Tips For Planning A Charity Golf Outing: The Last Place "Prize"
Prizes for first, second and third are common but what about last place. Shouldn't they be rewarded too? The way I see it, this group either doesn't like golf or doesn't play golf but they still wanted to contribute to your charity so they say, "what the heck, I'll play". What they don't take into consideration is the grueling heat, the long round (at least five hours in most cases), and the number of contests that require skill to win. In my opinion, this group deserves something!
What you don't hear me saying is that last place should get a "good" prize. I believe they should get something more casual as a way to have some fun. While first place might get proshop credit, a club, or something else golf related, here are some suggestions on what to give the last place group at your outing:
- Golf For Dummies: This one could be the most obvious prize. The "...For Dummies" book series has just about taken over the world. Whenever someone needs information or wants to learn about something they usually turn here. It's not subtle, this prize basically tells the group to learn before coming to the event next year. Available almost anywhere books are sold. (Golf For Dummies Link)
- Something Not Golf Related: Want the last place group to really get the hint? How about getting them something for another sport. If they were that bad, it might be time for them to take up bowling, darts, or ice hockey. If they're really bad but passionate about golf, buy them a domain and let them write about their golf experiences as a blogger... sorry, WAMGolf.com is already taken.
- Help Them Cheat: Want to help this team go from last to first at next years tournament. Help them cheat! Go to Amazon.com and pick up four copies of the book "How To Cheat At Golf" and hand it to the winners losers. I'll even help you out: Link to How to Cheat at Golf book on Amazon.
- Let Them Know They Stink: So what have I decided to giveaway to last place on Friday? See the picture above! That's right, tell them they stink without having to say it. A roll of toilet paper with a creative slogan and you'll have the entire banquet hall laughing. Now I just have to make sure my team doesn't finish last!