“A case of the Mondays” is a phrase you’ve likely heard a co-worker mumble in the office. But corporations and private golf clubs are reinventing what it means to have a case of the Mondays through exclusive Monday golf events.
Private clubs nationwide have long been closed to members on Mondays. But many of them open their doors to non-member corporations or organizations hosting events of 100 guests or more. A typical event schedule includes lunch, a golf tournament, awards presentation, hors-d’oeuvres, and drinks.
Whether you’re hosting an event for your employees, clients, or fundraising, here are some of the benefits of hosting a Monday golf outing for your corporation or organization at a private golf club.
You Can Play a Round of Golf
OK, we know this one is obvious, but too many corporate events include a long presentation, a meal, and very little fun. An all-day event at a golf club provides the opportunity to play a round of golf before the work-related festivities begin. Your employees can unwind, get to know each other, and have some fun outside the office!
If you’re hoping to fundraise for your organization or another charity, golf tournaments offer something fun for players while raising money for your cause. It’s a win-win!
Pro Tip: To make things easy, create a sign-up sheet where employees form teams of four. It doesn’t have to be an overly competitive round, either. After all, your employees will have different skill levels. So, plan for a scramble. It will keep the game moving and prevent anyone from feeling like they’re holding up the group.
It’s an Avenue for Engagement
No matter who you’re hosting the event for, it’s guaranteed your guests will mingle, get to know your business or organization better, and leave with more information than they arrived with. Expect your attendees to spend a little more than two hours on the course if they’re only playing nine holes and four and a half hours if they’re playing all 18 holes. Not only will attendees spend hours on the course with each other, but they’ll socialize during lunch or happy hour, if provided.
Provides the Opportunity to Get Into an Exclusive Club
Hosting your event at a private golf club will allow your attendees the opportunity to play and dine at an exclusive club not otherwise available to them (unless they’re already members). Guests can expect perfectly manicured greens, food prepared by a seasoned chef, and outstanding service.