Charity Golf Tournament Mastery Course for Fundraisers

Learn the tools & techniques to run successful charity golf tournaments. Over $200 in templates included in the course!
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  • Lectures 33
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

This online course is created for nonprofit fundraising professionals. It includes of all the tools that you need in order to run a successful golf tournament as a fundraiser.

Hosting a golf tournament is a great way to raise $10k to $100k or more while bringing in a new group of potential supporters to your cause. Golfers love it because they can have a legitimate excuse to get out of work for a day. Sponsoring hole businesses love it because they can showcase their products and get their name out to other businesspeople who are playing in the tournament. Even committees, volunteers, and staff love it because they can spend the day away from their desks, surrounded by lush green lawns and beautiful views. For staff, much of the hard work during the day of the event is taken care of by the golf course, such as setting up the holes, tallying winners, catering, and most of the cleanup.

The course a master golf template collection worth $200. The formulas are built-in for you.

  1. Sponsor Leads
  2. Volunteers
  3. Budget
  4. Sponsors
  5. Timeline
  6. Players
  7. Auction/Raffle Solicitation List
  8. Auction/Raffle Items
  9. Mailing List

This course has a full 30-day guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied, Udemy will refund the full cost of the course. So, please enroll today. You have nothing to lose, and a new skill to gain!

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have a basic understanding of their nonprofit's management structure.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Develop a charity golf tournament from scratch.
  • Set a budget
  • Build an event committee
  • Set sponsorship and player levels
  • Work with a graphic designer to create marketing materials
  • Decide on a tournament format
  • Work competently with the golf pro at the course
  • Understand how a raffle and auction can be incorporated into an event
  • Understand the benefits and pitfalls of offering hole in one contests
  • and much, much more.

Who is the target audience?

  • Fundraisers, Executive Directors, Nonprofit Consultants, Event Chairs, Event Coordinators, and Key Volunteers can benefit from this course. It is not suitable to teach golf pros on how to run a tournament on their end.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction: What you will Learn in this Course

Charity golf tournaments are both fun and profitable for your organization. Unlike other fundraising events, much of the work is done by the golf course marshals and the course's event manager. This course is developed for nonprofit fundraising professionals and volunteer committees. It will teach you everything that you need to know about how to develop, manage, and execute a successful golf tournament.


This section is dedicated to the contents in the course. It goes through, chapter by chapter, what you can expect to learn.

What is holding you back?
Section 2: Types of Charity Golf Tournaments

There are three different types of fundraisers that can be done on the golf course. The biggest difference between the three is based on the attendees – not the format of play. After all, the ultimate goal of a charity golf tournament is raising money. This first section is about celebrity tournaments


Industry driven tournaments are the most lucrative tournaments for nonprofits.


Group of Friends tournaments are the easiest to get started.

Section 3: Location, Location, Location

There are four types of courses where you can hold your event: Executive courses, public courses, private courses and country clubs. It is also important to evaluate how far your players will go to participate in your tournament.

Section 4: How Big do you want to go?

The size of your tournament will effect the length of time that it takes to get through the event.

Section 5: Setting the Budget

In this section, you will learn about what types of income and expenses should be included on a budget. Be sure to download the supplementary material. It includes an Excel spreadsheet that has the formulas preprogrammed in so that you will save valuable time on managing your tournament. Be sure to visit the resource in this section, so that you can download the free templates from the golf tracking database. It includes all of the templates used int this course.

Section 6: Sponsorships

You will learn about how much you should charge your players and sponsors at the Tournament.

Section 7: Building a committee

Not everyone needs to be a golfer to be an effective committee member, but they do need to have the interest, influence, and ability to contribute to the committee.

Section 8: Event Timeline
2 pages

This is a PDF of the event timeline. Please visit the last section for the link to the editable timeline.


This audio lecture goes through the steps that you need to take as you lead up to the event.

Section 9: Marketing Materials
5 pages

This section covers Marketing best practices and where you can find graphic designers at low or no cost.

Section 10: Hole In One Insurance
  • After taking this lecture, you will learn about the value of incorporating Hole in One contests to the event as well as the potential pitfalls of including them in your tournament.
Section 11: State and Local Regulations
Laws and Local Regulations: Raffles, Liquor Laws, and Sound Ordinances
Section 12: Volunteers

This video goes into detail about managing and leading volunteers.

1 page

I am including a PDF of what a typical shift assignment would look like. This is also available in the templates that you will receive at the end of the course.

Section 13: Players

This section goes into detail about how to communicate with players at registration and how to share their information with the golf course.

Section 14: Tournament Formats

This lecture goes into detail about most of the tournament formats that you can use in your tournament. The lecture can be overwhelming for the novice player. If so, the best thing to do would be to skip it and ask the golf pro (tournament director) what he or she recommends. For those of you who like to know more details, this lecture is for you.

Section 15: Activities on the Course
6 pages

This is a short list of activities that can be done on the golf course.

Section 16: Gifts for your Players
5 pages

This lecture shows you what should go in gift bags and how to get the items for free.

Section 17: Raffles
7 pages

This subject could be a course all by itself. In this lecture, we will go over how to incorporate raffles into your event as a great way to bring incremental income to you event.

Section 18: Silent, Live, and Online Auctions
4 pages

This presentation describes the benefits of silent, live, and online auctions and touches upon consignment items.

5 pages

This lecture lists the types of auction items that your committee can solicit.

Auction Donor Form and Database
3 pages
5 pages

In this lecture, you will understand the concepts behind bid sheets and bid boards that are used in your auction.

2 pages

This document walks you through how to set up the auction when you arrive at the event.

2 pages

These are the auction check out instructions that you can provide the person assigned to close out your auction. Simply open the document and print a copy for yourself and for the auction close out supervisor.

Section 19: Dinner Guests and Schematic
2 pages

Should your players have an opportunity to invite dinner guests? This presentation walks you through that question.

3 pages

This quick power point shares the value of having a schematic drawn up before the tournament.

Section 20: Templates, End of Course Quiz, and Conclusion

This document contains the links to the templates used in this course.

4 questions

This quiz will help you evaluate whether you absorbed the material. Good Luck!

Have Fun!
2 pages

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Instructor Biography

Monique Littlejohn has been a professional fundraiser and top level development and marketing executive for more than 16 years.

She has taught hundreds of development and management staff about fundraising, committee and board development. She is also a philanthropist who has turned her passion for gem cutting and jewelry making into tens of thousands of dollars in donations throughout California, Hawaii, and South Australia.

She is also an accomplished jewelry designer and craft teacher who has published 7 books on jewelry making.

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