Golf Marathons and Golf-a-thons

Golf Marathons

Is your organization looking for fresh new ideas for your fundraising golf tournament? Have you thought of a golf marathon or golf-a-thon? Golf marathons (also called 100 Holes of Golf Events or golf-a-thons) are the latest in fundraising golf tournaments and allow your organization to tap into your supporters’ network to raise more money than ever before for your organization.

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 fundraising golf tournaments (or golf-a-thons) that rely on the support of dedicated golfers. They challenge players to see how many holes of golf they can play in a day or over a weekend, depending on the duration of the golf event. Generally, you only need about 36 dedicated golfers to have a successful golf marathon event.

Instead of charging a fee for golfer or foursome registration, golf marathon participants commit to raising money for your cause by collecting online pledges and donations. Golfers easily raise $250 or $500 by tapping into their friends and family; 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 pledges or flat-rate donations.

Often, the golfer is not charged to play in the tournament if they meet your minimum fundraising standards. Free golf will give your golfers an incentive to fundraise for your organization! Also, consider offering donated prizes or cash awards to the top fundraisers, creating healthy competition and increasing your bottom line.

Using Golf Marathon Software Is Key to Your Success

With our Golf Marathon software, your organization manages the overall experience and branding of the golf marathon while participants promote the event and collect online donations.

Here’s how it works: golfers register online and create a personal fundraising page. They upload photos and videos and explain their reason for participating in the golf marathon. Golfers can create and share personal goal statements and stories to encourage donations (i.e., I plan to play 100 holes of golf in one day!). Golfers share the link to their fundraising page via email or social media sites, creating an easy way to spread the word and collect online donations. Supporters click on the page and choose to make a pledge per hole or a donation to your organization.

Our online registration and pledge management system makes it easy for golfers and allows your organization to manage all the details of a golf marathon with an easy-to-use golf tournament website.

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

More Golf Tournament Resources

If a golf marathon isn’t right for you, GolfRegistrations provides golf tournament software for golf scrambles and general registration events. Each software package includes a golf tournament website and a free trial so you can be sure the solution is right for you.

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