Friday, April 26, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
By: Sarah Halcovage