BMW Charity Pro-Am Recipient of Tour’s Best Player Experience Award

Greenville, SC - 12/08/2015

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation was awarded with the Tour’s inaugural Best Player Experience Award at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament meetings on Wednesday, December 2 in Miami, Florida.

“I am honored to present the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation with this wonderful first-year award, which was voted on by the most important constituents – our players,” said Tour President Bill Calfee. “For a number of years, the tournament team, title sponsor BMW and presenting sponsor SYNNEX have presented a week full of activities for not only players, but their families. Their innovative initiatives to make tournament week special for our players gave way to this very well-deserved award.”

Bill Calfee, Tour president, presents award to Tournament Director Marshall Bettendorf and Director of Operations Cathy Miller of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX.












As the Tour event with the best player experience, the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX delivered on a number of fronts, including:

  • Pro-am format over three courses, with a number of players competing alongside celebrities.
  • Highest-rated Tour event on Golf Channel, reaching over 2.5 million viewers.
  • Opportunity for all pros to attend a driving session at the BMW Performance Center Driving School.
  • Access to BMW courtesy car fleet for each participant and their family.
  • Complimentary meals at select restaurants in downtown Greenville, S.C. during tournament week, including Soby’s New South Cuisine, The NOSE Dive and The Lazy Goat.
  • The first pro to record a hole-in-one on #17 at Thornblade during tournament rounds wins a BMW.

“Each year we strive to provide the tournament’s professional and amateur contestants, sponsors, volunteers and patrons with a high-quality experience,” said Bob Nitto, president of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. “We thank the Tour for this important recognition as we continue to offer a unique sponsor and player experience in the future.”

The 2016 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation will take place May 19-22 at Thornblade Club, The Reserve at Lake Keowee and, new for 2016, The Preserve at Verdae. For more information about the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation visit For sponsorship and playing opportunities contact Linda Johnson at or 864.517.2383.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is the only tournament on the Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Tour professionals in a four-day better-ball competition over three courses. Amateurs, celebrities and pros rotate between three courses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the 10 lowest scoring pro-amateur teams, six lowest scoring pro-celebrity teams and the lowest 65 pros (and ties) advancing to play Sunday’s final round at Thornblade Club.

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