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I grew up in a beautiful farmhouse located on a picturesque dirt road. The home was situated on nearly seventy-five acres of rich farmland. Our backyard was huge. During the summer months, my parents, my sister, my friends, and me often played games in the backyard. I particularly enjoyed playing volleyball and badminton in our spacious backyard. On one particular occasion, one of my friends became so competitive that he got tangled in the volleyball net while attempting to prevent the ball from hitting the ground. I have many fond memories of playing sports at my childhood home. On this blog, you will discover the best types of sports equipment to purchase for your backyard.

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Raising Money at a Golf Fundraising Event

by Pat Berry

If you work for a local business, and you are trying to rally people in the community together to raise money for a beneficial cause, such as for an individual going through a hardship, hosting a golf outing is an excellent way to receive funds while having a good time doing so. Your business will receive recognition in doing something heartfelt for someone in need, and the person will get much-needed money for their situation. Here are some tips you can use to have a successful golf fundraising event for all who attend.


Designate someone in your business to be in charge of advertising the golf event. There are several people who enjoy golfing, and a fundraising event usually brings out the regulars as they will be ready for some friendly competition against other prominent players. Make sure to send off a flyer to other businesses in your area via fax, email, or mail. 

Find out who some of the regular golfers are at the course you select to hold the event and inform them of the event as well. Have the golf course hang flyers in the golf shop or on a bulletin board near the beginning of the course so other regular players will be aware of the event. 

Collect Fees

When you host a golf event, players usually play in teams when walking around the course. Give people who sign up with pre-determined teams a discounted rate, as this will encourage more people to sign up in groups, collecting more funds as a result. Keep a list of single players so you can match them with other individuals who need to be put into a team.

Have Some Giveaways

You will want to get your business name out in the public eye since there will be several spectators at the golf event. Set up a booth near the first hole where golfers will check-in to meet their team before beginning their games. Give players some giveaways such as t-shirts, golf pencils, stickers for golf bags, inscribed golf balls, or other appropriate golfing items to use during the game. These tokens will boost morale, exciting the players before the game has even begun.

Give Away Prizes

When the event draws to a close, make an announcement to all who had participated with the top personal scores and top team scores from each hole. Have some trophies available to give to the overall best players, giving them bragging rights as a result. Let everyone know how much money was collected for the fundraiser. Make sure someone takes photographs so the golf outing information can be conveyed in a local newspaper or online media site.