Archive for April, 2013

Hole In One Insurance vs. Shootout Contest Insurance

Friday, April 26, 2013

A golf ball.

A golf ball. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everyday at US Hole In One, we have clients that are confused when it comes to differentiating between a hole in one insurance contest and a million dollar shootout contest. For both the hole in one and million dollar shootout contests, the golfers does need to make a hole in one to win the prize that the insurance was purchased for, but the contests occur at different times of the tournament.

A hole in one insurance contest is set up during the course of play for all of the golfers in the tournament because this is the contest that all the golfers participate in. The typical hole in one insurance prize is a cash prize, usually around 25,000, or a car! This contest is set up on one of the par 3 holes on the golf course.  During play, when the golfers get to that hole, their first tee shot counts as their hole in one insurance attempt, so no mulligans! Hole in one contest are an awesome addition to a golf tournament because it gives every golfer in your tournament a chance to shoot for a grand prize.

A shootout contest is run differently. The shootout grand prize is a larger cash prize, such as $100,000 or $1,000,000. Shootouts are typically done before or after the tournament. Most clients like to set up the shootout contest on the hole closest to the club house so everyone in the tournament can witness the contest taking place, so it does not have to be on a par 3 hole. Using a par 4 or 5 hole is not a problem, it just needs to be at least 165 yards from the green and then set up the shot from there. Lastly, the shootout is not for all of the golfers in the tournament. Shootout contests are priced per shot, so it is best to narrow down the field to 1-5 golfers. You can randomly select a few golfers by selling raffle tickets, which also gives a great opportunity to raise some money for the event.

If you need any additional clarification on the differences between hole in one insurance and shootout contests, or just need a quote for your upcoming tournament, please contact an US Hole In One tournament consultant by phone at 888-882-5440 or by email at


Hole In Ones at the Masters

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ready, set, go!!! Golf’s finest players are in Augusta, Georgia kicking off the major championship season with the 77th edition of the Masters Tournament. The 2013 Masters began early this morning when Round 1 began at 8:00 AM EST when Sandy Lyle of Scotland, and of the United States, John Peterson and Nathan Smith, took to the green at Augusta National Golf Club.  Now that things are in full swing, there are many exciting things that bound to happen this Masters weekend, one of those things being a hole in one is one! Despite the seemingly improbable odds that a person can hit a golf ball into a hole in one shot from at least 150 yards, it happens all the time, especially by PGA Tour pros. Here is the complete list, and a few videos, of all the hole in ones that occurred in history during the Masters Tournament weekend!! Read the rest of this entry →