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Fundraising at your golf club

There are lots of ways you can get involved with your golf club. Check out our favorite ideas below.

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Game ideas


  • Each player collects pledges to take part or buys a place/ team place


  • Alternate shot - Usually played in pairs where the players alternate who hits each shot. The first player hits the drive, the second player hits the second shot, the first player hits the third shot, and so on until the ball is holed. The team also alternates who hits the drive on each hole, so the same player doesn’t hit every drive.
  •  Best ball - Each player on the team of four plays his or her own ball throughout the hole and the round. On each hole, the lowest score counts as the team score. There can be two best ball formats, where you must count two balls on each hole. The more balls that count helps keep all of the players involved in the fate of the team.
  • Longest day of golf - 4 rounds in one day! That’s 72 holes, 300 shots-ish and 20 miles of walking!! Get your comfiest golf shoes ready for this one. You’re sure to attract some great sponsorship if you can stay the course with this challenge.
  • Scramble - Usually played in groups of four, but can be played with more than four players, or as few as two. In a scramble, each player tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots then is selected, and all players play their second shot from that spot. The process is then repeated until the ball is holed. Keep in mind that when playing a scramble, you can drop your ball within one club length from where the chosen ball lies, but no closer to the hole.
Golfer teeing up

Shake up your golf club with a bit of fundraising competition

Fundraising ideas

  •  Bake sales - in the club house or work places of the players.
  • Crazy golf/ dress up in the office - host a fun office take-over one lunchtime.
  • Golf ball drop - Sell tickets to enter the draw to get closest to the hole in mass-golf-ball-drop. You can make it quite spectacular by using a tethered hot air balloon suspended above a huge bullseye target painted on a field. You could even sell rides in the hot air balloon too.
  • Hole sponsors/ corporate partners - approach local businesses to have their brand featured on your course/ t-shirts/ flags etc in return for sponsorship.
  • Mulligins - Players buy stickers (known as Mulligins), which they use as free shots during their round of golf. Meaning, that if they play a bad shot, they can call a Mulligin and are allowed to play it again. Everyone will buy the allowed amount of Mulligins (generally 2-3 per person).
  • On-course competitions and prizes - You can use your imagination with these Golf Fundraising ideas. Some ideas include; ‘nearest to the hole’, ‘longest drive’, ‘closest to the hole’, ‘hole in one’, ‘lowest team score’, ‘lowest actual score’, and ‘best adjusted score (handicap)’.
  • Programme advertising - local businesses might also like to take an ad our in your programme.
  • Raffles and auctions - these can take place at the club house before during or after the main golfing event. They can be live or silent, and you can even host an event around them, such as an awards evening. Prizes can include:
    •  Golf improvement lessons
    •  Free rounds of golf
    •  Golf clubs
    •  Meal at the clubhouse
    • Money
    •  Auction before the competition for the best cadies
  • Use your skills - use anything you’re good at to raise some extra cash. If you’re in a band, put on a gig. If you’re great at washing cars, host a car wash-a-thon. The options are endless!

Download your resources

We have lots of resources online that you can use to make the most of your fundraising, these include:


young child playing golf

Tee up!

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