A Wesley Chapel golf outing makes a terrific fundraiser. For a registration fee, golfers can play a few holes and have fun. Have drinks beforehand, dinner afterward and other events in between. It’s a fun way to raise money for charity or fund a particular project.
The only problem is that organizing a great golf outing costs money. But there are ways to add some extra revenue and offset the costs of the event. Here are a few ideas:
- Corporate sponsorships: Particularly if it’s for charity, local businesses will be eager to get in on the action of your tournament. Ask different companies to fund different portions of the event (e.g. dinner, cocktail hour, etc.) and put their name on it. They get some favorable publicity, and you get extra money in your budget. Everybody wins. You can also have companies sponsor a single hole.
- Contests and raffles: A great golf outing includes great prizes to be won. Have a putting contest or shoot-outs with a pro or celebrity and charge people to enter. As with sponsorships, local businesses may be willing to donate prizes in exchange for you putting their name on the event. Designate different prizes for different contests, but use the best prizes for the raffle. Sell tickets throughout the day and do the drawing at the end. You’ll be amazed at how much money you can bring in.
- Silent auction: Generous businesses or individuals can donate items to be auctioned off. Display the items prominently and have people write their bids for their preferred items on a piece of paper. This is much easier to organize than a traditional auction.
- Free “cheats”:Give less-proficient golfers a chance to up their game. Sell certificates for a mulligan or allow them to move their ball a few feet out of a hazard.