Introducing a dice roll element to your charity golf outing is an easy way to engage the golfer participants and help raise money for your organization at the event in addition to whatever typical fundraising elements you may be using (e.g., sales of mulligans or 50/50 tickets, silent auction, etc.). The dice roll contest provides a fun way to get participants more excited about the event, and it helps keep the pace of play moving along.
The dice roll game rules are simple. For a $5 (or more) donation, team members could roll the dice and depending on what number they rolled, their team would have an advantage at that hole. In our case, a roll of a 6 got the team to tee off from the 100 yards off the green, a 5 got the team to tee off from the 150 marker, a 3 from the ladies' tees, a 2 from the regular tees, and a 1 from the championship tees. Golfers could also "bribe" the volunteers to let them tee off from one of the closer location spots in the event they only wanted to roll the dice once. The roll would count for the whole group (for example, the most a group of 4 would pay to roll would be 4 times). In terms of pure fundraising analysis, this event is better suited as a stand-alone event as opposed to including a roll in your tournament's "super ticket" (if you have one).
Innovincent was involved with a charity golf outing this year and introduced the dice roll contest at one of the par 5 holes as a new in-tournament fundraiser. At least one person on every team paid to roll to get to at least to the 150, and it was a great game that everyone enjoyed. By keeping the dice roll at one of the more difficult par 5s, it was also a good way of keeping the pace of play up at that particular hole (particularly because it was a dogleg left with the green obstructed by a tree line from 200 yards out). A few of the foursomes had double eagle putt opportunities, and it will definitely be something that will continue to be a part of future golf tournaments we are involved with.
The dice we used were purchased from Amazon for about $20 and were just plastic dice that you blew up (maybe 20" across). We used one die, although I think the package had two of them. I particularly liked the bigger dice (more than 12") because it helped people see what was going on and it made for a good photographic opportunity. It also helps having enthusiastic volunteers at that station to get the golfers excited to spend some cash.
I am interested if anyone else has done this particular type of fundraising event at their golf tournaments and what were some of the ideas or twists they put on it, so feel free to comment.