Custom Golfwear and Golf Tournament Specialties on the Web!
Custom Golfwear and Golf Tournament Specialties on the Web!
LogoSoftwear.com, the internet's premier provider of custom golfwear and golf tournament gifts and awards has just launched its new Golf site located at http://www.logosoftwear.com/golfgifts.html.
LogoSoftwear.com, of Cheshire, CT offer Mass Personalized golf shirts, caps, bags, coolers, towels, umbrellas, tee flags and signs and golf balls-without minimum order or set-ups!
And for a limited time only, the company is offering its best selling 7 oz. pique golf shirt at half price! Buy just 36 polos and you get your company name or event expertly embroidered for less than $15.00 each! http://www.logosoftwear.com/salepolos.html
The company's breakthrough front-end and back-end technology streamlines the custom sportswear purchasing process. The site enables businesses, tournament directors, sports teams, groups and individuals a convenient way to purchase embroidered and imprinted sportswear WITHOUT minimum order or set-up restrictions.
Since 1996, LogoSoftwear.com has been the only company on the web to offer embroidered and imprinted sportswear without minimum order or set-up restrictions. Customers have access to thousands of embroidery-ready logos directly online, through the company's proprietary Logo Search program, and combine these logos with their own personalized names and phrases. http://www.logosoftwear.com/cgi-logosoftwear/clipart/embroidery.pl?-golf.
The conventional process of purchasing short-run custom sportswear
products is not efficient. The process can be characterized as time consuming, error-prone, costly, labor intensive and generally inconvenient for the customer. LogoSoftwear.com's Mass Personalization business paradigm is an internet solution that automates the purchasing process and significantly reduces the costs and inefficiencies associated with the conventional custom sportswear and custom golf gift process.
For companies and organizations looking to boost morale and raise funds, LogoSoftwear offers these tips to plan a successful golf tournament:
* How To Plan For A Golf Tournament?
* Budgeting For A Tournament
* Hole-In-One Prizes
* Tournament Gifts and Signage Make A Big Impression
How To Plan For A Golf Tournament?
With the increase in popularity of golf it is not surprising that golf outings have become one of the most successful promotional vehicles. Whether for customers, employees or for charitable fundraising, a properly coordinated golf event can get results. The leisurely pace of golf lends itself to forging stronger relationships with clients or co-workers.
The success of a golf outing depends on proper planning and goal setting from the very beginning. Tournament formats are typically organized by creating teams of foursomes. Team scores are kept and prizes awarded at the end. The tournament format most often used is the "Scramble" because it instills teamwork. After a tee shot, players play the ball that has the best location. This format speeds up play. A "Best Ball" tournament is one in which all members of the foursome play their own ball, but only the best score for each hole is recorded as the team score. This format appeals to the competitive nature of higher caliber golfers.
Budgeting For A Tournament
Golfing events are usually priced on a per-person basis. The price typically includes the "greens fee, cart rental, and sometimes food and drinks and a pro shop credit for prizes. The greens fee/cart costs generally start at about $30 per person and can exceed $150 at the finest golf courses. In formulating the budget, you'll need to account for golf course expense items and then tournament signage and prizes.
Golf Course Expense Items:
--Green fees and cart rentals;
--Food and beverage; for box lunches before the outing, roaming
beverage carts and dinner after the event;
--Tournament services for scorecards, scorekeeping, and scoreboard
management; usually, this is a per-person fee (for a purely
recreational outing in which scores are not being kept, this item is
--Photography and videography;
--Clinics with the pro or a touring professional;
Your organization may choose to offer prizes to golfers who make a hole-in-one on a designated par-3 hole. Hole-in-one prizes are usually of great value. Organizations purchase hole-in-one insurance from a specialty company that pays up in the unlikely event of a hole in one.
The mere thought of receiving a large cash gift, a new car, or a luxury vacation for making a hole-in-one on a designated par-3 hole adds excitement and energy to any golf tournament.
Insurance providers specializing in hole-in-one coverage will insure just about anything. The cost of hole-in-one insurance is usually between 2 and 4 percent of the value of the prize offered. The insurance premium is based on the value of the prize, the yardage of the designated par-3 hole, and the number of golfers playing in the tournament.
What are the chances of someone bagging a hole-in-one on the designated hole at your tournament? Lowery Robinson, general manager of American Hole 'n One, puts the odds at between one in 11,000 and one in 20,000.
Where to Purchase Hole-in-One Insurance:
American Hole 'n One. www.americanhole-n-1.com.
National Hole-in-One Association. www.hio.com.
Tournament Gifts and Signage Make A Big Impression
Of the $20 billion a year that Americans spend on golf equipment, clothing and products, about $25 million is spent on the gifts and tournament prizes that are for golf outings, meetings and incentive programs, according to the National Golf Sales Representatives Association.
These gifts run the gamut from useful accessories such as caps, towels, golf shirts and golf balls to lavish awards such as high-end golf clubs. Event organizers should give careful thought to the gifts and awards.
Signage and merchandise associated with a golf event should have a company name or logo on it. Many gifts and tournament awards have dual logos - those of the sponsor and the event itself. and of the event or the resort where the event is taking place. You can often find sponsors to underwrite the costs of some of the gifts. Sponsors appreciate the visibility they receive via their logos on signage and golf merchandise used during the event.
Vinyl signage and banners are used for sponsors and to highlight golf contests at selected holes like a hole-in-one contest. Tournament organizers can separately charge sponsorship fees for tee flags and tee step-stake signs.
Golf gifts are given before, during and after the event. They fall into the following categories:
Teasers generate interest in the event or, in the case of an incentive program, to motivate employees to achieve their goals. These are sometimes mailed to participants beforehand. These are usually small, such as a golf ball embossed with the company logo.
Tee gifts, usually of a practical nature, are given on site before the golf outing or tournament begins. They are meant to be used by participants during and after the event.
Awards and prizes, typically of greater value are given to tournament winners (always members of the first-place foursome, but often, too, the second-place finishers and other runners-up). Usually there is an awards ceremony following the tournament. Awards and prizes also are given to winners of individual contests held during the tournament, such as Longest Drive, Longest Putt and Closest-to-the-Pin.
Let LogoSoftwear Help You With Your Golf Awards and Gifts
LogoSoftwear can help you plan a special golf outing by creating special gifts for your tournament. Choose from our online sampling of more than 100 embroidery-ready golf logos like World's Best (Worst?:) Golfer, Hole-in-One, Teed Off, Golf is My Bag, and a whole lot more! http://www.logosoftwear.com/cgi-logosoftwear/clipart/embroidery.pl?-golf
LogoSoftwear offers a great selection of golfwear that is perfect for the course and for "corporate casual." We have a collection of premium polo shirts with special jacquard collar trims, vibrant color blocking, and unique prints for those with a discriminating taste. Ask us about wind shirts, golf towels, and other golf accessories.
Try these links for specific product categories:
(No minimums or set-ups on custom golfwear)
Tee Flags and Signs
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