GOLF OUTINGS! Tips & Ideas to MAKE THEM ACTUALLY WORK!!

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Mortgage and Lending with Funky Quail Vintage
http://actvra.in/4kyL

 

This looks nice huh??  I have worked over 22 different golf outings in the last 11 years, and here is my SHORT LIST of suggestions to make them WORK FOR YOU and/or your business!  One question before we begin though....Do you have business cards on you right now??

 

1.  GET assigned a PAR 3 hole if possible!  (more on that later)

2.  Give away an item for closest WOMAN to the PIN!  SPA treatment or day,massage, etc..etc  Here's the rub, many  GOLF OUTINGS are designed as "play times" for THE GUYS!  Women are ignored quite often at these events and dont WIN as many prizes!  It is nice to do something JUST for them!

3.  Give away BOTTLED water!  With all the BOOZE being guzzled at these events, remain CLASSY, and HAND THEM TO PEOPLE as they get up to the tee box!

4.  Have the golf carts pre-loaded with something from your company that is TOTALLY different than most!  PLEASE dont give out coozies!  We have WAYYY to many of these already!  Example, maybe a nice green repair tool!  Everyone needs these, and few people OWN a nice one!

 

5.  Bring a WEBER grill OUT TO the hole!  COOK OUT JOHNSONVILLE BRATS right at the hole!  People need FOOD to soak up the booze, and will need food to use the FREE water to wash down!  (notice a pattern here?)  The smell is fantastic too!

6.  DRESS UP YOUR HOLE!  Attach long stringed balloons to the tee markers, and if you have a "TARGET" or banner with your company LOGO on it, place it somewhere on the green so it can be seen from the tee box!  (more on THAT later)

7.   This is a simple one, MEET & GREET each person, and have ONLY POSITIVE, WINNING ATTITUDE, people working at the hole!  Ask THEM for a business card, and give them ONE of yours!  This creates a followup list for THANK YOU'S, other invites & events, ezines & newsletters!  Do this when giving them the water!  see # 3

8.  If a local SPORTING EVENT of issue is going on...dont be afraid to give UPDATES to people!  For example, if there is a baseball game on...bring a radio, and in between groups, turn it on!  NOBODY DOES THIS!!! YOU will be a hit!  (Yes, I know that was a pun)

9.  Have at least ONE QUESTION ready for each Realtor that comes along...about a program,product, or service!  You can use this as a "test market" to see what the general understanding is, and keep NOTES!  PAR 3's are great because they are slower than the other holes, and people get held up waiting for the group in front of them to get off the green! 

10.  Dress NICELY and/or in company shirts..etc...but be a team..Dress similar!  Red shirts, kahki shorts etc... I know, youll end up looking like you work at Best buy...so what!  It's one day! :)

-NOW-

Let's get back to #1 & #6

 

GET INVOLVED WITH A CHARITY LIKE:

                     

              -           OR        -              

 

Have a seperate $1 challenge for charity!  This raises awareness AND helps the charity!  This is also where your banner comes into play....Offer this to the golfers and say, if you LAND your shot on the TARGET or BANNER you win a DVD player...or...Home Depot gift card..or something like that! $1 per chance!  Like a "birdies for charity" thing...and I am sure that the people RUNNING this will put it on the program or the announcer will...or on the EVENTS card in each cart!  Again, MORE awareness for your company AND for the charity!  A WIN WIN!  Best part is, when the outing is over,you call the charity, newspapers, chamber of commerce etc...and do a CHECK presentation!  Newspaper puts the check giving in the paper...good pub...maybe even TV picks it up as a "local event"...Charity wins because they get coverage AND MONEY, you win because it is free advertising for you and your company!

MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW UP WITH ALL LEADS YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THESE OUTINGS WITHIN 48 hours or they will get stale, and YOU will be harder to remember!

 

****    LAST BUT NOT LEAST! ****

 

IF you want to go big time....................

 

 

 

If the PAR 3 is a LAND HOLE....buy the insurance, have a hole in one contest, and put a Harley Davidson Motorcycle out there...or if you are eco friendly, A PRIUS!

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

If the Par 3 is a water hole, or ISLAND HOLE, buy the insurance, and put a SEA DOO out there in the water, or a bass boat!

You can find the insurance to purchase by going to: http://www.holeinoneinsurance.com/

 

or by clicking HERE!

I hope you enjoyed these ideas, and good luck at your next outing!

 Here is also a GREAT website to vist to purchase all kinds of COOL stuff!  www.rightpathmarketing.com



As always, if you have any questions, comments, issues or concerns, please direct them to Darin@osmwi.com   or 608-592-2227  Also, any additional GREAT ideas will be posted as UPDATES on the bottom of this blog!!!

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Update#1-  I received a suggestion today from a person that has sponsored a KEG on the course..etc..and/or cigars for people!  I am not so sure that is the way I WOULD go...but i said I would post it!  -  Thanks!...Darin

Update#2-  Anyone who wants to cut & paste this material, or RE-BLOG ME, is TOTALLY WELCOME TO!
Thanks again!

Update #3-  SELL MULLIGANS for charity!!!

Bucky

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Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Hi Grace-  One of my favorite cousins is name Grace!  Love the name!  Anyway, I am glad you and Jeff could appreciate what I did here!  I LOVE working these events, and I am very passionate about it!  It is also AMAZING to me, that apathy at these events when you actually GET TO A HOLE with someone on it, and they are just like...Hi, here you go...have a good round!  NOPE!  That is not me at all!  ....:)  LOL....Thanks so much for commenting, and truly appreciating it by bookmarking me! 

Darin

oh and btw-

ONLY place i have played golf at in Indiana was the French Lick Sheraton a NUMBER of years ago...Got stung by an entire nest of bees that day...so yes, I remember it..oh...and WHILE i was on the GOLF COURSE...i was having one of the best rounds of my life!  Doggonne!!!>>>LOL

May 30, 2009 03:20 PM #52
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Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

Hi Darin - thanks for your suggestions.  I am going to reblog this to encourage people to get on board with my tournament.  Shame you are too far to come hang out and enjoy the day with us in September.

May 30, 2009 03:54 PM #53
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Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Stacey..YOU ARE TOTALLY WELCOME!  I love helping people...I really do...EXCEPT YOU reminded me of something I FORGOT in the blog! 

DO THE GOLF OUTINGS IN THE FALL!!!!  EVERYONE does them in the HEAT of the summer!

There are fewer outings, and the course is in better shape, and...it is of course..beautiful!

Sometimes, the course will charge you LESS ALSO, so that makes it much more attatractive for your sponsors!   That way, you can have brats going, football game on..etc...imagine!!!

Take care, !

D

May 30, 2009 04:08 PM #54
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Kellie Fitzgerald
Kellie Fitzgerald - Chiricahua Real Estate - Pearce, AZ

I am so happy I came to this blog...I'm in the midst of planning a golf tournament to benefit our local food bank...your advice is wonderful and I'm sure I will put it to good use.

May 30, 2009 05:43 PM #55
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Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Darin,

"Give away...a massage.  Here's the rub..."  I broke up!  Congratulations on the feature!!

Mike in Tucson

May 30, 2009 09:48 PM #56
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Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

I had to come back and say that this is a tremendously GOOD IDEA!  You seem to have had a few today.  Look for Starbucks in your future!

May 30, 2009 09:50 PM #57
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Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Kellie-  I AM SO GLAD you found my blog too! :)  I am very glad I could help!  I have ANOTHER one coming soon that is on working HOME IMPROVEMENT shows, and other events such as that...so, maybe that will be something you are interested in as well!  The call CAPTURE blog will hit Tuesday!

Thanks again! -  Darin

May 30, 2009 09:57 PM #58
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Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Mike- YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE who caught my pun...or at least mentioned it!

Glad I could help today, and thanks for everything in return!  I appreciate the good will, and wait till you see my CALL CAPTURE blog on Tuesday!  It will be a good read for you and your team!  Take care and thanks!  Darin

May 30, 2009 09:59 PM #59
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Richard Daskam
Keller Williams Realty - Signal Hill, CA
Your Real Estate Consultant

Awesome Blog!  I'm NOT a golfer and always shy away from sponsoring golf tournies, etc.

Now I've got some great tools to sponsor one!

Thank you!

May 30, 2009 10:38 PM #60
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Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Hey Richard- I was hoping to get responses from someone like you...who just isnt in it to PLAY!  You know, sometimes just being out there, and the experience of the people, nice weather, nature..etc...truly makes it all worthwhile!  COMBINE THAT with selling...and we are all happy!!  :)

Thanks again !!  You might also enjoy my previous blog about open houses!

Take care! 

Darin

May 30, 2009 10:43 PM #61
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Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY
Realtor

Awesome Post!

I am not a golfer but I think you made me a fan. Good Luck!

May 30, 2009 10:44 PM #62
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Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Anthony, Nice to see you here again!


I am giving you the official HOORAY FOR YOU!  This is a MAJOR award!   No, it is not from Italy!! LOL

(that was a christmas story reference)

Glad I could help make you a fan!

Golf outings are a BLAST and the networking side is truly worth it!

Thanks....Darin

May 30, 2009 10:51 PM #63
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Harrison Painter
GoGladiator Media - Carmel, IN
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Amazing information, and one that is being bookmarked right now!

Thank you for sharing!

- Harrison Painter

 

May 30, 2009 10:53 PM #64
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Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Harrison-  THANK YOU for sharing!  I appreciate your kind words, and know this...I LOVE helping people succeed!  karma is a big thing...it truly is!

Take care HOOSIER! 

Bucky

May 30, 2009 10:55 PM #65
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Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI
Real Estate

You are a wise man not to ignore the lady Realtor golfers as many of us are also top producers as well as good golfers. Plus, I love the freebies handed out. Last year one lender passed out really nice ball marker visor clip and I am so sad to have lost it. It was the best, looking forward to maybe getting another one this summer.

May 31, 2009 08:22 AM #66
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TIM MONCRIEF
Bartlett Real Estate Group, llc - Austin, TX
$44,530,000 2013 Production (breg)

Nice post.  The insurance gets the best bang for the buck for us.....plus bodies.  I have 2-3 people at the par 3's to gain great exposure.  I do see the other signs that businesses sponsor the hole, but I have noticed that no one pays attention to the signs, they do pay attention to the giant give aways.

May 31, 2009 01:02 PM #67
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Ronnie Margolis
Hawaii Life Real Estate Services, LLC - Kapaa, HI
Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloha Beat

Man, if i lived where you do, I'd enter the tournaments just to see what you are up to. Lot of clever marketing ideas there. Way to go...

May 31, 2009 01:17 PM #68
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Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Mary- Thanks for commenting!  VISOR clips..hmm...Great idea!  I know that women wear alot of visors, so THANK YOU for the tips!  Good luck this year, and if I can do something for you , ever, please let me  know!  Darin

 

May 31, 2009 02:57 PM #69
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Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Tim- Thanks for sharing!  You know, a hole is really WHAT you make it!  Signage is a really good POINT to bring up too!  I noticed on the HOLE IN ONE website that there ARE REALLY cool signs on there too!  DVD players are very nice SMALL gifts becuz everyone can use one in an extra room, and they are cheap.   Thanks again!  D

May 31, 2009 03:03 PM #70
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Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Ronnie-  I have only done 1 LOAN EVER in Hawaii, and the customer wanted me to come to close...but alas, I couldnt make it!  :)  Thanks SOOO much for commenting, and believe me when I tell you..I wish I was closer to you!   HOwever, I would STILL have the best SPONSOR HOLE on the course!  :)  Thanks!  D

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