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Golf Bingo: Adding Fun and Fundraising to Your Charity Outing

Keith Moehring
May 9, 2024
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Golf Bingo is a fun twist on the classic game of bingo, tailored specifically for the golf course. Instead of numbers, the bingo card squares contain different golf-related events or actions. As players encounter these scenarios during their rounds, they mark them off on their cards. 

Players or groups who complete their card during the round and turn it in at the end receive a reward of some kind. 

How to Play Golf Bingo

Before the Game

1. Create Bingo Cards: Design bingo cards with various golf situations in each square. Here are some ideas:

  • Player-related: Hitting a fairway, getting a birdie, getting an eagle, landing in a bunker, losing a ball, reaching a par 5 in two, etc.
  • Course-related: Seeing a deer, finding a lost ball, skipping a ball across a lake, etc.
  • Humorous: Someone shanks a ball, fails on a mulligan shot, parks a golf cart into a lake, hits the wrong ball, swings and misses, hits a ball backward, relieves themselves in the trees, hits someone with a golf ball, etc. (Legally, I can't recommend you actually use some of these because they may encourage dangerous behavior). 

2. Distribute Cards: At the beginning of the outing, hand out bingo cards to each player or team. Include an instruction sheet so everyone knows what they are being asked to do. 

During the Game

Players mark off squares as they encounter the corresponding events during their round. Photos of certain events actually happening is encouraged. 


Because shouting "BINGO" from the 15th hole probably won't reach the clubhouse, you can't use normal bingo rules where the first to call bingo wins. 

So, instead, consider awarding extra raffle tickets as a prize for a winning card. Raffle tickets have tangible value to the golfer and don't cost your event anything. 

Benefits of Golf Bingo

Golf Bingo is more than just a game – it's a way to enhance your charity golf outing on multiple levels. First and foremost, it adds excitement and engagement, keeping participants invested in the event from start to finish. 

It also provides entertainment for players of all skill levels, ensuring that everyone can join in on the fun. Plus, Golf Bingo creates a lively and social atmosphere, fostering camaraderie among participants. 

And let's not forget the additional fundraising opportunities – you can sell bingo cards or offer extra cards for donations to boost your charity's bottom line.


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