I am not a golfer. The one time I golfed, my friends laughed at me the entire time. I use 'friends' very loosely here. I vowed never to golf again.
Last week I had a chance to sponsor a hole at our local Realtor golf tournament with another loan officer from my company. Here's a breakdown of our expenses:
$300 - Hole Sponsor
$77 - 135 packs of Extra Gum for swag-bags (both of our business cards and a tag that said "We'll go the extra mile for you")
$50 - gift card for giveaway
$29 - Fat Boy ice cream sandwiches
Total cost each: $228
There were 135 people golfing; Realtors, builders, title, lenders etc. I was able to connect with quite few Realtors that I don't know well but have been trying to get business from. Two leads came as a direct result of the day on the golf course.
It also didn't hurt that it was a perfect 75 degrees and a gorgeous day. I've decided that sitting on the golf course is much more fun that actually golfing. I will definitely do this again next year.