Golf Marathons

Golf Marathon or Golf-a-thon Event

Are you looking for fresh new ideas for your fundraising golf tournament? Have you thought of a golf marathon or golf-a-thon? Golf marathons or golf-a-thons are the latest in fundraising golf tournaments.

Raise more money and build more awareness for your organization with a golf marathon this year!

How does a golf marathon or golf-a-thon work?

Golf marathons are also known as fundraising golf tournaments (or golf-a-thons). Golf marathons challenge players to see how many holes of golf they can play in one day (or over the weekend - depending on the duration of the golf event).

With a golf marathon, instead of charging a fee for golfer or foursome registration, golf participants commit to raising money for your cause by collecting pledges or donations. Golfers easily raise $250 or $500 by tapping into their friends and family, and motivated golfers can raise much more. With a golf marathon, Golfers get to do what they love best, and friends and family support them by offering per hole or flat rate pledges. Often, the golfer is not charged to play in your fundraising golf tournament if they meet your minimum fundraising standards. Free golf - that will really give your golfers an incentive to fundraise for your organization! Also, consider offering donated prizes or cash awards to the top fundraisers, creating some healthy competition.

With a golf marathon, Golfers get to do what they love best, and friends and family support them by offering per hole or flat rate pledges.

Golf Marathon Software

With GolfRegistrations Pledge software, your organization can easily manage your golf marathon, while participants may easily promote the event and collect online pledges.

With Golf Pledge each golfer creates a personal fundraising page where they upload photos and even videos, and explain their reason for participating in the golf marathon. Golfers can create and share personal goal statements. (i.e. I plan to play 50 holes of golf in one day!). Supporters choose to make a pledge per hole or a donation towards the cause. Golfers share the link to their personal fundraising page via email or social networking sites, creating an easy way to spread the word and collect online donations.

This web-based registration and pledge management system not only makes it easy for golfers, but also allows your organization to manage all details of the golf marathon with an easy-to-use golf tournament website including:

  • Manage participant registration and communications
  • Host a personal fundraising page for each golfer, including up to four photos or videos, a personal statement, and goal achievement progress
  • Track fundraising progress and generate reports
  • Securely process pledge payments and online donations
  • Manage sponsorships and product sales

The GolfRegistrations Pledge Edition includes 100 golfers, each with their own personal fundraising page. If a golf marathon isn't right for you, GolfRegistrations provides other types of golf tournament software to meet your charity golf tournament needs. Each software package includes a golf tournament website and a 14-day free trial so you can be sure the solution is right for you!


For more useful golf fundraising ideas and free golf tournament planning tools be sure to visit our golf tournament resources.