A Birmingham favorite is back for another year as golfers hit the links for the 2024 Regions Tradition from May 8th through 12th. 

One of the five major championships of the PGA TOUR Champions, Regions Tradition is held annually at Greystone Golf & Country Club and stands out as the only professional golf tournament in the state. Crowds will flock to Birmingham for five days of competition, celebrity spotting, and socializing on the grounds for another round of this fan-favorite event.

All eyes will be on Alabama as the event is televised both nationally and internationally to celebrate the legends of the game as they come together for both formal competition and community engagement. 

“The tournament really marks the beginning of summer for our city, and it’s the perfect event to enjoy with friends,” says George Shaw, Regions Tradition Tournament Director. “The fact that we’re more than three decades into hosting the event speaks to the impact we have on the community.” 

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The event kicks off with the highly anticipated Drummond Company Celebrity Pro-Am on May 8th, which offers amateur players a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play alongside the professionals. Spectators this year can expect to spot many of the state’s top coaches and beloved athletes such as Nick Saban, Hugh Freeze, Kalen DeBoer, and Charles Barkley, along with big names in music and politics such as Riley Green and Condoleezza Rice.

This year, guests can enjoy a brand new experience at the tournament’s Casamigos Club. “We wanted to make hospitality offerings more accessible, and the Casamigos Club Tent offers that from the 18th green,” says Shaw. Spectators can enjoy a variety of food and craft cocktail options while taking in a great view of the tournament, all at an affordable price. Group ticket packages are also available, and the tent is the perfect venue to host employees, clients, or partners.

Top PGA TOUR Champions and World Golf Hall of Fame members play a total of four rounds from Thursday to Sunday– and even while they have the Winner’s Purse in their sights, Shaw notes how unique the competition is for golf enthusiasts in the state. “While these are legends of the game and they still compete hard to win, they’re generally very laid back and accessible to fans,” he says. 

The tournament’s social center is the White Claw Watering Hole, which is open to the public and accessible for all ages. Fans can enjoy a great view of the competition from the 10th hole while relaxing with a beverage, all just a few feet away from the action. It’s here that guests will be treated to a concert by Black Jacket Symphony immediately following Friday’s round of play at approximately 4pm. 

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The event is also much more than a tournament— Regions Tradition prides itself on giving back to the community in a variety of capacities. Children’s of Alabama serves as the primary beneficiary of the tournament; the hospital is the only medical facility dedicated solely to the treatment of care of children in the state. 

Another major charity initiative of the tournament is Birdies for Charity, a fundraising program designed to give 501c3 charities and schools the opportunity to raise funds for their organization through birdie pledges, based on the number of birdies made through the tournament’s competitive rounds. Overall, Regions Tradition has raised more than $21 million for charity since the tournament’s inception in 1992. 

And the competition is here to stay. Organizers of the tournament announced a nine-year extension for Regions Tradition last year, which means it will remain at Greystone through 2032. 

Want to check out the sights and take part in one of Birmingham’s most beloved traditions? Visit regionstradition.com for more information, tickets, and a full schedule of events.