The BMW Charity Pro-Am, conducted annually at three courses across the Upstate, was awarded with the Web.com Tour’s “Best Player Experience Award” at the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Meetings last week in Las Vegas.
“For the second consecutive year, I am honored to present the BMW Charity Pro-Am with this wonderful award, which was voted on by the most important constituents – our players,” said Web.com Tour President Bill Calfee. “The tournament team and title sponsor BMW have always worked to present a full week of innovative initiatives and activities to make the tournament a special stop for our players and their families, and we’re pleased the players have rewarded their efforts with this honor.”
Magna International, a BMW supplier, is adding its fourth South Carolina plant that will also bring 480 jobs in the next four years.
The new, $29 million, 230,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to open in June 2017, will be built on a 20-acre site in the Tyger River Industrial Park on Highway 290 and Anderson Mill Road.
About 100 BMW cars assembled at the BMW Manufacturing facility in Greer were damaged Sunday when a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Jenkinsville in Fairfield County.
The train was about 85 miles from Greer on its way to Charleston when two locomotives derailed on Highway 215 about 3 p.m.
The Thornblade Club and The Preserve at Verdae will again serve as host courses for the BMW Charity Pro-Am tournament in 2017, and The Furman University Golf Club was unveiled a new third location for the event.
“The 2017 tournament will take place May 18 -21, and will once again bring great golf, entertainment, and our focus on charitable giving to the Upstate,” said Bob Nitto, president, BMW Charity Pro.