Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer Course Joins Tournament Rotation

GREENVILLE, S.C. - 08/16/2011

South Carolina Charities, Inc. officials announced today that Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course will join Thornblade Club and The Carolina Country Club in a new course rotation for the 2012 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation, which will take place May 17-20, 2012.

Robert Trent Jones, Sr. was the architect for Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course, which opened in 1970 and was recently honored as one of the best golf courses in the state by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel. Chanticleer replaces Bright’s Creek Golf Club in Mill Spring, N.C., which has been in the course rotation since 2008.

“Moving the tournament to Chanticleer offers many new opportunities for our event,” explained Tournament Director Darin MacDonald. “It not only gives the amateurs and pros a new and challenging course to play, it brings the entire tournament closer to our community.”

SCCI President Bob Nitto added, “While this is an exciting time for the tournament, we’d be remiss not to thank Bright’s Creek. We’ve shared a great partnership over the past four years, and SCCI is very appreciative of the effort that the Bright’s Creek management and staff have put forth for our event.”

“The BMW Charity Pro-Am is invaluable to the Upstate and the addition of Chanticleer to the golf course rotation will significantly enhance the tournament and help incorporate the downtown Greenville community,” explained PGA TOUR professional Charles Warren, winner of the 2002 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

The 2012 tournament will take place the week of May 14, 2012. Thornblade Club will remain the four-day host course, with play occurring Thursday, May 17-Sunday, May 20, 2012. The Carolina Country Club and Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course will host play Thursday, May 17-Saturday, May 19, 2012.

The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is the only tournament on the PGA TOUR’s Nationwide Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Nationwide 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 14 lowest scoring pro-amateur/pro-celebrity teams advancing to play Sunday’s final round. Celebrities play once at each course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The professional winner of the overall 72-hole event takes home $108,000 from the total purse of $600,000. Amateurs and celebrities compete for individual prizes and cash donations to the charity of their choice out of the beneficiaries selected by South Carolina Charities, Inc.

Since 2001, the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation has raised more than $8.6 million for 150+ Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina charities.

Playing and sponsorship opportunities for the 2012 tournament are currently available by calling Mike Ivester at (864) 630-9276.

For more information about the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation call (864) 297-1660, visit the tournament’s website www.bmwcharitygolf.com or follow the tournament on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BMWCharityProAm.

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