your guests can socialize while playing their round, golfing is a fantastic option for getting people together.
But, you may be wondering how to host a golf tournament that gives your guests an unforgettable experience. While organizing an event can be a substantial undertaking, at Links at Spruce Creek South, we have the expertise to make your occasion a huge success.
Read on to learn more about hosting an incredible golf tournament.
Form a Tournament Committee
Before taking any action, the first step is to form a well-balanced committee. It takes many different skills to plan a golf tournament, so it's good practice to have committee members with a wide range of talents. For example, one person could be in charge of finances, while another is responsible for communications.
You'll also want to have someone who can support other committee members if they are on vacation or unable to work on your event for a short time.
If you are hosting a charity golf tournament, you could ask for sponsorship payments from local companies. Many business owners will be happy to support a good cause, and you can offer them promotional opportunities in return. Putting the names of tournament sponsors on golf t-shirts or naming a hole after their company for the day can help boost their brand.
Choose a Golf Format
You can mix up your friendly golf competition by choosing an exciting playing format. Perhaps your guests would enjoy a Skins game, a Scramble format, or a Better/Best ball style round. This can be a great way to make your tournament stand out from other golf events.
Generate Pre-Tournament Excitement
You can create a buzz about your golf event by sending fun emails to guests in the lead-up to the tournament. For example, you could provide high-quality photos or videos of the course and ask people to guess what score they'll get on the day. You don't want to spam your guests, but receiving an email once or twice a week should be acceptable to most people.
Consider Catering Options
When organizing golf tournaments, it's easy to focus all of your energies on the course. But, don't forget to consider the available catering options. You could provide guests with boxed lunches, and also have beverage stations around the course. If preferred, you could book the country club dining area for a sit-down meal after the day's play.
Contact Links at Spruce Creek South
Hosting a golf tournament is an excellent way to raise money for a good cause or to enjoy a private outing. At Spruce Creek South, our stunning views and manicured fairways will impress your guests while they enjoy a fabulous day on our course. After playing their round, your visitors can take advantage of our wonderful clubhouse facilities.