March 26, 2008

Florida Husband and Wife Get Back to Back Aces…On the same hole!

Monday was a quite a good day for Cheryl and Bob Wheeler; they set out for a nice game of golf and it turned out to be a day of inconceivable odds. The wind was blowing against Bob as he stepped up to the 9th hole at Cranes Roost Golf Course, a 177 yard par-3. Due to the wind, he clubbed up to his 7 wood and let ‘er rip. He could feel it had been a great swing and saw the ball nearing the pin but could not see where it landed. His wife Cheryl teed up next at 130 yards and pulled her 5 iron, she too hit a great shot that headed straight for the pin. After their two other partners took their shots they all made their way to the green, with no sight of Bob or Cheryl’s balls they decided to check the cup. Low and behold there were two balls in there!! Bob and Cheryl had both hit a hole in one on the same hole.

The Wheelers probably are wishing they were playing in a golf tournament that had a hole in one prize on that hole! If they had been playing in a golf tournament that day that had hole in one prize coverage with US Hole In One they would have been even luckier. Many people think that hole in one insurance only covers the first hole in one but not at US Hole In One. In the case of the Wheelers they could have both been awarded the prize had there been one on that hole and the ladies tee was a tad longer. US Hole In One prize coverage includes coverage for multiple holes in one whether it be on the same par 3 or different par 3’s.

March 13, 2008

Hole In One Insurance :: Cancellation and Rescheduling Instructions

If your tournament has to be postponed due to inclement weather there is no need to worry. All you need to do is let us know via email or fax within a business day of your event and your hole in one insurance will not be affected. Whether you fax or email us, make sure your note includes your event number.

If for some reason you are forced to cancel your hole in one insurance you will receive a total refund minus US Hole In One’s $40 (forty) cancellation fee. If the weather turns on you mid-way through, you will need to let us know the number of shots taken at the target hole and the refund will then be prorated. However, keep in mind if you are only postponing the event there is not a fee. It is okay if you do not know the new date for you event. Just make sure that you mention in the note that you send to us that you do want to reschedule and that you will notify us of the new date as soon as it is available to you. If in any case there is a failure to notify US Hole In One that your event did not take place within one business day, we will assume the event took place and your hole in one insurance cannot be rescheduled.

This policy in regard to cancellation or rescheduling goes for putting and shootout contests as well as hole in one insurance. The cancellation fee of $40 (forty) also applies. In many cases putting and shootout events are scheduled to take place at the end of the tournament. If the weather allows you to play the tournament but you are unable to complete the putting and/or shootout contest, not to worry, just make sure you notify US Hole In One within a business day.

March 12, 2008

Hole Distance for Women in Your Outing

If you are in charge of running a golf tournament for your company or local organization, you want to make sure that your event runs as smoothly as possible. Obviously, you are looking to run a top notch event with as few complaints from participants as possible. One of the most common complaints we hear from participants in golf tournaments is that the hole in one insurance provider that their tournament director selected required all of the golfers to shoot from the same distance. Unfortunately, that means the tournament director went with one of our competitors and not US Hole In One.

At US Hole In One, we base the price of the coverage on three different factors. The first factor is the number of golfers, the second is the value of the prize, and the third is the distance of the hole for men. We explicitly ask for the distance of the men's tee because we allow the women to shoot from 15 yards closer than the men. We have a minimum distance of 150 yards for the men but that means that the women can shoot from 135 yards if the men are set up at 150 yards. This 15 yard advantage for the women helps to make the possibility of hitting a hole in one equally feasible for both men and women.

The closer distance for the women applies to any of the contest holes covered with prizes from US Hole In One. That means that whether it is a grand prize or bonus prize hole, the women at your event can most likely tee up at their own tees and still have a shot at the prize. Sometimes the women's tee box is more than 15 yards in front of the men's tee box in which case you would simply ask the pro to move the women's tee back on that hole to within 15 yards of the men's tees. Remember, if you have any questions in regards to the terms of your agreement with US Hole In One simply call or email us and we would be glad to help.