Well, times have changed and organizations have realized that golf events are a great way to raise money.
We even host golf events on Wednesdays and Fridays … besides Mondays. Over 10 years ago, a skiing group wanted us to host a golf event to help Special Olympics … and they wanted to do it on a Friday. And they kept after me. How could I say no to Special Olympics? Really? So, we broke tradition and hosted a golf event on a Friday. And, it was great. Really great.
Oh boy … things were changing. Not only did some events want Fridays … some wanted Wednesdays. I realized that events have different needs. Some people want the end of the week … others want the start of the week … and others want the middle of the week. Same with time of the year … whether it’s Spring – Summer – Fall … every event knows what day and time of year is best for them.
That gets to the real secret of hosting a successful golf event – no confusion – Less is More!
We host 60 full day golf events every year … and we’ve been doing this a long time. We’ve seen what works … and what doesn’t work. Here’s what doesn’t work:
* Complicated format
Long, slow round of golf
I read articles by Event Consultant Organizations giving out their “tips” … well, they have to say something … I get it. However, less is more.
We want you to have a successful event. We’re on your side. And your event represents us too. And if it’s a mess … we all look bad … and you probably won’t raise much money … and certainly won’t the next year.
If you’re thinking of doing a golf event … let’s talk. There’s lots to talk about.