Guest Author - Letta Meinen
With any type of organization in preparing for an event you need to start early and running a Ladies Golf Tournament is no different. If your club or Ladies Association has a Tournament Director they will be in charge of the event. To make your event special it is a good idea to choose a theme and you can plan around this for posters, prizes and food. In a recent Ladies golf tournament a Hawaiian Luau theme was used with a colorful poster display to notify members of the event including a sign up sheet. As the day draws near entice them with colorful pictures of including different prizes that will be offered to the winners.
To make this event a success you will need to delegate members to help with certain areas of your tournament. I would suggest to plan and organize committees for certain jobs to help with this tournament. One committee would be assigned to decide on and purchase of the prizes for the winners. If you have a social committee these people will be needed to help plan and arrange the food such as a brunch or luncheon. A decoration committee will help plan this around your theme also set up and clear up tables after the event if over. If you are offering extra gifts to your guest in a gift bag you will need a committee to help organize this.
A Raffle is a good idea for your event to help create some enthusiasm and raise extra money for your Ladies Golf Association. Use a separate committee member to work on this event purchasing items around the theme including some golf items. This committee member will be in charge of selling tickets and also taking charge of the drawings at the luncheon.
Every golfing event needs information on type of play for the tournament, rules and scorecards, so assign a special group who will handle these activities. For a smooth running golf event it takes special planning and delegated members to help make your Golf tournament an enjoyable experience for your members and their guest.