Wednesday, May 25, 2016

2016 BMW Charity Pro-Am on Tour

Quality Father-Son Time at the Selfie Sign
A Winning Combination
When spring weather brings longer days and warmer temperatures, many folks dust off their golf clubs and get back into the swing of playing golf again. For those who prefer to watch golf, it doesn’t hurt that The Heritage golf tournament rolls through the Lowcountry in April, on the heels the pageantry found only at Augusta National. Fans of professional golf in S.C. also get a glimpse of future PGA golf pros when the Tour comes to the upstate in May, bringing a unique mix of professional and amateur golfers together.

Former Chicago Bears Quarterback Jim McMahon
The BMW Pro-Am in Greenville also includes a celebrity division, and this is the only Tour event that pairs the pros together with amateurs and celebrities. They play three rounds of golf using three different courses, concluding with Sunday’s final round at the Thornblade Club. What is the Tour anyway? Founded in 1990 by the PGA Tour as a developmental league, golf pros can now play their way into the PGA Tour. For example, the world’s Number One ranked golf pro is Jason Day of Australia, and he is a Tour alumni.

This young Pro is looking to qualify for the PGA Tour
Congrats to Richey Werenski for winning the 2016 tourney! After turning pro in 2014, Werenski then chose to relocate to Bluffton and join Berkley Hall golf club as a member, citing their practice area as a good fit for his long-term plans to qualify for the PGA Tour. Werenski won three times on the Carolina Tour before moving up to the ranks, and this is his first win, after two second place finishes earlier in the year, putting him in second place on the 2016 money list. He should be able to play for even bigger stakes next year with his PGA Tour card, and golf fans in the Lowcountry will be pulling for his success.

To read the feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries from the BMW Charity Pro-Am click 2015 - 2014

To view past blog entries for the RBC Heritage click on 2018 -2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013

To view past blog entries from The Masters click on 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2009

To view past blog entries from the PGA Championship click on 2017 Quail Hollow / Charlotte2012 Ocean Course Kiawah Island

To view past blog entries from the Champions Tour click 2014 Top of the Rock 2013 Savannah 

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