Golf Marathons and Golf-a-thon Events
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 (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 who support your charitable cause. 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. Generally, you only need about 36 dedicated golfers to have a successful golf marathon 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 online pledges and donations. Golfers easily raise $250 or $500 by tapping into their friends and family, and motivated golfers can often 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 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 healthy competition and increasing your bottom line.
Golf Marathon Software
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 – each golfer registers online and creates a personal fundraising page where they upload photos and 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 100 holes of golf in one day!). Golfers share the link to their personal 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 Pledge software includes 100 golfers, each with their own personal fundraising page. This online registration and pledge management system not only makes it easy for golfers, but also allows your organization to manage all the details of a 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 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.