We had an amazing week during The 2022 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX and corresponding events last week! We hosted four clinics in total throughout the week. On Monday, June 6th we had a huge day with three clinics in total. We had our general programming clinic, a girls only clinic, and our Els for Austin #GameON Clinic with record participation. We had Korn Ferry Tour Pros Peter Kuest, Conner Godsey, Jay Card, and Jimmy Gunn at each of our three clinics that day. They showed us their incredible golf skills while also telling us about how golf has had a positive impact on their lives on and off the course. We would also like to thank Pacolet-Miliken for being the presenting sponsor of all the clinics for the second year in a row and Dick’s Sporting Goods joining in on the fun by presenting a $10,000 check in support of our clinics and providing volunteer support at the clinics and our concession stands!
On Wednesday, June 8th we hosted our first ever Spanish Speaking Clinic in conjunction with Hispanic Alliance with three Spanish speaking Korn Ferry Tour Pros Nelson Ledesma, Martin Cortini, Roberto Diaz, and professional boxer and golf enthusiast Canelo Alvarez! We were very happy Canelo took time out of his busy schedule last week to speak to our participants and share how golf has impacted his life and his boxing career. We would like to thank all the volunteers, coaches, and participants who helped make these junior clinics a huge success!
During the tournament from Thursday, June 9th to Sunday June 12th, we operated concessions on Holes 5 and 14 at Thornblade Club with all the proceeds from those concessions being generously donated to First Tee — Upstate South Carolina. With the help of some very generous volunteers and staff the concessions were a huge success! We would like to thank all who came and out and volunteered to help run those concession stands! Special thanks to our summer intern Parker Fain for being so crucial to the execution and smooth running of the concessions.
Some of our participants also had the chance to be directly involved with the tournament as standard bearers. Pictured are participants Julia Conroy and Julian Martinez. They got the chance to meet Anthony Anderson, Canelo, and some amazing Korn Ferry Tour Pros! We are glad they were able to have this amazing opportunity to get a first hand experience of The 2022 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX!
Lastly, this was the first year that one of our participants interned at The Carolina Country Club under Matt Sharkey (First Tee Recognized Coach and Tournament Director for Carolina Country Club). Pictured below is Evan Conroy, a Birdie Level Participant. Evan helped Coach Sharkey with everything behind the scenes to help run a Korn Ferry Tour Event! We are excited to hope to expand this week-long internship opportunity to more participants in 2023!
Overall, we hope all of our participants and volunteers who came out to our clinics, volunteered at concessions, and those who attended The 2022 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX had an amazing week of events and fun! We can’t wait until next year!