The Importance of Smooth & Efficient Golf Tournament Registration

female golferAre you planning on hosting a charity golf tournament?  If so, don’t underestimate the importance of efficient tournament registration.  After all, this is the first impression your guests have about your event, and perhaps even your organization.  And not only your guests, but also your sponsors!  Sponsors like to be associated with successful, well run events. You’ll want to ensure the registration is smooth and efficient, so you “get the ball rolling” and start off on the right track for a successful golf tournament.

Here are a few quick hints to help ensure smooth tournament registration:

  • Implement online golf tournament software: Utilizing a software system can help you better prepare and manage your golf tournament by capturing all relevant information and details up front!  When it’s time for your event, you easily print off participant registrations in-advance and have reports detailing who has paid, or not paid, as well as team-pairings, and even details about merchandise purchased, raffle tickets etc.
  • Prepare your volunteers! Do a full run-through with your team before game-day. Review job descriptions and expectations. Allow them to greet guests fully informed, which helps keep the registration line moving!  Are there any VIPs that need special attention or sponsor obligations? Agree on attire/dress code for the day of the event. Pre-plan the best way to give out the tee gift items.
  • Communication.  Put your golf tournament software to work! A few days prior to your tournament, send an email reminder to the participants including directions, what they can buy at registration, sponsors, etc.  Bundle together a variety of on course contests, mulligans, drink tickets, etc. that can be sold as a package. Generate more revenue and keep the link moving!

For more details to help you “tee up your tournament for success” register for a free 45-minute webinar sponsored by Golfregistrations, Feb. 23rd 12 pm (MST).

debbie_waitkus_smThe webinar is presented by Debbie Waitkus, a business golf consultant, professional speaker, and the current President of Women in the Golf Industry. Debbie is owner of Golf for Cause – a company that delivers business-golf events & education and golf tournament consultation.