On 4/6/2020, professional golf’s governing bodies announced important updates to the schedule for golf’s major championships due to the COVID-19 outbreak:

British Open:  Cancelled
PGA Championship:  August 6-9
U.S. Open:  September 17-20
Masters:  November 12-15

GolfMania impact – postponed tournaments
For each of the three Major tournaments that have been postponed, GolfMania will calculate winners and award prize money as normal when the tournaments are played.  The only change to the games are the dates on which the tournaments are played. Everything else will stay the same. We will update the new game dates on our website to match the new tournament dates.  GolfMania tickets can be activated up until the new dates before each tournament is played.

GolfMania impact – British Open cancellation
The British Open has officially been cancelled for 2020.  As a result, we will implement our contingency plan and use scores from a replacement tournament to calculate winners.  Our current plan is to use the scores from The Masters held on November 12-15.  Therefore, when the Masters is played, GolfMania will calculate winners for both the British Open and the Masters contests at the same time, but independent of each other.

The golfers assigned to the British Open on all GolfMania game cards will be awarded scores from their performance in The Masters on November 12-15.  The odds of winning and calculation of winners will be the same as if the British Open had been played.  The winners for this contest will simply be based on the golfers’ scores from The Masters instead.

Ticket Sales and Updated Ticket Activation Deadlines

PGA Championship – August 6-9:  Ticket activation deadline August 5th
U.S. Open –  September 17-20:  Ticket activation deadline September 16th
Masters & British Open – November 12-15:  Ticket activation deadline November 11th

The First Tee of Cleveland believes in young people. Today, the need for quality youth character development programs is critical. The First Tee’s curriculum is proven to be part of the solution to challenges facing today’s youth. Through the game of golf, we teach young people valuable life skills including problem solving, managing time, controlling emotions, making friends with diverse peers and improving relationships. Our character education helps young people prepare for success in school and in life!

In 2019, The First Tee of Cleveland impacted more than 2,100 youth. We go to where the kids are. No child who wants to embrace our program is ever turned away for financial reasons.

To raise money, we are conducting a GolfMania fundraiser. We ensure that The First Tee of Cleveland has at least one high-score winner and one low-score winner in each of the four GolfMania contests.

GolfMania is an exciting and engaging sweepstakes that gives participants the chance to win prize money during each of professional golf’s 4 major championship events. For only $20, one sweepstakes game card contains 5 random golfers for each of the four majors – a different set for each tournament. No two game cards have the same set of 5 golfers in any given tournament. With your ticket, you can win up to $400 in each of golf’s 4 major championship tournaments based on the golfers on your game card. Each card gives you 4 chances to win!

Winning game cards are determined based on the total combined score of the 5 golfers in each tournament. To play, simply add up the total strokes by all the golfers on your card throughout each tournament • The 31 best scoring game cards, and the 3 worst scoring game cards, all win prizes in each contest!

To purchase e-tickets, please click this link: GolfMania

Tickets are also available at The First Tee of Cleveland’s office at Washington Golf Course in Newburgh Heights.