18 Key Tournament Planning Principles: #2 of 18

by GTS on February 4th, 2014

STEP #2
RECRUITING A POWERFUL TEAM
Your Secret Tool – The Committee
 
The most important tool that you have in producing a successful golf tournament is your volunteer committee. They will either make you or break you. If you recruit the right people, train them properly, motivate them and hold them accountable, your event will be bigger and better than you could ever imagine. Here are a few ideas on how to maximize the efforts of your volunteer committee.
 
PICK THE RIGHT PEOPLE
1.      Have the right size – 6 to 10 people
2.      Recruit motivated and available people
3.      Make sure that they have valuable contacts
  
TRAIN THEM PROPERLY
1.      Put their job description in writing
2.      Spend time teaching them what to do
3.      Work with them every step of the way
 
MOTIVATE THEM
1.      Give them a Title of responsibility
2.      Give them recognition and show them appreciation
3.      Give incentives to succeed
 
HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE  
1.      Give them specific goals
2.      Call them weekly
3.      Have them turn in a weekly report
 
COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES
1.      Tournament Chairman
2.      Sponsor Chairman
3.      Golfer Chairman
4.      Gifts and Prize Chairman
5.      Logistic Chairman
6.      Auction Chairman
7.      PR & Marketing Chairman
 
Try these strategies and you will be more successful with your next tournament. 

Good luck, and as always, we are here to assist you however we can.


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