While a good portion of the US is blanketed in some serious white stuff right now, it’s never too early to be thinking about spring, with its blue skies, green grass, and golf tournies. But if your chamber has had its fill of traditional golf tournaments why not try a slightly different version of the old favorite?
A member of the Chamber of Commerce Professionals Group on Facebook asked:
Our area has a ton of golf tournaments. Now a member is opening the first miniature golf course in the county … any thoughts on a miniature golf tournament?
As you might expect there are already a few innovative chambers putting this idea around. (Hey, it was funny when I keyed it.) Here are their suggestions:
Tips for Chamber Mini-Golf Tournaments
Make it Family Friendly
This is a great event for families. Not only will you draw a larger crowd but it’s easier for members to attend during the weekend if they can bring the family. One chamber uses the proceeds for its scholarship fund.
You Don’t Need a Mini-Golf Course
Some chambers lamented about not having miniature golf nearby but other chambers didn’t let it stop them. They arranged a putting event in their downtown area and had sponsors create holes with prizes for the most creative, funniest, etc.
Give it a Theme
Themes make this fun sport even more fun. You can have themes for the holes, which sponsors can decorate; themes for teams playing; or themes for the entire event. Prizes can be given accordingly. Think of all the social media fun to be had!
Games at Holes
This sort of event will draw a crowd and you can only play through a mini-golf course so quickly. Expect some congestion on the course. In order to deal with that one chamber suggested encouraging sponsors of each hole to have some entertainment or games to keep attendees busy as they wait.
Have you ever hosted a mini-golf tournament or considered it? Join the conversation here.