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Golf Tournaments Can Be Record Fundraisers, but...

Excerpt from Going for the Green! An Insider's Guide to Raising Money with Charity Golf

Mark Twain once called golf "a good walk spoiled."

Twain's jibe at the sport of kings captures the love/hate relationship so many golfers have with their sport.

Charity golf tournaments often inspire the same conflicting emotions among the volunteers and organizers who host them. Yet, despite the work, the headaches, and the risk, golf tournaments are some of our most popular special event fundraisers. How can this be?

The answer's pretty simple really. While golf tournaments can be exhausting, time-consuming, and fraught with risk, they can be downright satisfying and profitable if done right. Ultimately, a golf tournament may be the hardest work you'll ever love.

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