Your source for information about hosting a charity golf tournament.
Know what you mean. Fair or not, it's the development director that gets the blame if things go badly, not the board member who bought a sponsorship and then never paid for it. Not the board member who served as tournament committee chair who insisted on hiring the NFL star because "a celebrity will attract crowds" and blew through all the profits for appearance fees for a prima donna halfback who didn't want to sign any autographs.
I don't know about disasters, but I'd like to ask the group what was the most unusual thing you've ever seen offered as a hole-in-one prize?
We had a building contractor pay the insurance costs for a house in his new gated subdivision. So, if anyone had hit the hole-in-one he'd have won a really nice upscale home. They made us video-tape every shot and have a police officer as the hole marshal, but it really was a terrific attention-grabber for our advertising.
I heard about one tournament that offered free Subarus for life - a new one every three years for the next 30 years. http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3335732
I guess they figure by the time a golfer gets a hole-in-one, he probably won't have more than 30 years left anyway. Anyway it works out to 10-11 cars if you live so long.