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4th of July: 4 Ideas To Incorporate In Your Golf Tournament

Sunday, June 20, 2021

The 4th of July is all about celebrating our country and playing in a golf tournament can be an awesome way to enjoy the day and take pride in the “land of the free and the home of the brave”. The challenge for tournament directors: how do you make your event stand out from the pack?

We can help. We have highlighted below 4 ideas to make your event memorable and ensure you have a full field of participants.

Best Dressed

You want your tournament to feel festive and patriotic. Get your golfers to help you create a fun environment for your event. On your entry form announce a prize for the best dressed team. You will be amazed by the creativity of your players. There will be wild outfits and decorated golf carts.

The only challenge will be judging the winner. 

Patriotic Prizes & Gift Bag

Make sure your July 4th theme flows through your prizes and gift bags. For you gift bags include small trinkets with plenty of patriotic flair. A fun idea is to give each player a pack of sparklers – we would say small fireworks, but this might get out of hand once your golfers have a few cold beverages.

When it comes to prizes, just add a little something to make them stand out. For example, if you want to give away a dozen golf balls for closest to the pin, make sure they are customized with an American flag. It’s the little things that will make your event memorable.

Don’t forget to add a hole-in-one or shootout prize to your event. A million-dollar prize sure sounds like the American dream! With hole-in-one insurance it can be very inexpensive to add this to your event and get your golfers excited about making a life-changing shot.

Red, White, and Blue Format

Everyone loves to play Captain’s Choice, but how do you tweak your format to make it unique? We love the “Red, White, and Blue” format. Most golf courses have red tees, white tees, and blue tees. In this format every team plays 6 holes from the red tees, 6 holes from the white tees, and 6 holes from the blue tees.

Not only is this a fun way for your players to hit shots that they don’t normally try, it also adds some strategy to the event. Each team gets to pick where they play their 6 tees of each color. When do they choose to go forward to the “reds”? When do they go back to the “blue”?

Give Back – Support a Veteran Organization

The 4th of July is a great time to thank our troops who defend our country. Make your event about more than just playing a round of golf. Commit a portion of the proceeds from the event to your favorite veteran organization or charity. Give your players a way to donate as well.

Play in a fun event. Win some great prizes. Support the people that defend our freedoms. Who wouldn’t sign-up for this tournament?