Attention Tournament Planners!!!!
Article #1 in a series on Golf Tournament Planning
By: Judy Knelly, Special Events Coordinator, Sugarloaf Golf Club Inc
So youâ€™ve been asked to run a golf tournament. Maybe your employer is sponsoring a company outingâ€¦or you are on the board of a charity that hopes to raise funds â€¦.or your daughterâ€™s softball team needs new uniforms and youâ€™ve been elected to raise money to make them the best dressed team in the league. Whatever the case may be, YOU have accepted the challenge of putting together a team of volunteers, finding sponsors & golfers and coordinating a full day of golf, contests, prizes, food and fun. DONâ€™T PANIC! With a little help and planning, your event can be very successful and we want to help.
As Special Events Coordinator here at Sugarloaf Golf Club I have called on my 30+ years of experiences in the golf industry to put together a series of articles to make your job easier. Iâ€™ll cover topics like these:
â€¢ Getting started ~ whoâ€™s in charge?
â€¢ Put together a great team of volunteers
â€¢ Keep them motivated!
â€¢ Choosing a venue
â€¢ How to promote your event & attract golfers
â€¢ Finding sponsors
â€¢ Formats, games & contests
â€¢ The big day is here
â€¢ Thatâ€™s a wrap!
So, stay tuned for this really important series. I would also like to invite those of you with tournament planning experience to comment on my posts. Donâ€™t be shyâ€¦share your knowledge!