"Ditto, and my least favorite is all beverage carts. The course needs to pay an employee to drive each one, so it's more expensive, plus hydration is less accessible on hot days than with a lot of open coolers.
"You hit the nail on the head, Tad. We call charity events "tournaments" and organize them as competitions because most players expect it, and many enjoy it, but they're not about competition. We don't hold tournaments to find out…"
"This one is not atypical for a course catering agreement. It's not great, either (so I've delete the name and details to protect the guilty). That said, it does spell out the policies. So, for example, the tournament manager knows the…"
"Not at all.
Though I'd like to fix the run-on sentence at the end.
"You will not hear complaints about cheating if you put at least one nice gift in the goodie bag every player receives just for registering and supporting your cause, award…"
Yep, I'm your friend. I liked you the second I read an excerpt from your book that said something like "just DON'T do it" about awarding valuable prizes to the winners of a charity golf tournament. A charity tournament is a…"
"Yep, the earlier, the better. Our most successful charity tournament clients ONLY have sponsors - they don't sell playing spots, only teams, everyone who buys a team is a sponsor - and they sell out double- and triple-full-field events that…"
"Thanks for the welcome! But I'd put myself in the "considerable experience" category. I ran my first company golf outing back in the 1970's, was on my first charity tournament committee soon after - and have been in the business…"