Golf classics are a great way to raise funds for your organisation, be it sporting, corporate or charitable. We can cater for all your golf classic requirements from organising your tee times to dealing with your food and refreshment needs in our attractive restaurant and bar areas.
Classics are usually run as team events with a restriction on the maximum handicap for non-GUI players, usually 18 for men and 20 for ladies, but these values are at the discretion of the organisers.
How does it generate funds?
Sponsors are an integral part of the event and they usually sponsor each participating team. It is good etiquette to list and display those sponsors in a prominent location on a large notice board with their tee-off time. Sponsors can also assist financially for lesser amounts by sponsoring tee-boxes or goody-bags. Again the sponsor should be displayed on a weather-proof signage. All these should be arranged well in advance of the event. The contributions from the sponsors on the day make up the income for the event less catering, course fee, prizes and sundries. Tip: To guarantee a successful event prepare well in advance and make sure that the sponsors receive the recognition they deserve and in doing so this ensures their participation in future classic events.
Will it be profitable?
No classic event has ever failed to raise funds if correct planning and advertising of the event has been carried out well in advance. Further funds can be raised through novel ancillary competitions within the classic such as a "putting competition" on the practise putting area or a special sponsored prize for a "hole in one" on a particular par 3, nearest the pin and longest drive prizes add to the attractiveness of the event. Sale of raffle tickets in the clubhouse will also generate income.
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What if the weather is bad?
If the event is unfortunate to fall on a day of particular atrocious weather the club can re-arrange a date that suits all parties. However, most classics are organised on Fridays during the summer time and though this does not guarantee fine weather in Ireland it is rare that an event suffers from extremes.