Saturday, March 26, 2011

Have you ever held a "Major" at your club?

When was the last time you introduced a new (and fun) event for your avid members?

Have you ever considered holding a major at your club (with a twist)?

To kick off Master’s weekend and make a little cash for the club, here’s the game:

1. Announce you are going to “host a major” at your club via your member’s email addresses or Facebook page.
2. Sell teams for say...$25 per person and allow your members to create as many teams as they are willing to pay for.  Pay out the top three places with 60% of the pot going to the first place team, 25% going to the 2nd place team, and 15% going to 3rd.  The prize money won will be used in Pro Shop credit.
3. Have your member pick (1) player out of “group A” which will comprise the top 1-15 in the world rankings, (1) player out of “group B” which will include the top 16-30 players, and (2) players out of “group C” which will include any player 31st or higher in the world.  
4. Have members turn their team(s) in before 9 p.m. on Friday night (after the cut has been established).
5. Saturday and Sunday your member will play with his/her team and will include his/her current USGA handicap.  The member team with the combined lowest score wins!
6. Start the tee times early on Saturday and Sunday so that the your members can watch the telecast with their fellow members.  Drink specials?  Lunch/Dinner specials?  A club “green” jacket and picture?  That is up to you, the important thing is to have fun and increase your sales.
7. Repeat for the U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship.

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