Golf Tournament Planning Guide and Checklist

Golf Tournament Planning Guide and Checklist

Our golf tournament planning guide and checklist provide important steps and helpful insights on planning fundraising golf outings for nonprofits and corporate charity events. From building the foundations of your planning committee to sponsorship acquisition and day of event logistics, we will walk you through the golf tournament planning process with the following steps:

  • Step 1: Selecting Your Planning Committee – A strong golf tournament planning committee with the right balance of dedication, special events experience, and communication skills is key to your tournament’s success. 
  • Step 2: Determining Logistics – The logistics of the golf tournaments involve establishing the basic details revolving around the event – the what, when, and where. 
  • Step 3: Golf Tournament Budgeting – Setting a reasonable yet optimistic financial goal is key to successful golf tournament planning. 
  • Step 4: Creating a Golf Tournament Website – We have this one covered for you.
  • Step 5: Finding Tournament SponsorsCorporate and community sponsors fulfill a critical role in any successful golf tournament fundraiser.
  • Step 6: Recruiting Golfers – Look to your organization’s mailing list of supporters, local golf players, past event participants and local businesses. 
  • Step 7: Managing Volunteers – The reason why the event is so enjoyable overall is a strong volunteer team making sure that every attendee is taken care of with close attention. 
  • Step 8: Implementing Contests to Increase Fundraising Potential – Golf contests and activities can add more variety and fun to a golf tournament and another way to earn significant funds for the event. 
  • Step 9: Organizing the Awards Banquet – Hosting a golf tournament awards banquet offers an opportunity to thank your attendees and sponsors for participating and offer recognition for your event’s best players or fundraisers. 
  • Step 10: Wrapping up the Tournament – Be sure to have a full committee meeting within seven days of the tournament when everyone’s memories are fresh. 
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