So you’ve decided to hold a charity golf outing for your charitable cause in the Tampa Bay area. Eighteen holes of championship golf are a great way to have fun while raising money for a good cause. But there are two important things you need to make your outing a success: players and sponsors.
But how do you find people and sign them up to play in your golf tournament? And how do you find people to sponsor them?
Organizing a Charity Golf Outing
Reaching out to Players
Decide how many players you want to have. The average is around 120, but you can have up to 140 or more. Next, start promoting the event to everyone with whom you and your group are connected and see who’s interested in joining in.
Send out emails with information about the upcoming tournament and ask the recipients to pass it on to anyone else they think may be interested. You can also write up a press release about the event and distribute it to local news outlets to gain publicity. Social media outreach also can be really productive when trying to find players.
Once you’ve managed to get enough players signed up for your charity golf outing, it’s time to find the sponsors. Reserve half the players for sponsorship packages: e.g. your title sponsor gets two foursomes, each hole sponsor gets one foursome, etc. Sell off the remaining half individually. You can use many of the same PR and social media outreach tactics to get your message in front of the right people.
Referrals and Networking
Having signed up a sponsor, you should them ask them if they can refer someone else to sponsor a player. Then, two or three months before the event, hold a sponsorship lunch to encourage networking with potential sponsors and show them what your organization is and why it’s worth donating to. With eager players and interested sponsors, your outing is sure to be a success.
To book your charity golf outing at Quail Hollow, contact us today. From our challenging course to our ample banquet facilities to our trained expert event staff, we’ll make your charity golf tournament an event to remember.