Archive for October, 2010

Are There Benefits of Playing Golf?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

For those who hear complaints about just how often they golf may be happy to know that there are some real benefits to playing golf. You may not hit that hole in one every time you play, but there are other benefits you will have if you take the time to play.

  • Golf is good exercise. It is an ideal way to get exercise into your life. Most courses are about four to six miles from the tee to the green. If you walk the distance, you are getting in at least some cardio. In some cases, researchers say that every hour spent on the course with moderate activity will burn 350 to 380 calories.
  • Interaction with other people. Another reason to play golf more frequently is the interaction with other people. As we age, it becomes important to continuously challenge the mind and the body. The interaction and competition with others helps to stimulate the brain, keeping it healthy.

Golf can help you to lose weight, build muscle tone and even improve your overall mental sharpness. If you have not been on the golf course in some time, there has never been a better time to do so.

When was the last time you got an ace? How about the last time you played in a golf tournament or a putting contest?  If it has been a while, let the family know just how miraculous golf can be for your overall well-being. Who knew the green could be so good for you and so much fun?

Hole in One Insurance: Do I Need a Witness?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Most people who are planning a big event are hoping to structure it with so much excitement that everyone turns in to see it. The problem is, not every tournament will be broadcast on live television. That means that it may be a bit more difficult to have a witness view the winning shot, which is a requirement when it comes to hole in one insurance protection. However, there are a few things you should know about the witness requirement.

At US Hole in One, we recommend that the witness situate themselves some place where they can easily see both the teeing ground and the hole being targeted. You may wish to place the witness at the tee box or you may want to place that person on the green. Be sure to protect your witness from those incoming shots, though!

What you need to remember about your witness requirement is that the witness simply needs to be able to have a clear and unobstructed view of every golfer that steps up to strike a shot towards the tee. The witness needs to see the ball move throughout the entire shot, too. It is critical to get this right since without a witness that fits the requirements of hole in one insurance, the insurance provider is not required to pay out your prize. If you do find that you have questions regarding your prize or your witness, simply give us a call and we would be happy to answer those questions for you.

Factors That Determine How Much Your Putting Contest Will Cost

Thursday, October 7, 2010

As you plan your hole in one insurance event, consider adding a putting contest. This putting contest can be an easy way to raise a few more dollars at your event and it can be one of the biggest incentives to get people to sign up. The good news is that it does not have to cost much more either. As you take into consideration all of the options you have for your event, a putting contest is an easy add on.

What About Pricing?

A putting contest allows an individual to make a single attempt at 40 to 50 feet away as a putt. If they hit that putt, they get the prize. It is that simple and US Hole In One makes sure it is affordable, too. To help with that, it offers several pricing options. The following factors play a role in what you are likely to pay:

  • The value of the grand prize, which can be as high as $25,000, and is up to you to choose
  • The Distance of the putt (usually 40 or a 50 foot putt)
  • The number of finalists who will play in the putting contest, though each one only gets one shot at the prize.

These factors determine how much you are likely to pay for your putting contest. It sounds simple and in fact it is. To learn more about the options available to you for your next golfing event, contact US Hole In One and inquire about the putting contests available and the costs for adding it on to your event.

Finish 2010 With The Right Equipment

Friday, October 1, 2010

Well we’re only a few months from the end of the year and some new equipment could be exactly what your game needs. You’ll be surprised by how much technology can spice up your game.

You might not get a hole-in-one but you’ll know that you have the right set of tools to get the job done. We at US Hole In One Insurance firmly agree with this. First of all, the lie angles on irons are a critical factor. If your irons have the wrong lie angles, it can be virtually impossible to hit a ball cleanly off a bare or hardpan lie.  US Hole In One Insurance is not guaranteeing that you’ll hit it like a tour pro once you get the right lie angles but at least you’ll be headed in the right direction.

Next is the driver. Having the wrong driver shaft could be costing you up 30 yards! The key is to get a shaft that matches your clubhead speed and the way that you load the shaft in your downswing. Even though US Hole In One specializes in hole in one insurance, we have a valuable and simple tip for your driver swing. Think of it as insurance for long drives. The tip is to hit up on the ball. As simple as this seems, most golfers don’t realize how much they actually hit down on the ball. Bubba Watson, one of the PGA tour’s longest hitters hits has a 5 degree upward angle of attack which means that he hits the ball on the upswing. This launches the ball high with low spin. Hitting down on the ball imparts backspin and will cause the ball to balloon into the wind.

The last thing that you definitely need is quality hole-in-one insurance. The good news is that we supply it! Call 888 882 5440 to find out more or you could visit us at www.holeinoneinsurance.com. Take care and we look forward to hearing from you.