Mark your calendars for June 3-9, 2019, as the PGA Web.com Tour BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation returns to The Cliffs Valley!
The Cliffs Valley and Greenville’s Thornblade Club will return as the host courses for the 2019 BMW Charity Pro-Am.
Not only does this exhilarating tournament bring together competitive professional golfers and world-renowned celebrities, the BMW Charity Pro-Am raises money and awareness for South Carolina charities. Since 2001, the tournament has distributed more than $12.7 million to more than 200 charities, and we are delighted to share that Cliffs Residents Outreach will return as one of several beneficiaries for 2019.
Cliffs Residents Outreach (CRO) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, 100% volunteer organization comprised of members from The Cliffs’ six South Carolina communities. CRO is dedicated to enabling Upstate children to succeed by focusing on literacy, nutrition and mentoring for kids in Greenville, Pickens, and Oconee counties. You may support CRO by volunteering at the BMW Charity Pro-Am, playing in the tournament or purchasing tickets.
The Cliffs and Thornblade have agreed to five-year extensions to host the event through 2023. The Web.com Tour has also developed a new format for the longstanding event.
Starting in 2019, the tournament format will be modified to feature an amateur and celebrity cut at the conclusion of 36 holes after all contestants in the field complete 18 holes on both The Cliffs Valley and Thornblade. 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.
The fourth and final round, to be contested at Thornblade, will solely feature professionals after the field is cut to the low 65 and ties. The two-course setup mirrors the tournament’s origins from 2001 through 2004 when The Cliffs Valley and The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards hosted the event. To accommodate the two-course format, the professional and amateur fields will be reduced from 168 players to 160 players.
We will provide additional information on teams, volunteer opportunities and tickets in the near future!