Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Are You Planning a Tournament?

I attended a tournament planning seminar yesterday at Crow Canyon Country Club in San Ramon, California. Phil Immordino, a tournament planner and founder of Golf Tournament Association of America, presented a three-hour information-filled seminar on how to put on a successful and memorable tournament. Phil had some innovative ideas on how to obtain sponsors, different contests to have, recruit productive volunteers, and more.

If you're planning a tournament, you can join GTAA. There is no membership fee and you can get plenty of ideas and products on the site.

Also at the seminar was Legends-Capture Action Photography. We've all received the flimsy cardboard photos of our foursome. Kyle Harvey has tournament photography products that your players will keep and use. He gave a sample of the mouse pads he produces. The pad includes the name and date of your tournament, the golf course logo, photo of your foursome, and then a sequence shot of your swing. He takes the photos and can get the product to your players by the end of the tournament. It's very cool and the pad is on my desk now.

Kyle has other products like a travel mug and business card holder book...all with reminders of your tournament. Forget the 4" x 6" photos, get Kyle's products at Legends-Capture Action Photgraphy.

According to Phil, it takes six months to plan a successful tournament, start now by learning more about Phil and Kyle today.