It's like hamburger advertising; Leave it your own way! Your annual golfing deserves to be the best holiday. Do it in a way. Forget the "package" and design your own special personalized group.
In my last article I gave you an overview of how you can put together an amazing group golf vacation. In this article, I look in much more detail on organization and preparation. I met an ideal meeting for our group for 18 years. Every year is a refinement and we believe we have reached an optimal trip.
You'll drive this bus to get the ball. Examine a little and choose a place. This location should have plenty of holiday homes and a good selection of golf courses. You do not want to play the same course every day. You should be able to carry out most or all of your online research to find out about home rental and the specifics of golf courses, including costs.
Get word to units. I like to send a humorous email that introduces the event and then with other emails and phone calls. I recommend that you send an email to everyone you think you might be interested in at a distance of about five months in advance. Some of them will not be able to do it because of family, work, interest, etc. You should hope to end up with a group size of around eight. Everywhere from six to twelve is great. Five people are the worst size of a group due to tee times. More than twelve are too hard to organize or find accommodation in the same house.
Choose a time window. Usually, in the last week in February, we will take the north of the north and the southern golf courses remain at a low rate. As an example of an introductory e-mail you could send something like that:
"I was attracted by the helpers who surround me and every one of my whims that can be the ones who long for you, the incomprehensible wind, the unplayable lies, unattainable vapors 3, impossible chances, enemy adversaries, rough bending USGA rules, hairy green, dense frost, rapid precipitation, moguls, deep deep knees, more sand and water than waterbird, (19659002)
– luxury home with a separate bed for everybody
] -18 to 36 holes of golf per day for pristine courses.
– gourmet meal
– All comforts, food and drink home
Looking for a date of arrival and date. We will be gathering (city, state). For a group of eight of us, and assuming we average 27 holes per day, your cost should be around $ XXX for housing, food, drink, golf and car rental. (Note: Our cost per person for food and drink for seven days amounted to $ 160 in 2005.) Please answer on (answer) date:
What is the percentage chance you can come to these dates? What is the percentage chance that you could make more data? What terms would you prefer? Further suggestions: "
Now you set the stage. For those you do not hear back, call and throw it away. All your answers come with a consensus of vacation duration (19659002) In the next four months you will be:
– Accepting Food and Beverage Orders That Allow You to Create a Purchase List
– Protecting Holiday Homes and Car Hire
– Acquiring tee times
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Over the years, we've come to realize the two key things about sleeping, the first is that it makes a huge difference in camaraderie when the whole group stays under one roof. The second is the value for everyone who has a separate bed (you know how the boys are). The only way to do this is to choose a place where there are plenty of rental homes to choose the one who allows it. (19659002) Maybe you do not seem to think time is essential, but working schedules, holiday schedules, marriage plans, ticket costs and your preparation need to be you have come into motion. After sending the opening e-mail and making phone calls, several scheduled guests will have to take off the trigger. Work with them as you can, but I have found that you will need your solid group based two months in advance (do or take one guy or the like). Good thing for you: Ask for a nominal deposit from each unit
Over time, I know that the cost of our holiday outside the ticket will be around $ 900. In one of my subsequent emails, I just ask players to send me half. Emphasizes the commitment.
When choosing a place of your rental, please indicate the driving time on the golf course you will be playing. We've found that twenty minutes drive is great, thirty minutes is fine, but forty minutes is too long. A long ride is definitely tolerable, but if you are planning a winter holiday, you will have to have a warm morning in the morning to have lunch and another 18 o'clock in the afternoon. After telling stories late in the evening, hitting the sun on the course, going home and preparing a holiday, it will be a long day.
This brings us to a time frame of minus-two months
In the third part of this series we get great golfing, shopping lists and easy management.