Charity Golf Tournament Mastery
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Charity Golf Tournament Mastery

Learn the tools & techniques to run successful charity golf tournaments.
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Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
115 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 11 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Article
  • 15 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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  • Students should have a basic understanding of their nonprofit's management structure.

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 awareness and funds 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 that will speed up your mastery. 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!

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
Introduction: What you will Learn in this Course
3 Lectures 08:22

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.

Preview 02:27

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

Preview 03:06

Types of Charity Golf Tournaments
3 Lectures 06:32

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

Preview 02:40

Industry driven tournaments are the most lucrative tournaments for nonprofits.

Vendor Driven Golf Tournaments

Group of Friends tournaments are the easiest to get started.

Group of Friends Golf Tournaments
Location, Location, Location
1 Lecture 03:14

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.

Location, Location, Location
How Big do you want to go?
1 Lecture 03:28

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

How big are tournaments?
Setting the Budget
1 Lecture 02:16

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.

What are the parts of a budget?
1 Lecture 09:06

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

How much should you charge?
Building a committee
1 Lecture 05:04

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.

Event Committees
Event Timeline
2 Lectures 11:15

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

Pre-Event Timeline
2 pages

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

Timeline Audio lecture
Marketing Materials
1 Lecture 00:00

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

Marketing Materials
5 pages
Hole In One Insurance
1 Lecture 03:18
  • 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.
A Cautionary Tale
10 More Sections
About the Instructor
Mary Monique Littlejohn
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891 Students
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Monique Littlejohn is an accomplished jewelry designer, photographer, and nonprofit professional who now spends her time in South Australia.  

Jewelry Design: Monique has been designing and selling jewelry for 30 years. Her specialty is wire wrapping and she enjoys teaching others this unique art.

She is also an accomplished photographer who has won over 100 awards through Pixoto, Viewbug, and local competitions.

Her nonprofit leadership career has spanned several different areas including the arts, medical research, youth, and seniors.