10 Tips For Planning A Golf Outing
Each year there are thousands of golf outings across the United States. As a golfer, I’ve played in my share of them as well as volunteered and served on the board to help plan them. It wasn’t until this year that I was named chairman for the Carrano Scholarship Fund Golf Outing.
Having been involved in these type of events for many years, I had a pretty good understanding of what worked and what didn’t. What golfers wanted at these events and what they didn’t want. I felt like I had a good grasp but how was I going to create one from nothing?
Below are ten tips I wanted to share from my experience as chairman of a charity golf outing. I can’t say what I did was the best way but based on the feedback we received I would call it a success… especially for a first time event. Here they are, 10 Tips For Planning a Golf Outing:
10. Commit to The Cause: If you don’t have interest in it, why should anyone else? The Carrano Scholarship Fund was for a good friend of mine who passed away just a few months after graduating high school. I am committed to preserving his memory and helping others so I knew I would put everything I had into it.
9. Surround Yourself People Who Want to Help: Everyone has a skill they can add to make the event successful. Rather than assign people to things, ask them what they want to do to help. Planning and running a golf outing is not something I could do on my own. I was fortunate enough to have a tremendous team of people to work with.
8. Select A Date: I’ll come right out and say it to spare you some time: The date will NOT work for everyone. If you’re trying to plan an outing for 72, 100,120 or 140 people it will be impossible for one date to work for everyone. Make sure it works for the core group of people and go from there. Keep in mind other events in the area and time of year. July 22, 2011 was our date in Connecticut, we had record setting temperatures over 100 degrees.Continued on the next page