A charity golf day is not only a great fundraiser, it's a great social event too.
This type of fundraiser is often organised by companies, who invite colleagues, suppliers and potential new clients. It works well as a great networking opportunity as well as a fundraiser.
Where to hold your event
- If you are a member of a golf course, this may be the best place to hold the event. If not, then contact golf courses in your local area. Consider who can offer you the best deal and which course is most appropriate to the event you are hoping to run. Most golf clubs are willing to help with the logistics of the golf tournament, but you will need volunteers to help with registration and any on-the-day fundraising.
When to hold it
Consider whether a weekday date would be better than a weekend (you may be more likely to be offered the use of the golf course for free mid-week).
- Decide how many teams you will be able to accommodate and how the timings will run on the day. To plan this, you will need to consider how long the tournament will be (a typical 18 holes or something different).
- Don’t forget that you will also have to allow time for registration, any refreshment breaks or meals, speeches, prize-giving and any fundraising elements (e.g. a raffle)
- Remember to check and make known whether the golf course has a dress code.
How to fundraise
- Set a fee for each person or team to take part.
- Encourage your golfers to be sponsored for each round they complete or win.
- Hold competitions , for example the longest drive, closest to the pin, closest to the line, hole in one.
- Perhaps you could find a company to sponsor the whole event or to sponsor a hole.
- Organise a raffle or hold an auction.
- Leave donation envelopes on tables.
Why not consider inviting someone to speak at the meal. This could be perhaps be someone with a personal experience of road safety, or a local celebrity or person of interest.
- Who to invite – don’t limit this to personal friends and family. Local businesses may be interested too.
- Could you advertise in local golf clubs' newsletters?
- Display posters at the golf club you are using (and other clubs in the area if permitted) as well as at community centres, shops or libraries.
- Contact local radios and newspapers
Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? A sporty way to fundraise!
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