Golf Tech: SmartGolf’s Smart Putter

Friday, August 3, 2018

Just like other sports, golf has seen a recent surge in technological based products. Some products improve your game, by helping with your swing, distance or posture. The SmartGolf’s Smart Putter trains laser-precision into your putting stroke using an actual laser and Bluetooth technology.

Although the concept for the Smart Putter is simple, the technology is more complex. Basically, the Smart Putter is a face-balanced mallet putter with a laser-pointer embedded in the face. Practice with the Smart Putter entails addressing the ball with the laser shining dead-center at the back of the ball, and making a natural putting stroke. An array of lights on the top of the putter head also tells you if the head is tilted too far back, forward, toe-up, or toe-down.

Other features for the Smart Putter are as follows:

  • Face-balanced mallet type putter
  • Length : 35 inches (88.9cm)
  • Weight – Head 0.846 pounds (384 grams), Total 1.33 pounds(605 grams)
  • 3 degrees of loft with 72 degrees of lie
  • Shaft & Grip is made by a South Korean Pro. Club maker ‘Ahwa”- use on the course/green
  • LED level indicator / Laser aiming system – level/square stroke
  • Bluetooth stroke data transmitter – effective analysis anywhere anytime

The Smart Putter even goes a step further by including integration with the SmartGolf app. You can download the SmartGolf app, and the Smart Putter will transmit stroke data to your phone to keep track of your tendencies, progress, and changes over time. There’s even a virtual green on the app you can play a game on.

To buy and try one of these putters for yourself, go to SmartGolf’s website here.


Golf Challenges

Friday, July 27, 2018

Golf is known for it’s challenges, whether it’s closest to the pin or straightest drive. But how far are you willing to let your challenges go for your golfers? And how about having top cash prizes to compete for? We want to give you a list of golf challenges to give to your golfers during your tournament to shake things up a bit.

1. Par 3 With Putter Challenge

How hard can it be to hit a ball on the shortest distance holes on a standard size golf course? You may be thinking this is not much of a challenge, but try replacing your club with a putter.

2. Hole In One Within 100 Shots Challenge

Ever wondered how many shots it would take a golfer to make a hole-in-one? 100 shots should be enough to challenge your golfers. You can challenge your golfers further by designating the distance as well.

US Hole in One offers challenges as well for your golfers. And these challenges actually come with insurance for your prize value. This makes playing that much more fun and rewarding. By getting insured with us, we can offer “A” rated protection, free bonus prizes, free golf clubs to your golfers, free signage, free shipping, etc.! So if you are up for the challenge, what are you waiting for? Explore our contest options below!

3. Hole In One Challenge

Golfers will have the chance to win a fabulous prize if they successfully sink a hole in one! As experts in hole in one insurance, we’ll turn your golf event into a memorable and exhilarating experience! Spice up this challenge further with modifying the distance or adding additional free bonus prizes.

4. Putting Challenge

Put your golfers to the test with our popular Putting Contest promotion! As one of our most popular promotions, this contest gives a lucky golfer the opportunity to win a huge prizes by making a putt from a predetermined distance. Putting contests are also a great way to raise money for a fundraiser.

5. Shootout Challenge

How would your event guests like the chance to win $1 million? With our Shootout contest, they can! Our shootout contest coverage allows you to offer a selected golfer at your event the ultimate prize of up to $1 million. Give your lucky golfer the chance to earn the prize of a lifetime at practically no cost to you.



Hole In One Recipe

Friday, July 13, 2018

Unfortunately, there isn’t a specific recipe to follow to make a hole in one. If that was the case, there would be a lot more hole in one winners. However, maybe adding a pinch of luck, a dash of skill and an amazing golf tournament, might just be all you need. We have listed a few tips for you to take during your next hole in one contest. See below.

#1: Confidence
Come to the tee with confidence. You need to relish the opportunity that you have to put the ball on the green in one shot and get it close to the hole. The attitude you need to bring to have any chance to get the ball in the hole is aggressive

#2: The Right Club
You’d think that the shorter the par-3, the greater the chance of getting a hole-in-one, meaning that more would be made with wedges than anything else. The stats suggest otherwise and, in fact, the 7-iron and 8-iron make more aces than any other club, each registering 14% of all aces. 40% of all aces are made with a 7-iron, 8-iron or 9-iron.

#3: The Perfect Swing
Take a full swing. Bring your club back to shoulder height and come through the ball with speed and velocity. Snap your right hand through the ball and finish up high.

#4: Practice
Go to the driving range regularly where you can work with your medium and long irons. Many golfers are a bit afraid when using these clubs because they are less forgiving. But with the correct fundamentals, you are sure to take home a win.

Now before we let you go, our last tip is to take a look at our hole-in-one insurance. It’s flexible and affordable. Our goal is to please all of our clients. Our hole in one insurance has helped give away prizes ranging from cash prizes to a brand new BMW. So take your pick!

To see how your pros and amateurs can take a shot at making a hole-in-one give us a call at 888-882-5440 or email us at!

Using Raffle Tickets To Raise Money

Friday, June 29, 2018

If your event needs to make some additional money, consider adding US Hole In Ones putting contest to your tournament package. In many circumstances, this type of event can add a bit more to those fundraising plans that you might have. For example, you can sell raffle tickets to your tournament members for the opportunity to putt for the grand prize. If you are considering the need to raise a few more dollars, do consider how our putting contests work.

All you need to do in this situation is to let us know and we will help you to put together the putting contest. It is similar to a hole in one challenge. Here’s how it works.

  • You will be able to offer valuable grand prizes to your golfers as a reward during this contest.
  • Select one or two golfers that are already in your event who will compete here.
  • They will then get to attempt a single 40 or 50 foot putt. They are playing for the grand prize.
  • If the participants are able to putt the ball into a hole in one try, they will win the grand prize.

So, how will you pay for this type of coverage? It is simple. If they win,US Hole In One the costs. You just get to claim that someone in your event won the grand prize! To learn more about how putting contests are set up and how to get yours in place simply contact us today. This is a great way to make some extra money at your golf tournament.

Giving Your Golfers More

Friday, June 8, 2018

A hole in one insurance promising a cash prize, a car or vacation will always generate a good amount of excitement.  Did you know that US Hole In One will also cover additional Bonus Prize Holes? These Bonus Prizes will come at no additional cost and we will also include the signs to go along with them!

These Bonus Prizes make a nice addition to any golf outing or tournament.  They provide the golfers an opportunity to win a prize if they happen to ace a par 3 hole which is not the Grand Prize hole.  It would be disappointing for someone to sink a Hole In One on another par 3 and then have to walk away with nothing at all.  These Bonus Prizes are sure to add more buzz and excitement to an already eventful day!

At the moment we offer several different Bonus Prizes.  They include a set of  Callaway Irons, a Sharp LCD Flat-Screen Television and a pair of round trip tickets to anywhere in the continental US.  You also have the ability to customize which prizes you would like to display.  For example, you might like to give away 2 televisions and 1 set of clubs, or have all the prizes to be Plane Tickets.  No problem, it is all up to you!  Just let us know how many par 3 holes you have, and which signs you want, we take care of the rest.

The Cost Behind Hole In One Insurance

Thursday, May 31, 2018

At US Hole In On, we ensure you get the lowest price possible on your contest coverage. In fact, we put a 110% low price guarantee on these packages, to ensure that if you find any advertised price that is lower than what we offer that we will match it and beat it by 10% of the difference.

But, how expensive is it? The cost of hole in one insurance varies somewhat from one company to the next. However, it typically is between $200 and $1000. If you are thinking that your small event or your smaller group cannot afford this type of cost, think again. One of the best ways that you can get the funds to pay for this type of hole in one insurance is to get a sponsorship for your event.

Up to 90 percent of the events that we provide hole in one insurance for are sponsored events, meaning that the sponsor’s name is printed on the contest’s signage, reducing the actual cost from the owner. You will find numerous local and national organizations that are happy to provide you with sponsorships. We have worked with outstanding organizations in the past including many local businesses, car dealerships and even corporate entities.

The power of putting their name on your contest signage and getting this type of big name advertising is well worth the investment. In fact, this could be a win-win situation for everyone involved. Even if you have a small group, hole in one insurance is highly affordable and one of the best ways to draw attention to your event.

The “Driving Force” Behind Your Event

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Prepare your customers and fans for summer and give them something to strive for and drive in! If you are looking for prizes to give away, you may want to think about giving away a vehicle. We have prize packages that makes it easy to get set up coverage. We have some of our vehicle packages listed below. But if you don’t find a car right for your event, we can cover a vehicle of your choice.

$30,000 Ford F-150 XLT Pickup Truck
$40,000 BMW 328i xDrive Sedan
$13,000 – Harley-Davidson SUPER GLIDE
$20,000 – Honda Civic (Coupe or Sedan)
$65,000 – Porsche Boxster S

If a vehicle doesn’t fit your style, how about making a boat as your prize? Our Boston Whaler Fishing Boat is valued at $75,000 and is perfect for cruising with the family, fishing, and recreational water sports. This package will include the All Activity Tower, Clarion stereo system, additional seating area, and aluminum trailer.

Summer is the ultimate travel season so why not give your golfers the opportunity to drive in style. Speak to one of our representatives to set up coverage. Give us a call at 888-882-5440 or email us at

We Offer Coverage For Multiple Hole In Ones

Friday, May 18, 2018

Imagine this: your first group of the morning is out on the golf course and arrives at the par 3 hole with the grand prize. The first three golfers hit their shots, but nobody wins the hole in one prize. The final golfer, however, hits a beautiful golf shot that bounces twice and then rolls into the cup for an ace. If you purchased hole in one insurance that did not cover multiple holes in one, that lucky golfer would win the grand prize, but NO other golfers in the tournament would then be eligible to participate in the hole in one contest. Would you like to be the person to tell an ecstatic golfer that his hole in one would not earn him or her a prize because it was already won by someone else? I didn’t think so.

Thankfully, all hole in one contest coverage purchased through US Hole In One offers protection for multiple holes in one. Depending on the value of your grand prize, our policies offer what is known as “prize restoration” which means that the hole in one prizes restore themselves after each successful hole in one. That way each lucky golfer gets to walk away with a reward for making the golf shot of a lifetime.

If you have any other questions regarding hole in one prize restoration, multiple holes in one, or anything else related to the world of golf, please do not hesitate to contact one of our qualified tournament consultants who would be more than happy to answer all of your contest coverage questions at 888-882-5440 or email us at

Tournament Checklist

Friday, April 27, 2018

We know that planning your tournament can be stressful. And things don’t always go as planned. Especially timing. Whether you are starting the planning for your tournament 6-12 months out or starting a month away, we have a checklist to keep you on track!

Select Your Date & Location

When you are having your event means a lot. Check the forecast to prevent the possibility of cancellation. Also check that it does not clash with another event scheduled for the same date. Depending on how big the tournament is, your golfers might be more interested in going to the other event.

Determine Your Budget

How much you are able to spend determines how much you are able to put into your event. Remember that your tournament has a value and perceived value. The more you are able to give to your golfers, the better the perceived value of your event. Golfer may feel like your tournament offers more based on how much contests and freebies you offer.

What Will Your Golfers Play For?

For your grand prize, we have a ton of grand prize options for your tournament. Grand prizes are essential to keeping your golfers happy and excited to come to your event year after year. And you are not limited to our grand prizes. We can cover any prize you can dream up! To choose from our list of prizes see here:


Consider major or local sponsors for your tournament. Set up sponsor packages that motivates prospective sponsors. Having proper recognition, and marketing for your sponsor will be a major pull of attraction.

Get Hole In One Insurance

Be sure and promote with high-profile hole in one prizes. There is no better way to draw a crowd of golfers than a highly visible prize such as a new car, a motorcycle, boat, motor and trailer, a motor home or even cash. The prize can be insured for a modest premium. Click here for more information on this great way to bring out golfers for your tournament


Add the bells and whistle to your tournament by creating custom signage. Your sponsor will appreciate the extra attention with hole sponsor signage. Or even give recognition to all your contributors with a Food & Beverage sign, Tournament sponsor sign, etc. We offer signage for your event here:

After you have done checking off the above list, make sure you didn’t overlook anything. For step by step help with setting up your tournament or to add additional contests and giveaways, give us a call at 888-882-5440. One of our representatives will be more than happy to assist you.

Win A New Car: Hole In One Coverage For Dealerships!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

US Hole In One has partnerships with many industries but many of our longtime customers are with auto dealerships! Auto dealers are frequent sponsors of hole in one, putting, and shootout contests at golf tournaments, and with very good reason. Our golf promotions represent a creative opportunity to promote your brand and offer a vehicle as an amazing prize for a lucky winner! Have your prize reflect your business. No matter what dealership you have, we have a prize for you. See below to find the right vehicle for your event.

  • $13,000 Harley-Davidson DYNA® SUPER GLIDE® CUSTOM
  • $20,000 Honda Civic (Coupe or Sedan)
  • $40,000 BMW 328i xDrive Sedan
  • $30,000 Ford F-150 XLT Pickup Truck
  • $65,000 Porsche Boxster S

Don’t see a car suited for your dealer? It’s fine! You are not limited to only the above prizes, if you have a car on your lot that you believe to be the perfect prize for your promotion, you can use it instead!

Perhaps you’re an auto dealer but don’t play golf too often. If this is the case, perhaps our sister-company Interactive Promotions Group can help you. IPG helps you to plan and execute exciting promotions that offer insured grand prizes to build your brand, raise funds, and solve your business objectives in a unique, exciting, and affordable way. IPG offers several auto-themed promotions that will increase sales at your dealership and generate crowds and excitement in your show room. The three most popular prize insurance that we offer to our auto dealers are: Crack the Vault Prize Insurance, Direct Mail, and Dice Roll Prize Insurance.  These are all great options that will allow large groups of people to participate with the chance to drive home a winner!

Drive your way to success through our auto dealer program and get started on saving big today! Contact us by calling 888-882-5440 or emailing us at