Zombies are in vogue and staging a golf-tournament fundraiser with zombies stationed at every fairway and green makes for a fun outing. Since zombies are notoriously bad golfers, it’s best to keep them on the fringes of the course and away from the clubs and tee boxes. Make it more of a fun day of golf rather than a tournament as nobody can seriously play a round of golf between zombies. We suggest making your event a scramble tournament where each player hits a tee shot on each hole, but everyone plays from the spot of the best shot. A scramble tournament allows you to be more flexible with the rules. For more details on scramble golf, check out this Golf Week article.
Have fun with the event. Add some unique challenges throughout the course, like setting up a zombie on a par 3 green and giving a reward to whoever hits their ball closest to the zombie (taking great care of course not to injure the zombie). Create custom zombie logo golf balls and have the beverage cart sell zombie themed drinks and snacks (make sure your cart attendant is a zombie as well).
Negotiate reduced green fees with a local golf course and have strict rules in place for the participating zombies (like no walking on greens unless instructed to do so, no ball interference, etc.). Require an entry fee per person or per team to participate and make sure it’s large enough to cover all of your costs and your expected profit. Find sponsors and generate even more revenue.
You’ll want to start promoting your golf tournament fundraiser at least 3-months in advance. Be sure to promote heavily on all your social media channels. Also, create posters and flyers that you can place throughout the community.