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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Golf in the White House :: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

With Election Day right around the corner it seemed fitting to see what close ties there are between the past presidents and the game of golf. Surprisingly the game of golf is extremely present in the lives of the past presidents. In fact out of the last 17 US presidents, 14 of them actually played the game. Now by no means could these presidents be considered pros however its surprising to see how many of them actually played the game.

The first president to ever pick up a golf club was Ulysses S. Grant back in 1877. He put the club down quickly after he completely whiffed the ball the first time and failed to make contact again, hitting the ground well before the ball on his downswing in his second attempt. It could be argued that although Grant was the first to try the game, President William McKinley was the first to actually complete a round. Rumor has it the rounds that he completed were no where near par and even scored in the triple digits with scores in the 200’s.

The best president golfer award definitely goes to William Howard Taft who started playing the game due to his brother influence and fell in love with it. He even served as president of a private country club in Ohio and pushed for public courses to be accessible in every community. He played almost every afternoon when he was in office and while he loved the game he also loved that it kept him active. Before there were golf carts, golfers would walk an average of 4-5 miles every round. Taft, weighing in at around 300 pounds said "golf is a game that leads you to walk without realizing you are walking." All of those rounds paid off for Taft who consistently shot in the 90’s and 100’s making him by far the best president golfer out of this group. While “who is the better golfer?” isn’t a make or break decision in this year’s election, it is interesting to think about who would hold their own on the golf course.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Top Celebrities in the Golf World

We all see pictures in the tabloids of stars hitting the links and they certainly dress the part of a pro golfer but can any of them actually hold their own on the golf course? Surprisingly enough there are some stars out there that take the game of golf as more than just a hobby and are serious about the game. According to various polls the top celebrity golfer with a remarkable handicap of 1.1 is Dennis Quad who belongs to Bel-Air Country Club in Beverly Hills. Other celebs that lead the pack are Tony Romo, the NFL quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys who played this past summer along side of other well known celebrity golfer Justin Timberlake as well as Matt Lauer in an event held by Golf Digest. The three played with the Golf Digest contest winner, John Atkinson, at Torrey Pines just days before the start of the U.S. Open. Romo came out the winner of the foursome scoring at 84 proving himself to some pros who doubted that he would break 100 on one of the most difficult golf courses in the country.

Many celebrities such as Justin Timberlake run their own golf tournament however one of the biggest celebrity turn outs occurs in The Bob Hope Classic played this year at the Palmer Private Course at PGA West. Some big name celebrities that have played in past tournament have been Joe Pesci, Samuel L. Jackson, Clint Eastwood, and Luke Wilson. Look out for this years Bob Hope Classic starting in mid January and see if the celebrities can hold their own next to the games top players.

Foresite Sports covers hole in one prizes for many of these celebrity golf tournaments including the Shane Victorino Celebrity Golf Tournament coming up in November 2008. All of us here are rooting for the Shane Victorino and the rest of the Phillies in the 2008 World Series. Go Phillies!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Each Golfer Gets a Free Golf Club

We understand how hard it is to score a hole in one. After all, making an ace is considered one of the greatest achievements in all of sports! Considering the fact that the odds of hitting a hole in one at a golf tournament are a staggering 1 in 12,500, not every golfer in your event is going to achieve such a feat. When a golfer signs up to play in a golf tournament their mind is set on that 160 yard hole in one for a brand new Lexus or a $25,000 check but unfortunately in the back of their mind they know there are no guarantees they are going to ace that 160 yard hole.

Foresite Sports wants every golfer who plays in your event to feel like a winner so we have extended our free golf club certificate program! When you sign on with Foresite Sports to insure your golf tournament, every player will receive a certificate for a new golf club sponsored by Warrior Golf. Golfer will receive the golf club gift certificate the day of the outing and will be given the choice of a 20-Degree Hybrid Club or 60-Degree Lob Wedge.

Warrior golf is giving away these high quality golf clubs in order to promote their business and get their name out to golfers around the country. The only cost to the golfer is the shipping fee of the club which compared to the price of a new golf club today is next to nothing! For more information about this program simply ask one of our tournament consultants at 888-882-5440 and we would be glad to give you all the details.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hole In One Insurance :: How much does it cost?

In most instances, the price of a Hole In One insurance policy is determined by three factors: the number of players participating in the event, the length of the hole being played, and the value of the prize being offered. It is important to note that the prize itself is not all that important. It is the value of the prize that makes the difference.

In addition, many contest insurance providers include 'extras' in the price of the policy. These 'extras' might be as simple as free tee-packs for everyone in the outing or a box of golf balls for whoever gets closest-to-the-pin. More often, however, firms are offering bonus prizes for use on the other par 3's. This year, with each Hole In One insurance policy, US Hole In One will be giving away the chance to win a pair of roundtrip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S., a set of Callaway Big Bertha Irons, and an LCD Flat Screen Television. You place each bonus prize on a par 3, and if someone makes a hole in one on that hole, they win that bonus prize. With the bonus prizes, you can have a contest on every par 3 on the course: the grand prize, and the three bonus prizes. Not only will you receive coverage for for all of the par 3's on the course but we also included signs for each hole. The sign for each hole will display the prize and sponsor name if you choose so that people know what they are shooting for as well as who's sponsoring the hole.

The freebies don't stop there! When we ship you your signs we will also include a free golf club certificate for every golfer. That means that your golfers each have the opportunity to redeem that certificate for a free wedge or wood from Warrior Golf. The only cost to the golfer is to get the club shipped to themselves which is $11.85 for the wedge or $23.50 for the hybrid.

Now that's a lot of bang for your buck!