For your convenience, we have listed a handful of resources below that may prove helpful throughout your tournament planning process. Many of the questions our tournament consultants receive are regarding hole in one prize coverage and how it works. For that reason we have included several links that provide consumers with a better understanding of what prize coverage providers look for in securing claim protection from a leading insurance company. In addition, for those of you who want to learn more about the wonderful game of golf, we have included several authoritative golf-related site as well. Of course if you have any questions at all, we encourage you to contact one of our tournament consultants who are more than happy to explain anything you may be unsure of.
All of our coverages are backed by the full protection of US Hole In One's underwriters. Below are the websites of the four major financial rating organizations along with the financial strength ratings assigned to the stable of insurance companies that back US Hole In One (as of October 15, 2007).
A.M. Best Company - Rating: A+ (Superior) - Best's Ratings are the industry's standard measure of insurer financial performance. Founded in 1899, A.M. Best is the world's oldest and most authoritative source of insurance company ratings and information.
Fitch Ratings - Rating: AA- (Very Strong) - Fitch is the international ratings agency with offices in over 75 countries. Fitch provides issuer and bond ratings, research and surveillance on banks, corporates, sovereigns, structured finance, and municipal finance.
Moody's Investor Services - Rating: Aa3 (Excellent Financial Security) - Moody's is a leading provider of independant credit ratings, research and financial information to the capital markets.
Standard & Poor's - Rating: A+ (Strong) - Standard & Poor's is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research, data and valuations. An essential part of the world's financial infrastructure, Standard & Poor's has played a leading role for more than 140 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions.
The following web sites offer consumers information regarding all aspects of insurance from policy issuance to claims.
Yahoo! Insurance Center FAQ - General insurance questions and answers for beginners
About.com's Insurance Industry Portal - Links, articles, discussions forums and more for the insurance industry professional
Insure.com - A site dedicated to selling insurance. Ignore their sales pitch and read their informative articles; they are amongst the best in the industry. An excellent resource for learning about the insurance process.
American Insurance Association - The advocate for Property-Casualty Insurers
National Association of Insurance Commissioners - The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the organization of insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the four U.S. territories.
Insurance Information Institute - The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is recognized by the media, governments, regulatory organizations, universities and the public as a primary source of information, analysis and referral concerning insurance.
The following web sites offer consumers information regarding all aspects of golf.
Golfweb - Official web site of the PGA Tour. Also offers information on instruction, equipment, rules, and other important golf-related topics.
Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) - Official web site of the LPGA Tour
United States Golf Association (USGA) - Official web site of the USGA. Also offers information on instruction, rules, and other important golf-related topics for amateur golfers. Take note of the official rules regarding amateur status as any hole in one insurance winner could lose his/her eligibility to compete in future amateur tournaments. This is also a great resource for those who know little about the game as terms used in our applications can be referenced in their glossary.
GolfCourse.com - Authoritative database for golf courses around the country. If you are unsure about your particular course's yardage or setup, this is an excellent place to find out that information.
Golf Tournament Guide - The most complete Golf Tournament Guide with historical data on PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA Tour, Seniors Tour and Champions Tour.
The Hole In One Society - You can record your Ace - at no cost - here on the Official Registry of the Hole In One Society.
The Golf Association of Philadelphia - The purpose of the association is simple: to preserve, protect and promote the game of golf. Every GAP activity is designed to do just that.