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Friday, June 25, 2010

Need to Cancel Your Hole In One Insurance?

Imagine having planned a big hole in one event and it rains. What can you do? This is one of the most common reasons that individuals need to reschedule or cancel their special event. We understand that. If you do need to do this, you can contact Foresite Sports through email or with a fax within a business day of your event and we will cancel or transfer your coverage to a new date..

What happens if you need to cancel your event altogether? The good news is that we understand that situations arise and therefore you can get a total refund for your tournament, minus Foresite Sports’s $40 cancellation fee.

What happens if the skies open in the middle of your event, leading to rain and the inability to continue your tournament. If this happens, you will need to let us know how many shots were taken at the target hole. Then, your refund will be prorated.

However, keep in mind that there is no fee for postponing your event, even if you do not yet know the new date for your event. Simply contact us and let us know what is happening and we will ensure that your event can continue according to your original goals. Even if circumstances are unique, such as the weather clears up but the putting contest is not possible, we will help you to reschedule your event so that your US Hole in One insurance protection remains in effect. We want to work with you to have a successful event and strive to do so.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Quick Facts About Hole In One Insurance – Part 1

Customer service comes first at Foresite Sports. Happy customers are customers who know what they are getting into and ultimately get what they signed up for. This is one of the reasons why Foresite Sports stands tall amongst its competitors .Here are some important things that all our valued customers should know:

  • Payment for hole in one prize coverage should be addressed to USHIO and postmarked prior to the day of the contest, or faxed to Foresite Sports with a valid Visa, MasterCard, or American Express prior to the start of the contest
  • If you choose mail over fax, we highly recommend that you use certified mail. It’s always wise to mail something that you can track
  • Take note that Insurance agents act exclusively on behalf of the applicant, and not Foresite Sports
  • Once we get your application, we at Foresite Sports will mail, fax or email written confirmation of your participation in our hole in one program (Certificate of Participation) based upon the submitted application and payment.
  • This Certificate of Participation will take the place of all prior agreements or  representations, whether written or oral, and contain the full agreement of both parties.
  • Next,  any changes after that must be approved  in writing by US Hole In One
  • Foresite Sports is free to use the Names and likenesses of the association member, acing golfer (winner), and hole sponsor without further compensation to the association member, winner or sponsor. For example, videos of our special hole-in-one winners are posted on YouTube
  • All witnesses have to be 18 years of age or older and chosen by the association member. For all prize limits, two (2) playing partners of the winner are required as witnesses along with the following:
  1. Prize limits of $2,000 to $59,999 need one non-event participant witness is required
  2. For prizes of $60,000 to $99,999, two non-event participant witnesses are required
  3. For prizes of $100,000 to $1,000,000, two non-event participant witnesses (one of which is a PGA Professional or Police Officer) are required as well as a continuous, unedited videotape shot from behind the green of all shots to win the prize. A videotape is also required, in addition to the witness requirements for all agreements in which both: the number of contestants is 24 or less AND the Prize Value is $25,000 or greater. We definitely want to make sure that no one tries to pull a fast one on us. If someone makes a hole in one, but the witness requirements aren’t met, Foresite Sports sadly does not have to pay the winner.

There are a couple more quick facts that we would like you to know and we will share them with you in part two of this blog segment. Till then we wish you the best both on and off the golf course.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Why is Golf Signage So Important

Golf signage is one of the most important parts of your golfing event. Foresite Sports provides each of our insured clients with a signage package, which ensures that your event gets the publicity it needs to be successful. Your golfers and your sponsors will be happily surprised by the quality of our signage. They are full color and eye catching. When you invest in quality products like this, you show those who attend your event that it is a professional event worthy of their time and their investment.

We also provide photo quality sponsor tee box signs for you to use. These are a great way to impress those who will come to your event. But, they are not all the same. You can choose from various templates. Our templates provide you with the ability to make this event your own while still providing you with the optimum in quality signage. Our signs are ideal for your next outing.

Why does this matter?

  • With the right signage you get the type of signups you need to have a successful event.
  • With the proper signage you are able to note who your sponsors are and you can choose the type of sign that will honor those sponsors properly.
  • You are well organized and on point. This is impressive to anyone who will be part of your event.

No matter if you are offering a hole in one contest or looking to promote your sponsors Foresite Sports is here to help you tell the world about your event.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Golf Tips for 2010

Foresite Sports would love to help you become a better golfer in 2010. There aren’t as many satisfying things as shooting lower scores and watching your handicap index fall through the floor.

For most people the short game is the most immediate pathway to a better golf game.  So, if you’ve been having problems in the bunkers this first tip from Foresite Sports will give you the skills to knock it close. First adopt an open stance. A 60 or 56 degree wedge should suffice. Next, make sure that you open up the face to the point where you could rest a glass of water on it. Now you’re ready to swing away. In your backswing feel like you cock your wrists abruptly. Halfway back you should form an L between your arms and the clubshaft. All you have to do from here is accelerate through the shot and watch the ball rise and land gently. There is one catch though. To get good at this shot you have to practice it.

Next up is a classic putting tip. Keeping your head and torso still when putting is really important. Every time that you move them just before you strike the ball, you increase your chances of yipping the putt and sadly missing it.

The last tip of course is to get hole-in-one insurance. Nothing makes a golf outing stand out more than the presence of attractive grand prizes at all the par3 holes. This gives more golfers the incentive to play in your event. We help give away a wide array of prizes so if you are thinking of giving away a custom prize, we can make it happen! So don’t hesitate to visit our website, www.foresitesports.com or to call us at 888-882-5440.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Million Dollar Shootout Questions Answered

The million dollar shootout contest is one of the most popular options offered by Foresite Sports. Our company gets a good deal of questions about this particular type of contest coverage, so let’s answer a few here.

  • Is there really a $1 million grand prize? Yes, there is! There are stipulations on how to qualify, but your participants can win a cool million by hitting an ace!
  • How can I promote my event? We provide you with a number of tools to help you to promote your event including free signage shipped to you without charge.
  • How do I know your contest coverage is the best choice? Our company is well respected and most importantly backed by a legitimate insurance carrier. We also offer a 110 percent low price guarantee, which means you are guaranteed to get the best rate. In addition, we have been in the business for years with numerous satisfied participants and winners.

Best of all, we will work with you to ensure that you have exactly what you need for your $1 million shootout. We are happy to answer any of the questions you may have and will help ensure that your contest goes off without a hitch. We can discuss the options you are most interested in, including the type of grand prize and the payout timeline. We are happy to work with you to ensure your fundraising event or other special promotion is successful. At Foresite Sports, you can count on having a fabulous event that people will be talking about for months.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Top 5 Best New Golf Courses from 2009

Just like every other industry, golf course development has suffered in 2009. With the downturn in the nation’s economy, golf course builders were more concerned with getting the course up and open rather than in recent years when new and challenging designs were the priority. This past year, 33 new public 18-hole courses have opened all over the country. Sure this number doesn’t sound too low, however compare it to the 398 courses that opened in 2000, and the number sounds minuscule!GOLF.com has compiled a list of the top 5 new public courses opened in 2009 and rates them on price, difficulty, and design.

Coming in at number 5 is the Wine Valley Golf Club located in Walla Walla Washington. It was designed and built by Dan Hixson and is favored for its long and large sand traps that complement the high wheatgrass surrounding the Blue Mountains. Number 4 on the list is the Ritz-Cartlon- Dove Mountain Course in Marana, Arizona. The Ritz is no stranger to hard courses however the sloping greens and the Wild Burro nine will make you work for it. Landing the number 3 spot is the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club in Orlando Florida and has what all good Florida golf courses have, a lot of sand. The challenging course was designed by Rees Jones. Number 2 on the list is the Sequoyah National Golf Club in Cherokee North Carolina. This is a Robert Trent Jones course is difficult based on its steep hills and abundant amount of trees. Lastly on the list coming in at Number 1 is the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana. The course is a Pete Dye Course and the yardage is what will challenge the golfers. For example, a 301 yard par 3 hole, a 518 yard par 4, and a 657 yard par 5 back to back to back make this course one you won’t forget.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hole In One Insurance Contests and Distance Requirements

At Foresite Sports, we get all kinds of questions on a regular basis. If you have any, please contact us. One of the most commonly asked questions is in regards to the yardage requirements for hole in one insurance contests. In order for a par 3 to be eligible for the golf contest, it needs to meet the minimum distance requirements. Each type of hole in one insurance contest has different requirements, though. There are also different requirements for men and women. Let’s take a closer look.

Hole in One Insurance Contests

This type of contest is centered on one hole, of your choosing. In this situation, the minimum yardage required is 150 yards for men and 135 yards for women. If the hole you have selected is not quite at these numbers, most golf courses do have about ten years of extra space on their par 3’s which means that you have the ability to set the hole up to include that extra ten yards. Just move the hole back. If you are taking advantage of the free bonus prizes for your additional par 3 holes then there are different minimum hole requirements for that. In this case, there is a minimum yardage requirement of 130 yards for men and 115 for women. This type of bonus prize includes items like the Callaway Big Bertha Irons or the roundtrip plane tickets for two.

Shootout Contests

For a shootout hole in one insurance contest, the yardage distance is a bit larger. This is because when you are conducting a shootout contest it is usually for a larger sum of money like $1,000,000. For men, the distance is 165 years and for the women it is 150 yards. Please also note that the shootout shot(s) do not need to occur on a par 3 hole.  You can simply set-up the shot at least 165 yards out from the hole on a par 4.  Many groups choose this option and place the shootout shot on the 9th or 18th hole because it allows those who are not taking the shot the ability to watch from the clubhouse or cocktail area.

If you have any additional questions regarding the yardage requirements for Hole in One Insurance or Shootout contest, please feel free to ask.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Why Choose Foresite Sports for your Putting Contest?

Foresite Sports is an excellent company to work with in structuring your putting contest. First, keep in mind that we offer a wide range of golf contests including the standard hole in one insurance. However, many of our customers want to take advantage of the putting contest, perhaps to sell some additional raffle tickets or just to extend the event longer. A putting contest will get people involved.

There are several reasons why you want to choose our services for your event. First off, we have an “A” rating for prize protection. You will find that our company is backed by some of the best underwriters available today. That should provide you with a bit of security to know that what we have to offer is going to be rewarded should someone win your contest.

Also, we also do not charge you for the putting contest sign or the shipping of the sign as long as you get us the application 10 days prior to your event date.  Some other companies add fees onto their services for sending you the material you need. We also have a low price for our services which we match with a 110 percent low price guarantee. If you find a lower price we will beat it by 10 percent of the difference as long as it comes from a legitimate competitor.

In other words, if you are considering a hole in one contest or a putting contest, choose the company that has the means to ensure your security and to ensure your contestants have a fair shot at winning a fabulous prize.

Friday, April 30, 2010

What Should I Give Away at My Golf Tournament?

When planning a tournament and finding hole in one insurance there are three important facts you need to know. The first is the number of golfers, this number can range anywhere from 25 to over 150 golfers. The second piece of information is the distance of the par three hole you want to put the grand prize on.  Foresite Sports has a minimum of 150 yards for any grand prize hole.  The third and usually the toughest decision for any event organizer is “what should my grand prize be?” Here are some suggestions!

While a cash prize is definitely our most popular grand prize, at Foresite Sports we offer a variety of sample prizes for all tournament. One of our most popular prizes is the Harley Davidson. Foresite Sports offers a $12,500 Harley Davidson Dyna Glide motorcycle for your grand prize hole. The Harley Davidson is a great way to increase golfer’s interest in the tournament and get them to sign up with the hope that they win a brand new bike! Foresite Sports also recommends that you contact a local dealership in your area and ask that they bring the bike out to the course. The visual image of the Harley on the par 3 hole will definitely excite the players about potentially winning the prize.

Other popular prizes that we offer are the golf vacation packages. Foresite Sports offers a St Andrews, Hawaiian, Pebble Beach and Spanish Golf Vacations all valued at $10,000. These trips vary from 5 to 7 days at luxurious hotel, flight accommodations and multiple rounds of golf at the surrounding courses. Keep in mind that Foresite Sports can offer any prize you wish to insure as long as you provide us with the value. If you are interested in something that you don’t see on our website give us a call and we will send you a quote!

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Golf Tournament Unlike Any Others on Tour

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is one golf tournament unlike the others on tour. The Phoenix Open is not only known for the great golf it produces at TPC Scottsdale Golf Course but also the crowd that follows the players. At a usual tournament the crowd is calm and well reserved; the Phoenix Open is a complete 180 degrees. The fans of the Phoenix Open want to see great rounds of golf and have a great time watching them. The tournament is known by some as The Wasted Open as many of the fans will visit the bars on the course and get quote rowdy during the tournament. This year there was an estimated 500,000 plus people that came out the watch, cheer, and boo the players.

Hole number 16 at Scottsdale has been called the scariest hole in golf due to the large grandstand which is more like a stadium surrounding the green. Many of the new golfers are intimidated by the crowds and fear the boo’s and taunts as a result of missing a putt or shanking an iron. Some of the more experienced golfers really enjoy the change of mood in the Phoenix Open and claim the cheers actually are relaxing and less stressful that the constant silence.

Overall The Waste Management Open is a definite change for the professional golfers on tour. It gives the professionals a look at what other athletes face on day to day bases. Similar to the cheering and mocking of a college basketball game, it gives the professionals a look at what other athletes face on day to day bases.