Run your annual golf tournament more easily

So you've got an annual golf tournament coming up. You know it involves a lot of planning, coordination and communication. GolfSoftware.com has some key components that can help make running your annual golf event more efficient and hopefully lower the stress level as well.

Your yearly golf tournament exists for a variety of reasons:

 

  • charity
  • foundation
  • association
  • school
  • chamber of commerce
  • celebrity
  • club membership
  • corporate
  • profit

 

Key Components:

 

Create your annual tournament website

$29.95/month...for however many months you need it!

 

One of the best things you can do to give your tournament the respect it deserves is to create a website. Your tournament website acts as your agent 24/7/365. "Wait a minute," you say. "The tournament happens only once a year. We don't want to pay for a whole year!" GolfSoftware.com provides a way where you pay for editorial and viewing access to the website for only the months you need.

 

Our Website Builder tool gives you the following features:

 

  • online registration
  • online payment processing
  • unique website address (MyAnnualTournament.com)
  • One email@MyAnnualTournament.com
  • password protected areas
  • add your tournament logo
  • multiple website administrator capability
  • local weather
  • simple upload from Tournament Manager
  • no software to install

 

Let's say your annual golf tournament is mid-July. You could subscribe starting the beginning of April for four months. This will give you ample time to develop the website and add any online registration and payment processing to give adequate lead time for your participants to register. You pay only for the months used.

 

Online registration

Registration for your tournament is one of the areas you want to streamline as much as possible. If you've ever had a registration where players could register by phone, email, fax or mail, you know this is true. The best way to streamline the signup process for your tournament, of course, is to require participants to fill out an online registration form. If necessary, you can offer one other registration method, but limiting to no more than two ways - one being online - will save your sanity.

 

Run your annual golf event with Tournament Manager software

Running a golf tournament involves many aspects. You can probably add to the following list:

 

  • create and print pairings
  • set tee times (shotgun or regular) and starting hole
  • handicapping (import, input, instantly calculate, etc.)
  • print scorecards with player names
  • registration list
  • email players
  • print cart signs
  • put players in flights
  • print mailing labels
  • post scores
  • print results (scramble, best ball, skins, stroke play, Stableford, and more)

Tournament Manager performs all these listed tasks for your annual golf tournament and more.

 

Resources

A valuable resource for anyone running an annual charity golf tournament is the book, Going for the Green!: An Insider's Guide to Raising Money With Charity Golf. It receives good reviews.

 

Foresite Sports in Pennsylvania has an extensive and worthy list to help you plan your annual golf event.