The Planning and Organization of a Golf Tournament
A golf tournament is always a great experience for everyone involved. It is a great opportunity to gather friends, family and the community all
together at the same time. Whether planning a small tournament for friends of a city-wide event for charity, having a good detailed plan will help the
event run smoothly and allow everyone to enjoy themselves. The following is simply some steps and advice to help you get started with the planning
and organization of a golf tournament.
One of the beginning tasks is to project the number of golfers to participate in the tournament and how many volunteers will be needed on the course.
This is one of the most important things when organizing a tournament because it will affect the golf course it will take place on, the amount of prizes
you will give away and the format of the tournament.
Before reserving any courses it is important to determine your budget for the whole tournament. Your budget will determine the course you use,
participants' entry fee, the prizes you buy, food and drinks offered, and date of the tournament.
Next, choose a date for the tournament. You will have to be flexible with the dates based on availability of the golf courses so this decision will
probably be made simultaneously with the location of the tournament. Have several dates in mind when you begin calling courses and checking
availability. If you hold the tournament during the week is will be less expensive to use the course but it may be difficult for people to attend. The
number of golfers participating in the tournament and the skill level of those participating should be among your deciding factors in choosing the
location for the tournament. Try to book the course as far in advance as possible. Keep in mind that some courses may require an up-front fee to
reserve tee-times for large events.
Pick a format to follow for the tournament. The format will differ whether you are planning a team golf tournament or a singl