Long Island Golf Outing Guide
Golf outings are a great way to court clients, reward employees or raise funds for a worthy cause. Long Island offers some great courses to host your outing. Planning a golf outing requires some organization. Here’s a brief primer on what’s required and some ideas to make your outing a memorable day.
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- How many attendees: Try and project how many golfers you can bring out. This is an important starting point.
- Choosing a Date: It’s best to be flexible with dates. To get the most availability start your planning early. Weekdays are the most common for golf outings.
- Picking a course: Once you have the first two items above in mind, you can start making calls to local courses. Here’s our list of Nassau public golf courses and Suffolk public golf courses.
- Enlist planning help: Golf outing planning is can be a lot of work – so delegate. Common items to delegate are: (1) Golf tournament details (2) Sponsorship sales (3) Marketing (4) Volunteer cordination
- Tournament Format: Here’s where having a Tournament Director comes in handy, they can decide what kind of format to play – stroke play, best ball, etc.
- Donations, Sponsorships and Picking Prizes: This item is best coordinated by one person. That said, enlisting help within the organization will be key to raising money and finding donations.
- Event Promotion: Post the details on your website and be ready with flyers. This website has some great promotion options too. Don’t hold back and get creative.
Day Of Outing Plans
- Registration: You’ll need a good staff at-the-ready once your golfers start arriving. Golf course staff will help you with assigning carts and starting holes.
- Golf Scoring: The tournament directory will need to collect all the scores at the end of round.
- Awards Lunch/Dinner: Here’s an opportunity to raise more money with raffles, plus it’s a great time to recognize everyone who contributed – sponsors, volunteers and organizers. And, don’t forget to recognize the winners (and losers) of your tournament – trophies are a nice touch.
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