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18th hole at Thornblade Club during the 2019 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation.
June 7 - 13, 2021
Driving Range at Thornblade Club during the 2019 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

June 7 - 13, 2021

Military and First Responder  Tent at the 2019  BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

June 7 - 13, 2021

X7 vehicle display and golfer on the green at Thornblade Golf Club during the 2019 BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

June 7 - 13, 2021



BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation Opens 2021 Volunteer Registration

Tournament officials announce Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute as new featured beneficiary

(GREENVILLE, S.C.) – December 14, 2020 – South Carolina Charities, Inc. has announced the launch of volunteer registration for the 2021 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation online at The 2021 tournament will take place June 7-13 at Thornblade Club and The Cliffs Valley.

“In the wake of the cancellation of the 2020 tournament, we are ready more than ever to welcome back the players, volunteers and patrons who make this event such an integral piece of the Upstate community,” said Bob Nitto, president of South Carolina Charities, Inc. “After the impact this year has had on our tournament beneficiaries, as well as the professional journeys of our Korn Ferry Tour players, we are committed to continuing our support of the community through golf and goodwill, making 2021 a year like none other.”

Approximately 1,000 community members volunteer with the tournament each year in positions ranging from contestant services to general volunteer opportunities, both on and off the course. In years past volunteers have included regional golf enthusiasts, who return year after year, to representatives from Upstate charities, volunteering their time to raise funds for their organizations.

“The BMW Charity Pro-Am highlights the Upstate community’s dedication to volunteerism with nearly 1,000 volunteer positions being filled each year. We take great pride in our involvement with an event so focused on the wellbeing and support of the people and places that make up this community,” explains Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System CEO Bruce Holstien. “We are thrilled to have had Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute selected as a featured beneficiary for the 2021 tournament and look forward to strengthening our impact on the community through this incredible partnership.”

The funds raised from tournament programs, including tickets sales, volunteer hours and Birdies for Charity presented by Michelin North America, a program designed for donors to make a onetime flat donation or pledge one cent or more per birdie during the tournament, have allowed the BMW Charity Pro-Am to donate over $13.7 million in charitable funds to the tournament’s featured beneficiaries and ancillary charities in the Upstate community.

Beneficiaries of the 2021 tournament include:

  • Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
  • Roper Mountain Science Center
  • The Cliffs Residents Outreach
  • Cancer Society of Greenville County
  • Meyer Center for Special Children
  • Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute 

Now open for registration, 2021 BMW Charity Pro-Am Volunteer opportunities include:

  •  Admissions
  • Caddie Services
  • Carts & Shuttles
  • On-Course Services
  • Clubhouse Committee
  • Contestant Services
  • Golf Channel Liaisons
  • General volunteer positions are also available 

Benefits of volunteering at the BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation:

  • Credentials for the week (2)
  •  Official tournament volunteer golf shirt and hat/visor
  • Complimentary food and beverage while volunteering
  • Access to a number of tournament volunteer appreciation events
  • Flexibility to work as many or few shifts as desired
  • Open to individuals over the age of 14 

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit this link or email 

Useful Information.

As the most unique tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour, the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation has many different playing options and sponsorship opportunities to offer. Whether you’re playing in the tournament, hosting guests at a skybox, enjoying the exclusive evening events or promoting your company with one of our many branding opportunities, you’re sure to enjoy yourself and entertain your guests.


BMW Amateur Pro-Am Experience (SOLD OUT)

This is the ultimate inside-the-ropes experience, giving you the chance to play with a Korn Ferry Tour professional during the first three tournament rounds. But that’s just one of the perks of this playing spot. Unlimited practice rounds, exclusive evening and amateur perks at the tournament courses help to elevate the week and make it truly unforgettable.

The ProTrans Pro-Am.

The  Monday Pro-Am, June 7 at the Thornblade Club allows you to start your day with an adrenaline-pumping session at the BMW Performance Center followed by an afternoon of golf at Thornblade Club. The first contestant to make a Hole-In-One wins a BMW.


The President’s Pro-Am and Reception presented by MAU.

The exclusive Tuesday Pro-Am, June 8 at The Cliffs Golf Course allows you to brush elbows with influential business contacts from across the Upstate, including BMW Manufacturing President Knudt Flor.


Skybox Club presented by Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute & Branding Opportunities

Want the skybox experience at Thornblade for a smaller group? This shared hospitality area on the 18th green will provide you with all the perks of a skybox at three different, more affordable price points.  You can also attend the tournament by day and party by night.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation schedule of events will be available the week of the golf tournament.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation celebrities will be announced May 2021.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX pairing, tee times and more will be available the week of the golf tournament.

About Charity Golf.

BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

South Carolina Charities, Inc. (SCCI), the non-profit foundation of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, was created in order to showcase the beauty of Upstate South Carolina and the hospitality of its citizens to the world; to create an event that brings the Upstate a fun and entertaining week centered around professional athletes and world renowned celebrities; and raise money and awareness for South Carolina charities. Since 2001, the tournament has distributed $13.7 million to charities in the Upstate, part of the PGA TOUR’s $3 billion raised for charity.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is the only tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Korn Ferry Tour professionals in a three-day better-ball competition over two courses. Amateurs, celebrities and professionals rotate between the two courses, Thornblade Club, and the The Cliffs communities on Thursday and Friday with the 12 lowest scoring amateur teams, four lowest scoring celebrity teams advancing to play Saturday’s final round at Thornblade Club. The lowest 65 pros (and ties) will play on Saturday and Sunday at Thornblade Club.

The tournament draws an estimated 40,000 spectators, 20 percent of whom travel from out of town. This influx of guests equals over 3,500 room nights for Greenville-area hotels.

The most recent economic impact study by Clemson University’s International Institute of Tourism Research and Development estimated that the tournament annually generates direct spending of $4.712 million, supports 139 jobs, generates net local government revenues of $541,048, net state government revenues of $868,479, and yields $6.744 million in total output/impact.

BMW Charity Pro-Am logo side by side with Korn Ferry logo

Contact us.


South Carolina Charities, Inc.
104 S. Main Street, Suite 110
Greenville, SC 29601

Telephone: 864.297.1660


Michael McGovern, Tournament Director

Judson Conwell,  Business Development Manager                     

Kari Snyder, Volunteer & Charity Manager



Bob Nitto, President
Bob Stegner, Vice-President 
Max Metcalf, Secretary/Treasurer                     
Irv Welling, Director
Frank Davis, Director
Sheldon Early, Director
Bobby Hitt, Emeritus

Follow us at @bmwcharityproam and download our mobile app!


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