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Golf Tournament Gift Bag A,B,C’s

The Golf Tournament Gift Bag A-B-C’s Are you responsible for finding the upcoming golf goody bag prizes, well here are some golf tournament gift bag A-B-C’s. We know many Golf Tournament Organizers think the quantity of their goodie or “swag” bag is important. While good intentioned, free pens, calculators and other miscellaneous items usually are discarded at the end of the tournament. These items may come from your sponsors (which is important to be sure), but what good are cheap items that go in the cart barn trash can? Here are the golf tournament gift bag a-b-c’s. A. Select gifts that are easily attached to or go in the golf bag. These are primarily items that will go home with the participants and remind them of your tournament as they play golf and make them want to participate when next year’s event comes around.  B. Stay within budget. We also know you are most likely on a budget. Every year golf tournament organizers like yourself will weigh the question of costs vs. benefits of their golf tournament gifts while keeping an eye on the main goal which is raising as much money as possible for the charity or cause. C. Never give gifts that may be viewed as “Cheap.” One good rule of thumb is to put yourself in your tournament participants shoes (or spikes as the case may be!). Are you going to appreciate a coffee mug, coozie, and calendar? Do plastic water bottles, granola bars, and pens make you all warm and fuzzy? D. Choose usable items. Your gift selections need to be hands on if possible. The bottom line is quality “logoed golf items” in your prize bags will outperform for both sponsors and participants alike. Here are a few examples – logo...

Red Golf Towels

Why are Red Golf Towels the Best Tournament Gifts If you are looking to make an impact with your outing prizes, think about red custom logo microfiber golf towels.        If red isn’t our most loved color, why is everything red so popular? Even Bulls are attracted to Red. Here is a short list of Red Favorites: Red Sox, Cardinals, Nationals, Diamondbacks, Angels, and of course the REDS The Marines       Red Wings The Red Cross Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC, Indiana and NEBRASKA Have you ever heard of a “yellow” solo cup? Chiefs, Patriots, 49ers, and the REDSKINS Fire Trucks – Everyone wanted to be a fireman at some time. Rockets and the BULLS We don’t call old glory White, Blue and Red       Christmas is Red, just ask Santa I know, there is much meaning behind red but that’s what makes it so special. Okay, did I make the point yet? Go ahead, put a RED Golf Towel in your golf tournament gift bags and watch how your players light up. They’ll put it on their golf bags and your goody bag investment will produce great returns. Let us know how you used Cardinal Red Greens Towel as a golfers outing gift and we might send you something special. I wonder what color it will be? Post with your favorite red team and we’ll add it to the list.                ...

The benefits of golf tournament giveaway gifts

Every year thousands of charity golf tournament committees will question the costs vs. the benefits of their golf tournament giveaway gifts. Remember, everyone knows you want to raise as much money for the charity as possible, but you should balance that with sponsor satisfaction and player retention. If you are in search of sensible, affordable goodie bag gifts, here are some long standing principles that will keep your investment solid. The best prizes are those that help satisfied sponsors. If you have goodie bag items that deliver loyal customers and investment returns to your sponsors, the gifts are right. If you need to look for new sponsors every year, maybe you need to include gifts that help promote your sponsors more? Sensible gifts that help retain players for next years tournament. To make sure your giveaway gifts are memorable, remember the ideal giveaway leaves a positive impression, and keep participants coming back year after year. If the cart boy is throwing your gifts away at day’s end, you have probably lost a large number of players for next year’s tournament. Few people return to a restaurant that under deliver. It is less expensive to keep a participant then to go find a new one. Great prizes keep the player using them – If the golf tournament giveaway gifts are not useful or redeemable, they are basically useless and will be forgotten the minute the event is over. Focus on items that can be used while golfing or redeemable for fun times after the event. Re-usability is one of the best benefits of golf tournament giveaway gifts. Good gift selections help players recall your event. Quality...

Golf Tournament Gift Donations

Golf Tournament Gift Donations 5 Valuable Ideas to Consider BEFORE Asking There are over ten thousand golf courses in the United States that will host potentially dozens of charitable golf tournaments every year. If we do the math, that means somewhere between 500,000 and 1,000,000 golf fundraiser tournaments will be knocking on the doors of companies every year to ask for a hand out from people they don’t even know. And that’s just the Charitable Golf Outings! So how do you break through all the .. . Here are 5 Ideas to consider before you go knocking for golf donations. 1.)     Show them the benefits – Clearly communicate a list of what REAL benefits a company will get in return for their donation. If you can’t present a few great reasons why they should participate, don’t go knocking. Put together an attractive list of good reasons to donate. Everyone is knocking on their door, and you will only have a few seconds to impress them. Here are a few ideas on how an event can get creative: Grant them a tee sign with their logo on a golf hole Offer Tee Times in return for gifts so they become friends of the event Place their Name in the Tournament Program Show their Logo in the “Thanks to Our Sponsors” event video Offer An ad for Free on the tournament website Give them a Free entry into the raffle Give them a Free Mulligan’s package 2.)    Ask for a deal not a hand out – Many Companies really can’t afford to give away millions of dollars in donations, but maybe they DO...
5 Golf Tournament Gift Mistakes!

5 Golf Tournament Gift Mistakes!

5 Golf Tournament Gift Mistakes – Don’t under estimate these 5 Golf Tournament Prize Concepts What good are golf tournament gifts that become golfer throwaways? Tournament planners should be cost conscience, AND steer clear of placing “unusable” gifts in event goody bags! Your golf tournament gifts should NEVER leave a negative impression on participants – even if they are donated for free!  The 2 primary purposes of golf tournament gifts are: to leave positive impressions and help retain players for next year’s event. If your golf tournament gifts are not bringing warm smiles, re-think your gifts strategy.  If participants leave your gifts in the golf cart at the end of the round, they have cost you more than you realize. Here are 5 Golf Tournament Gift concepts to help ensure your gifts leave a positive lasting impression: Choose “Golf” usable Gifts Tournament participants rarely enjoy logo pens, T-shirts, or coffee mugs. In fact, watch the reaction most players give as they look into their goody bags. Cheap “free-bee” items are a better fit for corporate trade show hand outs than for golf tournament gifts. Fill your goody bag with tournament prizes they can use while golfing and players will fondly remember the fun they had at the event as they use your gift throughout the year. When they remember your event numerous times during the year, the odds of a return to next years event increase. Employ Subtle Logos and Avoid Large Logos The leaning these days is to keep logos small and subtle. If you want players to use/wear/keep your golf tournament gift – use subtle logos.  In fact,...
What Golf Tournament Gifts are best for OUR Limited Budget?

What Golf Tournament Gifts are best for OUR Limited Budget?

What Golf Tournament Gifts are Best for OUR Limited Budget? A few days ago another tournament committee member asked us the question we hear most: What Golf Tournament Gifts are best for our limited budget if we want to give everything back to our Charity? Many golf tournaments want to make positive impressions with their golf tournament gifts selection, without having to spend too much on them! This dilemma is very common, and fits well with our Hot Selling Microfiber Greens Towel. So when I explained our Charitable Donations Policy it was an easy solution for her. Considering microfiber golf towels have been such a hot topic lately, (every golfer can use a new golf towel) she went ahead and took advantage of our fundraiser donations special. In this article, we’ll take a look at 5 reasons why if you have a limited budget, you may want to put a Microfiber Greens Towel in your goodie bags.  Consider these as you search for the perfect golf tournament gifts: Budget – Almost every golf tournament has a budget number they need to stay under. But even if the golf tournament gifts are donated, if they go in the trash, you made a bad selection. Be careful not to select an outing gift that players never use. Long Term Impressions – This feature is probably what sets new microfiber golf towels ahead of golf balls. If your participants are using the golf towel every time they play, even if it is without a logo they will remember where it came from. Golf balls are very personal and usually end up in...