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BMW Charity Pro-Am Pairings Updated for Sunday, June 13, 2021

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 (SOLD OUT)

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 celebrity course rotation is as follows:

The Cliffs Valley (Thursday); Thornblade Club (Friday): Canelo Álvarez (professional boxer); Anthony Anderson (actor, Black-ish); Andy Buckley (actor, The Office); Cedric The Entertainer (comedian); Roger Clemens (MLB); Jay DeMarcus (musician, Rascal Flatts); Joe Don Rooney (musician, Rascal Flatts); Matt Hamilton (Olympiccurler); Scotty McCreery (country music artist); Troy Mullins (world long drive competitor); Jason Scheff (musician,Chicago); Lauren Thompson (television personality, Golf Channel); Justin Wheelon (director and actor); and James Wisniewski (NHL).

Thornblade Club (Thursday); The Cliffs Valley (Friday): José Álvarez (MLB); Brian Baumgartner (actor, The Office); Michael Collins (golf analyst); Ken Griffey Jr. (MLB); Brian Katrek (sports radio personality); Austen Kroll (actor,Southern Charm); Shep Rose (actor, Southern Charm); Larry The Cable Guy (comedian); Ann Liguori (sports radio andtelevision personality); Michael Peña (actor); A.J. Pierzynski (MLB); Sterling Sharpe (NFL); Ozzie Smith (MLB); DavidWells (MLB).

The tournament format features an amateur and celebrity cut at the conclusion of 36 holes after all contestants in the field complete 18 holes at both Thornblade Club and The Cliffs Valley. Following the cut, the remaining amateur and celebrity teams, as well as professionals who make the cut in the tournament proper, will play the third round at Thornblade Club (Saturday). The fourth and final round, to be contested at Thornblade, will solely feature Korn Ferry Tour professionals (Sunday).

BMW Charity Pro-Am Pairings Updated for Sunday, June 13, 2021

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 Presented by SYNNEX Corporation, Korn Ferry Tour, Thornblade and the Cliffs Valley Monday June 7 to Sunday June 13, 2021

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

Morgan Shock, Tournament Sales      

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

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