What makes a wedding fun? Many would say it’s all in the wrist. A golf tournament is a great way to add a little competitive flavor to your special day, something that can be supported by a venue that has everything one useful package. The golf course wedding is fast becoming the best way of getting the most out of your evening while providing an activity everyone can get into, even if they’re not fans of the sport itself. Of course, that’s nothing to say of all the other activities that can be added. Before you book a location, think about how you can add in a dash of fun to an already lively day.
What makes golf such an appealing sport, anyway? Why do millions of people flock to it year after year to watch the professionals in action? That is, when they aren’t joining golf clubs or engaging in a good back-and-forth on their free time. The United States has been a long-time fan of golf and, by the time the 1900’s rolled around, there were well over 1,000 golf clubs operating across the country. Golfing is no mere ‘man’s sport’, either, as nearly 25% of professional golfers are women.
For those that are less privy to the ins and outs of golf, let’s take a look at what constitutes a solid game. A maximum of 14 clubs are allowed in a player’s bag at any given point in time during a ‘stipulated round’. A regulation golf ball has 336 dimples (a fun fact to impress the party-goers) and the chances of two holes in one are 67 million to one. Whether you land the coveted hole-in-one or never score a single point, you and your friends are sure to have a blast!
What are weddings looking like nowadays? According to statistics provided by Hudson Valley Weddings, over 30% of weddings are outdoor events. People love to feel the breeze on their face and enjoy the thrill of nature even as they mingle, relax and relish in the future that comes with a new marriage. The average budget for an American wedding ceremony and reception both total $28,000, to boot. Back in 2013 brides would spend an average of $1,000 on rehearsal dinners, up a significant number from just a few years prior.
For those who could use some food ideas alongside their public golf tournaments, try to find something that’ll fit the theme of the day. A recent survey saw over 60% of respondents preferring breakfast and brunch items with a particular cultural flavor — this could be anything from Ethiopian to Irish to Italian, depending on your tastes! Coconut milk pancakes and scrambled eggs were especially popular restaurant menu items back in 2015.
Outdoor weddings are popular. A good, old-fashioned golf tournament is popular. What other conclusion can you reach except to create a special occasion that combines the best of both worlds? Help your guests learn to play golf or appeal to the golf enthusiasts as you add a public course to your list of romantic wedding places.