GREER – The BMW Charity Pro-Am offers fans an opportunity for an up-close and personal look at their favorite celebrities in a rather informal setting, away from the glare of the bright lights and television cameras… and into the fray of cellphone selfies and autograph hounds.

But hey, if the celebrities who are in Greenville for this week’s popular Web.com Tour event wanted to avoid interaction with fans, they probably wouldn’t have signed up in the first place, right?

With very few exceptions, the celebrities who have shown up for this tournament in the past have proven to be very approachable and fan-friendly, at least to a point.

To that end, here are some tips and suggestions on catching a star without being a nuisance in the process.

Know where to go

Check the pairings and tee times at greenvilleonline.com to find out which of the three local courses your favorite celebrity (or professional player) is playing each day. Greer’s Thornblade Club is the headquarters for the tournament and will host Sunday’s final round in addition to a new rotation of players during each of the first three rounds, and likely will be the most crowded venue.

Enhance your chances of interacting with a celebrity by spending a few hours at one of the tournament’s satellite courses – The Preserve at Verdae and the Furman University Golf Club. Also check the pairings to make sure you know whether your celebrity teed off on hole No. 1 or hole No. 10 and will finish on 18 or 9, respectively.

Identify your target

One can typically identify their desired quarry by confirming the foursome of which he or she is a part. The professional players’ caddies will have the pro’s last name on their backs, so that’s often the best way of figuring out whether you’re in the hunt or not.

Be prepared

The official Boy Scout motto should be your guiding principle here. Have your pen handy as well as your camera or phone. You don’t want to be digging through your pockets looking for that long-lost Sharpie while Chipper Jones is tapping his fingers on his golf club.

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Be courteous

Refrain from making noise during a backswing or putt, unless you have a secret desire for a celebrity to go Tiger Woods on you. It’s important not to slow down or interrupt play. The celebrities are there primarily for fun, but the pros they’re paired with are playing for keeps.

Be realistic

Realize that you may not be able to get an autograph for every single celebrity. Don’t be offended if a celebrity turns down a request. If they are able to accommodate you, they likely will, but some have other obligations. And by the time they’ve finished their round, they’re probably hungry, so it’s good practice to keep the interactions as brief as possible.

Savor the special moments

The vast majority of celebrities play to the crowd; a few others, not so much. “We have some who are very playful with the crowd and will run over and take selfies,” said McIntyre Hargrove, marketing and communications director for the tournament. “Then there are some who are very focused on the game. You should be able to pick up on that quickly.”

Catch ’em in concert

Many celebrities, including all of the musicians, will be downtown at the free “Concert on Main” on Thursday evening from 6-10 p.m. “And you may see other celebrities downtown, too,” Hargrove said. “We have a lot of new faces here this year, and a lot of them want to get a taste of Greenville.”

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UPDATED CELEBRITY LIST

Josh Beckett (former MLB player), Tim Brando (FOX Sports broadcaster), Andy Buckley (actor, Odd Man Out), Larry the Cable Guy (comedian), Michael Collins (ESPN golf analyst), John O’Hurley (actor, Seinfeld), Lisa O’Hurley (fashion designer), Paul O’Neill (former MLB player), Alfonso Ribeiro (actor, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, host America’s Funniest Home Videos), Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers).

Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfish), Chandler Catanzaro (Clemson, NY Jets kicker), Carmine Giovinazzo (actor, CSI: NY), Scott Henry (comedian), Chipper Jones (former MLB player), Richard Karn (actor, Home Improvement), Russ Ortiz (former MLB player), Paula Tickey (actress, Pacific Blue), Tim Wakefield (former MLB player), Justin Wheelon (Emmy award winning producer).

Kim Alexis (actress/model), Jose Albarez (former MLB player), Steve Azar (country music artist), Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Dean Felber (Hootie and the Blowfish), Colt Ford (country music artist), Dan Jansen (Olympian), Preston Pohl (The Voice), Gary Valentine (actor, Kevin Can Wait).