Pandemic Golf Tournament Primer

How to successfully and safely run a golf tournament during a  pandemic.

Is your organization interested in:

  • Hosting a successful, safe golf event in 2021?
  • Learning how other tournaments modified their golf fundraising event in 2020?
  • Ensuring that your sponsors and golfers remain engaged with you organization?

Serving not for profit and corporate clients in Ontario and across Canada for more than 25 years, Golf Tournaments Incorporated (GTI) specializes in the planning, coordination and implementation of charity and corporate golf tournaments and golf fundraising events.  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 your specific needs and goals.

Sign up now for GTI’s “Pandemic Golf Tournament Primer” to receive a customized golf tournament plan that includes:

  • A detailed outline of specific golf tournament formats that will allow your organization to host a safe and successful event
  • How to work with your host golf course to plan a “safe event”
  • Unique fundraising ideas including on course auctions, raffles, and tournament day activities
  • Alternative food & beverage options to avoid large group gatherings
  • Creative ways to provide sponsorship recognition and profile to your key supporters
  • Opportunities to promote your organization’s key message in a modified tournament format
  • Tournament specific safety precautions for registration and on course contests

GTI staff will present this detailed plan for your successful and safe 2021 golf event to your staff and/or golf committee.

We can also help your organization with “virtual golf tournaments” and online golf events.

For a small investment now, your 2021 golf fundraiser can benefit from the real-life experience we gained in the 2020 season!

Cost : $595.00 + HST. – Download this special offer

Special offer: Save $50 if you contact us by December 18th 2020

Contact Frank MacGrath at 905-726-4488 or

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 year and offer a better experience to your golfers. For example, if the pace of play was too slow this year, review with the golf course staff how you can improve upon that aspect of the tournament next year. Also consider asking the golf course to provide every golfer with a small gift from the golf course – perhaps a gift card that can be redeemed in the pro shop on the day of the tournament.

2.    Keep the event fresh and interesting particularly if it is a long running tournament. Consider adding one or two new elements to the event that will enhance the golfer’s experience that day and link their enjoyment with your charity.  You might want to add in a pre-tournament golf clinic or a golf club demonstration from a leading manufacturer (e.g. Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade) on the driving range.

3.    Recognize your most loyal supporters : at the next tournament publicly acknowledge those golfers and sponsors who have been supporting the tournament for 5, 10 or 15 years (or longer!)

4.    Use social media tools to both promote your event in advance and to report on the tournament as it occurs.

5.    Golfer gifts : many tournaments provide a significant golfer gift at registration which is a great idea. But you can enhance the experience by  thanking your golfers with an additional  small golfer gift as they play through a particular hole or as they come off the golf course.  Have a senior volunteer or staff person from your organization on hand to personally greet and thank these loyal supporters.

Best of luck to all charity golf tournaments.

Frank MacGrath is the President & CEO of Golf Tournaments Incorporated located in Aurora, Ontario. GTI has been organizing fundraising golf tournaments for a variety of charities, non-profit organizations and corporations since 1993.

You can reach Frank at 905-726-4488 or


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 Handbook including the Table of Contents.

Inside, you’ll learn how to make your event a success. We cover such key subjects as:

  • Tournament Objectives
  • Overall Event Timeline
  • Tournament Budget
  • On Course Activities
  • Sponsorship Solicitation
  • Fundraising Activities
  • Contingency Planning/Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Organizing Committee
  • Golf Course Selection/Liaison
  • Tournament Format & Itinerary
  • Marketing the Tournament
  • Prizes/Auction Items
  • Day of Event Management
  • Tournament Review and Follow Up

We even provide sample marketing materials for your convenience.

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 Handbook including the Table of Contents.

Don’t delay – make this year’s fundraising or team-building event your best ever!

For more information on this useful, cost-effective “How-To” manual, please contact Frank MacGrath at 905-726-4488 or