Summer is here and it’s time to start planning your annual golf tournament! With the beautiful weather arriving so early and all the tempting summer activities happening outside, it’s easy to let planning your charity auction fall by the wayside, so let us make it easy for you with some helpful fundraising ideas.
We’ve put together an easy list of unique items and once-in-a-lifetime experience packages that will go perfectly at your annual golf fundraiser.
Custom-framed autographed photos signed by golf legends:
Arnold Palmer 11” x 14” autographed and custom-framed photo – 4x Masters Champion
“The King” of golf is widely known as one of the greatest players to ever have stepped foot on the course. Arnold Palmer is ranked fifth in all-time PGA Tour wins with 62, which includes seven major victories, four of which were at the Masters. Palmer was honored as Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 1960, and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. He was the tour’s leading money earner four times in his career, and is one of only nine people to be awarded the PGA Tour’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jack Nicklaus 16” x 20” autographed and custom-framed photo – 6x Masters Champion
Nicknamed “The Golden Bear,” World Golf Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus holds the all-time record for most major championship victories with 18. He was ranked as the world’s number one golfer for almost a decade from 1968 to 1977. Nicklaus was also the tour’s top money earner eight different times, receiving PGA Tour Player of the Year honors on five separate occasions.
Phil Mickelson 16” x 20” signed and custom-framed photo – 4x Major Champion
The four-time major champion, known as the “Lefty,” has been a staple point of the PGA Tour since he joined in 1992. He has been a top ten golfer in 18 different seasons and is a three-time Masters Champion. Mickelson recently reached his 40th career victory in the 2012 PGA Tour defeating Tiger Woods.
When planning your charity auction, it’s important to think about the ladies of the club as well. Wine art items and pieces of specialty jewelry should bring your ladies as much satisfaction as a birdie on 18!
We all know few things can match the romance and intrigue inspired by a fine bottle of wine. The popping of the cork helps set the stage for a fine meal with loved ones and friends or a relaxing, quiet evening at home. Wine inspired artwork can add to that pleasure by setting the mood of a room. Our museum-quality framed wine-themed prints help bring out the beauty and passion that wine drinkers share for all things vino related.
Also, our new light-weight jewelry is sure to catch any woman’s eye. Comprised of delicate blue and yellow topaz, garnet, quartz and amethyst wrapped in yellow gold, these gorgeous pieces are sophisticated and summery—perfect to wear to the club or as a statement piece.
End the night right by offering a few incredible, once-in-a-lifetime golf experience packages:
Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda Vacation for (2) – Includes Airfare, 5 Night Stay and a $500 Gift Card for Spa or Golf – This experience will be great for an avid golfer who would like to enjoy a nice beach vacation and a little pampering.
Six Night Golf Package in Ireland with Hotel and Airfare for (2) – Perfect for a pair that love to travel and see the world while exploring new heights in golf.
Masters Championship Round Package with 3 Night Hotel Stay and Airfare for (2) – Tickets to the ultimate golf event of the year prove to be a real crowd pleaser and are sure to get your guests excited! This package even comes in a special VIP version for your donors who are looking for a truly exclusive experience.
Contact a charity fundraising specialist today at (888) 232-2500 to secure these popular items and packages for your golf fundraising event — they’re sure to be a hole in one!
By Brittany Nardolillo, Charity Fundraising Assistant