Friday, May 25, 2012
Putting contests are great way to add even more excitement to your golf tournament and they are also a great way to raise extra money for your charity. When purchasing insurance from US Hole In One it is very important that you read the Terms and Conditions very carefully regarding the rules for holding a putting contest.
Unlike the hole in one insurance contest, the putting contests are not for everyone in the tournament. Many people are confused by this and ask why everyone cannot take a putt for the cash. The answer is simple, the odds of making a putt are much higher than those of making a hole in one, and therefore it would be very expensive to allow everyone in the tournament to take a putt.
To pick the one finalist for the putting contest you can either hold a raffle and pick one name from a hat or hold a putt off. If you choose to hold a putt off you need to make sure that the qualifying putts are not longer than half the distance of the final putt (i.e. if the final putt is 50 feet the qualifying putts must be 25 feet or less) and they must take place on a different hole than the final putt as well. US Hole In One requires that all putting contests are videotaped and show the measurement of the length of the putt. Depending on the value of the grand prize you will either need to have one or two witnesses who are 18 years of age or older. One of whom may need to be a PGA Pro or a Police Officer.
If you are interested in hosting a putting contest at your next golf tournament please give one of our highly knowledgeable contest consultants a call today!