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4 Golf Formats That’ll Make Any Tournament Eventful

Golf tournement gamePicking the correct golf format is key to any successful golf tournament – pick one that’s too slow and you’ll jam up the game, pick one that’s too fast and you’ll force players to play beyond their limits. So what can you do to accommodate players of all skill levels? Well, these fun golf variations are there to ensure all your players have a good time, whether it’s their first time on the course or they’ve been doing it since birth.
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Videography and Photo Tips for your Golf Tournament

In this day and age, it seems that everything is documented through photographs and videos. This can be viewed as a good or a bad thing, but it is certainly a good thing in the context of a significant event like the one that your golf tournament promises to be. This is why you should definitely be taking pictures as well as video footage throughout the day. It adds another dimension to the day’s proceedings and goes a long way in making your tournament feel more official.

How to Utilize Photography and Videography

If you want a product that looks great, you should consider hiring a professional photographer and/or videographer. There are many firms that provide these services in any local area, so you will have plenty of options when considering who you should hire. It is a great idea to have multiple people conducting this service. This way, you can have people taking video footage of the actual golf rounds, while you can have photographers taking pictures of people as they hang out around the clubhouse and elsewhere at the tournament. There will be plenty of photo and video service packages at any company that you might contract for this work, so you will be presented with many different ways to utilize their services.

Benefits

There are a lot of benefits to hiring someone to take footage of the day’s proceedings. Having this footage of the tournament is an easy way to create another stream of revenue. You can have a videographer taking footage of golf throughout the day, and then create highlight reels for each golfer and sell it to them. You can also have an area for photographs and sell the prints to attendants of the tournament. It serves as a fun way for you and the tournament’s attendees to remember the times spent at the course. Also, the product is something that can be used as promotional material if you were to hold any golf tournaments in the future. Having this dimension to your golf tournament will go a long way in attracting golfers to your tournament.

Between the financial benefits and the fun that it brings to the day’s events, having your own photo and video team will bring up the quality of your tournament immensely. Do some research about local photography services to learn more about how you can make your golf tournament the best that it can be.

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Planning for the Right Amount of Golfers

There are many obstacles that can arise throughout the planning of a golf tournament, but the number of players participating is one obstacle you may not have anticipated. Obviously, having too few players can eat into the profits, but were you aware that having too many participants can be a problem as well? When planning for a successful charity golf event, it is important to plan for every contingency, and we’ve compiled a list that will help you plan for the right amount of players and ensure a successful tournament for this year and many years to come.

Limit the Participants

You’re probably thinking we are crazy right now, but it’s important that you don’t get too big; too many participants can lead to a host of problems, including but not limited to: long waits that suck the fun out of playing, out of control crowds leading to chaos, and even extra wear and tear on the course that could lead to extra expenses, taking money from the very people you are trying to help.

Limiting the number of participants also helps in planning your budget. Once you’ve determined how much you want to spend on the event, divide that number by the number of players and you’ve got an idea on what to charge for your registration fees, which, by the way, should not be too high; you want people to come back next year and high fees could be prohibitive to that.

But Don’t Plan for Too Few

The object of this event is to bring in more money than goes out, and no matter how many participants you have, there are some numbers that are finite: the cost of the course, the cost of the prizes, and of course, the cost of advertising. If you factor in too few participants, you could end up losing money, which does not help those you planned to give the proceeds to, and no one wants to deal with that disappointment. Be like Goldilocks and find the number of participants that is “just right,” ensuring a successful and profitable charity golf tournament for this year and many years to come. The only limit is your imagination.

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Finally, don’t forget to utilize the tips and guidelines we’ve compiled in our years of experience at planning successful golf tournaments. Our website has everything you need to know about planning, budgeting, and implementing a wildly successful tournament while still having fun and enjoying the day!