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July 7, 2016 Amelia Wilcox

How to Set Up Massages for Golf Tournaments

The season of golf tournaments is upon us. While golf organizations ramp up their tournament plans, many of them are looking for ways to spice up their event.

Bringing in a massage service to work on players before, during, and after the event has become one popular option. 

In this article, you’ll learn what massage can bring to a golf event, things to consider before bringing in massage therapists, and how to get started.

Massage for Golf Tournaments: How to Get Started


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Many companies who sponsor golf events look into having massage services on the course or back at the club house. It’s a nice perk for golfers who are giving it their best on the golf course.

In addition to adding some relaxation to the day, massage at a golf tournament can also address injuries.

Golf tournament massage is used for a variety of reasons:

  • Massage helps injuries like golfers elbow
  • Chair massage is a fun perk for golfers and attendees
  • It adds a unique component to a sponsored hole
  • Keeps athletes relaxed during their event

While golfers wait their turn at the next hole, a chair massage or table massage is a nice way to kill time and keeps your sponsorship memorable.

To set up a massage service at your next golf event, here’s what you’ll need to do.


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Setting Up Golf Tournament Massage

Depending on how much space you’ll have, and how many golfers will be attending, you could hire any number of massage therapists. Because wait times at the holes will vary, your best bet is probably to offer a first-come, first-served option for massage. This way, your golfers can get anywhere from a 5 minute massage to 15 minutes or more.

Do the math to determine if everyone will have time for a massage during your event, or if you’ll need to have more than one massage therapist on site.

Related: How to Set up Massage at Corporate Events


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Basic Massage Set Up for a Golf Event

After choosing your massage therapist provider, you’ll agree on the cost of the massage event and arrange for payment. Determine if your total cost includes tips or not, so there is no confusion on the day of the event.

Related: How to Research Private Event Massage Companies

On the day of your golf tournament, your massage therapists will show up with their massage tables or chairs and get set up.

During the golf tournament, the massage therapists will work on the golfers’ wrists, arms, shoulders, necks, backs, and even legs while they wait their turn at the hole. 

If you’ve chosen a massage company that deals with all the details ahead of time, you won’t have to worry about trying to make your payment on the same day as the event. When your golf tournament is over, your massage therapists will pack up and head out.


Amelia Wilcox

Amelia Wilcox is the Founder and CEO of Nivati, a leader in corporate massage and employee mental health support since 2010. Her high-growth B2B company provides employee stress management tools that arm businesses with actionable data and positive employee experiences to improve wellbeing, boost morale, and increase engagement.

Amelia has exponentially grown her company from a solo living-room service business to an international technology brand.

Recently listed as a Forty Under 40, Fast 50, Inc 5000 Twice awarded National Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year

Licenses, Certifications & Memberships
Licensed Massage Therapist since 2002
Member of American Massage Therapy Association
Served on Utah Worksite Wellness Council from 2012-2015

Attended Utah College of Massage Therapy
Educated in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Utah

Massage Magazine (AMTA's publication)