American Hole 'n One Picture this: Your top salesperson is at the tee of a par-3. His shot's going right for the flagstick. It drops in! Later, you get to hand him a huge check, keys to a sports car, tickets to the World Series, or some other spectacular prize. All year long, people can't stop talking about your. And they can't wait for next year.
American Hole 'n One in Buford, Ga., insures you for everything--a grand prize, plus prizes at the course's three other par-3 holes--and provides signage at all four holes. Holes in one are rare, of course, says Mick Luckhurst, president. Nevertheless, "it leads to incredible anticipation and excitement. We constantly hear stories of people that nearly make it."
Cost varies. For example, a $20,000 prize on a 165-yard hole with 100 players runs about $450.
You could also plan a million-dollar shoot-out, where the four golfers who were closest to the pin on the course's par-3 holes take another shot at a hole in one at the end of the tournament, with the chance to win a million dollars. (That add-on costs $800.)
Give away four prizes and hold the shoot-out and you might just get the guys at American Hole 'n One to throw in a full-color banner with your corporate logo for the registration table. Call (800) 822-2257 or visit www.americanhole-n-1.com.
Pro Tour Memorabilia "Put the greatest golfers in history to work for your company." That's the pitch of Gary McCrite, president of Moments to Remember in Camarillo, Calif. McCrite can deliver. Moments to Remember is an affiliate of ProTour Memorabilia, an officially licensed collectible company of the PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA Tours. For customized gifts or tournament prizes, choose framed, autographed photos in various styles that can include your corporate logo and a player bio or corporate statement. Or recognize sales leaders with collectibles autographed by more than 40 players, from Gene Sarazen to Fred Couples to Patty Sheehan. "Choosing a keepsake that is the image of success leaves a lasting impression for you and your company," says McCrite. Call (877) 868-7776, or visit www.pgaprotour.com.
The Windsor Collection Ever think of tournament prizes as works of art? The folks at The Windsor Collection do. This two-year-old company offers framed prints of golf course layouts.
A copper plate is hand-engraved and the stamped image is hand-finished by watercolor. Each framed print also features the custom logo of the tournament or conference sponsor. Use the course you're playing or choose prints from some of the great championship courses of the world, such as St. Andrews in Scotland.
"Prizes and tee gifts are the icing on the cake," says Jack Monckton, president of the Windsor Collection, Northbrook, Ill. "Something different, rather than the usual shirt or sleeve of balls, can lead to attendees' remembering your conference for years to come." Prints are available in four sizes. Call (800) 446-1159.