Archive for September, 2015

Shootouts Versus Hole in One

Friday, September 25, 2015

US Hole In One is a leading provider of hole in one insurance.  Hole in one insurance is for all golfers in the tournament to shoot for a hole in one on a par 3 and win a prize. US Hole in One also insures putting and shootout contests to add a little more excitement to your event. Many people are confused between a regular hole in one policy and a shootout policy.  Here are the answers to some of the top questions about Shootout Contests.


What is the difference between a Shootout Contest and a Hole In One Insurance?
– Despite many people’s assumptions there is a difference between a hole in one insurance contest and a shootout contest. A hole in one insurance contest is done during the course of play and involves all golfers in the tournament. A shootout, however, is done before or after the tournament and usually involves a larger prize for a selected finalist(s), normally the million dollar shot.

What is the pricing for a Shootout Contest?
– Shootout contests are priced per golfer and can insure a grand prize up to 1 million dollars.  You can choose to insure the million dollar prize by choosing a 40 year annuity, 20 year and 10 year plan if the shot is made.  Most people take the 40 year annuity since it is the least expensive and paid out over 40 years.

How do I select the person for a Shootout Contest?
– It does not matter how the contestant is picked.  Most tournament officials will select them at random; or you can also sell raffle tickets at the registration table then after the golfers are done playing select one name and have them take the shot. This is also a great way to fundraise for your event.


Where can I hold the Shootout Contest?
– Unlike the hole in one insurance contest the shootout does not have to be on a par 3 hole. You can use whatever hole is closest to the clubhouse for convenience and measure out the minimum distance of 165 yards from the cup.

What are the witness requirements?
– The shootout contest has to be videotaped. In addition to the video you will need two non-event participants to act as witnesses. One of these two has to be a PGA pro to a police officer.

For more information or to receive a quote on a Shootout Contest, you can email or call us at 888-882-5440! We’d be happy to help you out!

US Hole in One’s Sister Company :: Football Promotions

Friday, September 18, 2015

At US Hole In One not only do we specialize in hole in one insurance for golf tournaments but we have a sister company, Interactive Promotions Group, that provides all other contest coverage for a variety of sports and games.  Now that football is back in season, Interactive Promotions Group, has many different participation contests for football fans.


  •  Field Goal Kick – It looks easy when the guys in the uniforms do it, but can a lucky fan kick the football through the field goal posts? You will find out in this contest! There is the option of 5 different distances, a 30, 35, 40, 45 or 50 yard field goal! If it is good, they WIN!
  • Progressive Field Goal Kick – If you can make one field goal, why not make 3 in a row from different distances? The lucky contestant will kick a 20 yard, a 30 yard, and a 40 yard field goal. If they make all three they win the grand prize!
  • Flatbed Punt – A lucky contestant gets the chance to punt from 30 or 35 yards and try to make in into the bed of a pickup truck. If they are successful in doing so, they win!
  • Target Toss – All the contestant has to do is toss the football through the target! There are different size target options along with different yardage options for the target toss. If they get it through the target, they go home a winner!.
  • Sales Promotion – A sales promotion is something you would run at your store during a specific promotional period leading up to a specific game. If a specific play that you decide to insure occurs during a game or if your favorite team in that game shuts out the opponent, for example, then you reimburse your customers for their purchases and everyone wins!
  • Kickoff Return – A lucky fan is selected in your restaurant or bar before the game begins. If the the receiving team returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown then your contestant takes home the grand prize! There is also an option to insure both the opening kickoff and the kickoff at the start of the second half giving your lucky fan two chances to win instead of just one.
  • Score Prediction – Contestants take a guess at predicting the final score or another option is to predict both the score at halftime and final score. If someone correctly predicts the score(s), they win!

If you are interested in any of these contests, check out Interactive Promotions Group on the web  or give one of our contest consultants a call at 888-882-5140 or email at We are more than happy to help you out and answer any questions regarding not only football promotions but any other sports games or contest.