Boost your charity fundraising with a crazy golfathon event!

The best type of charity fundraising event is one where people actively participate and have fun along the way. Add a competitive edge, and your event will really draw people in to see if they can outdo everyone else.

A crazy golf day is a perfect way to achieve that mix of fun, participation and competitiveness and raise surprising amounts of money for your charity.

One popular approach is to stage a crazy golfathon – an epic crazy golf playing session. Participants are sponsored per hole and the money raised can be substantial. Hundreds of thousands of pounds are raised annually by golfathons. The fundraising event can be anything from five rounds of crazy golf (45 holes) to a dawn-to-dusk or even 24-hour session, where totals can approach 250 holes! If a crazy golfer is sponsored just 20p per hole at a shorter five-round event and has 10 sponsors, they’ll raise £90 (if they’ve got the stamina!). If you can get 50 players on board it could raise £4,500 for your charity.

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Your crazy golfathon can be held indoors or outdoors

Stage a longer crazy golf fundraising event and the amount raised can be much more. Obviously this needs balancing with finding enough people willing to devote their day to playing crazy golf for charity! But if planned and announced well in advance of the day it can work well.

Children can participate too, of course. It’s exciting for them to get sponsored and see how many holes they can do. You might find you have a small army of little fundraisers eager to help you raise money.

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People of all ages can play

One great idea is to get local businesses to sponsor a hole. Putterfingers can assist with the branding of hole flags and course edge bumpers. This can cover the cost of hiring the golfathon package.

Putterfingers provide you with a everything you need to run a crazy golfathon:

  • 9 hole Crazy Golf course
  • Plenty of putters and balls
  • Scorecards
  • Golf Flags
  • Sponsorship forms
  • Staff member to assist with the organisation on the day (subject to location)
  • Organiser packs with complete Golfathon instructions.

We’re happy to give you advice on organising the event to help it all go smoothly, or for an extra fee we’ll organise and staff the whole event ourselves.

Get in touch with us to find out more

Putting the Fun into Corporate Fun Days

Back in September we were invited to a Corporate Fun Day for Sealey Tools business in Bury St Edmunds to celebrate the opening of their new £10 million Service Centre.  Sealeys is an established business in our local town and is one of the largest suppliers of garage and workshop equipment in the UK.

Sealey Tools Corporate Fun Day

Their Family Day offered a range of activities from a casino, rodeo bull, bouncy castles, face painting and lots of activities for the strong 360 strong employee base and their families.  The idea of the Family Day was to celebrate the new service centre and for the employees and their families to check out Mum and Dad’s place of work.

Positioned in the warehouse area, we set our 9 holes and brought along a couple of our PicturePutt to get everybody in the party mood.  Along with the entertainment, free food and drinks was provided for all employees. I enjoyed a mean gourmet hot dog and a few non alcoholic beverages….there would definitely have been a few sore heads on the Sunday morning 🙂

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Crazy Golf set up in warehouse

We had a number of players of all ages who played the course several times over with lots of positive feedback.

Along with the team at Castle Capers, whose offices are based over the road from our base, meant we had the entertainment for the families covered!

Here is Mike and his team overseeing the Rodeo Bull:

Castle Capers Rodeo Bull Fun

Our youngest participant was just 2 and she had a great time trying her luck at a hole in one!

And apart from a few stray balls amongst the machinery in the warehouse, we had a great time too and was glad to read that the families all had a fun time!

Sealey Tools Bury St Edmunds

And last but not least here is ‘our Graham’ clowning around in the skinny lifeguard photo board!

Seaside face in the hole boards for hire

If you have a corporate fun day or event and would like something to keep your employees entertained over the festive season, do drop us a line or get in touch via @putterfingers or through our Facebook page Crazy Golf

You can hire anything from 1 to 9 holes and we can offer our face in the hole boards into your package.