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Hole In One, Shootout & Putting Distance Requirements

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Wouldn’t it be great to give your golfers the chance to make a 2-yard putt for 1,000,000 dollars? Or how about a 10-yard hole in one? Decreasing the distance can increase any golfers’ chances of making a winning shot which is why we have rules in place in terms of allowable distance. Whether it’s a shootout, hole in one or putting contest, to be eligible for our golf contests, it needs to meet the minimum distance requirements. Each of our contests types has different requirements. They also vary for men and women. So to be clear, let’s see what is considered acceptable yardage for our contests. 

Hole in One Insurance Contests

In a hole in one contest, the minimum yardage required is 150 yards for men and 135 yards for women. If the hole you have selected is not quite at these numbers, most golf courses do have about ten years of extra space on their par 3’s which means that you can set the hole up to include that extra ten yards. Just move the hole back. If you are taking advantage of the free bonus prizes for your additional par 3 holes then there are different minimum hole requirements for that. In this case, there is a minimum yardage requirement of 130 yards for men and 115 for women. This type of bonus prize includes items like the Callaway irons, a smart TV or the roundtrip plane tickets for two.

Shootout Contests

For a shootout hole in one insurance contest, the yardage distance is a bit larger. This is because when you are conducting a shootout contest it is usually for a larger sum of money like $1,000,000. For men, the distance is 165 yards and for the women, it is 150 yards. Please also note that the shootout shot(s) do not need to occur on a par 3 hole. You can simply set-up the shot at least 165 yards out from the hole on a par 4. Many groups choose this option and place the shootout shot on the 9th or 18th hole because it allows those who are not taking the shot the ability to watch from the clubhouse or cocktail area.

Putting Contests

For our single putt contests, we offer two distance options only: either 40ft or 50 ft for men and women. For our progressive putting, the distance starts at 10ft then progresses to 30ft and 50ft. 

According to Golf Digest, golfers average somewhere around 195-205 yards with their drivers. Even though golfers go the distance with their swing, we want to make sure our distance for a hole in one is fair and obtainable for all golfers whether amateur or pro. If you have any additional questions regarding the yardage requirements for our contests give us a call at 888-882-5440.

What’s In Your Golf Bag?

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Are you new to the game of golf? Like most other sports, golf requires a bit of an investment upfront. The game relies on several pieces of equipment and it can be intimidating at first when you see all the options available. 

There are several essentials you will need in order to play golf. You should focus on getting these before anything else. There are other things that can be considered optional rather than must-have items. This guide will make it easy for you to identify what should go in your golf bag so you can play your next round in confidence. 

Here is what you need to get started:

Clubs

Golf clubs can be expensive and easily go into the four-figure range if you buy each club individually. Make it easy on yourself and buy a set. You can get a good set online for a few hundred dollars. This set should include the following clubs:

  • Irons
  • Fairway Woods
  • Driver
  • Putter

You may get some additional clubs, like hybrids, but if you have these four areas covered, you will be able to play a round of golf without any issues.

Balls

Balls come in all colors, styles, and price points. You do not have to get the most expensive balls with fancy futuristic materials used on the inside to play a round of golf. If you are new to golf, or even if you have been playing for decades, chances are that you will lose a good amount of them. The more you learn what your unique playing style is, the more refined you can become with the kind of balls you play golf with.

Tees

You are going to have to put your golf ball on a tee when you plan on using your clubs. Tees are mostly all the same besides being different heights. Depending on what club you will be using at any given time, you will need to use different tees. Short irons will usually require the least amount of height on a tee whereas drivers will need the most. You want to make sure you get the most loft and distance you can when using your clubs. 

If you want an easy way out of a situation where you would be getting tees with varying sizes, just buy tees that are longer. You can always press them down further into the ground if you do not need the additional height. 

Gloves

The last piece of equipment you should have in your bag, or even just on you for the entirety of the game, is a pair of golf gloves. You will have a better grip on your clubs and also avoid potential blisters. If you are playing in the mornings, they will also help keep your hands warm. Make sure to buy gloves that offer you a snug fit that is not too tight when you make a fist

These are the essential pieces of equipment you should have in your golf bag. With this gear, you are ready to head to the links and play a fun round of golf. 

Summer Recap Of Hole In One Winners!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

This year we have seen an overwhelming amount of hole in one winners. And every time we get a winner, it makes us remember why we do what we do. We love to see the golfers’ reactions after making a hole in one. We love making others happy and we love to help tournament directors hold a successful tournament. We love it when things work out, and they did for several golfers this year. So with that being said, we want to take some time and reflect on some of our most epic hole in one wins this year. Who knows, maybe your golfer can be next?

Memorable Wins

Many winners are still in-complete and total disbelief and their initial reactions were priceless. One of which was Brandon Mortensen who made a 165yd hole in one at the Tonaquint Golf Classic. You can see his reaction on our Youtube page. Who wouldn’t be excited winning $25,000 cash!

Other hole in one winners this year are as follows. You can see photos from their event on our Facebook page.

Winner: Heath Brown

Tournament: Helena Firefighters Association Golf Tournament

Location: Wallace Adams Golf Club in GA.

Prize: Two Round Trip Domestic Airline Tickets

Winner: Evan Sturm

Tournament: Butler University Event Classic

Location: Pebble Brook Golf Course

Prize: $11,000 Pebble Beach Vacation

Winner: Justin Hageman

Tournament: Heald Open

Prize: Set Of Callaway Irons

Winner: Sam Jirschele

Tournament: Fore The Kids event 

Prize: 2-Year Lease On A 2019 Ford Mustang Eco Boost

Winner: Orlando Guerra 

Location: Goliad Golf Course

Prize: $17,700 2019 Ford Ecosport

Winner: Gary Szelagowsk

Location: Homestead Golf Course

Prize: Airline Tickets

Winner: Rob Van Orsdol 

Tournament: Agri-Turf Distributing 4th Annual Malcolm Stack Charity Golf Tournament

Location: Tustin Ranch Golf Club

Prize: $10,000 Cash

Memorable Prizes

Even those tournaments that didn’t produce a hole in one winner, were successful in promoting some very cool prizes. We had the opportunity to be a part of the Genesis Open in Palisades, CA this year! Innocean sponsored a hole-in-one contest with us and gave golfers the chance to swing for a Genesis G70! Any golfer would have been happy to win such a sweet ride! And at the Farmers Insurance Open, amateur golfers had the chance to sink a hole-in-one. If they were successful, they would win a 2019 G70 3.3T Sport!

You can follow any new winners by following us on Facebook. If there are any winners that we missed, we apologize. Since there are so many, there is a possibility we may have overlooked a few or are still in the process of finalizing paperwork.

Do you want the same type of experience for your golfers? The year is not over yet! Check out our hole in one insurance promotions! 

Tips For Planning A Golf Tournament At The Last-Minute

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Planning a golf tournament is beneficial for so many reasons, even if you are planning it out at the last minute. You can still have a successful tournament. But since you are on a time crunch, it is essential to cut corners and shift your focus from overthinking to focusing on what matters. You’ll have to plan your event the same way you would if you had more time, but on a smaller scale. To help, here are some tips to help you plan your tournament at the last minute.

Effective Marketing

This is the most important part of planning your last-minute tournament. Drawing in golfers through effective marketing and promotions will make sure you get the number of registrations you desire. Tournament directors assume that they have to do it on their own, but they don’t. Take advantage of social media and post your event on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You can also use your mailing list to send or email flyers promoting your event.

Contests

Hole in one contests is a great way to bring excitement to your tournament. Since you are planning at the last minute, you want to be able to draw in as many golfers as you can. Offering cash prizes for a hole in one, longest-drive, shootout, closest to the pin, or putting contest will motivate anyone to play at your tournament. But the only way that this will be effective, is if you get insurance (US Hole In One insurance to be exact)! What good is promoting that you’ll give away $1,000,000 if you actually can’t afford to do so?

Get Professional Help

There will be additional details that you wouldn’t want to overlook. Help with signage, banners, freebies for golfers and more, are things to not shove under the rug. Having industry professionals like US Hole In One is key. We help thousands of tournaments each year with signage, contests, and freebies for golfers. Visit our website for details.

So what are you waiting for? You already waited till the last minute so go out and plan that tournament! If you need help, you can always contact our representatives at 888-882-5440 to help you plan your tournament today!

The Best Products For Tech Savvy Golfers

Sunday, July 21, 2019

We live in a world full of technological advances. Thanks to technology we have been able to organize our lives through our phones and even have self driving cars. So it should come as no surprise that golf has made a few leaps with technology as well. Golfers are now able to play golf in the comfort of their own homes digitally and even golf balls now contain chips to record a golfers distance and speed. We have highlighted a few promising products that seem perfect for the tech savvy golfer or any golfer that wants to find new ways to improve upon their skills. 

Game Golf

Golf Game is a comprehensive system designed to seamlessly capture and display your golf game in a dynamic interface with stats, trends and even gives golfers the ability to review and share your round of golf. You don’t have to manually enter information to keep track of your game. The system does it for you in the background, so you can worry about playing.

HoleN1 Golf Cell Phone Clip Holder and Training Aid

You heard of a selfie stick right? Well this is a selfie for golfers who want to get instant feedback on their swing. The HoleN1 Golf Cell Phone Clip can be used to record your swing, and then immediately review every detail… alignment, foot movement, swing path, and contact.

Everybody’s Golf VR – PlayStation VR

Step on to the course like never before in the incredibly immersive Everybody’s Golf VR experience! You can practice your putting on the green or tee off at the driving range to perfect your swing. And did we mention that you don’t have to leave home?

Crestgolf Golf Putter Plane Laser Sight Golf Training

No need to use elevated string ties, or chalk lines. Lasers have stepped in to make practicing your putting skills easier. The Crest Golf Putter easily attaches to all putters and give a laser guide line during your putt to check your putting plane. Who knew that laser precision could increase your putting precision?

Prazza Radar Golf Ball Finder

Prazza is a golf ball finder that works from up to 100 meters! It’s a great way to save money from purchasing golf balls every time you hit the course. You can know have a golf ball for life. 

So are you ready to improve your game or just have fun with any of the above gadgets? And how do you see golf adjusting to keep up with future tech trends? Are flying caddies next?

 

5 Fun Ways To Play Golf This Summer

Friday, June 7, 2019

Summer has officially begun! This makes for the perfect weather to hit the green and practice your skills. But there are more ways to play golf this summer that is not only fun, but can bring together the family or be played at your next summer cookout. Leave the serious golfer on the course and have some fun with these golfing ideas below:

Floating Golf Greens

In golf, having your golf ball go for a swim is not ideal. All golfers dread swinging their ball into a sand dune or pond. But how about creating a water hazard for fun in your own pool? This allows you to practice being target-oriented and hitting over hazards. So why not add the funnest addition to a summer pool party. See a variety of floating golf green by visiting FloatingGolfGreen.com.

Golf Target Toss

Now you can host your own golf tournament in the backyard. GoSports BattleChip VERSUS is the ultimate outdoor game that combines the fun of golf with yard games like the traditional bean bag toss! This game is great for the whole family of a solo game for practice.

Golf Shot Party Game

This Golf Shot Party Game will provide hours of adult fun. You took many “golf shots” but nothing like this. In this version of golf, if you miss a shot, you take a shot. 

Portable Putting Green

Our sister company Interactive Promotions Group offers portable putting greens is easy to setup and guaranteed to draw a crowd at all types of events! Whether it’s indoors or out, their greens make for the perfect addition to a tournament, business event or fundraising event. And what’s even better is that your prize can be fully covered.

Mini Golf

The perfect way to spend a sunny day is on the miniature golf course. Play mini golf with your friends and family on a course filled with volcano, with ponds, rivers and waterfalls for maximum fun. You can have a relaxing round of golf or play competitive style complete with score cards. Practice getting a hole-in-one!

These games are guaranteed to get everyone up and moving and enjoying golf in ways they didn’t know they could. This summer, make room for some leisure golf to relax and enjoy with friends and family. For more contest ideas visit US Hole In One for details.

Tournament Directors Program: Get A Discount For Multiple Tournaments

Thursday, May 23, 2019

There is a lot that goes into being a Tournament Director. From developing the schedule, maintaining database of committee members and contacts, implementing marketing and promotional strategies, monitoring revenue, budgets, projections, etc. In other words, the Tournament Director wears many hats. This is a year-round job even if you have one tournament to prepare for, so we understand how hard it can be for directors who have multiple tournaments per year. For that reason, we have in place a Tournaments Director Program that allows for directors to get a discount for having more than one tournament.

We want to reward our directors for their efforts so we offer a 10% discount if they purchase 10 tournaments per year through US Hole In One. That’s right, the more you work, the more it should pay off for you. Every directors goal is to run a top-notch event that provides enjoyment and competition for their golfers and bring them back year after year. If this is your goal, you should definitely take advantage of our hole in one contests. Our contests and prize insurance packages offers a new way of reducing the stress and costs that comes with holding a tournament. Explore our site for more details or speak to a representative to see how you can have your multiple tournaments pay off for you!

5 Things Every Golfer Should Do At Least Once

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Every golfer has a bucket list or a list of dreams like winning a major or hitting a hole in one. You may think that your list is unattainable, but in reality, they may be easier to achieve than you may think. We have listed a few things we think every golfer should and can do to help better their game and just to make playing golf all the more fun.

Read the Rules of Golf

Now more than ever, golfers are slipping up and getting penalized for breaching some of the new (and old) rules of golf. Common penalties include playing out of turn, carrying more clubs in bag than allowed or having your ball out of bounds. Don’t let being uninformed hinder your ability to win. You can read a digital version of the rules by visiting USGA.org. You can also get the rules on your phone with the free USGA Rules of Golf app for iOS and Android.

Play Golf with a Simulator

Golf simulation is a newer golf concept that a lot of golfers are hesitant to explore. Golf simulators have sensors to capture your swing, impact and spin. You instantly get an analysis of your skills which is great for practice. Golf simulators are also great when weather outdoors isn’t ideal as well. If you have a large space in your home like a garage or basement, you can play right in the comfort of your own home.

Make a Hole In One

Why not try making a hole in one and buying everyone drinks. Even if you don’t make an ace, how about buying drinks anyway? As we all know, making a hole in one is a big deal. It is estimated that the chances of making a hole in one is 12,500 to 1 for an amateur golfer. Sometimes it happens by luck, by accident  or it happens two times in the same round. We believe with some motivation like big cash prizes, it can help motivate your golfers to make their winning swing. See our website for details on holding a hole in one contest at your next tournament by visiting www.holeinoneinsurance.com

Compete in a Tournament

Whether it’s a pro tournament or amateur, why not compete? Competing in a tournament is a fun way to put your skills to use. If you are an amateur and not too confident in your skills, you can still use it as a way to practice. After all it’s a tournament, so what better way to practice than with the option of winning award money and prizes?

Play at a Famous Golf Course

You don’t have to be in a tournament to play at some of the most famous golf courses around the world. Take a golf vacation to Pebble Beach. St. Andrews, or the Masters! And with US Hole In One, you don’t have to pay to get away! We offer prize packages that include golf vacations for two. Make a hole in one, and be on the next flight to golf paradise! See here for a list of our prize packages.

Too Many Sponsors, Too Little Time?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tournament planners can agree that having too many sponsors is not a problem, it’s actually welcomed. For some, the more the merrier. But having a lot of sponsors can have the possibility to cause a lot of unwanted stress especially if you have a limited amount of time to deliver. Getting your sponsor packages together causes you to have to fulfill in order to make sure all your sponsor are properly recognized. Your sponsors will be the biggest contribution of funding for your tournament so to show your appreciation, you want to make sure you have the ability to deliver the package that your sponsors paid for. Whether they purchased signage, banners or covered the tournament, prize, beverage, golf carts, etc., US Hole In One can help ensure that your tournament sponsors get the recognition they deserve!

Sponsor Event Signage

Most sponsor packages guarantees publicity or marketing of the company in some way. Publicity can range depending upon the type of contribution they would like to make. But no matter what sponsorship package they choose, we have corresponding signage! Our signage comes in various sizes and ranges from weather-resistant 12” x 18” signs to 11” x 17” car magnets and even 3’ by 5’ banners! Signage is also fully customizable or you can choose from any of our various templates found here.

Special Prize Signage

For sponsors who have contributed to your hole in one grand prize or bonus prizes, we have special signage for them! Every hole in one contest prize package from US Hole In One includes large full color self standing signs that you can stake next to your contest hole. Signs display an image of the prize as well as an area to display your sponsor logo or name. See how our signs look here.

Add-On Contest Options

Add-on contests offer a great way to increase your outing’s revenue by adding a potential sponsor level for your donors. What sponsor wouldn’t love for their logo to be placed on dice or on putting signage? When you purchase any contest prize coverage for hole in one insurance or shootout contest insurance., you may “add-on” an additional putting and/or dice roll contest at a reasonable discount. See here for details.

Your golf tournament sponsor will see the benefits of contributing to your event once you work with us! We will work with you to set up signage or add-on contests that gives your sponsor proper exposure and quality branding. As a result, your golfers will remember what a great day they had golfing, your sponsors will come back year after year and you will be removed of the stress of publicizing your sponsors. It’s a win, win… and win situation for everyone!

New Prizes For Your Golfers: Includes New Trips, Vacations & Vehicles

Friday, April 12, 2019

This year US Hole In One has decided to kick off the golf season with new prizes! Our regular customers may have been familiar with our past prize recommendations which included anything from a Golf Vacation to Pebble Beach, a trip to The Masters, etc. But this year our prizes have increased in variety and value! With our highest prize being a $125,000 Tesla! We revamped our prizes to ensure we are giving our customers the best. If you can’t think of any prize ideas that relate to your golfers wants, we are here to help you. No matter your golfers hobbies and lifestyle we are sure we have a prize that fits.

$14,000 Harley-Davidson® Softail Street Bob®

Hit the streets in your new Harley-Davidson Softail Street Bob Motorcycle. With a reinvented frame and classic Softail lines, this lightweight Harley rides unlike anything you’ve felt before.

$13,000 John Deere RSX860 High Performance Utility Vehicle

Whether you are riding the trails or cruising around the ranch, the Gator RSX860 has performance, power, and speed that can’t be matched. Speeds up to 60 mph, 400 lbs. of cargo, 4-wheel drive and more.

$15,000 Ireland Golf Vacation

Enjoy 7 nights at your choice of one of four hotels located in the center of Dublin. This package for four includes 6 rounds of golf (Baltray, The Island, Portmarnock Championship, Portmarnock Links, Royal Dublin, The European) for each guest, a chauffeur to each location, a full Irish breakfast every morning and much more!

$30,000 Jeep Wrangler

Conquer any terrain in your brand-new Jeep Wrangler, most recently named MotorTrend SUV of the year. With exceptional engineering, advanced design and safety, the Wrangler is in a class all of its own.

$90,000 V6 Supercharged Range Rover

Who hasn’t dreamed of owning a Range Rover? Rule the road in your brand-new Supercharged Range Rover. This stylish SUV features a 3.0-liter V6 engine, leather seats, touch pro navigation system, 19-inch wheels and park assist.

$125,000 Tesla Model X 100D

The Tesla Model X 100D is an SUV unlike any other on the road. Famous for its “Falcon Wing” doors, the aerodynamic Model X features a futuristic sleek design including a unique windshield that extends uninterrupted to the roof, enhanced autopilot capability, impressive electric range and Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive making for a smooth ride in all weather conditions.

$12,000 Disney Vacation for Four

Experience the magic at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for 6 nights. Package includes award-winning dining, spectacular views, access to multiple pools and a waterslide, monorail transportation directly to the Magic Kingdom, tickets to the park each day and airfare for four.

$10,000 Two Super Bowl Tickets

Be there for the biggest football game of the year! Whether your favorite team is playing or not, the chance to attend is an experience you’ll never forget. This package includes 2 tickets to the Super Bowl. Airfare and lodging not included.

$8,000 Atlantis Paradise Island Vacation

Enjoy a 5 night stay at the Royal Atlantis Paradise Regal Suites for four (two-bedroom family suite). This vacation package includes access to the 18 slide water park, 11 different pools, 14 lagoons showcasing 20,000 tropical fish and aquatic animals, 3 private beaches, movie theater, casino and more. Airfare included.

If none of the above prizes excite you, we can cover any prize you can dream up! We now offer a $2,000 Customize Your Own Prize package as well. If you have a unique prize you would like to offer at your golf tournament, we’ve got you covered! We can insure anything from concert and sporting event tickets to vehicles and vacation packages. Minimum prize value of $2,000.

Be sure to call one of our contest consultants for exact pricing and further details at 888-882-5440. We look forward to insuring your next tournament.