Tired of hosting the same old golf tournament each year? Are you looking for fresh new ideas for your fundraising golf tournament? Maybe a Golf Marathon is for you! Golf marathons (also called golf-a-thons or 100 holes of golf fundraisers) are the latest in fundraising golf tournaments. They are peer-to-peer fundraising events where supporters raise money for your organization via personal fundraising pages.
Raise more money and build awareness for your organization with a golf marathon this year!
How Does a Peer to Peer Golf Marathon Work?
Golf marathons challenge players to golf 100 holes or see how many holes of golf they can play in one day (or over the weekend – depending on the duration of the golf tournament). These events are usually smaller, more intimate golf tournaments with only 20-40 players participating.
With a golf marathon or 100 holes of golf fundraiser, instead of charging a fee for golfer or foursome registration, golf participants commit to raising money for a cause by collecting pledges and donations. Golfers can often raise $500 or $1,000 by tapping into their friends and family, and motivated golfers can raise much more. With a golf marathon, golfers get to do what they love best, and friends and family support them by offering per hole or flat-rate donations. Usually, the golfer is not charged to play in your fundraising golf tournament if they meet your minimum fundraising standards. Free golf will give your golfers an incentive to fundraise for your organization! Also, consider offering donated prizes or cash awards to the top fundraisers, creating healthy competition and motivation.
Utilize Our Donor-Friendly Golf Marathon Software for Success
With our platform for Golf Marathons, your organization can easily and securely manage a fundraising golf marathon. Administrators configure text to donate and participants can easily promote the event on Social Media platforms and collect online donations for your cause.
With our Golf-a-thon software, each golfer creates a personal fundraising page where they can:
- Upload photos and videos to personalize the page
- Create and share a personal statement explaining their reason for participating in the golf marathon
- Create a fundraising goal – and see progress tracked by an event thermometer
Supporters choose to pledge per hole or make a donation towards the cause. They can show their support by commenting on the Supporter Chatter feature when donating. Golfers share the link to their personal fundraising page via email or social networking sites, creating an easy way to spread the word and collect online donations.
This online registration and donation management system not only makes it easy for golfers but also allows your organization to manage all the details of the golf marathon with an easy-to-use golf tournament website, including functions to:
- Manage participant registration and communications
- Host a personal fundraising page for each golfer
- Track fundraising progress and see top fundraisers and teams with real-time leaderboards and fundraising thermometers
- Securely process pledge payments and online donations
- Promote tournament sponsors
- Send auto-generated email receipts for golfer registrations, donations, and pledges
Our Golf Marathon software package includes unlimited golfers and personal fundraising pages. Team fundraising is also supported.
How Long Is a Golf Marathon?
It is your creative option as to how long the golf-a-thon tournament runs. Most organizations host a golf marathon for one day in which the golfers complete 100 holes of golf. It can be just as fun to ask your fundraisers to complete 100 holes of golf over a long weekend. Several options are available, and you will want to consider your audience here.
Traditional Golf Tournaments
If a golf marathon or 100 holes of golf fundraiser isn’t suitable for your charity, we provide our Golf Pro golf tournament software to meet your charity golf tournament needs. Each software package includes a golf tournament website with easy event ticketing for mobile giving campaigns.
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