Client Testimonials

The Quick Event Planner was developed by the same team that introduced the Golf Digest Planner for golf event organizers.

Here are some comments on how the Golf Digest Planner helped event organizers succeed. We know the new Quick Event Planner can do the same for your upcoming event.

“We have 144 players thanks to all your great prizes! This is the first time in 6 years we have sold all sponsorships and teams!”

Victoria Ratcliff
Event Organizer Wal-Mart

“This year’s event was the most successful golf outing City Mission has ever hosted. Much of the success can be attributed to the Golf Digest Planner and the event package we purchased.

The Golf Digest website enabled the players to register and pay right online. This eliminated countless hours of staff time chasing down enrollment and payment. Using the website potential golfers could read about City Mission charity to determine if they wanted to play. The website also streamlined the pairing process reducing the amount of time the course personnel needed to organize the event.

The signage was top notch  giving out sponsors great visibility and recognition and the extra events such as 1,000,000 shot added a level of excitement to the event.

The staff at Golf Digest Planner was great to work with and always available to answer questions and give suggestions to improve the event and go above and beyond the call of duty when required”

Jeff Adams
City Mission

“WOW!!!!  We got the signage for our golf tournament on Friday. What a wonderful job, very impressive.  We have 2 large fundraising events each year, our golf tournament, in its 3rd year, and a gala, in its 12th year. We strive to make then both very classy events, something people walk away from saying “That was really great, I want to do it again next year”. Golf Digest just put our Opportuni-TEE Golf Tournament in a league above the rest.  We have repeat golfers but this year will definitely by the talk of the clubhouse!!”

Peggy Himes
Schoharie County ARC

“I want to take a moment to thank you for an excellent job.  I realize that trying to work with numerous tournaments and their needs on an almost continuous basis, that it sometimes must be more work that it is worth sometimes.  I also believe that you probably get many e-mails like this one praising your fine work and help.

I am proud to say that Golf Digest planner played a vital role in the success of the Inaugural CAER Classic.  We hosted 148 players, 200 for dinner.  Paul Martin from the New Jersey Devils along with 7 other major NHL stars participated, and have told us they will be returning again next year.  Our local anchor was so impressed he is playing next year along with emceeing the event.  Thank you for a great experience.”

Lee Ege
Co-Chairman CAER Classic

“The Planner is DYNAMITE!  This was the first time I have ever planed an event and we raised more money then the previous events ever have. Thanks so much for all your help, it was GREAT!”

Shawn Arevz

“Thank you for being so prompt in mailing out all our signs & prize package information.  I was very pleased with all the graphics and banners.  Your company does a wonderful job.  We will be having our fall tournament at a different course and I look forward to working with you again.  I am in the process of closing out our tournament and we did sell 43 mulligan packages.” 

Tamra Taylor
David Brainerd Christian School

“Using the Golf Digest Planner Web site was a major plus for our outing and an immense time saver in planning our event.  The automated processes – payment, registration, confirmation, etc., and the reports generated by the system were great advantages.  Plus, it was very easy to use, and phone support was readily available from the Golf Digest Planner staff, if and when a question arose.  If  you are planning a golf outing and are not yet using Golf Digest Planner, you should be!  It greatly simplifies the process.”

Beverly Lyons
PR Strategies, Inc.

“GREAT!!!! Surprised, Amazed and pleased with everything.  At one time I heard that you needed sales associates and I wanted to know where to sign up.”

Paul Greenfield
Wakefield H. S. Booster Club and Alumni

“I liked the planner.  It's a lot of work - without the planner it would have been totally impossible.  The webinars were great too and had lots of good tips. I loved the planner and the ease of it all.”

Mason Hemphill
SMEI Central PA and "One Child Saved"

“I loved it, it was awesome, everything was taken care of, I just took the packages to the course and it was done.  It Rocked!”

Julianna Doherty
Quarry Hill Classic

“Loved it! Looked at three different sites and y'all's was the BEST”

Keith Reagan
Wally Bohannan Memorial Golf Tournament

“Your group has done a terrific job putting together these packages, and all stuff connected with golf tournament management - a BIG Thank you from Harold in ”

Harold Walker
Mission to the City

“The Golf Digest Planner was pretty cool, I look forward to using it in the future so I can learn to fully utilize all of the planner's features - it has so much to offer”

Jason Cass
3rd Annual Andy Davenport Memorial

“The Golf Digest Tournament Planner helped us put together a small group event in one month, start to finish.  All aspects of the Golf Digest website worked together well, allowing us to recruit sponsors, register players, and accept credit card payments, which eliminates the risk of trying to collect from participants, and ensures the turnout.  Even though we had cold and threatening weather on the day of our event - everyone who signed up and paid in the site showed up except one guy who said he was sick.  We hope he gets better, but we still have his money for the organization!  Next year we'll expand the concept to a full scramble field, and you can be sure we'll use the Golf Digest Planner.”

Stevan Davis
Basketball Officials Association

“Our golf tournament was a great success.  We raised $8000, which for us is a great day of fundraising.  Thanks to all of you for your help.”

Chris Corrigan
Lady Gators Softball

“Thank you hardly seems enough for all that you do to help ensure that The Henry Ford II Memorial Golf Classic is a success.  Each year is better than the last, and because of the efforts of your entire team, we are able to boast a record breaking 286 golfers and a fundraising goal of $363,200!”

Mike Wooley
The Detroit Institute for Children

“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your excellent service you have been providing for us all here at Verizon Wireless.  There have been a few instances when we needed the goods immediately and each time you have come through for us.  You’re becoming a buzzword around the water cooler.”

Kim McGee
Verizon Wireless

“Thanks for all your help with the signs for our event, they looked great as usual!”


“On behalf of the entire staff and volunteers of Detroit Public Television, thank you very much for your help in our first golf classic, Sharing Strokes.  It was a fantastic day and I am indebted to you.  I am very grateful for the inaugural support from our corporate sponsors but my gratitude toward your commitment to helping me prove that we could pull off a great golf event immeasurable.”

Karyn Hertel
Director, Corporate Marketing / Detroit Public Television

“How do we ever begin to thank you for the outstanding job your company did at our 3rd Annual ARM Family and Friends Golf Outing.  Once again it was a success beyond expectations.”

Barbara Utter
Executive Director / Automotive Recyclers of Michigan

“It is people such as you, that are critical to the ongoing success of Emergency International’s efforts worldwide.”

Nadine Khtikian
Baltimore, MD/ Emergency International

“The tournament was a great success, thanks for all you do.”

Sam Daugherty
ETMA Armed Forces Golf Challenge

“With the time and energy you and your associates we have been able to raise over $1.5 million dollars for a very worth cause.  All of us involved with the J.P. McCarthy Foundation are very grateful.”

Tom Clark
J.P. McCarthy Foundation

“Thank you once again for your commitment to Alternative For Girls. We deeply appreciate your support of our mission to help homeless and high risk girls and young women discover positive life choices.”

Wendy Coles
Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives / Alternative For Girls

“I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with the WCSX Golf Outing. Everything looked fantastic! You make me look like a hero!”

Rose Sarti

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for working with the Friends of the Rouge. We had a tremendous amount of positive feedback and much of that can be attributed to you and your team.”

Jim Graham
Executive Director / The Friends of the Rouge Team

“As a result of this year’s event, $5,850 was donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. Twelve-year-old Jennifer, afflicted with Osteogenic Sarcoma, will realize her wish for her and her family to travel to Disney World to see Mickey Mouse and the entire crew!”

Arlene Lewis
General Motors

“Our 5th Golf Classic was a great success because of your help!”

Sr. Mary Watson
Executive Director / St. Patrick Senior Center

“I just wanted to let you send you this note to let you know how much we appreciate your team and look forward to working with you next year.”

Daniel R. Lockman
Michigan State Chairman / United States Olympic Committee

“On behalf of the Fall Golf Outing Committee, our membership and those who attended the 8th Annual Fall Golf Outing at Bogie Golf Club, I would like to take a moment to extend a “SPECIAL THANK  YOU”. It was a great pleasure working with you. Your efforts played a large part in the success of the event.”

Janine A. Sturm
Executive Director / Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

“The success of the Detroit Meals on Wheels Program is a direct result of the support of people like you. This year’s DMOW Tournament is expected to gross $75,000, which will help provide seniors with meals on weekends and holidays.”

Judge Alex J. Allen, Jr.
Chairman / DAAA Board of Directors

“The $50,000 shootout added a very exciting element to our outing.”

Michael D. Martin
Party Buzzzz

"I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for your contributions to the Norwest Mortgage Children Charity Golf Outing. By all accounts it was a huge success.”

Bruce A. Rosenblat
Norwest Mortgage Golf Committee

“Thank you very much for your hard work on our 5th Annual Arthur Penhallow Golf Classic.  You guys were a huge help!”

Lindsay Peteis
101 WRIF

“Thank you so much for making the first annual Boston Open a huge success. All of the signs, banners and checks looked fantastic. We could not have done it without your professional and speedy services.”

Gayle Emigh
Twin Lakes Golf Club

“Thank you all for your tremendous help organizing another successful Golf Invitational. From the beautiful foursome pictures, decorative wine bottles, etched trophies to vast array of silent auction memorabilia, you provided us with a signature mark of excellence. Each year your group finds those unique aspects of golf that we could not find anywhere else. It’s that touch which helped us raise slightly over $38,000 benefiting Spinal Cord Injury Research.”

Michael J. Wallace
5 th Annual Mike Wallace Invitational

“On behalf of the Detroit Regional Chamber, I would like to thank your staff for your exemplary customer service. Your ability to produce prompt results from a seemingly impossible situation places you miles ahead of the competition.”

Richard E. Blouse, Jr.
President and CEO

“On behalf of Joe Dumars, Jerry Stackhouse, Tom Wilson and the entire Detroit Pistons Community Relations department, I extend a heartfelt thank you for your participation at our recent Read To Achieve kick-off event. Thank you for your help with our banners!”

Jessica Guyor
Director of Community Relations / Detroit Pistons

“On behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, thank you for your support! Your donation in conjunction with the 2000 Tee-It-Up Golf Outing is fantastic! Please know that your contribution made a significant difference to the event, and in turn, to the Foundation.”

Susan Fenters Lerch
Executive Director / Make-A-Wish Foundation

"On behalf of the Macomb County Bar Association, we would like to thank you for your generous support of our Annual Golf Outing. The golfers had nothing but gratitude and praise for the golf outing, which could not have been such a success without your assistance.”

Patrica A. Manick
Golf Committee Staff Liaison / Macomb County Bar Association

“As with previous projects, I enjoyed working with you and your staff. Please tell them how grateful I am for their assistance during the planning and set-up stages. One of the reasons I enjoy working with you is that you always bring on board talented people who greatly contribute to the task at hand. It makes everyone’s job so much easier.”

Carol A. Dobos
Director / Children’s Miracle Network

“As you know it takes a great deal of time, planning, and teamwork to conduct a golf outing of our magnitude. Your dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment were invaluable. You are the greatest! Thank you for your professional service and cooperative manner.”

Isiah Thomas
Founder / The Isiah Thomas Foundation

Greetings Heather, and to my best to all team members at the Golf Digest Planner extraordinaire. . .

Your help and tournament signage, ideas and prizes were a tremendous hit with all our players --- 117 this year…you made a real impact --- getting the $50K and 5-Day Cruise signs here on tournament day was a miracle, and you are the Miracle Worker - thanks so much….good job guys. We'll talk soon, Thanks Harold Walker out in the wild, wild West!

Harold Walker
Sacramento, CA

“You are a pleasure to work with and remained completely unruffled by the many “adjustments” that were made to the signs and banners. I am glad that MJSF has established a professional relationship with you and I look forward to working with you in the future.”

Laura Stern
Executive Director / Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation

“For the value it was Great. Your team was a great help!”

Ashley Brinkoeter
Grace Academy

“Great, Amazing all the signs were really good looking.”

Cari Wardle
Catalyst Behavioral Services

“Calling was a great feature, someone was always there to pick up the phone, when I needed help”

Marla Rawson
Lutheran Family Services

“It was very good, everything went very well.  You gave me everything I needed.  I adapted it to my needs and to what I already had, and it worked great.  I really liked how easy it was to move players around.  It just made it so darn easy.  I did it all myself.”

John Von Hatten

'It went very well, I was very happy with it - it made my life so much easier!”

Carolyn Dettman

“The planning portion worked really well.  Knowing that I can lock down all the prizes and get all of the insurance taken care of without the hassle of all that paperwork was really nice”

Jae Collins
AFCEA VT Memorial

"When I found myself 'volunteered' to run a fundraising golf tournament, I became very anxious. But the Golf Digest Planner came to the rescue. It is fantastic. First, a web site to help advertise the tournament. Second, an organizing tool to help track the 101 things needed for the tournament itself. Three, the ready supply of prizes and other proven fundraising options. Fourth, a hole-in-one Shootout feature that can immediately become the 'big draw' that your tournament needs. Golf Digest's customer service response is quick and accurate. And all of it free! Unbelievable, but true.If you're planning a golf tournament, don't even think about it without the Golf Digest Planner. It turns your knee-knocker into a gimme."

Dan Knauer
Houston County High School Bear Boosters Scramble

"We have had our event for 17 years. This is the first year we offered on-line registration and players loved it. We had our most successful event ever using the Golf Digest Planner"

Jim Healy
Tournament Director / Henry Ford II Memorial Classic

“Just having a golf tournament is not nearly enough.  The entire day, from how our guests are greeted right down to their departure has to be nothing short of an extraordinary experience.  Providing a Player Gift Shop not only sets your event apart from the crowd but makes the golfers feel special, catered to and takes any tournament to that next level.”

Katie Spillane-Knight
Tournament Director / 39th Annual Sinai-Grace Hospital Golf Day

“Through the player gift program we give our golfers the opportunity to choose a gift that best suits them … The Henry Ford II Memorial Golf Classic has raised over 1.2 million dollars and sold out every year since we began to offer the player gift shop 4 years ago.”

Mike Wooley, CEO
The Detroit Institute for Children

"The Golf Digest Tournament Planner and Tournament Shop are the difference between the average golf outing and an incredible golf tournament experience."

Christin Miller
Slippery Rock University Alumni Relations Board of Directors

"On behalf of the Father's Auxiliary of Jack and Jill Morris County Chapter, I can't thank you enough for making our first tournament a roaring success. Your staff (especially Janine), went over and above the call of duty in assisting us.

Everything we ordered from your tournament shop (signs, prizes and arrivals gifts) were of the highest quality and arrived so very timely. Your tracking system was remarkable.

As we discussed we are definitely using your services again next year. Not only that, but we are planning on expanding your role with us. So again thank you, and we look forward to working with you for a long time to come."

George Blair
Father's Auxiliary of Jack and Jill Morris County Chapter

"First of all-I love your website! I have us all logged on and spent two nights this week until 3am getting it all set up. We have always filled our tournament but in our very first e-mail blast about our July 11th golf event, we have on the Parings List 16 foursomes signed up [12 only show on Players] and I have about 6 more e-mails from people that like this and are signing up. So we're nearly 1/2 full in just one day of sending this out."

Brad Trahan
Minnesota 6th Annual RT Autism Awareness Foundation Golf Benefit

“Just wanted to pass on!  Thanks so much we could not be more happy about
how it turned out.   You were a great partner throughout this all- I promise next year I will
be less busy earlier in the process.  Please tell Jim I say a HUGE thank you as well! He was GREAT!”

Ashley Theil
IHOP’s 50th Birthday Golf Tournament

"I thoroughly enjoyed using the golf digest planner to plan our recent golf tournament.  The site was very easy to use and enabled us to have a very efficient and impressive website for the tournament.  It was very easy for players to register and pay online.  The site also provided me with quick access to all player information/emails, etc.  It helped me feel organized and productive while planning.  The staff at golf digest planner were very friendly, helpful and easy to work with.  I am looking forward to planning next years tournament very shortly!"

Erin Stubenhofer Murray
Tournament Coordinator / Golf4Stube

"The tournament signs and banner were outstanding."

Edward Roach
Equine Rescue Association

"We recently purchased the Total Tournament Package for our Homecoming Golf Classic.  It was a huge hit.  Our players were so impressed with the prizes and the incentives as it was something new to this town.  I was especially impressed with the first-class signs and banners.  We were looking for something to give this tournament a boost.  It has been a part of our Homecoming activities for the past 15 years and was lacking the pizzazz it needed.  This was it!  We really feel the benefit will be in the next couple of years as it continues to build on this success.  Thanks for a great tournament!"

Leslee Phillips Ponder
Director of Alumni Relations / Midwestern State University

"We purchased the Total Tournament Package from you guys back in October for our First Annual North Belmont Elementary Golf Tournament and wanted to let you know that we were very happy with everything you guys provided us. The tournament went great, mostly because of the signage and prizes we purchased from you."

Brad Anderson
First Annual North Belmont Elementary Golf Tournament

"Thank you so very much!!  Keep up the Great work :)"

Jackie Heslop Assistant Golf Professional
Tournament Cordinator / Willow Crest Golf Club The Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort

"I just received all the signs for our SAE alumni golf tournament and they are all perfect.Great job by you and your team. Please give my best to everyone and thank you for everything."

Jon Coultrup
SAE Alumni Golf Tournament

"Finding the perfect course for an event is a challenge. It requires a lot of research and time. The staff of the Golf Digest Planner helped us do the research based on our event details and budget. They matched us up with one of their Official Courses and the experience was a real pleasure. We would recommend them to anyone looking for first-class service and support in selecting a course to host your event."

John Pannucci
Seth Gottesmann Memorial Shootout

"I just wanted you to know that our golf tournament yesterday went extremely well.  No one even came close on the $50,000 ShootOut or HIO prizes, but they certainly added to the excitement.  The putting contest and its cruise prize are definitely a big draw.  The Golf Digest package is a great deal.  We may wranggle up again next year, and if so (and I'm again the director) we should be looking you up.  Thanks."

Dan Knauer
Northrop Grumman Spring Scramble"The WRANGGLE"

"Thank you for all your help in this new adventure for Junior Achievement.  Our committee and players are so excited about the connection between our event and the Golf Digest Planner! It has really helped us during this tough economic year.  We actually have one more team than last year and we thought we would have a lot less if any!!!"

Ann Marie Johnston
Development Manager / Junior Achievement

"Granville Academy had a very positive experience with Golf Digest. You
personally gave great service and the prizes were awesome!"
"Looking forward to next year!"

Atty. Maurice B. Mosley
President Granville Academy

"First of all can I just tell you how GREAT this site is!!  I’ve worked with (which was much more expensive and far less user friendly) and I’ve worked with (I actually helped them to build their new registration module using our tournament as a template and it just didn’t come together as I’d hoped).  When I found this site this morning I thought I’d died and gone to heaven!"  

“Our tournament was on Monday-we had a great turnout and really nice weather.  Using your site helped make the event a big success.”

Thomas G. Sheker
Operations Manager-Dunkin' Brands

“Our golf tournament was yesterday and I would like to thank you for all your help in getting our website started and the tools and support you provide to help make it a success.  We will definitely be back next year!  All of your staff was helpful and supportive as we worked through the process.  Thank you again and see you next year!”

Denise Syman
Executive Assistant / Mortenson Construction

"Thank you so much for your help with my golf tournament.  I have many fund raising friends who have asked how am I going to pull this off and I tell them about your website!"

Tri Township Baseball

“I just completed my event and I wanted to let you know that I thought your service was outstanding! The website is a great tool to keep things professional and organized. As you know, I had many questions throughout and your support team was quick and thorough and when I required serious help, they handled the request and made me feel like we were partners.”



George Stavros

St. John The Divine Greek Orthodox Church