Thursday, July 30, 2015

Was it coincidence?

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Last week, The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and the Davis Love Foundation (DLF) hosted the third annual Davis Love III Junior Open at Sea Island. The 78-player field played 54 holes on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Resort on St. Simons Island, GA – one of the two courses the pros will play during the 2015 McGladrey Classic! We want to congratulate Emilia Migliaccio and Colin Kober for winning this year’s tournament in their respective divisions. Emilia earned a three day total score of 3 under par, while Colin finished the tournament at 7 under par. It was a great week at Sea Island Resorts. Way to go, Emilia and Colin!

Also in the news, Team McGladrey member Davis Love III visited Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota last week to go over the logistics for the Ryder Cup with Hazeltine National and PGA of America executives. Before doing that, Davis sat down for a Q&A to discuss the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team and more. You can read the full interview here.

Team McGladrey member Zach Johnson is still living in a dream after the second major win of his career. The PGA TOUR shared a great article about Zach and his decanter trophy from the British Open, including discussion about his Hall of Fame credentials and talk of Will Ferrell. I know, it seems odd to have actor/comedian Will Ferrell part of the article, but he might just be Zach’s good luck charm (if you believe in that)! The article says “Of the 495 congratulatory messages Johnson received after his win, one was from the comedian/actor. The two had sat next to each other at a small dinner party at St. Andrews, and exchanged numbers. After last week’s win, Ferrell told Johnson he has attended just two majors – the 2007 Masters and the 2015 Open Championship.” You can read the entire PGA TOUR article here.  

A few reminders and a spotlight to wrap up this week…

Calling all caddies! Caddies are needed for the Yamaha Motor USA Pro-Am at the 2015 McGladrey Classic. To learn more about this opportunity, head over to The McGladrey Classic website.

Purchase your tickets! Purchase your tickets now for the 2015 McGladrey Classic and receive 20% off any Daily (Thursday – Sunday), Good Any Day or Weekly Ticket Booklet and get one free.

Volunteer Spotlight: Marshal. Volunteers on this committee will provide gallery control for the tournament by monitoring all golf course crosswalks, tee boxes, greens, clubhouse, and practice areas. Each year, The McGladrey Classic requires the time and talent of approximately 1,200 volunteers to help in more than twenty different areas. More information on volunteer committees and registration can be found here.

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

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson Wins Big!

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This past Monday is one for the books for Team McGladrey member Zach Johnson! Zach prevailed in a three-man playoff to win the 2015 British Open, claiming his second career major by squeezing out a par on the final hole of the playoff at No. 18. Zach rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt at the 72nd hole for a 6-under 66 that put him at 15-under through regulation. When Zach’s birdie on the 72nd hole found the bottom of the cup, his knees buckled and he pumped his right fist. His caddie, Damon Green, did his infamous chicken dance to celebrate. Congratulations, Zach! Your friends at McGladrey are so proud you, not only for your recent win, but for the shared values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship that you demonstrate every day. Readers, what do you think – might this win make Zach eligible for inclusion in the Golf Hall-of-Fame? Share your thoughts below!

Showing incredible support from other PGA TOUR players, the Golf Channel shared some tweets from fellow players congratulating Zach on his unforgettable win. Check out the collection of tweets here. You can also watch some great post-tournament interview coverage of the win on The Golf Channel Morning Drive, CNBC Squawk Sports and ESPN.

What a great way to start the week! But that’s not all. Also this week,  Team McGladrey member Davis Love III was in Chaska, Minnesota to get his first look at Hazeltine National Golf Club as Team USA's 2016 Ryder Cup Captain. To help in his duties as captain, he also played the course to get a better feel for what it has to offer. From there, Davis headed to Ontario for the RBC Canadian Open. Joining Davis in this tournament are previous McGladrey Classic winners Heath Slocum (2010) and Ben Crane (2011). Having an early start this morning (July 23), Davis teed off at 7:30 a.m., ET from tee No. 1; from the same tee, Heath teed off at 8:20 a.m., ET, and Ben tees off at 1:05 p.m., ET from tee No. 10. Best of luck this weekend, guys – your friends at McGladrey will be pulling for you!

Rounding out the week, the Davis Love III Junior Open is being played at Sea Island Golf Club’s Plantation Course. This is an American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) event in its third year at Sea Island Resorts. Check out some of the action shots from the tournament: AJGA Facebook page.

Check back next week for the latest and greatest on Team McGladrey and the 2015 MGladrey Classic (Nov. 16- 
 


Thursday, July 16, 2015

From Scotland to Sea Island

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Team McGladrey is far-flung this week. Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is playing in The Open Championship in Scotland. He's is off to a great start, as he is currently tied for second place! We'll be watching the rest of play this weekend on ESPN! Think you know a lot about The Open Championship? Take the PGA TOUR's trivia game to test your knowledge! Click here for the quiz.

A little #ThrowbackThursday for you - here's an image from when The Davis Love Foundation made a charitable donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia in 2011. In its first five years, The McGladrey Classic has raised more than 2.7 million dollars for charity. Since stewardship has always been one of McGladrey's core values, we're thrilled with how the tournament continues to support local and national nonprofit organizations and those they serve.

Speaking of the Davis Love Foundation, we want to make sure our readers are aware that Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III's son Dru, won the 2015 Georgia Amateur Championship this past weekend (July 9-12). Read all about it over on The McGladrey Classic website.

Planning for the 2015 McGladrey Classic is in full-swing. We hope you get a chance to join us in Sea Island Nov. 16-22 for an incredible week of golf! Check back next for more updates on Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Making News

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Earlier this week, The McGladrey Classic (which will be renamed The RSM Classic later this year) received some exciting news! We are honored to have been voted the "Best Special Event" by the readers of Elegant Island Living in the Best of 2015 Edition! Thank you to all who voted. #EILBestOf2015

The Classic is an incredible experience in and of itself, but when you add the location and southern hospitality – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create wonderful memories while watching some of the game’s finest players. We hope to see all of our returning guests and to welcome many new visitors to Sea Island for the tournament this November (16-22). Tickets are on sale now so get yours soon! You’ll receive a 20-percent discount off select McGladrey Classic tickets (excluding concert tickets; performer: TBA) when you purchase online.  

Are you on Facebook? If so, check out The McGladrey Classic’s page where we’re spotlighting volunteer positions available for this year’s tournament. This week, the volunteer spotlight is a laser operator. Volunteers on this committee will be asked to assist the PGA TOUR Shot Link staff with the compilation of player statistics. Each hole will have several volunteers to track player shots using lasers. To learn more: http://bit.ly/1IRBkNp.

Wondering what’s going on with some of our McGladrey Classic “family members” this week? Well, Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is all the talk at the John Deere Classic, where many – including PGA TOUR’s Fantasy Golf – are favoring Zach to win. (#DidYouKnow Zach won the John Deere Classic in 2012?) Joining Zach in Illinois are past McGladrey Classic champions Heath Slocum (2010), Ben Crane (2011) and Robert Streb (2014). Both Ben and Robert had an early start, teeing off at 7:50 a.m. CT, from tees No. 1 and 10 respectfully; Heath wasn’t too far behind when he teed at 8:30 a.m. from tee No. 10; and from tee No. 1, Zach tees off at 12:50 p.m. Check out the Twitter picture Ben posted yesterday from the John Deer Classic Pro-Am, after making a hole-in-one at the third hole! We’re pulling for you all this week, guys!

Check back next week for more on Team McGladrey and the 2015 McGladrey Classic.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Red-White-And-Blue Weekend!

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This week, Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III is in West Virginia for The Greenbrier Classic. He is joined by almost all of McGladrey Classic’s past winners: Heath Slocum (2010), Ben Crane (2011), Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey (2012) and Robert Streb (2014). Heath had an early start at 7:10am from tee No. 1; Tommy tees at 12pm ET from tee No. 10; and teeing at 1pm, Davis is from tee No. 1 and Ben is from tee No. 10. Best of luck to all our guys!

Remember:  registration is now open for volunteers for the 2015 McGladrey Classic! To sign up to help during this year’s tournament in November at beautiful Sea Island, visit https://www.dlfvolunteers.com and enter a username and password. You’ll then create a profile, and select and submit your top three committee choices. Or… you can head over to McGladrey Classic’s Volunteer Registration page and get added to the communication list!

Some exciting news comes from Yamaha Golf-Car CompanyYamaha will sponsor the 2015 Pro-Am at The McGladrey Classic on Wed., Nov. 18. There are a limited number of Pro-Am spots available. Click here for more information on the 2015 Yamaha Pro-Am.

We hope you have a safe and wonderful 4th of July weekend! Check back next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and the 2015 McGladrey Classic (Nov. 16-22)


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Davis Takeover

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We hope all of our readers enjoyed a nice Father’s Day weekend! If you didn’t see it last week, Golf Digest shared a great video on PGA TOUR players and their sons, which features Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III and his son, Dru. Check out the article and video here.

Another video you might want to check out is one the Davis Love Foundation recently shared on charitable giving. #DidYouKnow that The McGladrey Classic is the largest fundraiser of the Davis Love Foundation? Dollars raised through the tournament support local and national charitable organizations focused on improving the lives of children and families in need. Check out the video below!
 
 
Team McGladrey Members Zach Johnson and Davis Love III are in Connecticut this week for the Travelers Championship. Davis tees off at 12:45 p.m. from tee No. 1 and from the same tee, Zach starts at 1:15 p.m. Best of luck to our guys this weekend!

Adding a little fun to your Thursday, let’s see if you can spot the five differences between these two photos of 2013 McGladrey Classic champion, Chris Kirk. List them in the comments!
Stop by next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and the 2015 McGladrey Classic (Nov. 16-22).

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dad’s And Golf… What A Pair!

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This is quite a week for golf fans – especially for golf dads! Not only is it Father’s Day weekend, but it’s also U.S. Open week. Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is joined by past McGladrey Classic winners Chris Kirk (2013) and Robert Streb (2014) in Washington for the season’s second major championship. Robert tees off today (June 18) at 7:55 a.m., PT from tee No. 1; Chris tees off at 8:39 a.m. from tee No. 10; and Zach has a later start at 2:39 p.m. from tee No. 1. Best of luck, fellas…and Happy Father’s Day!  

Swinging back in time for this #ThrowbackThursday, check out these “Then & Now” swings of Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III, shared recently by the PGA TOUR. It’s fun to see how Davis’ swing has transformed over the years (from 1987 to 2014 in this clip). Check it out:  

 
And now, for the future: Join us when the PGA TOUR returns to Sea Island Golf Club, Nov. 16 – 22, 2015 for the sixth annual McGladrey Classic (which will be rebranded The RSM Classic, in support of title sponsor McGladrey’s new unified global name, which will become effective Oct. 26)! Tickets are on sale now. Purchase yours during the month of June for the best savings of the year: Buy any Daily (Thursday – Sunday), Good Any Day or Weekly Ticket Booklet and get one free. Purchase early and SAVE. You have the option of purchasing a Weekly Ticket Booklet, Concert Tickets (artist TBD), Daily Tickets and/or Good Any Day Ticket! Find all the details here.
 
 
Be sure to check back next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic. We hope to see YOU at Sea Island this year!