Thursday, May 15, 2014

BMW Charity Pro-Am

Hey y'all, hope you are having a fabulous week so far! I don't know about you, but I am so excited the weekend is almost here! I am also excited to be picking Caroline up at the Charlotte airport this evening. She has a layover in Charlotte, so instead of heading back to Richmond, she is jumping ship and I am bringing her back to Greenville with me! Reid will be making the drive down to Greenville solo on Friday and join us all for the BMW Pro-Am.  Andrew and I are so fortunate to be members of Thornblade Club here in Greenville and y'all, this is an event I look forward to all year long! This golf tournament is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with friends and family, but more importantly, it raises money for a worthy cause. Last year the tournament generated over $730,000 in charitable donations!

A few facts about the tournament: Tour history was made in 2004 when two World Golf Hall of Famers – Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player – participated in the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

In 2013 Clemson University’s International Institute of Tourism Research and Development conducted a study of the economic impacts of expenditures related to tournament operations and found that the 2013 tournament generated total direct spending of $4.712 million, supported 139 jobs, generated net local government revenues $541,048 and net state government revenues of $868,479, and yielded $6.744 million in total output/ impact.
A total of 2.9 million people tuned into Golf Channel’s coverage of the 2013 tournament.

Since 2001, 109 celebrities have participated in the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation.

All past winners of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation have gone on to play on the PGA TOUR.

The celebrities participating this year include:

• Steve Azar, country music artist
• Andy Buckley, actor (The Office and The Lying Game)
• Lisa Cornwell, Golf Channel broadcaster*
• Debbe Dunning, actress (Home Improvement)*
• Greg Ellis, actor (24 and Touch)
• Bill Engvall, comedian/actor (Blue Collar Comedy)*
• Ty Gretzky, son of Wayne Gretzky
• Wayne Gretzky, NHL Hall of Fame
• Dennis Haysbert, actor (24 and The Unit)*
• Oliver Hudson, actor (Rules of Engagement)
• Janet Jones-Gretzky, model/actress (Police Academy 5)
• Gregory Itzin, actor (24)*
• Richard Karn, actor (Home Improvement)*
• Danny Masterson, actor (Men at Work and That ’70s Show)
• Jordan Masterson, actor (Last Man Standing and Greek)*
• Jim McMahon, two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback*
• Win McMurry, reporter and model*
• Frankie Muñiz, actor (Malcolm in the Middle)*
• Jeffrey Nordling, actor (Desperate Housewives)*
• John O’Hurley, actor/TV personality (Seinfeld, host of Purina’s National Dog Show)
• Michael Pena, actor (Gangster Squad and Shooter)
• Rob Riggle, actor (The Hangover and Step Brothers)*
• Richard Schiff, actor (The West Wing)
• Paula Trickey, actress (Pacific Blue)
• Gary Valentine, actor/comedian (King of Queens and Here Comes the Boom)

Can you guess who I will be on the hunt for this year? I got a picture with Oliver Hudson last year but can't seem to find it...oops! Guess that just means I'll have to find him again :)

Last year, I was on a mission! There were a few celebrities I pretty much stalked just so I could get a picture! Any of these look familiar? 

{Kurt Russell}

{Kurt Russell}

{Kurt Russell}

{Wayne Gretzky}

Oh you know, just hangin' around waiting for Wayne

{The group with Wayne}

{Mark Silvers, winner of Big Break Greenbrier 2013}
 Fun fact, he went to college in SC!

We had so much fun riding around on our friend's golf this point, we had about 7 people on it. Clearly, this was after way too many drinks.

{Andrew and me}
It was the end of a long day, and we were worn out! 

Be sure to check back in tomorrow! Caroline will be in Greenville and we will be blogging together for the first time!! 


ps.....extra points if you see another familiar face. Maybe a hubby of another favorite blogger who is on a baby-moon right this very moment...any ideas?? 


  1. Extra points for me! Hope y'all have fun this weekend :)

  2. This sounds like such a fun event! And totally awesome you get to take pictures with some of the celebs! I'm jealous! Have fun!!

    <3, Pamela

  3. How fun! You'll have a blast!!

  4. Sounds like so much fun!! Our office had tickets for the event but my husband & I already had plans- Nascar, the complete opposite lol!! Enjoy :)


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