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

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

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

Why Golf Is Considered “The Retirement Sport”

Friday, June 30, 2017

Retirement means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Whether you think it means to stop working, living on a yacht, or to do countless of leisure activities. But for many men and many women — there is one activity that cannot be ignored: golf. Even for athletes, the transition from basketball, baseball, soccer, etc. always lead to the sport of golf. Why is this so?

Golf is more than a sport. It does not require rigorous physical activity, and can be played professionally by people who are overweight, injured, or non-athletic. This allows people from many different backgrounds react positively to the sport. Even NBA’s MVP Stephen Curry shot a two-under-par 70 at Pebble Beach this year. Michael Jordan, Charles Barkeley, Ryan Succop and Tom Brady are amongst the long list of golfers who also play golf outside of their familiar courts or fields.

While golf serves as an excellent pastime for retirees, it can also help create an bustling social life and keep retirees physically active. What better way to create excitement for your senior golfers than by throwing a hole-in-one tournament?! Give your golfers the chance to win big with cash prizes and giveaways! Call us at 888-882-5440 or email us at for details.


A Million Dollar Reason To Hold A Shootout Contest

Thursday, June 22, 2017

We can go ahead and list a million reasons why you should hold a Shootout Contest. But we only need to give you one reason – your golfers can win $1,000,000!

Why would you want to offer a million dollar shootout? The economy is changing, some of today’s best golf courses are feeling the pinch as membership dues do not come in, and golfers are hitting the greens less frequently. This may be the right time to host a million dollar shootout. Perhaps your employees are working hard and you want to reward them with a day on the golf course. It could be that you need to raise money for a charity and a million dollar golf shootout sounds like the right way to go.

These are just some of the reasons why you may want to host this very special event. The fact is, the only thing that feels better than actually hitting that hole in one is being able to win $1,000,000 while doing so. This is possible. Your organization can host a million dollar shootout and hand over those funds to someone who is able to be accurate enough to win.

In order to host this event, you will want to contact US Hole in One about their insurance products designed just for this event. That way, if someone does hit the shot, your organization does not have to foot the bill for doing so. Once you have insurance, host a qualifying contest, such as the person who hits closest to the pin or even a simple raffle. The person who wins the qualifying round is given the opportunity to try the million-dollar shootout challenge.

For all of these reasons (all $1 million of them) this type of shootout is just the right fit for virtually any event you may be hosting. Speak to one of our representative at 888-882-5440 or email us at to learn more.

Do The Math! USHIO + Your Tournament = Success!

Friday, June 16, 2017

You don’t have to be a mathematician to calculate just how awesome our services are. The math is simple. Our services + your event = success! We strive to add(+) giveaways and prizes to your event and at the same time subtract(-) the heavy cost. As a result your event will multiply(x) in golfer attendance and profits! To give you an idea of how successful your event can be we have broke down a sample “problem” that we have recently “solved”

Problem/Question: A dealership sponsored a hole in one contest at a local country club. All 224 golfers playing in the tournament had the opportunity on hole #5 to take a shot at winning a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro. From 142 yards, a golfer did just that, winning the grand prize worth $42,000. How much did it cost with US Hole In One to throw this tournament?

Solved/Answer: If you said $42,000 you are wrong. The cost to throw a hole in one contest with US Hole In One is a fraction of the cost of the actual prize. For this dealership, they ended up spending ~$2,500. We covered the cost of the prize leaving the dealer with only the certificate fee. Also note that the cost could have increased or decreased based upon the total of golfers participating, distance and prize value.

We can go further and list a ton of so called  “problems” that our customers face when throwing a tournament. But with our services, the outcome is always the same – success! You can also add(+) on additional contest like our Putting, Shootout or Dice Roll to give your golfers more opportunities to win. If you want more information or to receive a free quote give us a call at 888-882-5440 or email us at

Let The Good Times Roll With A Dice Roll Contest!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

It’s time to put the clubs down and pick up some dice. Decrease the pressure from your tournament by giving four lucky golfers from your event a chance to roll their way to a win! This fun-filled promotion that is sure to attract a crowd! You will select a winning word or phrase that participants attempt to spell out on the dice. If a player can successfully roll the winning phrase, they become a lucky W-I-N-N-E-R! You can add this promotion to your hole-in-one, putting or shootout coverage. The perfect add-on without the high additional cost!

How does it work?

  • Decide on the prize you want to giveaway and the number of contestants you want to have participate.
  • Select the winning word, phrase or logos that will go on your custom dice.
  • Have your participants roll the dice and if they roll the winning combination then they walk away a winner!
  • How much does it cost? 

    Below we have listed a few sample prices for our add-on dice roll game. Our prices offer little payment on big cash prizes!

    Prize Value: $2,500   –   Cost: $75.00

    Prize Value: $5,000   –   Cost: $150.00

    Prize Value: $10,000   –   Cost: $300.00

    Do you think a dice roll contest is something you would like to “roll with?” We gave you reasons why you should, and left you with no reasons of why you shouldn’t – because there is no reason. Why pass on a chance to give your golfers more opportunities to win?

    Click here for the Add-on contest application:

    To receive a free quote you can reach one of our representatives at 888-882-5440 or email us at

    No Sponsor, No Problem!

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    No sponsor, no problem! If you currently find yourself reaching out for sponsorships and getting denied, we have a solution! We have determined a successful approach that we have seen practiced with our own clients that is a guaranteed way to have sponsors waiting at your front door (or on the green). Recruiting sponsors will be just as important as recruiting the golfers themselves. You would sell your event to golfers with top contests and prizes. And sponsors are no different. You need to sell them with top marketing materials and exposure. And luckily, we have have both!

    For the most part, your sponsors will be the biggest contribution of funding for your tournament. Yes, you can generate some revenue from registration fees, but the majority of funds for a charity event usually comes from businesses and organizations that have donated in exchange for favorable publicity. This is where our services come in to help. 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. See below to check out a detailed list of possible sponsorships:

    Title Sponsor: Your biggest sponsor, the one who pays enough to have their name on the event. This sponsor’s name usually goes on all signs and banners, and it’s featured prominently in other publicity materials. If you are reaching out to dealerships, then they have the greatest benefits! They can use the publicity opportunity to it’s full advantage. Providing prize vehicles for the tournament speaks for itself, but we take your marketing to the next level. We offer magnetic signs that can be placed on the vehicle to publicize the dealership. They provide the vehicle, and leave the marketing material to us.

    Presenting Sponsors: Though not as big as the title sponsor, the presenting sponsors’ names should still appear sometimes smaller, on brochures and advertising. They usually even have the opportunity to speak at the event.

    Contest Sponsors: These are people who donate prizes for contests. List them in any publicity materials, provide them with some kind of special thanks, and mention them during the awards banquet as you show off the prizes they donated.

    Meal Sponsors: These sponsors contribute specifically to food and drinks. They can donate money to offset the cost of the banquet or, in some instances, donate specific food items — such as bottled water and soft drinks — for the golfers as they’re on the course.

    Hole Sponsors: A hole sponsor pays a certain amount to sponsor a single hole on the golf course. A sign with their company name appears at the hole they’ve sponsored for all the golfers and fans to see as they play through. This is generally the least expensive sponsorship option.

    By creating a variety of sponsorship packages, you are able to allow sponsors to contribute based upon their own budget. A sponsor with a bigger budget would sign up to be a title sponsor. While a business with a tighter budget may sponsor just a hole. Don’t scare sponsors away with huge dollar signs! And when reaching out to sponsors, you can also ensure them that they will get the proper recognition they deserve. Their signs can be fully customizable to include their logo or even promotion materials from their business.

    No more stressing over sponsorships. With US Hole In One, we worry proof your event. To find out more information on what we can provide for your sponsors and golfers, check out our website at To speak to a representative give us a call at 888-882-5440 or email us at


    Help Us to Help Better Serve You

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Whether it’s improving the application process or developing new contests for your tournament, we are always looking for ways to enhance your experience. Providing tips, feedback or reviews will not only help other customers but your future experience with us. We take your comments seriously and make improvements or changes to our services according to your suggestions.

    We can claim to be the leaders in Hole In One Insurance, but it only matters if our customers agree. And with the recent reviews we’ve been receiving, it seems to be true!  Read below For some of our most recent reviews:

    ★★★★★ Excellent Customer Service!

    “I recommend US Hole In One – they provided excellent customer service. Each time I called with a question, they person on the phone was cheerful and helpful. The insurance was very affordable, and they were able to adjust the price when our situation changed (more than once). When it came time to order our signs, they were extremely helpful, and the signs came quickly and looked terrific. I highly recommend US Hole In One for your Golf or other events. ”   - Linda Cook

    ★★★★★ Helpful & Responsive

    “I found US Hole In One to be both helpful and very responsive to our needs. Everything was handled very well and all the materials were delivered on time. I recommend them to anyone who is hosting a golf outing.”   - Maria Sclafani

    ★★★★★ A Trusted Business Partner

    “We use US Hole In One for all of our contest insurance. They have very competitive rates, offer quick quotes and are an easy company to work with. Thanks!”   - Robert Schwab

    To leave your own review of our services, please visit the following link:
    We would love to hear from you! To see for yourself how great our services really are, please speak to a representative at 888-882-5440 or email us at to receive a free quote.



    Why Your Golf Tournament Has Been Unsuccessful

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    We don’t mean to be rude, but let’s be honest – a golf tournament can be a hit or miss easily if you don’t have the right components. In other words, your tournament can suck. At US Hole In One, we have a strong track record for making sure tournaments are done the right way. So it’s easy for us to figure out why and where your tournament went wrong. We have broken down a few factors into making sure that your next tournament can be a success all without breaking your bank!

    Reason #1: Uneventful Grand Prize Options
    Everyone needs some motivation. If you have a hole-in-one tournament with the grand prize set at a gift card to McDonald’s then this is an obvious sign that your tournament is in dier need of help! Golfers want to be motivated to play and motivated to win. Having real top prizes like a Hawaiian Golf Vacation, Boston Whaler Fishing Boat or Ford F-150 XLT Pickup Truck will give your tournament the proper boost it needs. Some benefits will be an increase in your registration rate and an increase in excitement! To see more grand prize recommendations please visit: You’ll find the right grand prize and secondary prizes for your tournament!

    Reason #2: Player Intimidation
    If you have an outstanding number of pros than amateurs at your tournament, this breeds intimidation. Your amateurs don’t want to compete with players that have far more years of experience than they do. But by equalling the playing field, this will allow your players (pro and am) to lighten up and remember to have fun. Give your amateurs the right equipment to play amongst the pros. We offer free club certificates to all your golfers! This will give your amateurs the right amount skills and confidence to compete with the big dogs. Want to see what other free materials we offer your golfers? Follow the link:

    Reason #3: Not Enough Contests
    Ok, so you have your tournament set up, but what else? Add some additional contests onto the green this tournament. This will give your golfers more opportunities to win and more reasons to want to compete next year. 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 deep discount. And if your event is a non-profit tournament, this is an excellent opportunity to raise extra funds for your cause. Simply raffle or auction off the chance to compete in one of these exciting contests and increase your fundraising efforts substantially! Click here for more details:

    Reason # 4: Lack of Sponsor Appreciation
    For most events, your sponsors are the reason why you are able to have your tournament in the first place. Don’t you think it’s wise to show as much appreciation for them as you can. We give your sponsors the right recognition with our custom or templated sponsor signage! Whether they sponsored the tournament, golf carts, beverages or dinner, we have a sign for them. All of our templates can be customized to your specifications: new headers, fonts, logos and more! Check out our variety of templates here:

    So you can see why your tournament has been unsuccessful, right? The main reason is because you have been missing one major component. That major component is US Hole In One Insurance! You’ve been missing out on top prizes, free certificates and gift cards, add-on contests and sponsor signs! Don’t let your tournament suffer any longer. Make sure that your next tournament is a success by insuring with US Hole In One. To speak to a representative and receive a free quote, call us at 888-882-5440 or email us at