5 Fun Ways To Play Golf This Summer

Friday, June 7, 2019

Summer has officially begun! This makes for the perfect weather to hit the green and practice your skills. But there are more ways to play golf this summer that is not only fun, but can bring together the family or be played at your next summer cookout. Leave the serious golfer on the course and have some fun with these golfing ideas below:

Floating Golf Greens

In golf, having your golf ball go for a swim is not ideal. All golfers dread swinging their ball into a sand dune or pond. But how about creating a water hazard for fun in your own pool? This allows you to practice being target-oriented and hitting over hazards. So why not add the funnest addition to a summer pool party. See a variety of floating golf green by visiting FloatingGolfGreen.com.

Golf Target Toss

Now you can host your own golf tournament in the backyard. GoSports BattleChip VERSUS is the ultimate outdoor game that combines the fun of golf with yard games like the traditional bean bag toss! This game is great for the whole family of a solo game for practice.

Golf Shot Party Game

This Golf Shot Party Game will provide hours of adult fun. You took many “golf shots” but nothing like this. In this version of golf, if you miss a shot, you take a shot. 

Portable Putting Green

Our sister company Interactive Promotions Group offers portable putting greens is easy to setup and guaranteed to draw a crowd at all types of events! Whether it’s indoors or out, their greens make for the perfect addition to a tournament, business event or fundraising event. And what’s even better is that your prize can be fully covered.

Mini Golf

The perfect way to spend a sunny day is on the miniature golf course. Play mini golf with your friends and family on a course filled with volcano, with ponds, rivers and waterfalls for maximum fun. You can have a relaxing round of golf or play competitive style complete with score cards. Practice getting a hole-in-one!

These games are guaranteed to get everyone up and moving and enjoying golf in ways they didn’t know they could. This summer, make room for some leisure golf to relax and enjoy with friends and family. For more contest ideas visit US Hole In One for details.

Tournament Directors Program: Get A Discount For Multiple Tournaments

Thursday, May 23, 2019

There is a lot that goes into being a Tournament Director. From developing the schedule, maintaining database of committee members and contacts, implementing marketing and promotional strategies, monitoring revenue, budgets, projections, etc. In other words, the Tournament Director wears many hats. This is a year-round job even if you have one tournament to prepare for, so we understand how hard it can be for directors who have multiple tournaments per year. For that reason, we have in place a Tournaments Director Program that allows for directors to get a discount for having more than one tournament.

We want to reward our directors for their efforts so we offer a 10% discount if they purchase 10 tournaments per year through US Hole In One. That’s right, the more you work, the more it should pay off for you. Every directors goal is to run a top-notch event that provides enjoyment and competition for their golfers and bring them back year after year. If this is your goal, you should definitely take advantage of our hole in one contests. Our contests and prize insurance packages offers a new way of reducing the stress and costs that comes with holding a tournament. Explore our site for more details or speak to a representative to see how you can have your multiple tournaments pay off for you!

5 Things Every Golfer Should Do At Least Once

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Every golfer has a bucket list or a list of dreams like winning a major or hitting a hole in one. You may think that your list is unattainable, but in reality, they may be easier to achieve than you may think. We have listed a few things we think every golfer should and can do to help better their game and just to make playing golf all the more fun.

Read the Rules of Golf

Now more than ever, golfers are slipping up and getting penalized for breaching some of the new (and old) rules of golf. Common penalties include playing out of turn, carrying more clubs in bag than allowed or having your ball out of bounds. Don’t let being uninformed hinder your ability to win. You can read a digital version of the rules by visiting USGA.org. You can also get the rules on your phone with the free USGA Rules of Golf app for iOS and Android.

Play Golf with a Simulator

Golf simulation is a newer golf concept that a lot of golfers are hesitant to explore. Golf simulators have sensors to capture your swing, impact and spin. You instantly get an analysis of your skills which is great for practice. Golf simulators are also great when weather outdoors isn’t ideal as well. If you have a large space in your home like a garage or basement, you can play right in the comfort of your own home.

Make a Hole In One

Why not try making a hole in one and buying everyone drinks. Even if you don’t make an ace, how about buying drinks anyway? As we all know, making a hole in one is a big deal. It is estimated that the chances of making a hole in one is 12,500 to 1 for an amateur golfer. Sometimes it happens by luck, by accident  or it happens two times in the same round. We believe with some motivation like big cash prizes, it can help motivate your golfers to make their winning swing. See our website for details on holding a hole in one contest at your next tournament by visiting www.holeinoneinsurance.com

Compete in a Tournament

Whether it’s a pro tournament or amateur, why not compete? Competing in a tournament is a fun way to put your skills to use. If you are an amateur and not too confident in your skills, you can still use it as a way to practice. After all it’s a tournament, so what better way to practice than with the option of winning award money and prizes?

Play at a Famous Golf Course

You don’t have to be in a tournament to play at some of the most famous golf courses around the world. Take a golf vacation to Pebble Beach. St. Andrews, or the Masters! And with US Hole In One, you don’t have to pay to get away! We offer prize packages that include golf vacations for two. Make a hole in one, and be on the next flight to golf paradise! See here for a list of our prize packages.

Too Many Sponsors, Too Little Time?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tournament planners can agree that having too many sponsors is not a problem, it’s actually welcomed. For some, the more the merrier. But having a lot of sponsors can have the possibility to cause a lot of unwanted stress especially if you have a limited amount of time to deliver. Getting your sponsor packages together causes you to have to fulfill in order to make sure all your sponsor are properly recognized. Your sponsors will be the biggest contribution of funding for your tournament so to show your appreciation, you want to make sure you have the ability to deliver the package that your sponsors paid for. Whether they purchased signage, banners or covered the tournament, prize, beverage, golf carts, etc., US Hole In One can help ensure that your tournament sponsors get the recognition they deserve!

Sponsor Event Signage

Most sponsor packages guarantees publicity or marketing of the company in some way. Publicity can range depending upon the type of contribution they would like to make. But no matter what sponsorship package they choose, we have corresponding signage! Our signage comes in various sizes and ranges from weather-resistant 12” x 18” signs to 11” x 17” car magnets and even 3’ by 5’ banners! Signage is also fully customizable or you can choose from any of our various templates found here.

Special Prize Signage

For sponsors who have contributed to your hole in one grand prize or bonus prizes, we have special signage for them! Every hole in one contest prize package from US Hole In One includes large full color self standing signs that you can stake next to your contest hole. Signs display an image of the prize as well as an area to display your sponsor logo or name. See how our signs look here.

Add-On Contest Options

Add-on contests offer a great way to increase your outing’s revenue by adding a potential sponsor level for your donors. What sponsor wouldn’t love for their logo to be placed on dice or on putting signage? When you purchase any contest prize coverage for hole in one insurance or shootout contest insurance., you may “add-on” an additional putting and/or dice roll contest at a reasonable discount. See here for details.

Your golf tournament sponsor will see the benefits of contributing to your event once you work with us! We will work with you to set up signage or add-on contests that gives your sponsor proper exposure and quality branding. As a result, your golfers will remember what a great day they had golfing, your sponsors will come back year after year and you will be removed of the stress of publicizing your sponsors. It’s a win, win… and win situation for everyone!

New Prizes For Your Golfers: Includes New Trips, Vacations & Vehicles

Friday, April 12, 2019

This year US Hole In One has decided to kick off the golf season with new prizes! Our regular customers may have been familiar with our past prize recommendations which included anything from a Golf Vacation to Pebble Beach, a trip to The Masters, etc. But this year our prizes have increased in variety and value! With our highest prize being a $125,000 Tesla! We revamped our prizes to ensure we are giving our customers the best. If you can’t think of any prize ideas that relate to your golfers wants, we are here to help you. No matter your golfers hobbies and lifestyle we are sure we have a prize that fits.

$14,000 Harley-Davidson® Softail Street Bob®

Hit the streets in your new Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob Motorcycle. With a reinvented frame and classic Softail lines, this lightweight Harley rides unlike anything you’ve felt before.

$13,000 John Deere RSX860 High Performance Utility Vehicle

Whether you are riding the trails or cruising around the ranch, the Gator RSX860 has performance, power, and speed that can’t be matched. Speeds up to 60 mph, 400 lbs. of cargo, 4-wheel drive and more.

$15,000 Ireland Golf Vacation

Enjoy 7 nights at your choice of one of four hotels located in the center of Dublin. This package for four includes 6 rounds of golf (Baltray, The Island, Portmarnock Championship, Portmarnock Links, Royal Dublin, The European) for each guest, a chauffeur to each location, a full Irish breakfast every morning and much more!

$30,000 Jeep Wrangler

Conquer any terrain in your brand-new Jeep Wrangler, most recently named MotorTrend SUV of the year. With exceptional engineering, advanced design and safety, the Wrangler is in a class all of its own.

$90,000 V6 Supercharged Range Rover

Who hasn’t dreamed of owning a Range Rover? Rule the road in your brand-new Supercharged Range Rover. This stylish SUV features a 3.0-liter V6 engine, leather seats, touch pro navigation system, 19-inch wheels and park assist.

$125,000 Tesla Model X 100D

The Tesla Model X 100D is an SUV unlike any other on the road. Famous for its “Falcon Wing” doors, the aerodynamic Model X features a futuristic sleek design including a unique windshield that extends uninterrupted to the roof, enhanced autopilot capability, impressive electric range and Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive making for a smooth ride in all weather conditions.

$12,000 Disney Vacation for Four

Experience the magic at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for 6 nights. Package includes award-winning dining, spectacular views, access to multiple pools and a waterslide, monorail transportation directly to the Magic Kingdom, tickets to the park each day and airfare for four.

$10,000 Two Super Bowl Tickets

Be there for the biggest football game of the year! Whether your favorite team is playing or not, the chance to attend is an experience you’ll never forget. This package includes 2 tickets to the Super Bowl. Airfare and lodging not included.

$8,000 Atlantis Paradise Island Vacation

Enjoy a 5 night stay at the Royal Atlantis Paradise Regal Suites for four (two-bedroom family suite). This vacation package includes access to the 18 slide water park, 11 different pools, 14 lagoons showcasing 20,000 tropical fish and aquatic animals, 3 private beaches, movie theater, casino and more. Airfare included.

If none of the above prizes excite you, we can cover any prize you can dream up! We now offer a $2,000 Customize Your Own Prize package as well. If you have a unique prize you would like to offer at your golf tournament, we’ve got you covered! We can insure anything from concert and sporting event tickets to vehicles and vacation packages. Minimum prize value of $2,000.

Be sure to call one of our contest consultants for exact pricing and further details at 888-882-5440. We look forward to insuring your next tournament.

A Successful Golf Tournament Starts & Ends With US Hole In One

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Did you have your golfers and sponsors save the date for your 2019 tournament? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Often times, tournament planners forget the competition that surrounds golf events. Remember that you are not only competing for golfers but sponsors as well. The sooner you start promoting your event, the better. And building the excitement for potential golfers and reeling in the right sponsors starts with the right prizes, contests and marketing. If you need help launching, you are in luck. US Hole In One can help select the best contest for your event and elevate the experience for your golfers. This will allow you to stress less about major concerns like how you will pay for a $1,000,000 shootout winner. Instead, you can redirect your focus on obtaining more golfers, sponsors and overall fun!

To get things off to a good start, it’s a good idea to establish your financial projections for your event. What will your budget allow? With US Hole In One, you can still have great prizes on a low budget. Our golf promotion insurance options can cover prizes like cash, cars and trips so that you don’t have to choose between having a worth-the-win prize or saving money.

Once, you set up coverage with US Hole In One, details for the rest of your event will slowly fall in place. Our insurance packages comes with great extras to make marketing your sponsors a breeze. We provide high-quality signage to promote your sponsors so they can get the recognition they deserve. Coupons and certificates are also included for your golfers as a great addition to your registration table to show appreciation towards your golfers even before they start playing. We offer coverage for three main golf contests: hole in one insurance, putting insurance, and shootout insurance. You may feature any or all of these promotions at your next golf event and offer exciting grand prizes to participants! If this isn’t a good start, we don’t know what is.

Starting with US Hole In One will ensure that you don’t have to end up paying for your huge grand prize if a golfer makes and ace – it’s on us! If you’re ready to purchase prize coverage for your golf promotion, don’t hesitate to contact us today! You can also speak with an experienced representative in working with golf event organizers by calling 888-882-5440 or email us at info@usholeineone.com.

Highlights From Our Podcast With Happenings Media

Friday, March 1, 2019

You may have been a client of ours for years, or you may be new to our company and services. Whatever the case, we think that everyone can benefit from listening to our new podcast with Angela Giovine from Happenings Media. We strive to be as transparent as possible with our business and practices, so why not learn the bare truth about our rise and future progression of our business. Our co-owner of Foresite Sports, Greg Esterhai exposes how he and business partner James Nam built their business from a dorm room at the age of 22 into an prize indemnity insurance empire! We highlight some of the most profound questions, answers and quotes from the interview below.

Our Business In A Nutshell

Angela: “Tell me about your company…”

Greg: “The name of the company is Foresite Sports. And that’s our corporated name. Our first real DBA was US Hole In One and that’s sort of our bread-and-butter and still accounts for I’d say 75% of business that we do. Then we have Interactive Promotions Group which is a division off of US Hole In One. And the two of those really combined into the prize indemnity insurance space so what that is is essentially we are an insurance broker who works with groups that run events such as a golf tournament or they’ll be doing some sort of a charity basketball tournament. We’ll deal with different companies car dealerships, casinos especially anybody who’s running an event where they want to give away the potential to win a big prize.”

Angela: “If nobody wins they’re covered and they’re safe but if somebody wins your company helps them pay.”

How It All Started

Angela: “Tell us about how you started this company. How did you think to get into this area?”

Greg: My business partner and I we’ve been best friends since we were in second grade. Went through high school together. Went off to separate colleges. I was a bio minor and psych minor with a health major the idea of maybe going into medicine or something you know in psychology. But my friend had come to me our senior year and asked me if I ever thought about starting a business and if I was interested in starting a business with him.

Greg: “And our plan was at the beginning we were going to run golf outings. Another thought was that we were going to go out there and help these different organizations run these events.”

Greg: “So I remember one of the first things we said we needed to do was we obviously need the phone number for this company so we went into what was the only cell phone store in the Philadelphia area which was on Market Street (Sprint store). And I remember we walked in there and put this on a business card and then as soon as we drove out the city the phone didn’t work anymore.”

Greg: “Within the first couple years we started to see the one thing a lot of these groups were asking for was this hole-in-one insurance that was sort of a staple a lot of these tournaments that we started to realize that this is more of a product that we can actually sell as opposed to a service.”

Growing The Business

Angela: “And you had pretty strong growth, you grew your business pretty quickly from the gecko. How are you able to grow and become so successful so quickly?”

Greg: We were just fortunate to be in the right place at the right time and I say that just if you think back to the early 2000’s this was right at the beginning of the internet boom. So again when we were young we lived at home, didn’t have very much money. When we started the business it was from a $4,000 loan from my dad.”

Angela: “It was more handshake than it was the internet.” (referring to the industry)

Greg: “And that was our big entry point. Again being young and realizing that this whole world wide internet thing is probably we going to stick around gonna stick around. Like maybe we should jump on it. And did so we we were fortunate to grab the url holeinoneinsurance.com. And that’s what we did. We just focused all of our efforts to marketing online.”

Angela: “So how many contests are you insuring a year now?”

Greg: “We do about 10,000 events.”

Risky Business

Angela: The definition of the word ‘entrepreneur’ is a risk taker …Can you think of any times where you’ve had taken big risks that have either not gone the way you saw it or we’re big payoff.”

Greg: “Although I consider both my partner and I an entrepreneur I would actually say that’s one thing that we could probably both look back on and say I wonder if we took enough risks.”

To hear the full interview, grab your earbuds or wireless headphones and check out our full podcast through the various platforms below.

Apple : https://apple.co/2MKj4QT

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2SfRS1C

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2GmVbhh

Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2Sj0t3D

Practice With A Purpose

Friday, February 15, 2019

We have all heard the saying “practice make perfect” But practicing without a purpose in the sport of golf could just lead to monotonous activities that lead to no progression. When golfers practice it is vital to have a goal in mind. Don’t just hit a few balls at the range. It most likely won’t accomplish much in terms of improvement. Whether you want to practice on improving your swing, or work on your tempo, a strategic plan is in order.

Many golfers go to the range to practice their swing. But “practicing your swing” is a pretty broad statement. What specifically about your swing will you want to improve? Is it to stop hitting the ground? Or to increase your speed? Make sure you are detailed in what you want to accomplish. Set repetitive drills to keep you on track. And at the same time, manage your expectations and be realistic with your abilities. Setting a goal to have the longest drive over night is not realistic. Start with increasing your driver distance by as much as 20-30 yards. Or by improving your ball striking distance.

And if you plan to compete in a tournament, sometimes it’s best to step out of the range and onto the green. Start hitting 2 or 3 balls on the same hole or practice a tee shot with a couple balls. This is a great way to learn to focus on the target.

We hope you can utilize these tips to improve your game. If you don’t have a chance to practice on your own, you can practice with US Hole In One. Our Hole In One, Putting and Shootout contests are sure to motivate any golfer! Visit our website for details at https://www.holeinoneinsurance.com/.

Don’t Wait For Spring To Swing

Friday, February 1, 2019

Spring is around the corner. For most golfers, that means longer days, sunshine and flowers on the course. Even though winter is upon us, there are still lots of great golf to be enjoyed. So don’t put away the clubs just yet. With US Hole In One, your golfers can get ahead of the game with our different contest options and ideas available for winter. While other golfers are taking a break your golfers can practice their game and win thousands of dollars doing it! See below for ways your golfers can still stay active this season.

Take A Golf Vacation

Who says you have to play where you stay? Many golfers head to warm destinations to play a few rounds of golf during the winter. Even the family vacation you are planning with the family can be used to play in warmer climates.

If you are looking for ways to get your golfers active in the winter, we offer prize packages to destinations like Hawaii or Pebble Beach. These are perfect golf vacations for winter to allow your golfers to practice their game. See here for more details.

Play Indoors

Your golfers are just looking for a little motivation to play. We believe giving them the opportunity to play exciting games that can allow them to win thousands is a good enough reason. With our sister company Interactive Promotions Group, your golfers can play inside with their Indoor Putting promotion. The lucky participant that can sink three consecutive putts from 25 feet away, takes home the grand prize! Check out their wide variety of promotions here.

Hit The Range

More and more golf ranges are offering an indoor virtual experience with golf simulation. It makes for a fun and social experience to practice during winter.

If you decide to play in winter, you will have an advantage over the competition with the extra time, practice and skills you’ve gained. And with the contests that we have to offer, the extra cash wouldn’t hurt either. For more information on what we have to offer, give us a call at 888-882-5440. We will love to assist you with setting up your next tournament.

None Of The Risk, All Of The Reward

Friday, January 18, 2019

It is increasingly difficult to differentiate your tournament from that of your past or competitor golf courses. The one thing that can make you stand out from the crowd is offering your golfers more than the ability to participate, but to be rewarded. US Hole In One specializes in prize insurance for your tournament so that you can provide all the rewards to your golfers, with none of the accompanying risk.

Purchasing hole-in-one insurance is a must for increasing excitement at your golf tournament and at the same time eliminating the stress of wondering if you will pay for the hefty grand prize. Think of it this way, imagine a player manages to hit a hole-in-one during your tournament and your company promotes a grand prize for $50,000! It’s hard to keep a chipper demeanor and be the face of the tournament after realizing your business just took a huge loss. Without hole-in-one insurance  you’d be liable for the whole fee instead of just the premium.

When you have hole-in-one insurance, you can gladly give out that huge prize and actually root for your golfers to win it. Instead of being known as the mundane tournament, your tournament can be known as the one where the local golfer won thousands for a hole-in-one! For more information on our insurance policies and contests, give us a call at 888-882-5440 or explore our website here: https://www.holeinoneinsurance.com/