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8 Ways to Grow Interest in Your Annual Golf Tournament

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So your golf tournament’s finally over. Give yourself that pat on the back you’ve been waiting for, and break out the champagne if you must; but, understand that your journey isn’t completely finished! It’s time to get back to the drawing board to start planning the next one. A common mistake many tournament planners make is not sealing the deal after the tournament. Even though your tournament has ended, if you ran your tournament well, the thrill of the competition probably hasn’t worn off yet. That means this is the perfect time to pique your participants’ interest for next year! So how can you do it? Well, follow these 8 steps and you’ll have no problem ensuring your next tournament’s a blast.

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Choose the Right Golf Course For Your Event

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If you’re planning on creating a golf tournament, one of the most important things you can do is choose the correct golf course for your event. As the setting of your tournament, it sets the stage for so many other facets, while often deciding whether or not your tournament is going to be an enjoyable one! Fortunately, we’re here to give you a few tips to make absolute sure you find the correct golf course for your purpose. Read on for more information!

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Thank Your Guests Post-Tournament

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You’d be surprised what a long way two little words can go. All day your sponsors and attendees will be rejoicing at the wonderful event you’ve held, now it’s your turn to give a little “thank you” back.

How to Thank your Sponsors and Guests

A great way to start is with card or e-mails. Be careful you have the correct addresses of your help, sponsors, and attendees. Not all sponsors will be able to make your tournament in person, so a well-written thank you letter can really demonstrate your appreciation. For all who have helped you before, during, or after the tournament make sure to give a thank you card, or even a swag bag to show your appreciation for their sponsorship or volunteer effort.

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Ideas for How to Market Charity Events for golf

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If you’re interested in planning a fundraiser to raise money for a charity, a golf tournament is a great idea! Golf tournaments are a great way to generate lots of money for charity groups. Unfortunately it is much easier said than done. To execute a successful charity golf tournament, there is a lot of work that must be done.

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EventEase.com

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Thinking of hosting a charity golfing tournament? Don’t know where to start? No need to fret, fortunately there is EventEase. When organizing any event, you can become tangled up in a logistical nightmare. Most people fail to realize until it is too late that there is significant planning, promoting and money exchanging involved in creating a successful golf tournament. For that reason, the team at EventEase (group of golfers and tournament coordinators) sought to change the status quo by creating a platform that takes all of the stress out of planning charity golfing events, so the coordinator can focus on the tournament goal…giving back!

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Choose Golf Courses to Match Your Group’s Skill Level

Choosing a golf course for your skill level
Choosing a course

The United States offers thousands of breathtaking golf courses consisting of varying difficulty levels. Every golf course has its own unique feel and look, due to differing layouts, locations, weather conditions, types of grass, etc. Therefore, a player can be assured that not all golf courses will compare to his/her skill level. With that in mind, it is important that when in preparation for your next golf tournament that you take certain golf course variables into consideration and ask the right questions when selecting a golf course.

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Considering “Consignment” for your Auction?

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Charity golf auction

Including consignment items at your silent auction is one way to provide a wide variety of items. By using consignment items you can raise more money without acquiring any additional risk, since you won’t have to pay for the consignment items you don’t sell. Additionally, you won’t have to take out money from your non-profit or your own pockets to obtain them. Auctions held to raise extra money after golf tournament fundraisers have been particularly notorious for trying to sell offering high end consignment items. Sometimes successfully, but often times not successfully. The primary complaint about consignment is that when items sell at or near the minimum bid (the items often do), then the non-profit makes very little money. This is an important negative aspect of typical consignment. Here are some categories of typical consignment.

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