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5 tips for hosting a memorable golf event with David Merry


A Perfect Golf-Themed Entertainer for Your Event: Hire David Merry aka The Golf Comic

Many organizations are being asked to do more with less. But cutting back on marketing or investing in customer or employee relationships can have big consequences.

So what’s the answer? Golf! It’s widely considered the most important tool in any event planning or corporate entertainment tool box. Whether it’s to show appreciation to your incredible employees or build stronger relationships with current customers, golf can deliver huge value. When else can you have a fun, informal 5 hour meeting in the sunshine?

Here are 5 tips for hosting a memorable golf event for your organization.

1. Plan Ahead: Start early. It will increase your chances of success. Popular golf courses can book up quickly. It’s really never too early to start getting your ducks in a row. And always have a Plan B just in case the heavens open up and you get rained out.

2. Choose Your Ideal Venue: You probably won’t have an audience who are all PGA-level golfers. Make sure you strike a good balance between a course that is beautiful and challenging but still lets people enjoy the day. You’ll also want to select a course that has some other amenities like a conference room and spa.

3. Nail Down the Guest List: Who are you inviting? You want to make sure the people you want there will be able to attend. Getting the guest list finalized and invites sent out will help with budgeting and ensuring your golf day is going to help you meet your goals – whether recognition or relationship building.

4. Time it Perfectly: Do your research and try to find a day that likely won’t be filled with rain. Look at some historical data. To maximize attendance, you’ll also want to make sure you avoid holidays, key industry events and busy times of year.

5. Don’t Forget About Non-Golfers: Just because it’s a golf day, it doesn’t mean you forget about those who don’t like swinging the clubs. Offering a golf lesson or access to tennis or the spa can encourage them to attend and be part of the action.

6. Entertainment is a Must: Having an entertainer close out your event is a great way to make a lasting impact. Bringing everyone together for some fun after a day in the sun can deliver an experience they won’t soon forget. Since they’ve been in small groups on the course all day, this is a light-hearted way to get everyone interacting and sharing their experiences from the round.

Need Some Help With Planning?
Rely on our more than 40 years of experience with some of the top event planners from across North America. We can help you deliver an unforgettable experience that will make people take notice. We can also help you find the right entertainment for your goals. Contact our team directly and take a moment to review our roster of incredibly talented entertainers.

David is a veteran comedian, TV personality, actor, magician AND a certified golf pro. That’s one heck of a resume!

His show “The Golf Comic” is specifically designed for golf events and incorporates a variety of hilarious content, magic and audience interaction.

Having David on the agenda after a day on the links will help deliver huge value and make people wish the day wouldn’t end.

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