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Community Outreach

Thornblade Club is proud to be home of the Korn Ferry Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am. A nationally televised event, the BMW Charity Pro-Am is the only tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Korn Ferry Tour professionals in a three-day better ball competition. The tournament continues to grow in popularity drawing an estimated 40,000 spectators and since 2001, has distributed over $13.7 million to charities in South Carolina’s Upstate region.

For over 20 years, Thornblade Club has also been home to The Blade Junior Golf Classic. The SCJGA’s premiere junior event, The Blade was founded by a group of Thornblade Club members that had a passion for junior golf and a vision of creating the best junior golf experience. Over the tournament’s lifetime, The Blade has hosted over 2,800 junior golfers and has surpassed an impressive $1.4 million in donations to local charities. These charities include:

  • Pediatric Center Research at Greenville Children’s Hospital
  • Camp Courage
  • The Frazee Center
  • The Kellie Ryan Academy
  • First Tee of the Upstate
  • SC Junior Golf Foundation