Beautiful scenery, a brilliant game, all while raising money for a good cause – it’s easy to see why golf tournaments and fundraisers always do well.
It might sound daunting to organise one of these, but it’s actually pretty simple. Here’s everything you’ll need to know to make your day a hole-in-one!
Tips for hosting a golf day
- Time – this event usually takes about 2 or 3 months to plan, but the event itself should only last a day.
- Choose your golf club - If you’re a member of your local golf club or know someone who is, see if you can turn an existing tournament into a Breast Cancer Now fundraising day. You could even turn it into a pink event and get everyone to come dressed in their best pink attire!
- Set up an online donation page - That way people who couldn’t come along can still donate, hear your story and all about how the event went. Set yourself a fundraising target – it’s a great way to track your progress. And when you do hit your goal, it’s ready for you to shout about straight away!
- Organise prizes - It’s always a great idea to include games and raffles at the event to boost the money raised. Read our tips on hosting a raffle for more information. You can ask local businesses for prizes, or see if your guests can donate any unwanted gifts to raffle off.
- Tickets – you can always sell tickets for your event. Take it one step further and encourage people to top it up with a donation, too.
- Order your materials - Banners, balloons, posters – we’ve got everything you need to make your day look brilliant, just get in touch with us at email@example.com or on 0333 20 70 300. If you’re after something more golf specific we’ve got special branded golf brooches you can use as a prize for the winner too!
Extra game ideas
If you really want to make the day more interesting, here’s a few twists to the game that you could throw in:
- Captain’s Bunker – get someone to pick a bunker on the field. Then, if someone lands in that bunker during the game, they have to make a donation.
- Shotgun start – get everyone to start at a different hole, then sound a klaxon for everyone to tee off. That way, everyone should finish around the same time, meaning you can get everyone together after for a meal and explain why you’re doing this for Breast Cancer Now.
- Mulligans – if people want a mulligan when they’re playing, get them to buy them, then donate the money. Easy!
- Captain’s drive in –ask everyone to don their best pieces of pink and compete against the captain’s drive.
- Sponsored walk – plan a walking route around the course before the game. If there’s more than one course, you can walk between each of them!
Before you get started
Make sure to read the legal information on fundraisers, it contains lots of important information you’ll need to know before you set out on making your event a reality.
And don’t forget to keep up with the latest government guidelines on COVID-19. Always make sure that your plans keep within the latest rules.
Remember you can always get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to talk about your plans.
Got a plan in place or looking for more inspiration? Request our fundraising pack today to get started!