What golf course to use?
With the fact that most people are time poor these days, your selection of the right golf club is vital to ensuring you get your key clients to attend. The better the golf course - the bigger the drawcard!
What event should we play?
It really depends on the quality of the golfers on the guest list. If the majority play golf then there are a great number of events available to play. If the golfing ability of the guest list varies greatly (to the point that some may not play much at all), then Ambrose is the way to go. Of the corporate golf events Gillard Golf host each year, approximately 90% would be Ambrose.
Is morning or afternoon better?
Most of the events Gillard Golf host would have an 8:30am shotgun start. This allows for the conclusion of the event to be around 3pm. Some clients prefer an afternoon start and depending on the sunset times these can commence from 12pm - 1pm. See below for an example of the timing for an AM event:
7:00am - Registration & Breakfast
7:40am - Golf Clinic with David Gillard
8:10am - Golf Briefing
8:30am - Shotgun Start
1:00pm - Drinks in Clubhouse
1:45pm - Lunch & Prize Presentation
3:00pm - Approximate Close
Are additional on course events required?
Most of your guests will have the opportunity to play in numerous corporate golf days each year and with that in mind, it is often a good idea to add some event options to ensure your event stands out.
What should the host pay for?
- Green fees
- Food & beverage
- All hire equipment necessary for play (eg. clubs, shoes, carts on some occasions)
- Player packs or gifts on arrival
- Event management fee
- Event options
What should we put in the player gift packs?
Quality, Quality, Quality...there is nothing worse than a player pack full of worthless nicknacks. To ensure your branded gift lives to see another day, you should look to purchase quality items for your player packs. Popular items are:
- Golf Shirt
- Golf Balls
- Super Tees
- Golf Caps
- Shoe Bags
Check out the 'Merchandise' section for more ideas...
How many prizes should we provide?
Lets' face it, everybody likes to win a prize. Therefore providing a number of prize categories and sharing the prizes around is recommended. See below for some suggestions:
- Runners Up
- Low Gross
- Nearest the Pin
- Longest Drive
What is an appropriate budget?
To offer your guests a quality experience you should anticipate $250-$400 per person.
What are the dress regulations?
Golf clubs are very strict with dress regulations. See the link below for a guide:
Do we need to find an MC for the post golf function?
No, David from Gillard Golf has MC'd events for the last 10 years and interviewed some great celebrities over that time, including George Gregan, Ricky Ponting, Wayne Grady, Alan Jones, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Craig Parry, Chris Lynn & Phil Waugh.