The upcoming Regions Tradition is one of Birmingham’s social highlights of the year

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Everyone knows that at the Regions Tradition, some of the best golfers in the history of the game will be competing May 16th – 20th at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Hoover. College football royalty, including Nick Saban, Gus Malzahn, Kirby Smart and Bo Jackson, also will be on hand competing in the Regions Tradition NCR Pro-Am on Wednesday May 16th as Greystone becomes the Football Capital of the South.

But did you know the Regions Tradition, the Masters of the PGA Tour Champions, is one of the social highlights of the year in the greater Birmingham community?

“The Regions Tradition has always been more than a championship golf tournament,” said Gene Hallman, president and CEO of Bruno Event Team. “It’s an event where families, young couples, college friends — anyone looking for a fun day out — can get together in a beautiful setting. Golf fans naturally are drawn to Greystone, but you don’t have to be a golf fan to enjoy the Regions Tradition. The event continues to grow, and this year promises to be more entertaining than ever.”

Check out the lineup of fun activities and events happening throughout the week.

The Watering Hole
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – MAY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was created with an iPhone and processed using digital filters) Fans take a selfie at William Hill hospitality tent during practice for THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 8, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brad Mangin/PGA TOUR)

New this year, the par-3 10th hole at the Greystone Golf and Country Club has been christened “The Watering Hole.” Centrally located and open to the public, the high-energy Watering Hole will be THE place to be with the elevated 10th green as a picturesque backdrop. Just feet from the action in the middle of the roars from an enthusiastic gallery, pick up a cocktail with friends at Tito’s Terrace. Looking for a family friendly area with full concessions? Visit the Michelob Ultra Club. If you’re in search of a more relaxed atmosphere, sip some wine at the William Hill Estate Wine Lounge.

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The Cocina Club

There’s an added attraction right in the heart of The Watering Hole. If you want an all-inclusive option that includes delicious food, specialty drinks, access to a private courtyard and great views of the golf course, check out the Cocina Club at hole No. 10. The ever-popular Cocina Superior restaurant will be serving up mahi and filet tacos, grilled oysters and its famous pomegranate margaritas in a climate-controlled environment. Buy your Cocina Club tickets now.

Lexus Hole-in-One Shootout

It’s thrilling to watch major golf champions work their magic. It can be just as entertaining to watch amateurs try to emulate the pros at the Lexus Hole-in-One Shootout on Thursday May 17. As soon as the first round of play concludes on hole No. 18, stick around. A collection of amateurs of varying degrees of skill will gather in the middle of the 18th fairway to take one shot each at the hole. Each and every participant who makes the shot will win a new Lexus. It’ll be like watching a reality show in person.

Shipt Yoga on the Green
Shipt Yoga on the Green. Photo courtesy of the Brunos Event Team.

Stressed after a long work week? Unwind with your friends — and maybe a professional golfer or two — at the inaugural Shipt Yoga on the Green on Friday May 18th at 5:30 p.m. It’s an all-inclusive community yoga class conducted by well-known instructors from local studios — right there in the fairway of the 10th hole! Are you down, dog? You don’t need a ticket to the golf tournament itself to join in. Just register here to secure your free spot, and bring your own mat. Shipt Yoga on the Green will have several vendors onsite, including Alabama Outdoors. To top off this evening of yoga and meditation, relax with a wine tasting. Come for the yoga, namaste for the wine!

Chuck the Hitman Trick Shot Show

There are professional golfers, there are amateur golfers and then there’s Chuck the Hitman. Watch this incredibly skilled and entertaining performer defy logic and gravity with his world-famous Trick Shot Show. Chuck’s performed his golf magic alongside the legendary Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Watch him wow the crowd with his skills and his sense of humor at the Greystone driving range Saturday May 19th at 4 p.m.

Preakness Viewing Party
Preakness Party. Photo courtesy of the Bruno Event Team.

For the horse racing crowd, the Regions Tradition will make sure you don’t miss the running of the 143rd Preakness Stakes. Right after the Chuck the Hitman Trick Shot Show, starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday May 19th, fans will gather by the LED board at the driving range — adjacent to The Watering Hole and the Greystone clubhouse — to watch the second jewel in the Triple Crown.

Lifelong Memories

The Regions Tradition is golf, football and, above all, fun for everyone. Don’t miss the social event of the year. Gather your friends and family May 16th – 20th and create lifelong memories. Purchase your tickets today!

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Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.