It’s Time to Drive, Drive, and Drive!

Spring means it’s time to Drive, Drive, and Drive! We celebrate the start of the season for the Greenville Drive MiLB team, racing on the track with warmer weather at the BWM Performace Driving Center, and digging out your best driver for shots on our golf courses! Check out the article below for upcoming events, dates, and details for the latest on driving some fun in the Upcountry.

Fluor Field, home of the Greenville Drive, taken by Allspice Photography, LLC.
  • Greenville Drive Baseball– Spring is baseball season! When you come to a Greenville Drive game, you’ll see the highly competitive High-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and maybe even a future MLB star or two.  Located in downtown’s historic West End at the 5,900-seat Fluor Field. To purchase tickets for either of those games, or the ones coming up May – September this season, check out the link here. ⚾
  • BMW Performance Center – Get behind the wheel of the “Ultimate Driving Machine®”, with over 1.7 combined miles of paved track in various configurations! The school offers both half- and full-day class options, and can even host events for co-workers, groups, and friends (there’s plenty of driving time involved).  Price: $299 | Time: 2 hours, 10 am – 12 pm. Available classes are starting in May – July, with more available online past the summer.
  • Grab your Driver (along with the rest of your bag) for some Golf!
    • Here you’ll find some great public golf courses, from scenic courses along rivers and lakes to stunning mountain views, check out the list here for your next visit.
    • For those who want tournaments, the Upcountry has no shortage of them throughout the year. Check out some of the biggest and best below:
      • The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX  (happens in early June each year) is the only tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with KF Tour professionals in a two-course, three-day better-ball competition. Amateurs, professionals, and celebrities rotate between two courses, the Carolina Country Club and the Thornblade Club on Thursday and Friday. This tournament draws an estimated 40,000 spectators each year, 20% of whom travel in from out of town. 
      • Chanticleer National Senior Invitational – (late March each year). This invitational started in 2011 to provide a challenging course for super senior and elite senior golfers recognized for their playing accomplishments on an international and national scale. The format for the tournament is a 54-hole stroke play on Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course.
      • Chili Pepper Golf Tournament – (mid-April each year). Don’t miss the 7th Annual BAMA Chili Pepper Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with the SC State Chili Cook-off Championship. This premiere golf tourney will be played at the beautiful Saluda Valley Country Club.  The entry fee is $325/four-man team.
      • The Upstate Spring Two-Man Team Championship – (early May each year) At The Carolina Country Club, this flight begins with a 9 am shotgun start on both days. Day 1 will feature a best-ball format on Hole 1-9 and Captain’s Choice on Holes 10-18. On the second day, holes 1-9 will be California Best Ball (players swap drives, then play the best ball), and holes 10-18 will be Texas Scramble. This championship is put on by the Greenville County Golf Association, which has been around since 1967.

Check out this article for more fun spring adventures in the Upcountry.

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