4 Reasons to host a golf outing

By: Brian Rhodes on June 21st, 2018

There are many reasons why so many charitable organizations host golf outings.  But, the main reason is that it is a tried and true formula to raise funds.  If done correctly, Golf Outings can raise $5,000, $10,000, $20,000 or even $100,000 or more for your charity

Here are four fantastic reasons to consider hosting a golf event.

  1. Numerous ways to drive revenues
    • Golfer/team fees
    • Dinner only fee for non-golfers
    • Sponsorship fees
    • On Course Contests
    • Banquet Events
    • Organizations Merchandise Sales
    • Donations

The above list are just a few suggestions; your organization can use as many of them as you see fit. Feel free to institute other revenue-generating ideas, to customize your event.

  1. Perfect setting to showcase the Charity.

What an excellent opportunity to tell your story, show the successes from the past year.  After your guests have had a fantastic day on the course, you have the opportunity to present awards to large donors, valuable team members and other prestigious awards.  Invite guests that are directly impacted by your organization’s work and let them thank the donors.  Present future goals and the fundraising levels needed to achieve those goals.  One of the future goals is to do business with the outing participants after the event.  The more “buy-in” donors have into the organization, the more they will give.  A Golf Outing works very well in most Charitable Organizations Social Marketing programs.  What a great way to build loyalty with organic social posts.  Golf Outings are also excellent ways to generate media exposure.

  1. It’s a Great Chance for You to Have Personal Contact with Donors

During banquets or gala fundraising events the host of the activities very seldom has a conversation with each donor.  Your duties are to be present at the dinner and meet a few of the more significant donors at the cocktail party.   Golf Outings usually take six-plus hours from registration to the banquet.  Thus providing opportunities to thank all donors and make personal connections with each of the guests.

Once play has started, the host can take a cart and see each group, providing an excellent opportunity to spend quality time and build better relationships with current donors.  Other members of the staff can ride along with the beverage cart or set-up on a hole.  Both of these provide time to be a gracious host.

  1. Donors see value in Golf Outings

Golfing is a chance to get out of the office for a day, enjoy the weather and meet new people.  Many of your guests will see the day as a place to relax and feel great about their contributions to your charity.  Others will use the day to invite business guests and take their interaction into a different space.  A few will be interested in the competition and prizes.

If you have a cause that you hold near and dear to your heart, you should consider hosting a golf tournament to fundraise and foster involvement in your organization.

We believe that life is too short to play ordinary golf courses and that golf outings should be a memorable event.  We can customize the golf outing based on your needs and desires; the course can be set-up for the enjoyment of all players.  Golf outings deserve excellent playing conditions, fantastic ambiance and enjoyable experience that will keep your guests reminiscing about their wonderful experience

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