August 27, 2009

Golf In The Olympics!

Should golf be included in the Olympics? Many people think there is no reason why it should not be there. It is definitely a favorite sporting event throughout the United States and around the world. If playing for gold seems to get you going, it may be time to start training for the Olympics. Golf seems to be an early favorite to be included in the 1026 Olympic Games.

Many of today's top professional golfers are in favor of the inclusion, including Tiger Woods who recently has spoken in favor of it. Another golfer, Colin Montgomerie has taken it so far as to speak with the International Olympic Committee about it. For many of these professionals, including Sergio Garcia, the only thing better than watching the Olympics would be actually playing in them.

The committee meets this week to determine if golf will be one of the 2, out of 7 sports proposed to make it into the 2016 Olympics. The others going up for the vote include baseball and softball, roller sports, squash and karate, but it is golf and rugby that are favored by most. An official vote will not happen until October 9th, when the full committee comes together.

One thing that seems to be helping the process along is that there is no major resistance to its inclusion. Even the PGA of America has officials who are endorsing its inclusion. As for where the game would be played…that has been unanswered as of yet as well. With championship courses around the world, it is understood that the world could be the sandbox of the Olympic Games when it comes to golf.

You don't have to wait that long to go for the gold, though. If you want to offer a special event and give away a lot of money to a winner, check out Hole In One Insurance and the other promotional offers currently available from US Hole in One.

August 21, 2009

How Does A Putting Contest Work?

Those considering a putting contest may want to know how the process works (since it may not be as simple as it sounds.) Those who obtain putting contest coverage from US Hole In One will be able to offer a substantial grand prize to a player if they are able to sink an ace, or accomplishes the other goals of the contest. With putting contest coverage, the sponsor (you) do not have to pay out of pocket for the grand prize, but instead, US Hole in One covers those costs. You pay a simple premium, which is a small fraction of the actual grand prize's value.

But, what's the golf aspect?

Here is an example of how you can use putting contest coverage for your special event.

• You are hosting your standard golf tournament, one you hold yearly. You decide you want to get more people involved so you offer a large prize and contest for the end of the tournament.
• You host a putting contest on the practice green. You choose one golfer to make one putt and that will be set up at 50 feet from the cup.
• If the golfer is able to successfully make the putt they will win the grand prize your have selected ahead of time.
• Remember, you do not have to pay for that grand prize, because US Hole in One covers the costs, assuming you have purchased putting contest coverage in advance.

The process is quite simple and the results are outstanding. For any sponsor of a putting contest, or anyone who needs to draw people in, contact US Hole in One to learn more about the process and get an instant quote.

August 14, 2009

What Happens If Your Event Is Cancelled?

For some people, it is important to know what happens in all of the "what if" situations. It makes for good planning, after all. Perhaps you are considering a hole in one event, where you will sponsor a putting contest or a shootout. You are worried about what would happen in the event of a cancellation or perhaps a rescheduling situation. The good news is that there are plans already in place to help you in these events.

For example, if your event has to be put on hold because of poor weather conditions, just let US Hole in One know and they can help you to reschedule the event. Be sure to let them know within a business day of the event not taking place.

If there is some other reason you find your event unable to go through, you can get a refund for your investment. You will receive a total refund minus the required US Hole in One cancellation fee. This fee is $40.

In the event that the event has to be spotted half way through, it is important to let US Hole in One know how many shots have been taken at that point and then you will get a refund based on that number.

In situations where you just need to postpone the event, there is no fee for doing so. Therefore, why not choose another date instead and let your event roll on through? You will find that hole in one Insurance is as flexible as necessary to make sure your event is as successful as possible.

August 07, 2009

PGA Tour... These Guys Are Good!

They definitely say that for a reason. The PGA Tour has most of the top ranked players in the world and numerous others who are just as talented. Last week, the PGA Tour was at Abbey Golf Club in Canada for the Canadian Open. The holes in one just kept coming. Despite the annoying rain delay, this was truly a very eventful tournament. Mark Calcavecchia made 9 birdies in a row which is mind boggling! There were 7 holes in one for the week too. Both these events were new PGA Tour Records. An article by Jeremy Sandler on network.nationalpost.com states that PGA Tour officials are assuming that is an all-time record for holes-in-one, though it can only be verified as far back as 1971.

Leif Olson’s hole in one was the most heralded. His ball landed on the green, ricocheted off his playing partners ball, which was also on the green, and went into the hole. However Dashiell Bennett of deadspin.com informs us that:

“Leif Olson was just one of four players to get a hole-in-one on the 15th at Glen Abbey Golf Club. And that was just the second round. (Casey Wittenberg, Arjun Atwal and Briny Baird were the others.) BMW, who promised a Z4 Roadster to anyone who could stick the landing at the 132-yard hole, will pay up to all four golfers. By the way, a fully-loaded Z4 goes for about $51,000.”

Mike Weir ended the hole in one binge when he made the 7th ace of the tournament. PGATour.com tells us that he aced the 200 yard 4th hole with a 4 iron. These pros keep the entertainment coming.

Before we go, we hope you remember to spread the word about US Hole In One. We offer a lot of golf tournament /outing services that include hole in one insurance. Make sure you visit our website to learn more.