Thursday, June 14, 2018

Team RSM and The RSM Classic – Websites, Twitter, LinkedIn and More!


It’s hard to believe but it’s been more than eight years since we started this blog in conjunction with the inaugural RSM Classic! While we’ve enjoyed sharing news and information about Team RSM and The RSM Classic here with our readers, given the maturity of social media, and our growing follower base since 2010, we’ve decided to discontinue this blog.  

We’d like to encourage our readers to connect with us on our social channels and webpages to keep up with the latest on Team RSM and The RSM Classic! You can connect with The RSM Classic via Twitter, Facebook and the official RSM Classic webpage!

Our adventure continues, with the 2018 RSM Classic scheduled for Nov. 12 – 18 at beautiful Sea Island – a place we’ve come to think of as our “home away from home.” We look forward to seeing you on our websites and social channels, and hope to see you at Sea Island in November!




Thursday, June 7, 2018

June Swings In

This week in tournament news, the golf action is coming from Memphis, TN, where the FedEx St. Jude Classic is in full swing. According to the tournament’s website, The FedEx St. Jude Classic and the University of Memphis have collaborated to create the Phil Cannon Memorial Scholarship to benefit outstanding journalism students who have demonstrated a commitment to the community. Phil enjoyed life to the fullest, and much of that joy came from being involved for nearly 50 years with the FedEx St. Jude Classic (he served as Tournament Director for the event from 1999-2015). What a beautiful tribute!

Team RSM Member Chris Kirk is playing, along with past RSM Classic Winners Austin Cook (2017), Mac Hughes (2016), Robert Streb (2014), Tommy Gainey (2012) and Ben Crane (2011). Ben won the tournament in 2014!

Below are their tee times for Thurs., June 7:

PLAYER
TEE #
TEE TIME (CT)
Chris Kirk
1
8:00 am
Tommy Gainey
10
7:20 am
Robert Streb
10
8:20 am
Austin Cook
1
12:50 pm
Mac Hughes
10
12:50 pm
Ben Crane
10
1:10 pm

Best of luck to our Team RSM “family” this week!


We can’t believe the first of June is already here! This also means that Father’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re still in need of a gift, you may want to take a look at an amazing Father’s Day package over on The RSM Classic’s website. The package includes:
  •  One round of golf for two people at Sea Island Golf Club – Seaside Course, Plantation Course, or Retreat Course 
  •  Two Good Any One Day tickets to attend The RSM Classic any one day, Thursday – Sunday 
(Please Note:  The round of golf must be redeemed between June 18 – August 31, 2018. Please call the Sea Island Golf Shop to book a tee time.  Tee times subject to availability.  Additional rules and restrictions may apply.)

That sounds like a fantastic experience to us!


Check back next week for more on Team RSM, The RSM Classic (Nov. 12-18, 2018) and other golf-related news.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A Tournament of Champions

This week on the golf course, several members of our Team RSM family are playing in the Fort Worth Invitational at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Team RSM Members Chris Kirk and Zach Johnson will be playing, joined by past RSM Classic winners Austin Cook (2017), Mac Hughes (2016), Kevin Kisner (2015), Robert Streb (2014) and Ben Crane (2011).

Below are their tee times for Thurs., May 24:

PLAYER
TEE #
TEE TIME (CT)
Kevin Kisner
10
8:06 am
Ben Crane
10
12:22 pm
Austin Cook
10
12:44 pm
Zach Johnson
1
12:55 pm
Mac Hughes
10
12:55 pm
Chris Kirk
10
1:06 pm
Robert Streb
10
1:17 pm

Our Team RSM “family” is pretty familiar with the tournament! Sports Illustrated gave a nice shout out to THREE familiar faces below:

The Past Champions: Kevin Kisner won this event last year at 10-under, beating Sean O'Hair, Jon Rahm and hometown favorite Jordan Spieth by one shot. Spieth won it the year before, and in 2016 he finished second to Chris Kirk, so that's three top-2 finishes in three years for Spieth at Colonial. Zach Johnson is a two-time champion of the event (2010, 2012) as is Phil Mickelson (2000, 2008), though lefty isn't in the field this week. Adam Scott took home the trophy in 2014. Other notable winners throughout the tournament's rich history: Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Ben Hogan (five times), Ben Crenshaw (twice), Sam Snead, Lee Trevino (twice).

Now that’s impressive! Best of luck to our “guys” this week!  

And you don’t have to be out on the golf course to be a winner this weekend! In honor of those who served, The RSM Classic is giving away a Memorial Day package! You don’t want to miss out on the chance to win these gifts, which are perfect for summer vacation!

Head over to our RSM Classic Facebook page for a chance to win everything pictured on the right! Once you’re on the page, all you have to do is:

1.       Like our Facebook Page!
2.       SHARE the post (can be found here)!
3.       Tag three friends in the comments! 

The winner will be announced on May 28th – stay tuned!

Check back next week for more on Team RSM, The RSM Classic (Nov. 12-18, 2018) and other golf-related news.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Advice for Amateurs

This week, our most recent RSM Classic winner Austin Cook had some advice for players who might be newer to the golf scene. Here’s an excerpt from the recent Newsday article:

“PGA Tour pros and their caddies have been in enough pro-ams to know just where all of us mortals continually go wrong. They offer some kindly advice, which basically boils down to: line it up, take enough club and take it easy.

Overwhelmingly, the experts agreed that amateurs never choose to use enough club. ‘They think that a 9-iron can go 190 yards and they think they can hit it like Dustin Johnson, when really, they hit it more like me, where a 9-iron goes 130 yards,” said Austin Cook, winner of The RSM Classic in this, his rookie PGA Tour season.’”

Thanks for the advice, Austin! This got us thinking about other tips that might be helpful for those of us who aren’t professionals (at least not YET). Fortunately, GolfDigest just put out an article entitled, “Golf for Beginners: So You Want to Play Golf, that provides additional insights:


“We get it. Golf can seem terribly complicated to the uninitiated. So many rules, so many different kinds of clubs. And then there's the lingo: birdies, bogeys, bump-and-runs. At Golf Digest, this may be the language we speak every day, but we also know it's a language that can scare prospective golfers off before they ever pick up a club. That's where this online beginner's guide comes in.”

Whether you’re brand new to the game, or just want to brush up on a few facts, you can find the full article here.

And speaking of newbies, the AT&T Byron Nelson is underway at the tournament’s new home. The Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas, is currently making its public unveiling, and has intrigued many in the golf community: 

“Not everyone will understand how to play this links-like test, let alone succeed, because this is not the typical Point A to Point B golf that the Tour pros see each week. The Pinehurst-like domed greens and beguiling fairway contours will redirect what look to be pretty good shots. Imagination and patience will be critical this week.” – Golf.com


Past RSM Classic winners Robert Streb (2014),  Tommy Gainey (2012) and Ben Crane (2011) are playing in the tournament. 

Below are their tee times for Thurs., May 17:

PLAYER
TEE #
TEE TIME (CT)
Ben Crane
1
8:00 am
Robert Streb
1
8:20 am
Tommy Gainey
1
8:30 am


Best of luck to our Team RSM “family” as they play on this new course!


And in case you missed it, volunteer registration for the 2018 RSM Classic (Nov. 12-18, 2018) has started! Click the link here to find out how you can be a part of this PGATOUR event this fall!

Check back next week for more on Team RSM, The RSM Classic and other golf-related news.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Important Dates to Remember


This week, we have a few important dates for you to add to your calendar!

First, as we inch closer to the weekend, we wanted to remind our readers that Mother’s Day is this Sun., May 13! If you’re still in need of a gift for any of the mothers in your life, Golf Digest has you covered! Read their gift guide
here for a selection of golf (and non-golf) gifts.

Second, tickets for The RSM Classic (Nov. 12-18) will be available for purchase beginning Sun., July 1. Tickets will be sold directly through the tournament website – We hope to see you at beautiful Sea Island this fall!

Next up, St. Simons Island has been nominated for the Best Coastal Small Town on USA Today’s “10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards in 2018” list! Sea Island Golf Club, which is situated on the southern tip of St. Simons Island, is the host venue for The RSM Classic. Therefore, St. Simons is especially near and dear to our hearts! If you also love St. Simons Island, feel free to vote now until Mon., May 14 here!

Last but certainly not least, we also wanted to commemorate an important date from earlier this week! Tues., May 8 was Team RSM Member and 2013 RSM Classic Winner Chris Kirk’s birthday! We hope you had a great day, Chris!



This week in tournament news, we’re headed to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where Team RSM Members Zach Johnson and Chris Kirk are both playing in The PLAYERS Championship. They are joined by a number of past RSM Classic winners including Austin Cook (this is his first time playing in the tournament!),  Mac Hughes (2016), Kevin Kisner (2015) and Robert Streb (2014).

Below are their tee times for Thurs., May 10:

PLAYER
TEE #
TEE TIME (ET)
Zach Johnson
1
7:54 am
Chris Kirk
1
8:05 am
Kevin Kisner
1
8:27 am
Robert Streb
1
12:35 pm
Mac Hughes
10
1:30 pm
Austin Cook
1
2:03 pm

Best of luck to our Team RSM “family” this week!

Check back next week for more on Team RSM, The RSM Classic and other golf-related news.

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