How to Achieve a Successful Golf Tournament

Hollis Cavner
1 min readApr 4, 2023

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Hollis Cavner is the founder and chief executive officer of Pro Links Sports, a company that manages a variety of PGA and corporate golf events. With more than three decades of experience, Hollis Cavner has successfully directed major golf events such as the Wells Fargo Championship, the Valspar Championship, the 3M Open Championship, and several US Senior Open golf tournaments.

A successful golf tournament extends beyond the mere number of prizes and requires the seamless execution of logistics and operation management. Logistics involves aspects such as selecting a suitable course, making advanced bookings, and establishing the tournament format, rules, scoring system, and prize structure.

Similarly, operations management roles encompass a wide range of responsibilities, including player registration, scheduling and scoring, and hospitality. In addition to these, provision of essential facilities and services (such as restrooms, parking, food, security, and beverages), and managing key areas like media, spectatorship, sponsorship, and marketing are responsibilities of the operations management team. The flawless execution of these roles is essential to ensure the success of a golf tournament.

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Hollis Cavner
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Hollis Cavner — CEO of Pro Links Sports and The Royal Club