Go The Distance! Shooting Longer and Further

Friday, November 10, 2017

At least 90 percent of all golfers want more distance. More distance, with control means that you will have shorter distances to the hole. This makes life a whole lot easier. Also hitting a shorter iron technically increases your chances of getting a hole-in-one.

So how exactly do you get more distance? The most direct way is to increase your flexibility. Stretching goes a long way to improving your distance. The more flexible you are the more club head speed you can generate. The second avenue is to hit the gym. Getting more physical strength will also give you more yards.

The last step or avenue is to get fitted for your driver. Using the wrong shaft can cost you a lot of distance. Golf shafts are known as a being the engine of the golf club so if you have the wrong engine, you’re in trouble. It can also affect your accuracy. If the shaft is too soft for you, you could find yourself missing it all over the map. Another warning sign is if your tee shot takes off like an airplane. That is if your ball starts off low and rises sharply. This means that you are spinning the ball too much and you need to find a driver and shaft combination that reduces the spin.

Now before we let you go, our last tip is to take a look at our hole-in-one insurance. It’s flexible and affordable. Our goal is to please all of our clients. Our hole in one insurance has helped give away prizes ranging from cash prizes to a brand new BMW. So take your pick! Foresite Sports is our name and premier hole-in-one insurance is our game.

Premium Event Signage

Friday, October 27, 2017

Amaze your golfers and sponsors with our eye-catching, full-color golf tournament sponsor signs. Our photo-quality tee box signs are great indicators of your unique, well organized and important event. Simply choose from our wide variety of templates and we’ll customize your golf signs to make them a perfect fit for your next outing. Read through our templates below to take a look at some of the different options we offer.

» Tee Sponsors
» Fairway Sponsors
» Green Sponsors
» Longest Drive
» Closest to the Pin
» Straightest Drive
» Longest Putt
» Awards Sponsor
» Mulligans
» Registration
» Tournament Sponsor
» Carts Sponsor
» Beverage Cart Sponsor
» Cocktail/Drinks Sponsor
» Dinner Sponsor
» Breakfast Sponsor
» Lunch Sponsor
» Hole In One Sponsor

Did you see a template that you like? Complete an Order Form. Using the blank order form you received from a consultant at US Hole In One, or the downloadable blank order form (found here: https://www.holeinoneinsurance.com/signage.html) and fill out your order. Please indicate if a particular sign receives a logo or normal text. Also indicate the quantity you desire of each sign.

Once printed, all signs will be shipped out via FedEx or UPS. For larger orders, your signs may arrive in separate boxes. If there are any problems with your signs or their stakes, notify us immediately (888-882-5440).

On the day of your event, place the signs out on the course and watch your sponsors smile!
Make an easy decision and allow US Hole In One to supply signage for your next tournament! Contact one of our representatives 888-882-5440 to find out more. Or email us at info@usholeinone.com.

Hole In One Insurance Made Easy

Thursday, October 19, 2017

You might think the process of getting hole in one insurance for your next big event is difficult or a long process. That is simply not true. In fact, when you work with US Hole In One, we make the process so easy that you only need to follow four simple steps to accomplish your goals.

  1. Contact US Hole In One to request a quote for your needs. You can select the type of prize you want to offer, the yardage of the grand prize hole and the number of people participating. That determines the cost you pay.
  2. Next, complete the application. The good news is that this application is fast and simple and we will get a confirmation back to you right away.
  3. Then, receive your prize package. This package gives you all of the information you need to get event signage and to get the right hole in one insurance for your event. Again, this is also a very quick process to help you to get set up. We will ship you all of the signage right away and send you the Certificate of Coverage.
  4. Finally, you can start playing! On the day of the event you simply get your signs out there and get your golfers lined up for the event. Contact us to let us know about the winner and we will handle the rest.

The fact is that the process of getting insurance coverage for your hole in one insurance event is simple because we want to ensure you have more fun and time to set up your event!

Golf Contests & Events

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Contests will make your golf tournament exciting and more enjoyable for your participants. We speak a lot about our Hole In One contests but their are a lot more activities you can provide for your golfers during their tournament. Not to mention, it is a great way to sell additional sponsorships. We have listed a few various contests that you can hold to build excitement and profits for your next event:

This contest is held on a par 3. Prizes range from cash winnings to new automobiles and more. If a contestant makes a hole-in-one they win the prize offered at that hole. Some tournaments will have the prize donated from a local company. If your event cannot have the prize donated, have the hole-in-one contest guaranteed for the value of the prize.

The shootout is a new concept and a high profile event at golf tournaments everywhere. Each of the golfers will have the chance to make a hole-in-one for a much larger prize than offered in the traditional hole-in-one contest. Prize values can be as high as $1,000,000!! This is a great opportunity to gather all the participants outside after golf and before the dinner/awards ceremony. This is another opportunity for a sponsor to gain tremendous exposure and for you to make more profit.

Putting Contest
A putting contest can be held before, during or after your golf tournament. The putting contest will serve as an additional fundraiser by charging the golfers for each attempt to qualify for the grand prize. Most putting contests offer a grand prize up to $10,000.

Longest Drive
The longest drive event will be the most recognizable contest to your golfers. Choose a hole that is long and fairly straight. The object is to hit the longest and straightest drive during the course of play. In order to win the contest, a golfer’s shot must be in the fairway when it comes to rest. A marker is provided by the golf course to mark the distance of the longest drive and identify the winner. You should have a contest for men and women and can have as many as 4 contest holes. 2 for men and 2 for women.

Closest to the Pin
Also held on a par 3, this contest can be run at the same time as your hole-in-one contest. The object is to be the golfer that hits the ball closest to the hole for the day. A marker will be provided by the golf course for golfers to identify the closest shot to the hole. It is a good idea to have a measuring tape near the green in case two shots are very close.

Straightest Drive
This contest is held on a hole that is long and fairly straight. Draw a chalk line down the center of the fairway. The object is to be the golfer that hits the ball closest to the line. A marker will be provided by the golf course to identify the winner. This is another chance to sell a sponsorship and add to your profit.

There are many different contests and events golfers can participate in during the course of play. If you need help finding the right one for your event feel free to give us a call. Reach us at 888-882-5440 or email us at info@usholeinone.com.

The Benefits Of Having Bonus Prizes!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Imagine, if you will, that you are playing in a golf outing, get up to a par 3 hole that features a brand-new Porsche automobile as a hole in one prize, and fail to make an ace. No harm, no foul, right? Well, imagine that you get to the next par 3 hole on the course, and this time you sink a hole in one. Imagine how fantastic that would be! Or would it? After all, if you had made the ace on the previous hole you’d have a ’1′ on your scorecard AND a brand-new Porsche. Doesn’t seem fair, now does it?

Well, to combat this possible disappointment, hole in one insurance companies have created a concept called Bonus Prizes. Bonus Prizes are smaller hole in one prizes that can be placed at the other par 3 holes on your course so that ever one has a hole in one prize. So, in our previous example, you may not win the Porsche with that ace, but you could walk away with a set of golf clubs or a flat-screen television. Just about every company in our industry offers these additional hole in one prizes, free of charge, when you purchase coverage for a larger prize, like the Porsche.

Now, you may be asking yourself, what kinds of bonus prizes should I be looking for? Well, we can offer a few words of advice with regards to this question. First of all, we recommend avoiding any sort of vacation packages. Despite the audacious claims of some providers in the industry, most bonus prizes retails for between $500-$1,000. If you see an advertisement for a prize valued much more than that, be skeptical. Though a certain vacation package may retail for $5,000 during a particular season, you can rest assured that your contest winner will probably be forced to travel during the low season when weather may be an issue, or during days of the week that are terribly inconvenient. Instead, stick to prizes that have known values or advertise no restrictions with regards to use. For example, a set of golf clubs has a known value that you can look up at your local pro shop. Additionally, as of this writing, the several companies offering airline tickets usually do not have blackout dates. Remember, hole in one contests are supposed to add value to your event. Don’t let a poor choice of prizes compromise the fun of your golfers if they end up saddled with a prize they don’t want or can’t use.

So, next time you’re considering purchasing hole in one insurance, remember that along with your grand prize coverage, you will receive a set of bonus hole in one prizes as well. That way each and every par 3 hole at your golf course will have a prize, have a contest, and can potentially have one happy hole in one winner at the end of the day!

US Hole In One offers bonus hole in one prizes with any purchase of hole in one contest coverage. Our lineup of bonus prizes consists of a set of Callaway Big Bertha Irons, a Sharp LCD flat-screen television, and two Roundtrip Domestic Airline Tickets. If you have any questions regarding our prize packages, please contact us at 888-882-5440 and ask to speak with one of our tournament consultants.

Hole In One: Ace Your Next Test!

Friday, September 22, 2017

It’s back to school season for students but golfers as well! Yes, golfers are hitting the green with hopes of making an ace or in other words a hole-in-one! An ace in golf is a rare, exciting feat. To hit the golf ball into the hole in just one shot requires the right mixture of skill, luck and studying. Not sure how to study for your hole-in-one test? Follow these study tips to make your best grade – an ace!

1. Get Informed
Don’t walk into your hole-in-one test unprepared for what you will face. Get informed on the course, distance and weather the day before the “test.”

2. Practice
Practice ahead of time. For your hole-in-one test, do plenty of practice swings on courses similar to actual course.

3. Study At Any Chance You Can Get
If your tournament is in a week, studying a little each day will help you identify your weak areas and your strengths in advance. You can also study digitally by playing close attention to others golfers videos who were able to make a hole-in-one.

4. Cut Out Distractions
Distractions make it difficult to pay attention to what you’re doing. Give yourself a leg up by turning off the noise while “studying.”

5. Pay Attention To Details
It may be intimidating to visualize one small ball traveling several yards into one small whole. Don’t focus on the big picture. Study one battle at a time or one chapter section at a time. Focus on your posture, then your swing to take baby steps.

Don’t have back to school blues. Going to the green for your golfers can earn them some green. How is that for motivation? If you want to set up your hole-in-one contest with US Hole in One, give us a call at 888-882-5440 or email us at info@usholeinone.com.

Split Cash Prize: Win/Win Situation?

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sharing is caring, right? Instead of offering just a cash prize, why not make it a cash split? One of the most popular options for charity golf events is a $10,000 Cash Split where $5,000 is awarded to the golfer making the hole-in-one and $5,000 is donated to the charity, organization or scholarship fund. This sounds like a win/win situation, but is it?

It seems like a simple enough proposition: host a hole in one contest at your upcoming golf outing, and should a golfer successfully hit a hole in one, have half of the prize money go to the golfer, and half the prize money go to a charitable foundation. However, unfortunately, most hole in one insurance packages do not allow for this type of prize-splitting. The reason lies in the tax implications of winning a hole in one prize. Just as you are responsible for paying taxes if your happen to win the lottery, you also must pay Uncle Sam if you take home a hole in one prize of any value. This simple rule severely limits the potential for prize-splitting because no matter what the circumstances, if a lucky golfer makes a hole in one and accepts the accompanying prize, he or she is responsible for the full tax burden. If they were to immediately donate half of that to charity per the prize-splitting agreement, they would still have to pay tax on the half they gave away. Because of this important distinction, many hole in one insurance providers will not permit prize-splitting in their agreements.

One potential solution to the prize-splitting issue that we have heard various tournaments use in the past is to make golfers sign waivers before participating in hole in one contests that stipulate should they win, they agree to donate half their winnings to charity. Though a bit unwieldy and difficult to do out on the golf course, this is a possible alternative to investigate further if you are interested in prize-splitting. Of course as with any legal questions, US Hole In One strongly recommends consulting with your legal counsel before attempting to enforce a prize-splitting arrangement. Should you have any further questions regarding the terms and conditions governing hole in one insurance agreements, do not hesitate to call us up and let us know.

Start by giving us a call (888-882-5440). Most of our customers find it extremely helpful to talk to us and ask questions about setting up the contest. By the end of our conversation, there will be no split decision. You will have an exact price quote and an application for your contest.

From Never To Nearly To Hole In One!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

It may sound unlikely, but many of the hole-in-ones that have been won with our company were not by pros, but amateurs! Golfers that would not even claim the title of a “golfer” have managed to take home a win. You can call it beginners luck but we believe that golfers have to possess the following in order to take home a win:

#1: Confidence
Come to the tee with confidence. You need to relish the opportunity that you have to put the ball on the green in one shot and get it close to the hole. The attitude you need to bring to have any chance to get the ball in the hole is aggressive

#2: The Right Club
You’d think that the shorter the par-3, the greater the chance of getting a hole-in-one, meaning that more would be made with wedges than anything else. The stats suggest otherwise and, in fact, the 7-iron and 8-iron make more aces than any other club, each registering 14% of all aces. 40% of all aces are made with a 7-iron, 8-iron or 9-iron.

#3: The Perfect Swing
Take a full swing. Bring your club back to shoulder height and come through the ball with speed and velocity. Snap your right hand through the ball and finish up high.

#4: Practice
Go to the driving range regularly where you can work with your medium and long irons. Many golfers are a bit afraid when using these clubs because they are less forgiving. But with the correct fundamentals, you are sure to take home a win.

To see how your pros and amateurs can take a shot at making a hole-in-one give us a call at 888-882-5440 or email us at info@usholeinone.com!

Making Hole-In-One History

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Who was the first? Being the first at anything usually guarantees you a spot in the record books. This certainly applies to Tom Morris who was the first to make a hole-in-one in golf history.

Young Tom Morris, 18 years old at the time, would go on to win that Open Championship at Prestwick — the 10th played — by nine shots over runner-up Bob Kirk. Young Tom’s father, Old Tom Morris, finished in sixth-place, 23 shots behind his son. The field consisted of just 14 players.

The Young Tom Morris ace happened on the 166-yard, par-3, eighth hole — the “Station Hole” — on Prestwick’s original 12-hole course in the first round of the Open Championship, played on Sept. 16, 1869.

It’s important to know who was the first, but we think it’s even more important to know that he won’t be the last. And with US Hole In One it’s easy to give your golfers the chance to make the winning shot just like Tom Morris. To get a free quote, give us a call at 888-882-5440 or email us at info@usholeinone.com.


Get That Professional Swing

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Golfers frequently think about how and why proficient golfers’ swings look so easy. They ask why their own particular swings feel and look so different. After all its a little white ball moving with a swing adding up to an interwoven of moving parts and pressure. So what makes the players swings so unique? Here a few tips for your golfers to make sure that their swing is together for your next tournament!

Don’t Move

Maybe the greatest distinction between the swing of someone is the level of effectiveness. A player has an efficient swing when nothing in the body moves that doesn’t help the swing. A golfer who has a turn around rotate in the spine, leaves pose, significantly twists the lead arm in the backswing, flips the hands side-to-side, and moves his feet like he’s barefooted on blacktop won’t just have a troublesome time kicking it into high gear the ball to carry on, however won’t precisely look great while attempting.

Be Calm

The calmer a swing, the more effective it is; and the more proficient it is, the less it should be settled. Most golfers, in light of setup issues or additional moving parts, wind up using the hands and arms to adjust. It is exceptionally hard to reliably control the course and separation of golf shots when the deftness is working extra time to compensate for poor arrangement at address, or for flying elbows in the backswing. Furthermore, it’s hard to look and feel great when the hands and arms are stressing to make amendments.

Control Your Spine

One of the principle factors in a tranquil swing is spine steadiness. The spine gives an establishment to the swing. Each time the spine moves, the arms and the club respond, and the edge of the clubface changes. The trap, which golfers like Annika Sorenstam pull off, is to pivot on the spine, with negligible development of the spine itself. At the point when the spine is steady, the club has a tendency to be steady, and a golfer can just pivot through the shot without having to reroute or control the club. The absence of pressure in the exertion makes the swing look smooth.

Feel The Beat

Beat is another factor that isolates great golfers. Beat is particularly essential amid the change from backswing to downswing. A quick, jerky swing will again make the club shaky. It will have a tendency to escape plane, or the face will pivot, which implies it’s opportunity at the end of the day for those exhausted paramedics of the golf swing, the arms and hands, to do their thing.

Now that their swing is in order how about having them put it to use at your next Hole In One tournament? See if their swing can have them take home the grand prize! For more information give us a call at 888-882-5440 or email us at info@usholeinone.com.