Thursday, September 27, 2012

Just a Little More Than Two Weeks Until The McGladrey Classic

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It feels as if it was just a few days ago that we were packing up to return from Sea Island following the second annual McGladrey Classic. It’s hard to believe that in 17 short days, the third McGladrey Classic will be in full swing. Follow us the whole week (Oct. 15 – 21) at Sea Island as we bring you updates and the inside scoop here on the McGladrey Golf Blog and via our social media channels – McGladrey News on Facebook, @McGladrey on Twitter, and McGladrey on LinkedIn. It’s going to be an exciting week so stay up-to-the-minute with us!

These past two weeks, action has been picking up on-site at The McGladrey Classic. More commitments have been added to the lineup, including Stuart Appleby, Rory Sabbatini and David Duval. The McGladrey Classic hosted Media Day on Monday, September 17 which allowed PGA TOUR players (including tournament host Davis Love III) and McGladrey leaders to answer questions about the upcoming tournament and related activities from national and local media outlets. You can listen to Matt Adams ‘Fairways of Life’ to hear an interview with Davis and with McGladrey’s Chief Marketing Officer, Bob Gerardi, here. Finishing touches are being done on the tents and chalets located around the course. The course is coming along great and looks beautiful. You can view pictures of The McGladrey Classic build on our Facebook page. And The Dawg House, a new feature this year, is going to be an amazing place to watch the tournament. There doesn’t seem to be a bad view no matter where you stand. It’s not too late to purchase your tickets!  
 
But before things officially kick off with The McGladrey Classic, we want to wish the best to Team USA as they compete for the Ryder Cup.  The team includes Team McGladrey Members Zach Johnson and Davis who, of course, is this year’s Ryder Cup Captain! And speaking of the Ryder Cup, did you know Team USA is adding a ‘13th Man’ to the team? It’s YOU! The Ryder Cup has created a platform that brings fans from across the world together to pull for the players. Become a ‘13th Man’ here and join in on the tweet battle between Team Europe and Team USA.

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

Thursday, September 20, 2012

It’s Been a Busy Week at Sea Island!

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What a week it has been down at Sea Island, GA! This past Monday (Sept. 17), The McGladrey Classic Media Day was held at Sea Island Resort, and included a three-hole Charity Skins Game, which raised $7,500 for local charities: The Gathering Place, Hospice of the Golden Isles, and United Way of Coastal GA.

Things are coming together at the tournament. Progress has been made on the Military Outpost, the McGladrey Chalet behind the 18th green, other venues near the 18th green, and the merchandise tent (which is at a new location this year – in the Miller64 Fan Village). Check out the McGladrey Classic Facebook page to see pictures of the construction.

As we’re gearing up for The McGladrey Classic and the Ryder Cup, McGladrey is sponsoring a series of digital and cable television ads. The digital ads are a great addition since they highlight Davis Love III and Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO of McGladrey LLP, reflecting on the importance of strong leadership, processes, teamwork, integrity and relationships – and how these attributes apply on the course and in the business world. You can check out these videos via numerous national outlets (CNBC.com, Fox News & Business, WSJ.com, etc.), and on Davis’ Ryder Cup Captains Blog.
A fun, new event is taking place this year at The McGladrey Classic – The 2012 Wiffle Ball Classic. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a game of wiffle ball played by PGA TOUR Players vs. their wives! Who do you think will win? The game takes place Mon., Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Frederica Academy Baseball Field.

We can’t let this week go by without wishing Team USA and Team McGladrey Members Zach Johnson and Davis Love III good luck this week as the 2012 Ryder Cup activities start up on Sat., Sept. 22 and run through Sun., Sept. 30.

And with the 2012 McGladrey Classic quickly approaching, we want to remind our readers to purchase tickets now for the tournament and the Gary Allan Concert (Wed., Oct. 17). You can find out more details on tickets, packages, and merchandise here.

Check back in next week as we fill you in on more updates from The McGladrey Classic and Team McGladrey.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Week To Remember

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This week has been one for remembrance. McGladrey would like to take a moment to honor those who lost loved ones or were affected by the events of  9/11/01. The McGladrey family salutes you!

Team McGladrey Member, Chris DiMarco also took a walk down memory lane this past Monday (Sept. 10) when he stopped by The Golf Channel’s ‘Morning Drive’ to talk about his memories of Arnold Palmer to celebrate Palmer’s 83rd birthday. Happy belated Birthday, Arnold! What are some of your favorite memories of Arnold Palmer?

McGladrey is also excited to have Chris DiMarco attend the McGladrey Signature Reception at The Investment Company Institute (ICI) Tax and Accounting Conference in Orlando on Oct. 1. That should be a fun night!

Things are starting to pick up for the 2012 McGladrey Classic this week. We received notice that three major championship winners have committed to the tournament: Jim Furyk, Angel Cabrera (two time!) and Todd Hamilton. The competition keeps getting stronger and stronger.

As the countdown dwindles, The Lodge at Sea Island, GA is getting busier with deliveries and construction starting up for the tournament. The first pavilion to be built was the Military Outpost. McGladrey is proud to support the men and women who serve our country – that is why all active and retired military receive free admission to The McGladrey Classic.

Be sure to check back next week as we give you another update on The McGladrey Classic and Team McGladrey.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

One step closer...

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What a week it’s been for Team McGladrey Member and 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, Davis Love III, as he announced his four captain picks! We know it was difficult for Davis to select from so many great professional golfers, and he had many factors to consider when making his selections for the U.S. team. Congratulations to Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, and first-time choice Brandt Snedeker. What a team the U.S. will have this year at the Ryder Cup! What are your thoughts on Love’s picks? Will you be watching in or maybe even attending in person?

Want to get the VIP treatment at the 2012 McGladrey Classic? Enter the McGladrey Classic Dreamstakes. One lucky winner will receive the following prizes:

• Four (4) VIP Hospitality Tickets to The McGladrey Classic for Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Includes Food & Beverage
• Two (2) Honorary Observer Spots for Saturday
• Two (2) McGladrey Classic Swag Bags
• $500 in Sea Island Resort Experiences
 • Friday and Saturday Night Accommodations for four (4) at a Hodnett Cooper Property
• $250 in Local Restaurant Gift Cards

Check out the contest and enter to win here. While you’re on The McGladrey Classic site, don’t forget to enter the Guess the Birdies contest for a chance to win a 2012 Buick Verano!


With the 2012 McGladrey Classic just a little more than a month away, be sure you purchase your tickets now for the tournament and the Gary Allan Concert (Wed., Oct. 17). You can find out more details on tickets, packages, and merchandise here. As always, active and retired military receive free admission (Oct. 18 – 21).

Check back next week for another update.