18 Key Tournament Planning Principles: #14 of 18

by GTS on July 22nd, 2014

 STEP #14
STAY ON TRACK WITH A TIMELINE

Give yourself at least 6 months to do a great job. There is nothing worse than running out of time and missing out on a complete success. You will get more golfers and sponsors if you plan and work in advance. Here are some suggestions on things to do and when to do them.
 
12 Months in Advance
Secure the Golf Course
Start talking to the Title Sponsor

6 Months in Advance
Form Committee
Develop Business Plan
Sponsor Packages
Create Budget
 
5 Months in Advance
Sell Sponsors
Build database of golfers
Secure Gifts and Prizes
Create Brochure
Marketing Plan
 
4 Months in Advance
Create Auction and acquire items
Start recruiting golfers
Media Partner
Set up website
 
3 Months in Advance
Press Release Out
Start marketing and Advertising
Sign up golfers
Continue to sell sponsors
 
2 Months in Advance
Order Merchandise
Collect gifts and prizes
Finalize games and contests
Secure real time scoring
 
1 Month in Advance
Get signs made
Confirm all golfers and get payments
Golfer Pairings
Order Food and drinks
Volunteer orientation meeting
 
Follow this timeline for tournament success and giving your volunteers plenty of time to get everything done!

For tips and advice on following this timeline give us a call or email.

Good luck with your next event!


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