19 December Start Your Event with a One Putt December 19, 2017 By Patrick Renner Golf Event Golf Event 0 Starting your golf event off the right way can be hard. You've given thought to registration, to the golf, to the banquet, but what about the captive audience you have right before tee'ing off? The One Putt is a great way to gather your golfers, start the festivities together, and another opportunity for your event to raise money for your charity (if that’s the purpose of your event). Your golfers know how to socialize, have fun, and enjoy a pre-round beer. Your golfers know what to do once they’ve started to play golf. But that in-between time is always the hardest part of our golf events. Golf Event organizers are shouting over the speakers to get golfers attention. Golfers are all over the place – hitting range balls, loading up their carts with beverages, and some even want to get a head start on their round. Have you tried a One Putt? The One Putt is a great way to gather your golfers, start the festivities together, and another opportunity for your event to raise money for your charity (if that’s the purpose of your event). How the One Putt Works At check-in all golfers receive (or can buy) a golf ball. Some events have golfers write their name on the ball. Some events have golfers assign a number to their ball. 10 minutes prior to the start of your shotgun event have all golfers report to the putting green with their ball and their putter. Golfers will encircle the putting green and putt toward a single practice hole in them middle of the green. Instruct them to get ready and on the count of three all golfers attempt to hole out their putt at the same time. Golf balls ricochet and careen off one another. Some go speeding well past the hole. Any made golf balls split the pot (or 50/50 with the charity). Plan your Event with Us Related Are You Making the Most of Your Golf Event? We see hundreds of golf events hosted at Oak Glen each year – many of them are fundraisers for a charity or cause. We’ve been asking our golf outing coordinators how much they raise during the day of their golf event and the results are all over the place. Sadly, it’s our guess that the energy and effort for almost all of our events are similar. So what gives you the biggest ROE (return on energy)? We have some theories and have put in place a number of tools to help our outing coordinators raise the bar when it comes to raising funds for their charity golf event. 5 Ways to Make Junior Golf More Fun Golf is the family sport - something that brings together all ages and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Starting your kids early is good, but starting them off in the right way is much more important. Teach them the love of the sport and focus on fun, friends, family, AND then the fundamentals. We have 5 tips to making sure your litle golfers learns that it's fun first and then worries about the score later. Make Your Golf League More Fun - Host a Shootout Thinking differently about how you play golf with your league can reinvigorate excitement and interest in the golf league. Holding an annual "shootout" can be a great way to play competitive golf in a new way with your league. Why You Should Join a Golf League League golf can SEEM intimidating - handicaps, playing with new people, not knowing the scoring/format. In reality its just a great excuse to play more golf. The majority of the leagues hosted at Oak Glen are recreational, fun, and more about enjoying a post-round beer than counting birdies and bogeys. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.