Many golf tournaments – especially brand new events – mistakenly think a charity fundraiser golf tournament means everything should be donated, right? On the surface that makes sense because if you spend money that theoretically takes profit away from the charity. However, as the saying goes, you need to spend money to make money and that also applies to your charity golf tournament. One place you are going to need to spend money is on quality golf tournament prizes and goodie bags. Many golf tournament goodie bags are frankly filled with junk for lack of a better term. Now, this doesn’t mean you need to spend like a drunken sailor, but you do need to develop a realistic budget and stick to it. One idea we talk about repeatedly is to fill your golf tournament prize bag with gifts tournament players can use during their round that day and throughout the year. Also make sure any logos are subtle…golfers don’t want to look like Nascar drivers! Stick to these simple principles and your tournament will be successful!