Want to spice up your golf outing or tournament in a new, very cool way? Well, you have to check out LeaderBoard of Boston’s Air Cannon, a new addition to the company’s range of sponsorship opportunities first introduced 3 years ago.
The cannon operates on compressed air and is loaded from a conventional scuba tank. The basics are very simple. It’s set up on a short par-four where the carry to the green is about 300 yards. Typically, players are charged $10 per shot. (Some higher end events charge more and the pricing is totally up to the event’s organizers. It’s promoted as a “closest to the pin” contest, and offers organizers an excellent sponsorship opportunity, says the company.
The company stations one staff member at the tee and a second at the green, communicating with walkie-talkies. In a scramble format all players take their second shot from the best drive. If all players in a group opt in they get to place the ball on the green to attempt a 15-foot putt for eagle even if none of them hit the green. This year the company reports well over 100% participation with many players taking multiple shots.
And get this; the player with the actual closest to the pin shot from the full event wins a certificate good for seven nights accommodations for two people to a choice of over 3,000 locations in the RCI vacation network based on availability. A second certificate at a raffle can be offered for a nominal sum. The certificate is for accommodations only and does not include airfare.
The cost is $350 for staffing and the first vacation certificate. For events with at least 80 players, the company will split the total on-course proceeds from the day on a 50/50 basis. For example, if 100 players opt-in at the standard $10 per shot, it generates $1,000. The company will award a grand prize certificate to the winner with the actual closest to the pin shot and the charity of the event/tournament’s choice receives $500 cash for the day. For smaller events, the company offers a flat rate option.
In addition to these services, LeaderBoard of Boston offers a variety of other options and formats. Some of the extras it can add to an event include: live scoring of all formats, The SuperTicket bundling of goods and services, full AV production and HD video with aerial drone footage.
Each of these services is a potential profit generator for your event. The company will match sponsors with a particular sponsorship opportunity to make for a winning event–both in money raised and memories made.