How to Design Golf Tournament Invitations

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Whether you're planning an official golf tournament for an athletic club, corporation or charitable organization or simply hosting an event among friends, design your own invitations to get your fellow golfers out on the links. In addition to pertinent details to inform the players about the competition's date and location, ensure you include RSVP information to help you organize the foursomes. Use golf-themed embellishments on the sporty yet elegant invites to raise the guests' anticipation about the event.

Things You'll Need

  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paper trimmer
  • Hunter green cardstock
  • Computer and printer
  • Vellum paper
  • Hand-held hole punch
  • White ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Golf-themed die cut, stickers or photo
  • Adhesive dots
  • Use a ruler and pencil to measure and draw cutting guidelines to create 5-by-7-inch pieces of hunter green cardstock. Use a paper trimmer to cut the rectangles, which will become the backgrounds for the single-sided golf invitations.

  • Print information about the golf tournament on a 4-by-6-inch piece of translucent vellum paper. Add the text to the bottom of the vellum, leaving the top 2 inches blank. Include details such as the name, date, time and location of the event; the entry fee and prizes; and RSVP information such as the host's name and phone number and deadline for the responses.

  • Center the vellum piece on the hunter green cardstock background and hold them together securely. Use a hand-held hole punch to punch two holes through the vellum and cardstock layers, one-half-inch down from the top of the vellum. Space the holes 1 inch apart and center them from left to right.

  • Cut a 6-inch-long piece of white ribbon with scissors. Push the two ends of the ribbon up through the two holes in the vellum and cardstock. Tie the ribbon into a small knot, which will secure the vellum to the cardstock. Use scissors to snip off the excess ribbon.

  • Add an embellishment to the vellum, centered between the ribbon knot and the invitation text. Use a die cut golf ball, a sticker of two golf clubs overlapping into an X shape or a small photo of a picturesque golf green, for example. Affix the embellishment with adhesive dots instead of white glue because liquid adhesive will cause the thin vellum to warp.

Tips & Warnings

  • To promote the company or sponsor if you're hosting a corporate golf tournament, print the company logo onto the vellum in place of the golf-themed die cut or sticker.
  • When printing the golf tournament information, choose a block-style font instead of an elegant script- or grunge-style font that may be difficult to read. Ensure the numbers, particularly the RSVP phone number or the contact number for additional tournament information, are easily legible.
  • If you were able to secure the ideal golf course for your tournament at the last minute, save time by sending out email golf tournament invites. Websites like Evite provide free electronic invitation services---simply choose a golf-related template, input the name of the event, RSVP contact, time, date and location. Add pertinent details about the tournament in the message field, and then input the guests' email addresses to have the cards sent instantly.

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