Winter is a good time to make preparations for your summer golf event for a variety of reasons; first you can get a step ahead of the competition; yes as outing planner, you are competing against other golf outings in your area for golf courses, sponsors, donors, players and volunteers. By getting a jump on the competition, you will get to sponsors and donors before they have already made their decisions on where to spend their sponsorship budget. Although businesses would love to sponsor every event, they have limits to what they can afford to give. Also, players and volunteers can only participate in so many events, so if you get them to commit to your event first, you have a better chance of filling your field.
Finally, if you want your event to stand out from the rest, it's important select and start working with your host golf course early; not only to get your preferred date, but also to insure you can make the best possible arrangements for course time, food and beverage alternatives and additional golf events like "Beat the Pro" or "Pitch & Putt Contests". As golf courses fill their calendars, they may not be able to accommodate certain requests.
Michigan Golf Course Owners Association's "Guide to Running a Successful Outing" provides a 7-step plan to organizing a golf outing and Meridian Sun Golf Club will assist you in every step. To get started today fill out a contact form or contact our pro shop at 517-339-8281. We look forward to being your outing professionals and making your event a success.