Thursday, October 12, 2017

Million Dollar Shot


This week, Team RSM Member Davis Love III is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the CIMB Classic. Also playing are past RSM Classic winners Ben Crane (2011) and Robert Streb (2014). Davis started from tee No. 10 at 8:30 a.m.; not too far behind was Ben at 9:10 a.m. from tee No. 1; and Robert teed off at 10:00 a.m. from tee No. 10. Best of luck to these guys this week!
 
We are now one month away from teeing things up at beautiful Sea Island for the 2017 RSM Classic! Did you know that every year during tournament week, we dedicate the Saturday of play as Military Appreciation Day? The RSM Classic salutes the men and women who serve and who have served in our armed forces. Learn how The RSM Classic supports the military here.
 
In conjunction, we are excited to offer the Folds of Honor Million Dollar Challenge, presented by Bridgestone, to all fans attending The RSM Classic on Sat., Nov. 18, the opportunity to test their golf skills and possibly win $1 Million Dollars – all while raising funds for The Folds of Honor Foundation.  Participants will compete in a “Closest to the Pin” contest, with 13 finalists qualifying for a one-shot Challenge Round, immediately following the third round of The RSM Classic. The finalist who hits his/her shot closes- to-the pin will win a grand prize package; a hole-in-one is worth $1 million!
 

 
QUALIFYING ROUND
When:  Qualifying will be on Sat., Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where:  #1 Fairway on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club
Distance:  Approximately 125 yards
Details:  Participants will receive two shots with a $20 donation to The Folds of Honor Foundation.  Nine “Closest to the Pin” qualifiers and four participants chosen-at-large will qualify to compete in the Challenge Round. 
MILLION DOLLAR SHOOTOUT
When:  Immediately following the third round of The RSM Classic
Where:  Seaside Course (Hole TBD)
Distance:  Approximately 175 yards
Details:  Each of the 13 finalists will have one shot. The “Closest to the Pin” will win a Grand Prize Package and a hole-in-one during the Shootout will win $1 million*!

* $500,000 paid to the individual who makes a “Hole-In-One” paid in a 40-year annuity and $500,000 donated to The Folds of Honor Foundation. 
 
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Memory of a LIfetime


Last week was one for the books for Team RSM Member Davis Love III. On Tues., Sept. 26, Davis was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. “Golf has improved my life in every way,” said Davis. “This induction is the greatest honor of my life.” If you missed his speech, you can watch the video below.

 
 
Kicking off the new season this week is the Safeway Open. Playing in Napa, CA is Team RSM Member Zach Johnson, along with past RSM Classic winners Ben Crane (2011), Chris Kirk (2013) and Mackenzie Hughes (2016). Mackenzie started his day at 7:40 a.m. PT; shortly after was Zach at 7:50 a.m.; right behind at 8:00 a.m. was Ben; and Chris tees off at 12:40 p.m. Each player will tee off hole No. 10. Best of luck to all “our guys”.
 
We’re just over a month away from  the start of the eighth annual RSM Classic (Nov. 13-19, 2017). With the clock ticking, time is running out to purchase your tickets! Check the schedule of events below to see what you want to attend.
 
MONDAY
          GROUNDS CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
          The BMW Pro-Am Event — Seaside Course
          Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players — All Day

TUESDAY
          GROUNDS CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
          Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players — All Day
          Wiffle Ball Classic ft. PGA TOUR Players and Wives — FREE to the public, Frederica Academy Baseball Field, 5pm
          Meet the Pros hosted by Rotary Club of St Simons Island — Mizner Ballroom at The Cloister, 6pm

WEDNESDAY
          Community Day — FREE admission to the general public
          Gates open at approx. 7am
          The Yamaha Pro-Am Event — located on Seaside and Plantation Courses
          Youth Golf Zone sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System featuring PGA TOUR Players — Sea Island Golf Performance Center Practice Putting Green, 3pm

THURSDAY
          Gates open at approx. 9am
          Round 1 of The RSM Classic (Seaside and Plantation Courses) — tee times TBD

FRIDAY
          Gates open at approx. 9am
          Round 2 of The RSM Classic (Seaside and Plantation Courses) — tee times TBD
          Taste of the Golden Isles Food & Spirits Event at the Casino Building in Pier Village featuring live music from Suzy and the Bird Dogs, 5pm

SATURDAY
          Military Appreciation Day
          Bridgestone Folds of Honor Million Dollar Challenge — located near the main entrance
          Gates open at approx. 9am
          Round 3 of The RSM Classic (Seaside Course only) — tee times TBD
          The RSM Concert Event sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System — located at McKinnon/St Simons Island Airport (JAKE OWEN at 7 p.m. ET)
 
SUNDAY
          Gates open at approx. 9am
          Final Round of The RSM Classic (Seaside Course only) — tee times TBD
          Trophy Presentation on the 18th green immediately following the completion of play
 

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Country Music Comes to Sea Island


We are so excited to share the news! RSM US LLP, in conjunction with Davis Love Foundation, recently announced that American country music singer and songwriter, Jake Owen, will perform live in the Golden Isles during the 2017 RSM Classic in November. RSM sponsors The RSM Classic, an official PGA TOUR Event, which attracts some of the world’s most elite golfers. The Jake Owen concert is presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, and will take place Sat., Nov. 18 at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport.

“I’m pumped to perform at The RSM Classic in the Golden Isles,” said Owen. “It’s going to be a high-energy performance in a laid-back setting.”

“We are proud to be the title sponsor of The RSM Classic, and excited to have Jake as a part of this year’s event,” said Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer with RSM. “The fact that Jake shares the charitable goals of The RSM Classic and RSM ‘sure feels right.’ We look forward to continuing to make a positive impact on the communities where our employees live and work through The RSM Classic and through the ongoing philanthropic efforts of our 9,000 employees nationwide, and the 41,000 employees in the RSM global network.”

Tickets can be purchased as part of the weekly ticket booklet or individually via the RSM Classic website. Individual Saturday golf/concert tickets are $50. All tickets feature “lawn seating”.  Chairs and reserved seating are not provided.  However, concert attendees are permitted to bring their own chairs. Please review the list of prohibited items before attending the concert.

In golf news, this week the live action comes from Jersey City, NJ for the President’s Cup. While no Team RSM members are playing, Davis Love III, host of the RSM Classic, will serve as assistant captain for the U.S. team. We wish the very best to everyone this weekend!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Share in the memory


Next week is monumental for Team RSM Member Davis Love III. On Tues., Sept. 26, Davis will be officially inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame – Class of 2017! The Induction Ceremony will be broadcast live on The Golf Channel at 7 p.m. ET, but they’ll be sharing behind-the-scenes footage starting at 5:45 p.m. ET. We can hardly wait to watch and share in the moment with Davis. We are so proud and send our hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Davis! Learn more about the Class of 2017 on the World Golf Hall of Fame website. They also shared a wonderful video of Davis, which you can view below:


 
Earlier this week, Golfweek shared the latest status update about the courses at Sea Island Resort – home of The RSM Classic – which was impacted by Hurricane Irma. Thankfully, the courses didn’t experience too much damage or flooding, but they do have a good bit of debris, which will require extensive cleanup. Read the full article by Golfweek.com here. We’re excited to say the countdown to The RSM Classic is on – the week of Nov. 13 will be here before we know it!


Also shared this week, Team RSM Member Chris DiMarco’s son, Cristian, was featured in The Oracle in a great article about what it was like for Cristian growing up with a PGA TOUR dad and being raised on the golf course. You can read the full article here but below is an excerpt:

Now, after a stellar junior season at USF and a productive summer, DiMarco is ready to finish his collegiate career on the top of his game and follow in his father’s footsteps to join the PGA Tour.

“I’ve had a club in my hand since I could walk,” DiMarco said, minutes after completing a one-under par performance at a qualifying round at TPC Tampa Bay earlier in September.

With golfing in his blood, it was only natural that his father would have some influence over his future.

Check back next week to learn more about Team RSM and the 2017 RSM Classic! Don’t have your tickets yet? Get them here. You won’t want to miss this unique PGA TOUR event!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Classic Teaser


We’d like to take a moment to reflect on this past week’s natural disaster in Florida and parts of South Carolina and Georgia. Our hearts go out to all of our RSM colleagues, clients and friends in these communities as they begin to assess the damage from Hurricane Irma. Similar to the recent effect from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the firm is pledging its support to help our people who have been affected as well as the charitable organizations are supporting relief efforts. Our hearts are with you.

Earlier this week, the PGA TOUR shared a special story about Team RSM Member Davis Love III’s locker. As an upcoming inductee to the World Golf Hall of Fame, Davis took a walk down memory lane with some of the items he will be giving to the World Golf Hall of Fame.  An excerpt from the article goes on to say:

The induction ceremony will be held at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York Cup on Sept. 26. It’s a busy week for Love, who will also be serving a second stint as an assistant captain for the U.S. Team during the Presidents Cup at Liberty National in New Jersey.

Love said it took three or four days to decide what items he wanted to loan to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Some were at his mother’s house and his agent’s office. Other pieces were on display in the clubhouses at Sea Island Resort in Georgia, where Love hosts the RSM Classic in November. He had plenty at his home, too.

This is a great article, which features a video of Davis with Dr. Tony Parker, head historian from the Golf Hall of Fame. Read the full article here.

Out on the links, the BMW Championship takes place this week in Lake Forest, IL. Playing in the tournament is Team RSM Member Zach Johnson, along with past RSM Classic winners Robert Streb (2014), Kevin Kisner (2015) and Mackenzie Hughes (2016). First to hit the course is Zach at 9 a.m. CT; teeing off at 10:06 a.m. is Kevin; Mackenzie will start at 11:55 a.m.; and Robert will tee at 1:01 p.m.. All players will start from tee No. 1. Best of luck to each of “our guys” this week!

And to wrap up this week’s post, today we are officially under the two-month mark until the 2017 RSM Classic (Nov. 13-19)! Since we can hardly wait to be back at the beautiful Sea Island, here’s a little teaser for tournament week! Get your tickets today!



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