Your Wesley Chapel corporate golf outing is an opportunity to network with clients, build your company’s visibility, raise money for charity, or just improve morale. But like any other company event, a lot of planning is required and a few issues need to be resolved.
One of the most important issues is scheduling. When will the golfing begin and end, and when will you begin the banquet afterward? There are two basic scheduling options: a shotgun start and a tee-time start. Each option has advantages and disadvantages.
A shotgun start means that everyone begins at the same time and ends at the same time. This way, the golfing will end in about four or five hours, and the entire group can stay together and be present for the banquet or any other scheduled events during the outing. If you schedule the event early in the morning, those who need to get back to work have time to do that.
To do a shotgun start, however, you’ll usually need to have at least 100 players, because the club will have to close the course to other patrons during your event. It also makes your schedule less flexible, as you’ll be locked into a single start time: usually either early morning or around noon.
You might instead choose a tee-time start. This allows you to stagger the start times, with different people playing at different times throughout the day.
This type of golf event takes longer to finish and makes it more difficult to keep the early starters around for a banquet or other events afterward. But it allows you to accommodate different people’s schedules, as well as work with any size group.
Quail Hollow’s event planning staff can help you make the scheduling decision that’s right for your specific outing. We can also help you handle the many details that will make the outing a stand-out event. Contact us to schedule your next golf outing. You’ll be relieved of all the stress, and you’ll be able to thoroughly enjoy your event.