Back to Golf Tournament Basics with Golf Tournament Specialists

As with all things that can get way too complex, getting back to basics is a great way to streamline your existing event, or a great guide for first or second year golf tournaments to follow.

GTS "Back-to-Basics" Golf Tournament Steps:

Setting up a charity golf tournament can be a great way to raise money for a good cause while also enjoying a fun day of golf. Here are some steps you can follow to set up a charity golf tournament:

  1. Define the purpose and goals of the tournament: Determine the reason why you want to organize the tournament and the amount of money you hope to raise.

  2. Choose a date and location: Select a date and time that works best for most players, and choose a golf course that is suitable for the tournament.

  3. Determine the format of the tournament: Decide whether you want to have an individual or team tournament, and choose the type of play, such as stroke play or match play.

  4. Determine the entry fee: Decide on the entry fee, which should cover the cost of greens fees, carts, prizes, and any other expenses.

  5. Secure sponsors: Look for local businesses or individuals who might be willing to sponsor the tournament or donate prizes. You can also ask for donations of food or beverages for the event.

  6. Recruit players: Reach out to potential players, including golf enthusiasts, businesses, and community members, to get them to sign up for the tournament.

  7. Plan the details: Create a schedule of events for the day of the tournament, including registration, a pre-tournament briefing, the golf game, and an awards ceremony.

  8. Promote the tournament: Advertise the tournament to attract more players and raise awareness about the charity.

  9. Hold the tournament: Make sure to have a smooth and enjoyable event that includes refreshments, entertainment, and opportunities for players to win prizes.

  10. Follow up with participants and donors: Thank all the participants, donors, and sponsors for their contribution, and let them know how much money was raised for the charity. Our Sponsor Plaques are a GREAT gift to hand out after your event so your sponsors have something to hang in their place of business showcasing their donation to your cause.

By following these steps, you can set up a successful charity golf tournament that raises funds for a good cause while also providing a fun and enjoyable day for all involved!


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