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.

http://www.pga.com/news/golf-buzz/story-behind-first-known-hole-in-one-in-golf-history

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.

Golf Season Is Far From Over!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Labor Day is approaching. This holiday, which is known for taking a break from work ironically signals the end of play for many activities – and golf is usually one of them. The further North you go, the shorter the season. The further South you go the longer the season. But generally, does golf typically have to end with the start of fall?

Golfers who are putting their clubs in hibernation during the fall season are passing up on a great opportunity! They’re missing out on a more enjoyable round that includes more comfortable temps and less crowds on the course. Also somewhat later in the fall (contingent upon your area) some truly amazing foliage. Climate also plays a part. With the change that we are currently experiencing with climate, we are experiencing milder weather in the months of December and January.

But aside from the leaves and pumpkins are fun contests and prizes available for your golfers to take advantage of next season. Holding a Hole In One, Putting, or Shootout Contest with US Hole In One will will be a great way to draw in golfers to your tournament. And by holding a contest with top prizes like a Ford F-150 or Hawaiian Golf Vacation will distract your golfers from the cooler weather and heat the competition up!

To find out more information on spicing up your fall season reach out to us at 888-882-5440 or email us at info@usholeinone.com to receive a free quote!

 

E-Golf: Online Tools To Help Your Game

Friday, July 28, 2017

What better place to locate the most recent and most data regarding any matter than the web. The web can enable you to choose if that agony in your lower mid-region is gas or a ruptured appendix, so is there any valid reason why it wouldn’t have the capacity to enable you to step your golf game up?

Yes, the online instructional world creates a few issues for golfers. Can you actually improve by watching videos, listening to podcasts, and reading articles? Which resources should you trust? And how much information can you handle?

Online direction is great by giving your golfers tools to make their training sessions more compelling, and change their point of view on the game and their methods. It’s one thing to clarify specialized learning of the golf swing, yet the real-world application of that knowledge is most effective.

Here are three online tools we found to be effective in providing great golf resources and instructions:

1. Fix Your Game: http://fixyourgame.com/

This site focuses on the core fundamentals of grip, posture, alignment, weight transfer, and acceleration.  FixYourGame.com does not subscribe to the latest fad teaching methods, quirky drills & practice techniques, one-size-fits-all philosophies, or any other gimmicks. Just proven instruction based on the fundamentals.

2. Free Online Golf Tips:  http://free-online-golf-tips.com/

Free Online Golf Tips helps you play better golf… consistently better golf. It does that through high-quality instructional golf videos (covering every aspect of the game of golf), that are based on proven fundamentals through an experienced PGA Teaching Professional.

3. WGT: https://www.wgt.com/

Yes, it’s a video game. But this virtual World Golf Tour is the most realistic free online golf game, loved by more than 15 million players across the globe.

We hope that these sources helped in enhancing your golf skills. US Hole In One, would love to be there at your next tournament by providing contests, free giveaways and prizes to your golfers to build up their skills further. To find out all that we have to offer please reach us at 888-882-5440. Or email us at info@usholeinone.com.

Beginner’s Luck?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What rhymes with ‘beginner?’ How about ‘winner?’ With US Hole In One, your amateurs have a greater chance of winning our grand prizes and giveaways than your pros.

You heard the term beginners luck? A lot of our own hole-in-one winners are surprisingly beginners. At some point in your life you’ve won a game you’ve never played before or witnessed someone win a game that they never played before. We believe it as if chance caused the victory to happen. The reality is that the effects of this supposed beginner’s luck can have a positive effect on your next tournament! Here’s how the phenomenon works and how you can use that information to incite good fortune on the green for you and your golfers.

As a professional golfer, when you’re great at something, you’re under a lot of pressure to continue to perform at that high level. This can cause your golfers to choke under pressure. On the contrary, as an amateur golfer, they are less bound by rules and is therefore able to outwit the more experienced player. Overall, the beginner expects nothing and therefore is not shackled by the pressure that the more experienced player feels. This gives your beginner golfers an advantage and a more likely chance of taking home the grand prize. No matter the outcome, your pro and amateur golfers good or bad fortune can make them win a fortune with US Hole In One.

You don’t have to believe us. How about you see for yourself. Throw your next tournament with a mix of amateur and pro golfers and see who comes out on top! US Hole In One has a variety of contests to throw to put your golfers to the test which include out $1,000,000 Shootout, Putting Contest and Hole-In-One Contests. To receive a free quote reach out to us at 888-882-5440 or email us at info@usholeinone.com.

A Beginner’s Guide to US Hole In One

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Whether you have been a customer with us for years, or new to contest insurance, everyone needs a refresher course every once in a while. We want to teach you a 101 course on our services and the benefits that it has for your next tournament. So take notes and get informed on our new contests and giveaways!

How Does Hole In One Insurance & Prize Coverage Actually Work?

By securing hole in one contest coverage (also known as hole in one insurance), you have a prize indemnification provider (e.g. US Hole In One) assume the risk associated with offering a valuable prize at the hole in one contest in return for a modest fee. Consequently, when you get coverage through US Hole In One, if you have a hole in one contest winner, we become fully responsible for paying out the prizes.

How Much Does Hole In One Insurance Cost?

For us to calculate a price for your hole in one prize package, please be prepared to provide us with three pieces of information:

    • The Number of Golfers who will be participating in your event
    • The Distance of the Par 3 Hole that you will be holding your contest on
    • The Value of the Hole in One Prize you wish to award to contest winners

What’s Included With Hole In One Insurance Packages?

This year, every hole in one contest prize package from US Hole In One includes the following:

  • Hole In One Contest Prize Coverage for your choice of Grand Prize*
  • Hole In One Contest Prize Coverage for Bonus Prizes at additional Par 3 holes
  • Free - Standard Prize Package
  • Sharp LCD Flat-Screen Television
  • Set of Diablo Irons (3-PW) from Callaway Golf
  • Domestic Roundtrip Plane Tickets for Two (2)
  • Premium - Upgraded Prize Package
  • Apple Entertainment Package
  • Callaway Woods (1,3 & 5) and Irons (3-PW)
  • $750 Visa Gift Card
  • FREE Shipping for your contest signs (if application is received at least 10 days before event)
  • $10 off Worldwide Golf Shops Cash Card (for each golfer attending)
  • FREE Golf Club from Warrior Golf (for each golfer attending)

How do I receive a quote?

It is our policy at US Hole In One insurance to give you, the client, the very finest customer service experience one can offer. That begins with our pricing. Our staff of golf tournament consultants will work with you personally to devise the perfect golf contest for your budgetary constraints. To ensure the highest level of service, please give us a call to receive a free quote at 888-882-5440 or email us at info@usholeinone.com.

A New Way Of Expressing Yourself On The Green

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Want to know how to say ‘you appreciate your golfers?’ Don’t say it with words, but with emojis!

We are currently in the age of customization and individual expression. So wouldn’t it be nice to have your golfers truly express how they feel on the green? Your golfers can now show how excited they are for shooting their hole-in-one or how relaxed they are during their tournament. See here to purchase your Emoji golfball set.

US Hole In One also has different ways of customizing your tournament. We offer event signage to show appreciation toward your sponsors and ways to customize other marketing materials for your event. To find out more information speak to one of our representatives at 888-882-5440 or email us at info@usholeinone.com.