When planning a golf tournament, there are many things you will need to consider, such as: creating a plan and budget, choosing the course to hold your tournament, finding sponsors, and deciding what the prizes will be. The list is quite extensive and can be quite daunting when looked at in its entirety. One of major determining factor as to how successful your tournament will be, however, are your prizes. Quality prizes will capture the attention of far more participants, and one of the best prizes is a celebrity meet and greet. People are star struck, and learning that they will have the opportunity to meet one of their favorite golfers/actresses/rock stars will make them more likely to participate. The problem, then, is how do you manage to obtain a star for the meet and greet? Fortunately for you, we have experience in such matters and have compiled a list to help you find the celebrity that can make your tournament a rousing success!
- Connections – The easiest and quickest way of garnering a celebrity is through the connections of your friends, families, or employees. Everyone has a story of how their sister’s mother’s uncle sold ice cream to a famous rocker known for his love of golf; don’t be shy—use those connections! Celebrities are people, too, and most realize how fortunate they are and want to share their fortunes with others.
- Celebrity Booking Agencies – There are agencies whose whole purpose for existing is matching celebrities to endorsement deals, setting up appearances for their clients, and arranging celebrity meet and greets for causes like yours—for a fee of course. If you need to make use of a celebrity booking agency, have one of your sponsors pick up the costs; there’s no need to take money away from the cause if you have a sponsor willing to foot the bill.
- Email or Write a Request – If the celebrity you want to obtain is an athlete, write to the team address, if he or she is an actor on your favorite television show, write to the show, and if it’s a local celebrity (news anchors, reporters, the owner of a successful restaurant) write to the station, newspaper office or restaurant. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no, so what do you have to lose?
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By now you’re probably getting exhausted over the sheer number of things you need to do to get your charity golf tournament started, but don’t worry, we are here to help you through the process. Use our Tournament Request tool to start your Golf tournament planning process; or, check out our golf tournament planning guide for more information!