Thursday, October 1, 2015

Golf Talk & BBQ with Davis Love III


Earlier this week, Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III visited Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota for a press conference, in his role as the 2016 Ryder Cup. With the event just one year out, we’re sure to start hearing more as the excitement builds.   

Back at Sea Island, we’re looking forward to watching Davis, host of The McGladrey Classic (soon to be The RSM Classic), and other local golfers compete in the BBQ Pro-Am this evening, as part of the Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of the Golden Isles, which is also a Friend of the Foundation charity. You can learn more here.  

And while we’re on the topics of Sea Island, The McGladrey Classic and Davis, nonprofit organizations in and around the Golden Isles are selling raffle tickets for this 2015 Buick Verano, courtesy of Nalley Auto. Participating charities keep 100 percent of ticket sales, and the Davis Love Foundation is contributing $50,000 to area charities through the Friends of the Foundation Challenge, presented by Nalley Auto. Find out about this opportunity here.

The 2015 McGladrey Classic is now just 45 short days away! For those attending this year’s tournament – what has you most excited? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Check back next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and the 2015 McGladrey Classic. And as we get closer to the tournament, we’ll have posts by a couple of ‘special guests,’ so you’ll want to check back each week, and then daily during the tournament (Nov. 16 – 22).

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Winning Memory


Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is in Atlanta this week for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. Also playing in this tournament is last year’s McGladrey Classic Champion Robert Streb. Both teeing off from tee No. 1, Robert starts at 1 p.m. ET and Zach at 1:40 p.m. ET. We’re sending good vibes to ‘our guys’ for the weekend! PGA TOUR featured an article on '18 things you should know about the TOUR Championship' -- check it out and see if you know any of them!

Going into the final weekend of the PGA TOUR 2014-15 season, the PGA TOUR created a "thank you" video featuring PGA professionals -- you might recognize one of them! -- to say thank you to the fans for their support and making it possible for them to earn a living playing golf. Check out the video below.

Also in Atlanta this week, a small contingent from McGladrey and the Davis Love Foundation met with sports reporters Wednesday evening to share information about this year’s McGladrey Classic to be held at Sea Island in November. There are lots of exciting changes on tap for this year’s tournament, including (a larger player’s field, the addition of an extra course, the movement of the annual concert “Live Under the Oaks” to Saturday evening – featuring Martina McBride this year, a change in the tournament’s name). If you haven’t made it to Sea Island for The McGladrey Classic before, this is the year you won’t want to miss! Get your tickets today!

Earlier this week, Robert joined Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III at Sea Island for the 2015 McGladrey Classic media day. It was a great event, with nearly two dozen media representatives getting a deeper look into the upcoming tournament and related changes. Those in attendance also participated in putting challenge, with proceeds going to deserving children- and family-focused charitable organizations. Check out this article The Golf Channel featured following the event.

Interested in experiencing The McGladrey Classic (soon to be The RSM Classic) firsthand? Share one of your own favorite golf members (maybe your first hole-in-one, the first PGA TOUR event you attended, volunteering at your favorite tournament, teaching your children to enjoy the game, etc.) for a chance to make a new golf memory: a trip the the 2015 McGladrey Classic!  Click here to learn more! 
The Grand Prize Package includes:
  • Two (2) tickets to a VIP Hospitality Venue on Saturday and Sunday
  • All-inclusive food and beverages provided daily - lunch buffet, afternoon snacks, and full bar
  • Flatscreen TVs to keep up with all the action
  • Private restroom facilities
  • Two (2) nights stay at The Inn at Sea Island, Friday night and Saturday night.
Even if you decide not to enter, you might want to check out the page, as there are some great stories being shared!

Stop by next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

As Fall Moves in The McGladrey Classic Draws Near


It's official...we're less than two months away from the 2015 McGladrey Classic, which will soon be renamed The RSM Classic!
In addition to the tournament name change, we have many other exciting things planned at this year’s event at Sea Island. Join us for the charity putting event featuring PGA TOUR players on Wed., Nov. 18, tournament play begins on Thurs., Nov. 19, music superstar Martina McBride will perform on Sat., Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. ET at the McKinnon St. Simons Island airport, and so much more. You won’t want to miss it! If you plan to attend the tournament, check out the list of prohibited items that PGA TOUR has recently shared - just to make sure nothing slows you down when entering the gates.

As summer winds down and fall starts to make an appearance around the country, golfers will need to change their strategy when it comes to playing in the wind. Mark Love, Executive Director of the Davis Love Foundation and brother of Team McGladrey member Davis Love III, shared some tips on overcoming the challenge and avoiding the three common mistakes. Check out his tips here.

While these guys might not necessarily need Mark’s tips, it might be a great refresher for Team McGladrey member Zach Johnson and past McGladrey Classic champions Chris Kirk [2013] and Robert Streb [2014] as they gear up to play at the BMW Championship in Illinois. From tee No. 10, Zach starts at 11:42 a.m. CT; teeing off at 12:26 p.m. CT; and following not too far after is Robert at 12:48 p.m. CT from tee No. 1. Best of luck to everyone this weekend! We’ll be cheering you on from afar.

Before wrapping this week's post, we'd like to congratulate Matt Kuchar, Zach and Chris Kirk on making The Presidents Cup team for 2015! The folks at McGladrey will be pulling for our Golden Isles golfers as they compete for the U.S. Oct. 8-11 in South Korea.

Check back next week for the latest updates on Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Team McGladrey: Off the Course But On Their Game!


This week, it’s a quiet one on the course as there isn’t a PGA TOUR tournament taking place, but Team McGladrey members are keeping busy. Both Davis Love III and Zach Johnson were honored last night at Sea Island Golf Club for their most recent accomplishments on the PGA TOUR: Davis for his win at the Wyndham Championship and Zach for his victory at The Open as well as being named Champion Golfer of the Year. Congratulations, fellas! Your friends at McGladrey are so proud of you both!

Following Davis’ recent win at the Wyndham, he gave an in-depth interview. You can read that on The McGladrey Classic’s website.

Speaking of The McGladrey Classic, it looks as if Sea Island (home of The McGladrey Classic, as well as both Davis and Zach) will be getting a new resident soon. PGA TOUR professional Patton Kizzire is moving to the East Coast to join the golf-rich environment. Who wouldn’t want to live in such a beautiful and hospitable location? We certainly look forward to visiting every year for The McGladrey Classic, which is just a little more than two months away. You can view the full PGA TOUR article here. You can learn more about The McGladrey Classic by reviewing the tournament schedule of events. If you’re interested in going, purchase your tickets now. We’d love to see you there!  

We can’t close out this week’s post without celebrating the one and only, Arnold Palmer’s 86th birthday! Earlier this week, The Golf Channel shared a great picture wheel of “The King” throughout the years. Check out the pictures here. What’s your fondest Arnold Palmer moment?

Check back next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and the 2015 McGladrey Classic, which will be renamed The RSM Classic on Day 1 of the tournament (Mon., Nov. 16) in support of the renaming of the tournament’s title sponsor as we adopt a unified global name.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Support the Community


With the addition of a second golf course (Plantation) and the larger field for the 2015 McGladrey Classic, a couple of our volunteer committees are looking for a few additional “helping hands” this year. If you are interested in volunteering, now's your chance! We’re looking for volunteers to support a few key areas for this year's tournament—particularly laser operators and marshals. 

Laser operators assist PGA TOUR staff with the compilation of player statistics. Each hole will have several volunteers tracking each player’s shots, using lasers. Shifts vary according to tee times. To ensure proper coverage, volunteers are asked to commit to a full day of service and attend a training session.  

Marshals provide gallery control for the tournament by monitoring all golf course crosswalks, tee boxes, greens, clubhouse and practice areas. Both volunteer opportunities are good ways to see some fantastic golf while getting “up close and personal” with some of the game’s greatest players. 

We, along with Tournament Host Davis Love III, would love to see you at this year’s tournament. Interested?  Register to volunteer here.

Not able to donate your time during this year’s tournament? (We know it’s a busy time of year!) You can always donate to the Friends of the Foundation, this year’s McGladrey Classic fundraiser for local charities. The Friends of the Foundation is selling raffle tickets for $20 each for a chance to win a 2015 Buick Verano, which will be awarded during tournament week.  Participating charities will receive 100 percent of their raffle ticket sales and, in addition, the Davis Love Foundation will disburse $50,000 to charitable organizations, based on their percentage of ticket sales. Learn more about it here. But, that's not all... we're also looking for caddies for the Yamaha Pro-Am on Wed., Nov. 18. Carry a single bag for an amateur with a professional golfer in the group and you'll receive $100 for covering 18 holes! Golf experience is preferred, and volunteers are required to attend one of three training sessions (approximately one hour each) prior to the event. If you're interested, email James Loggin at

Before closing this week’s post, we wanted to let our readers know that Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson had a great week last week at The Barclays where he tied for fourth place. Zach is in Norton, MA for the Deutsche Bank Championship this week, where he’s joined by fellow Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III and past McGladrey Classic winners Chris Kirk (2013) and Robert Streb (2014). Teeing off from tee No. 10, Robert started at 9:18 a.m. ET; from the same tee, Chris tees off at 1:04 p.m. ET; Zach tees off at 1:40 p.m. ET from tee No. 1; and Davis starts at 2:04 p.m. ET from tee No. 10. Best of luck to all our “guys” this weekend. #DidYouKnow Chris Kirk won this tournament last year – do we feel a back-to-back win?

Be sure to stop by next week for any updates on Team McGladrey and the 2015 McGladrey Classic (Nov. 16-22).

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Exciting Things Are Happening


Wow – what a week Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III had at the Wyndham Championship, closing with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Jason Gore! Congratulations on this exciting win from your friends at McGladrey, Davis!  

Davis now has three Wyndham Championship titles on his resume, and a total of 21 victories, including the 1997 PGA Championship. The win also extended Love’s 2014-15 season, as he moved from No. 186 to 76th in the FedExCup standings. It also puts him back in the Masters. The 2015-16 season will be Love’s 30th on TOUR.

In New Jersey this week for The Barclays, Davis is joined by fellow Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson and a couple of other members of the extended McGladrey “family” -- past McGladrey Classic champions Chris Kirk (2013) and Robert Streb (2014). With an early start from tee No. 10, Davis teed off at 7:20 a.m. ET; not too far behind at 8:15 a.m., Chris teed from tee No. 1; both teeing off from tee No. 1, Zach started at 12:55 p.m. and Robert was at 1:06 p.m. Best of luck to our guys this weekend!

McGladrey, along with the Davis Love Foundation recently announced that music superstar Martina McBride will join us in the Golden Isles to perform live at The McGladrey Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event, sponsored by McGladrey – the leading U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. The concert, presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, will take place on Sat., Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport. Get your tickets soon – they’re sure to sell out fast!

Like McGladrey and Davis, McBride is dedicated to giving back to the community, as well. Among her many charitable activities, she and her fans have raised more than $50,000 to establish the Martina McBride Music Education Program, which provides a therapeutic music program for needy children at Covenant House La Alianza orphanage.

We’re excited about teaming up with Martina and bringing some great entertainment to The McGladrey Classic, as we’ve been able to do each year since its inception in 2010.

It’s been an eventful week for Team McGladrey and the 2015 McGladrey Classic, and we’re looking forward to more excitement as we grow increasingly closer to this year’s tournament. Stop by next week to learn more.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Countdown Continues…


Time flies! It seems as if we were just congratulating Robert Streb on winning the 2014 McGladrey Classic, and it's now a mere 87 days (and counting) until the start of the 2015 tournament, which will take place at beautiful Sea Island November 16-22.  It's going to be an exciting year with quite a few changes: the player field expands to 156 PGA TOUR professionals, both the Seaside and Plantation courses will be played this year, and the tournament's name will change to The RSM Classic, following McGladrey's rebranding to RSM on Oct. 26. Of course, there will be lots more exciting aspects of this year's tournament, and we're looking forward to sharing those with you - here on our golf blog and throughout the tournament.

One thing that will remain unchanged with this year’s tournament, however: Birdies Fore Love (BFL), which will be a part of the 2015 event for the third consecutive year! BFL is a donation program, supported by McGladrey offices across the country. Over the past two years, employees from McGladrey’s 80+ offices nationwide have raised more than $860,000 for family- and children-focused charitable organizations through BFL. And that total continues to grow.

Last week, Team McGladrey member Davis Love III visited McGladrey's Schaumburg, Illinois office. Employees at that office won last year's McGladrey Classic Challenge, a friendly competition, which gave each of the firm's 80+ offices the opportunity to chose a golf fantasy team. The Schaumburg office, whose team had the lowest score, earned lunch with Davis. The putting contest raised $1,260. In addition to a meet-and-greet , speech and Q&A, Davis competed against 10 McGladrey employees in a putting contest. But that's not all... during the event last week, representatives from the office's BFL charity, Home of the Sparrow, were also in attendance and through a penny wars competition, an additional $398.41 was raised by collecting 7,389 pieces of currency. In total they raised $1,658.41 for Birdies Fore Love.

Interested in supporting Birdies Fore Love? It’s easy, and can be very rewarding. When you donate to participating charities through the BFL, everyone is a winner. That’s because your donation goes to the participating charity you select, and by guessing the number of birdies that will be made during this year’s tournament, you have a chance to win a trip for two to Sea Island! So don’t delay…support your favorite charitable organization through BFL today by visiting

This week, Davis is in North Carolina for the Wyndham Championship. Also playing in the tournament are a couple of other members of the extended McGladrey “family” – past McGladrey Classic winners Heath Slocum (2010) and Ben Crane (2011). Ben has an early start today (Aug. 20) at 7:40 a.m. from tee No. 1; from the same tee, Heath tees off at 12:10 p.m. ET; and Davis is at 12:40 p.m. ET from tee No. 1. Best of luck to our “guys” this weekend!

Dabbling in a different sport this week, Team McGladrey member Zach Johnson threw out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs v. Detroit Tigers game on Tues., Aug. 18. While Zach was in Chicago, PGA TOUR Professional Jordan Spieth threw out his own first pitch at the Texas Rangers v. Seattle Mariners game. In the spirit of friendly competition, Zach and Jordan exchanged some lighthearted banter on Twitter beforehand. The challenge? Who would throw the best ‘first pitch’ – the loser would pay for dinner! Check out the video below and let us know who you think won!

This weekend is also Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco’s birthday (Sun., Aug. 23)! Leave a comment wishing him a ‘Happy Birthday’ and we’ll be sure to pass along your wishes.

Check back next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic!