Winning Tactics For A Successful Charity Golf Tournament!

Summer is perfect for going to the beach and golfing. Golf tournaments are a great way to put the fun in fundraising. Now that restrictions are getting lifted, nonprofits and supporters can get back to hosting and participating in charity golf tournaments.  

Here are some winning tactics to help make your next charity golf tournament a hole-in-one


Determine Your Audience: 

The first step in planning a golf tournament fundraiser is to determine your audience. Who do you want to attend your tournament? Will this be a family event, or would you prefer to just host adults? Once you figure out the audience your the event, you will be able to plan contests, games, and activities for them to enjoy. 

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Securing sponsors is a great way to raise funds for your cause. Getting local businesses to sponsor your golf tournament helps raise funds, support, and improve promotion. There are multiple ways for businesses to sponsor your tournaments. 

  • Sponsor a hole: By having businesses sponsor a hole, they will be able to showcase their logo and business information at one of the featured holes.  
  • Sponsorship Levels: By creating sponsorship levels, your organization can create different sponsorship packages for each level. Businesses then will get to choose which level and package they wish to purchase. Each package could include promotions, table signs, and location of logos at the event. Larger donors could hold a title sponsorship and be featured heavily before and during the event.

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In-Person or Silent Auctions: 

Don’t rely on registration fees as your only source for donations. Another way to raise funds at your charity golf tournament is by hosting an in-person or silent auction during or after the event. Gather items from the community or local businesses and have registrants bid on items. With easy-to-use auction platforms like BiddingForGood, your organization will have everything it needs to plan, manage and promote your auction and event!

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Contests and Games:  

A fun way to get your supporters involved during your golf tournament is by hosting contests and activities. Contests like the Longest Drive add fun to the event along with making it a success. You can also give away prizes to contest winners from local establishments and sponsors such as gift certificates, food, and drinks, trips, or gift baskets.


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Food and Beverages:  

It’s easy to overlook but selling concessions is another way to raise money for your cause. Consumption-based giving is one of the fastest-growing segments in charitable donations on the sole notion that it feels good to give while you get!  


Charity golf tournaments are coming back in full swing. In 2021, over 600,000 charity golf tournaments were hosted in the United States and that number looks to be on the rise in 2022. Popular golf tournaments like Dominion Energy Charity Classic help raise millions of dollars every year for charities and nonprofits.

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With digital fundraising platforms such as Panorama and BiddingForGood, it is easy to plan and manage your golf tournaments. With Panorama’s Peer-to-Peer platform, your organization can create branded registration pages, collect sponsorships and manage all your event details. 


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