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Friday, March 30, 2012

How to Insure a Car for A Hole In One Contest?

A vehicle is among the top prizes that clients wish to insure at Foresite Sports. While we work with a lot of car dealerships in the nation, we also get a lot of calls from tournament directors that want to insure a car, truck or motorcycle and have no clue where to start. One of the three factors needed to get a hole in one insurance quote is the value of the prize, so first step when is to know an estimated value of the car or motorcycle (you can even look on the manufacturer’s website). This way you can get an idea of the price range of your contest insurance.

If you want the car visible to the golfers at the course that day then you will have to work with a local dealer in your area. From the dealer you will be able to determine the exact value that you will be insuring so you will be able to fill out the hole in one insurance application and get coverage in place. From Foresite Sports you will receive a Hole In One Insurance Certificate of Participation that states that you are fully covered, most dealers will want a copy of this before they bring the car to the course.

If you are getting the coverage in place last minute you can always insure a car or motorcycle solely based on the estimated value. In the case of a winner the check would be made out based on that amount and the winner can choose what to buy with the money. Foresite Sports offers sample prices of a Harley Davidson and various vehicles based on your budget.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Putting Contest Insurance Ideas

Need something to add to your golf tournament that will really get your golfers excited to play? A putting contest insurance is a great way to end the tournament with a chance to win a big prize just by simply sinking a putt! Foresite Sports primarily provides hole in one insurance for golf tournaments all over the country however the putting contest has become more and more popular with our customers.

The odds of a putting contest are roughly 1 in 30 (the hole in one odds of 1 in 12,500) so the putting contest insurance is not designed for all the golfers in the event like the hole in one insurance contest is however with better odds like that, people will definitely want to be a part of this contest. The putting contest is a great way to add a fundraising element to your tournament, people can buy raffle tickets for a chance to putt, then when the tournament is over the tournament director would pick one or two lucky names for the chance to putt.

There are two types of putting contests offered by Foresite Sports. The first is the standard putt that can be insured at either 40 or 50 feet for any value up to $25,000. Also depending on your budget this putting contest can be done with multiple participants. The second type of putting contests is an “add on” that is purchased along with a hole in one insurance contest. The add on putting contest is 60 feet and the prize values are $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000. Since the add on putting contest has a discounted rates it is only for one person from the tournament. Both putting contests have to be part of a golf tournament and need to be videotaped.

Friday, March 9, 2012

March Madness Promotion

March is here and that means the most exciting college basketball championship tournament will be held. 67 teams will be entered into this years March Madness NCAA tournament and one will be name champion and be crowned the best team in college basketball. The tournament will start March 13th and run till the first weekend in April. All of the teams will be glued to the television set on March 11th when the teams are revealed however the following day is when the fun starts for the fans and viewers. National Bracket Day is when people all over the country will form their bracket to determine who they think will win this year’s tournament! While most bracket pools will just consist of some friends throwing in a couple dollars to play, why not make it a bigger event and host a March Madness Bracket Promotion from Foresite Sports and give your clients, co-workers, or friends the chance to win big!

Once you get your group together give us a call and let us know how many brackets you will be submitting and how much you want to insure the grand prize for. From there your contest insurance consultant will give a quote and send you over a contract. Foresite Sports needs a copy of all the brackets prior to the start of the tournament to guarantee no changes were made after the tournament starts. From there it is up to the luck of the tournament, cheer on your successful participants because if they predict the bracket right they could win the grand prize!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bowling Promotions

Company holiday parties are right around the corner so keep in mind that running a contest with Foresite Sports is a great way to give back to your employees. Bowling alley’s are at the top of companies lists for company party locations, they have a run atmosphere and offer the appropriate amount of space to have a great time whether you bowl or not! Bowling is also a great sport just to have fun with, when you go bowling you will have employees with all levels of skill which only adds to the fun of it!

Foresite Sports has two bowling promotions that are perfect to liven up any company bowling party. The contests are tasks that any one would be familiar with, the 7-10 split and the perfect game. Depending on how many people you want to participate in the promotion either can be catered to you needs. The 7-10 split has a little better odds, the best way to run this contest is to select a few employees out of the group to participate. A great way to select is to take the top performers from the past year, for example take the top 2 people from each of your 5 divisions allowing 10 total contestants. Between rounds take those ten people to one lane and see if they can make a 7-10 split with their co-workers cheering them on! The second promotion the perfect game is a little tougher however that does mean that it is perfect for everyone at your party to participate. This promotion would be done during your designated time on the lanes so no extra time is needed. This keeps a good competitive spirit among you co- workers while still having them cheer on one another to bowl at strike!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hole In One Insurance Witness Requirements:

After purchasing a hole in one insurance, putting insurance, or shootout insurance, making sure you know the witness requirements for each of the contests is an important factor to making your hole in one insurance policy a success! It is very important as a tournament organizer to read and understand all the terms and condition because they will vary between the different contests.

The hole in one insurance witness requirements are dependent on the prize value you are insuring. For most prizes (under $60,000) you will need to have one person who will be stationed at the hole who is over the age of 18 and not playing in the tournament. This person needs to be stationed so they can clearly see the players teeing off and the ball going in the hole. For prize values between $60,000 and $100,000, the requirement increases to two non playing individuals and for anything over $100,000, two non playing individuals are required one being a pro or a police officer. At this prize level all shots will also have to be videotaped.

For a putting contest no matter what prize value you are giving away, it must be videotaped. The video must include the measurement of the putt as well as the person taking it. In addition to the videotape you are required to have one additional witness for prize vales up to $10,000 and two witnesses for any value over that. Shootout contest also always have to be videotaped, this videotape works best set up behind the hole so you can get the golfer and green in the same shot. Since shootouts are typically done with high prize values over $100,000, they also need two people to witness, one being the pro or police officer. Please review all terms and conditions before running any of the contests.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Putting Contest Insurance Can Add Some Excitement to Your Event

Something that happens often is a lack of sign ups. For example, a company may be hosting their annual golf tournament. While you and some of the other top executives are excited about the event, you are struggling to get others interested. You decide it may be time to offer something a bit more tempting to them, to draw them in to the event and to keep them there for whatever reason you have. A putting contest insurance is a great way to do this.

One question that is often asked is about the amount of advance notice Foresite Sports needs to have in order to provide this type of putting contest insurance to cover out the tournament. The good news is that flexibility is just part of the job here.

When you contact the company today, you will learn what the cost of obtaining putting insurance will be and you will receive an application. Fax that application back and it takes just a few days after that to get everything set up. You will receive a Certificate of Participation, which is your signal that you are in fact covered for your putting contest. If you need something done sooner, let us know.

Let’s say things change right up until your tournament. The grand prize you are offering has helped you to get many more signups than you thought. What can you do? The good news is that you can contact Foresite Sports right up until that first putter gets started to add a new person to the list.

As you can see, you do not have to wait long to get putting coverage for your golf contest. Get the process started by calling on Foresite Sports to get a quote. From there, the rest is as easy as a day on the green!


Friday, October 29, 2010

All About Signs

Foresite Sports is not just about hole in one insurance, we also provide event sign to make your golf tournament a complete success. Our full colored, weather resistant sponsor signs come customized to your liking. Foresite Sports offers a variety of templates for your sponsor to choose from. The most popular are tee and tournament sponsor signs however there are also signs for all aspects of the tournament such as registration, lunch, and closest to the pin sponsors. Foresite Sports also gives you the opportunity to create your own sign if you wish to customize something that is not offered on our website!

How do I purchase the event signs? There is a simple one page order form that is offered on our website, the order form will break down the size and template of each sign you wish to purchase. There will also be the option to put a sponsor’s logo or image on the signs as well as purchase a proof of the sign before it is shipped out. All ships are shipped out FedEx and the art department will provide a tracking number to the client to ensure that the signs are delivered on time. Foresite Sports offers two different sizes, 12”x 18” and 18”x 24” for all templates and pricing can start as low as $14 per sign.

Foresite Sports also offers signs free of charge for hole in one policies, putting contests, and shootouts. These full color signs will have a description of the prize as well as the sponsor name or logo that you provide us with. To find out more about pricing and see samples of the signs provided by Foresite Sports visit our website under the “Event Signage” link.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Winning Golf Clubs

Week in and week out a lot of people watch the PGA Tour. On top of that, we see these professionals hit a lot of quality shots on chalenging golf courses. However, the interesting question is : what type of clubs do they use? We, at Foresite Sports are going to answer that question, courtesy of information that we have obtained from golf.com. This information is on the last 4 winners on the PGA Tour.They are Kenny Perry, Lucas Glover, Brian Gay and Tiger Woods.

According to golf.com, Kenny Perry recently won the Travelers Championship with the following clubs:

DRVIER: TaylorMade R9 460 (9.5°) with Fujikura Matore F1 shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: TaylorMade Burner (14.5°) with Fujikura Re AX TP75 shaft
HYBRID: TaylorMade Raylor prototpye (18°) with Fujikura Rombax TP 75 shaft
IRONS: TaylorMade r7 (4-PW) with FST KB Tour shafts
WEDGES: TaylorMade rac (54°, 64°), Cleveland CG14 (60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
PUTTER: Ping G2i Craz-E
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x

Lucas Glover as most of us know won the US Open. His clubs were as follows:

DRIVER: Nike SQ Sumo2 Tour (9.5°) with Matrix Apache Ozik shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Nike SQ II (13°, 19°)
IRONS: Nike CCI Forged (3-PW)
WEDGES: Nike SV Tour (52°, 60°)
PUTTER: Nike prototype
BALL: Nike ONE Tour D

Brian Gay won the St. Jude Classic using these clubs:

DRIVER: TaylorMade R9 (9.5°) with Mitsubishi Diamona Blue Board shaft
FAIRWAY WOODS: Tour Edge Exotics CB2 (13°) with Mitsubishi Diamona Blue Board 83 shaft
HYBRID: Mizuno CLK Fli-Hi (20°) with Aldila NV Hybrid 85 shaft
IRONS: Mizuno MX 900 (3,4); MP 60 (5-8); MP 32 (9, PW)
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design Spin Milled (56°, 59°)
PUTTER: Mizuno Bettinardi prototype
BALL: Titleist Pro V1 (2009)

Finally Tiger won the memorial using these clubs:

DRIVER:  Nike SQ Dymo (10°) with a Mitsubishi Diamana White Board 83x shaft
FAIRWAY:  Nike SasQuatch Sumo (15°, 19°) with Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103g shafts
Irons:   Nike Forged Blades (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
Wedges:  Nike Victory Red (56°), SV (60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts
Putter:  Titleist by Scotty Cameron Newport 2
Ball:  Nike One Tour

So these are the tools that the pros used for success. Speaking of success, if the tournament director at your golf course would like to be successful we encourage him or her to use Foresite Sports for hole in one insurance. We also make sponsor signs for golf outings. For more information and an affordable price quote please call 888-882-5440.

Friday, October 1, 2010

How to Hit a Tee Shot… Right in the Hole Hopefully!

So you’re faced with a daunting tee shot on a tough par-3. What’s your strategy? How do you go about it? Can you do it? Well of course you can. Foresite Sports is here to give you some quick tips on how to hit drives with laser-like accuracy.

Before you even hit your drive take note of the tee box. A lot of courses today have tee boxes that aren’t directly aligned with the fairway. Some actually are angled so make sure that you take note of this. This first step is as important as hole-in-one insurance is to Foresite Sports. There’s no point in even teeing the ball up without going through this step. Next you must survey the hole. Which side of the hole is the best side to miss? Ask yourself what the wind is doing?

Now you must play to your strengths. If you like to fade or draw the ball there are some slight adjustments that you can make when playing in the wind. All you have to do is adjust accordingly. For example if you are a right hander playing in a right to left wind and you like to:

  1. draw the ball – make sure that you aim a little right and try not to release the club fully as the wind will exaggerate your normal ball flight and make the ball dive left. Feel as if you hold off your shot. That way the ball won’t be affected as much.
  2. fade the ball – make sure that you take extra club as your normal ball flight will fight the wind instead of riding it. Aim a touch right of your target but not as much as someone who draws the ball would. Your ball will start off straight , fade in the air , and then fall to the left as the wind gets a hold of it

Now if you’re left –handed you do the opposite. Hopefully if you execute these steps well you could win a hole in one prize, courtesy of Foresite Sports. We are the best out there when it comes to providing quality hole in one insurance so give us a try!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Looking to Raise More Money

If your event needs to make some additional money, consider adding Foresite Sports’ putting contest to your tournament package. In many circumstances, this type of event can add a bit more to those fundraising plans that you might have. For example, you can sell raffle tickets to your tournament members for the opportunity to putt for the grand prize. If you are considering the need to raise a few more dollars, do consider how our putting contests work.

All you need to do in this situation is to let us know and we will help you to put together the putting contest. It is similar to a hole in one challenge. Here’s how it works.

  • You will be able to offer valuable grand prizes to your golfers as a reward during this contest.
  • Select one or two golfers that are already in your event who will compete here.
  • They will then get to attempt a single 40 or 50 foot putt. They are playing for the grand prize.
  • If the participants are able to putt the ball into a hole in one try, they will win the grand prize.

So, how will you pay for this type of coverage? It is simple. If they win, Foresite Sports covers the costs. You just get to claim that someone in your event won the grand prize! To learn more about how putting contests are set up and how to get yours in place simply contact us today. This is a great way to make some extra money at your golf tournament.