The Galleri Classic’s ticket options include daily and weekly Grounds and Clubhouse tickets, Champions Club on 18 group hospitality, as well as a limited-time holiday special offer; tickets, and pro-am and volunteer registration, can be secured at www.thegallericlassic.com
RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. – The countdown to the inaugural edition of The Galleri® Classic has begun in earnest as the PGA TOUR Champions’ newest golf tournament opened ticket sales today, 99 days until the first tee shot of the event’s first round. The Galleri® Classic, named after title sponsor GRAIL’s multi-cancer early detection test, debuts March 20-26, 2023 on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the renowned Mission Hills Country Club.
Bringing PGA TOUR Champions golf back to the Coachella Valley for the first time since 1993, The Galleri Classic will feature 78 PGA TOUR Champions professionals, including World Golf Hall of Fame members, playing 54 holes (three rounds) of stroke play for a $2.2 million purse.
The Galleri Classic’s ticket offerings, which can only be secured online at the event’s official website, www.thegallericlassic.com, include:
- Single-day Grounds tickets (good any one day grounds-only admission for Pro-Am rounds March 22-23, or tournament competition rounds March 24-26) – $30
- Weekly Grounds tickets (grounds-only admission good only for competition rounds March 24-26) – $65
- Single-day Clubhouse tickets (good any one day during competition rounds March 24-26, and providing access to Mission Hills CC’s air-conditioned clubhouse as well as upgraded dining and beverage options for purchase at the Champions Café inside the clubhouse -- $75
- Weekly Clubhouse tickets (good only for all competition rounds March 24-26) – $150
Golf fans looking to be a part of local history in attending this first Galleri Classic are incentivized to take advantage of the tournament’s holiday ticket special of $5 off the regular price of a single-day grounds ticket (use promo code “Legends”). This limited-time special offer, which makes for a fun stocking stuffer, is available through Jan. 1, 2023.
Those seeking the most elevated, VIP-like spectator experience, The Champions Club on 18 is a covered, open-air venue featuring a birds-eye view of the PGA TOUR Champions competition beside the island green at the historic, par-5 18th hole, next to the legendary Poppie's Pond. This all-inclusive ticket option is only open for competition rounds (March 24-26) and offers the most premium hospitality experience to enjoy, with complimentary food and full bar service. For information on group and corporate packages for the Champions Club on 18, please inquire at email@example.com.
Youth 15 and under will receive free grounds admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. All children over the age of two must have their own Clubhouse or Champions Club on 18 ticket to enter either venue.
The Galleri Classic also seeks volunteers and offers limited availability for remaining spots in The Galleri Classic’s official tournament Pro-Am, played March 22-23 (Wednesday and Thursday of tournament week). Those interested in volunteering and playing in the Pro-Am should seek more information and register at www.thegallericlassic.com.
“We are preparing, with much anticipation, for a new dawn of PGA TOUR Champions golf in the Coachella Valley while we continue to enrich the tradition of professional golf played at one of the desert’s most iconic venues, Mission Hills Country Club,” said Michelle DeLancy, tournament director of The Galleri Classic. “We expect to host a strong field of players and World Golf Hall of Famers who our golf fans in the region and greater Southern California grew up watching and idolizing, and can now watch up close and personal.
“We encourage all to get involved with The Galleri Classic from the ground up, be it as a Pro-Am golfer looking for the most personalized experience inside the ropes with golfing legends, a volunteer or a spectator. Pre-tournament interest has already created a buzz throughout the valley so we encourage those to secure their tickets early, and at the best possible price, by taking advantage of our December holiday ticket special.”
The Galleri Classic Pro-Am provides an unmatched opportunity for golf enthusiasts to go inside the ropes for a fantasy-like, bucket-list experience of playing on Mission Hills CC’s Dinah Shore Tournament Course, set up to tournament conditions, with the tournament’s professionals. Those interested in a Pro-Am berth can submit a digital form at www.thegallericlassic.com to learn more about availability and pricing.
Each Pro-Am participant is paired for a round of golf with a PGA TOUR Champions pro on either March 22 or March 23, and receives a Pro-Am package that includes an invitation to The Galleri Classic Pairings Party on March 21, a valet parking pass, breakfast, lunch and on-course refreshments on one’s Pro-Am play day (March 22 or March 23), a premium gift package, and a grounds badge providing access over the entire tournament week.
The Galleri Classic invites those 18 and older who are interested in a behind-the-scenes experience of how a professional golf tournament operates during tournament week (March 20-26) to join its expected team of more than 500 volunteers spread out over 25 committees. No PGA TOUR Champions event can function without the support of its invaluable volunteer force. Those interested in volunteering can learn more about each committee and submit a form of inquiry towards registration at www.thegallericlassic.com.
Some of the more popular volunteer committees available to serve on include: Admissions/Will Call, Caddie Services, Corporate Hospitality, Golf Carts, Honorary Observers, Marshals, Practice Area, Pro-Am Assistance, Uniform Distribution, Volunteer Shuttles, Standard Bearers (also open to youth ages 13-18), Supply Distribution, Tournament Hosting, GOLF Channel Spotters, Volunteer Village and Walking Scorers.
The Galleri Classic will provide each volunteer with a tournament week-long credential and parking pass, complimentary breakfast and lunch during volunteer shifts, a uniform (a golf shirt, outerwear piece, cap or visor, and a cinch backpack), an inaugural Galleri Classic commemorative pin, and two week-long grounds passes in order to share the event experience with family and friends. The volunteer package cost is $75, and The Galleri Classic will direct a portion of volunteer-related proceeds toward its local charitable beneficiaries.
Stay up to date with the latest information on The Galleri Classic by visiting www.thegallericlassic.com and by following the tournament on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/gallericlassic), Instagram (@GalleriClassic) and Twitter (@GalleriClassic).
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC, is a subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) currently held separate from Illumina Inc. under the terms of the Interim Measures Order of the European Commission.
For more information, please visit www.grail.com.
The earlier that cancer is detected, the higher the chance of successful outcomes. The Galleri multi- cancer early detection test can detect cancer signals across more than 50 types of cancer, as defined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging Manual, through a routine blood draw. When a cancer signal is detected, the Galleri test predicts the cancer signal origin, or where the cancer is located in the body, with high accuracy to help guide the next steps to diagnosis. The Galleri test requires a prescription from a licensed health care provider and should be used in addition to recommended cancer screenings such as mammography, colonoscopy, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, or cervical cancer screening. It is intended for use in people with an elevated risk of cancer, such as those aged 50 or older.
For more information about Galleri, visit www.grail.com.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, on Facebook,, on Twitter (@ChampionsTour), on Instagram (@pgatourchampions) and on TikTok (pgatourchampions).
All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on GOLF Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Tournament programming is available via 20-plus TV linear partners in 170-plus countries and territories, with 25 channels carrying long-form and/or highlights coverage, and 170-plus hours of live coverage distributed in 130-plus countries and territories. Programming is also available via the OTT platform GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR in every market outside of the United States (240-plus countries and territories), excluding China, Korea and Russia, with live coverage distributed in 130-plus countries and territories.
Damian Secore, Brener Zwikel & Associates