How to successfully run a safe golf tournament during a  pandemic.

The COVID 19 pandemic has challenged all of us in many ways. For the GTI team the question has become “in light of COVID 19 restrictions, how can we support our clients in meeting their event and fundraising goals?”.  GTI is very proud to have planned a variety of alternative golf tournament formats for our clients so that they could hold their 2020 golf tournament in a safe and responsible manner and raise much needed funds for their organization.

Now is the time to consider how your organization can offer a fundraising golf tournament in 2021, even if the pandemic is still impacting your local community. GTI has proven that it can be done and we are excited to partner with you on a tailored event plan that meets yoir specific needs and goals.

Learn more by reading “Pandemic Golf Tournament Primer”

Planning a golf tournament can be a daunting prospect . But with experienced help from Golf Tournaments Incorporated, your next tournament can be both a huge success and a cost-effective event.

At GTI we know how to meet your specific needs. We can take on as much or as little of the event planning process and day of implementation as you require. From the time you start thinking about the objective of the tournament to the choice of golf course and the on course activities, our support and expertise will save you time and money.

Worried about the cost of hiring a professional planner? No need. When you consider the wholesale rates you will pay for golfer gifts or prizes, the discounts we can help negotiate at the golf course, the money you will save by having your staff focus on other projects, and the special cost-cutting strategies GTI brings to your tournament, you’ll find our fees are minimal.

Who We Are

GTI specializes in the planning, coordination and implementation of all aspects of charity and corporate golf tournaments and golf fundraising events. Our objective is to provide expertise, knowledge and experience in golf tournament management so that our clients can be confident of presenting a first class event that meets their specific objectives.

Since its inception in 1993, GTI has organized and managed golf tournaments for a wide variety of corporate, charitable and not for profit organizations. GTI specializes in “fundraising golf tournaments” and has successfully coordinated more than 800 charity golf events over the past twenty-four years. Although based in the greater Toronto area, GTI has coordinated tournaments at numerous public and private golf clubs across Canada and has excellent working relationships throughout the golf industry.

GTI has also produced The Complete Handbook for Planning, Implementing and Sustaining a Successful Fundraising Golf Tournament. Under the leadership of its President/Owner, Frank MacGrath, GTI utilizes a team of experienced golf tournament coordinators to assist with all aspects of pre-event planning and ‘day of tournament’ implementation.

Give us a call at 905-726-4488 or email Frank MacGrath  to find out how GTI can help you with a custom designed tournament plan.

GTI is a proud member of the Golf Tournaments Association of America. Frank MacGrath is a member of the Advisory Board of the Golf Tournaments Association of Canada

What We Do

GTI offers both a “flat fee” and  a “consulting service” service model.
Our “flat fee” service model outlines the total cost of our services in advance of your event to assist in budgeting and event planning.
Our “consulting service” provides the option of an hourly rate for organizations that may only require certain specific aspects of GTI’s expertise.

We would be pleased to discuss your golf tournament needs. Please contact us for a complimentary, initial consultation.

GTI can provide a range of event management services to meet the specific needs of your organization. These services include :

  • Helping your organization determine your tournament objectives
  • Golf course research, analysis & contract negotiation to find “the right course” for you
  • Ongoing liaison with the golf course including site inspection and food and beverage planning
  • Preparation of event timeline & checklist
  • Preparation of the tournament budget including ways to enhance net profit
  • Actively work with and serve as a resource to the golf committee
  • Sponsorship – create the most effective sponsorship packages and price points
  • Coordination, production and delivery of sponsor signage and related print materials
  • Online registration for sponsors, golfers and donors
  • Planning the tournament format on course activities to ensure a great golfer experience and a quick pace of play
  • Unique & creative ways to fundraise at the tournament
  • Coordination of the silent & live auction and raffle
  • Prize procurement & golfer gift sourcing – save money by accessing GTI’s wholesale supplier network
  • Volunteer recruitment, training and on course support
  • Pre-event logistical management including pick-up and delivery of items to the golf course
  • Day of event management on site at the tournament utilizing a team of experienced GTI tournament staff
  • Post-event follow up including tournament evaluation & review

Additional Services

To compliment the above event management services, GTI also offers the following services :

  • Hole in One coverage featuring unique prize items and contests
  • Custom clothing and embroidery services
  • Tournament consulting
  • Golf tournament analysis, reviews and “diagnostic audits”
  • Non-traditional golf events such as golf marathons, destination tournaments and night golf

A testimonial from one of our Partner courses

“Angus Glen Golf Club has worked with GTI for years. We continue to work with Frank and his team because we share their dedication to creating distinct and memorable golf events. GTI has a deeply engrained understanding of corporate and charitable golf tournaments, and professionally applies them in unique and lasting ways. We highly recommend the services of Golf Tournaments Incorporated to anyone who is new to running golf-centric events or anyone looking to add a creative flare to their golf event. We look forward to working with GTI for years to come.”

Kelly Wayling, Director of Sales and Events, Angus Glen Golf Club

Tournament Tips

Five Ways to Enhance Your Fundraising Golf Tournament

As you begin planning your organization’s next golf tournament, consider the following suggestions to take your golf tournament from a ‘good event’ to a ‘great golf experience’: 1.    Talk to your biggest event partner – the golf course – about last year’s tournament and how you can work together to improve the event for next …

Plan and run a great fundraising golf tournament

Learn how to plan and run a great fundraising golf tournament for your group or organization! This comprehensive handbook is only $75.00 plus applicable taxes. SPECIAL OFFER – Purchase the Golf Tournament Handbook and receive a free 30 minute telephone consultation with Frank MacGrath to discuss your tournament. View the first 3 pages of the …

Contact Us

We would be pleased to discuss your golf tournament needs. Please contact us for a complimentary, initial consultation.

Frank MacGrath

Golf Tournaments Inc.
43 Lensmith Drive, Aurora, Ontario L4G 6S1
Telephone: 905-726-4488

Please feel free to send us any questions or comments you may have.

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