Craig Hall Named Sales Manager of BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs Golf Tournament
The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament has hired Craig Hall as its sales manager.
Hall, originally from Greenville, will support Director of Sales, Mike Ivester, and be responsible for securing new sponsors for the tournament. Hall has more than 10 years of experience in sales and comes to the tournament from IKON Office Solutions.
“We are very excited to have Craig on our team,” said Darin MacDonald, tournament director. “Craig understands that our sponsors are looking for value and a return on their investment. He will utilize the world-class golf courses at The Cliffs Communities to educate new corporate sponsors about our tournament. The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs has delivered tremendous returns to our sponsors and we have a high rate of year-to-year retention. Our director of sales will now concentrate on the overall vision of tournament sponsorships, as well as current and existing sponsorships, and Craig will concentrate on new sponsors.”
“I am excited to be a part of The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs and to be selling such a unique item,” Hall said. “The tournament offers golfers an opportunity to be inside the ropes alongside a Nationwide PGA Tour player and feel the pressures of being watched by fans and around the world on television; the only other tournament’s that compare to it are the PGA TOUR’s Bob Hope Classic and the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. I look forward to helping the tournament staff and thousands of volunteers raise record amounts for charity, while fulfilling sponsors’ needs along the way.”
The BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs is the only tournament on the Nationwide PGA Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Nationwide PGA Tour professionals in a three-day better-ball competition. Amateurs, celebrities and pros will rotate between each of the three courses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the 14 lowest scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams advancing to play Sunday’s final round. Celebrities will play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event will take home $117,000 from the total purse of $650,000, which is one of the largest purses on the Nationwide PGA Tour. Amateurs and celebrities will compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice out of the beneficiaries selected by South Carolina Charities, Inc.
The first six tournaments have raised more than $3.7 million for area charities.
The tournament – a record-breaking attendance, revenue and charity-raising event on the Nationwide Tour – will be played May 17-20, 2007, at The Cliffs Valley, The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards and The Cliffs at Walnut Cove courses. All four rounds will be televised live by The Golf Channel.
For more information on the BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs golf tournament, sponsorship opportunities or volunteer opportunities, call (864) 297-1660 or visit the tournament’s website at www.bmwcharitygolf.com.