Thursday, February 15, 2018

Everything Old is New Again


 There was some exciting news in the world of golf earlier this week. The R&A announced that golf's oldest championship, “The Open,” will return to the home of golf at St. Andrews in 2021 for the 150th edition of the championship.  Golf Channel provided additional information about the tournament and gave a shout-out to Team RSM Member Zach Johnson! See an excerpt below: 

 “The tournament will be held July 15-18, 2021. It will mark the first Open at St. Andrews since 2015, when Zach Johnson defeated Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a playoff to win his second career major and first claret jug.


Past Open champions at St. Andrews include Bobby Jones (1927), Sam Snead (1946), Jack Nicklaus (1970, 1978), Seve Ballesteros (1984), Nick Faldo (1990) and Tiger Woods (2000, 2005).”

Read the full article here.


This week in tournament news, the action is coming from the sunny Pacific Palisades in California, where the Genesis Open is in full swing. While members of Team RSM are not playing this week, we do have a few familiar faces out on the course. Past RSM Classic winners Austin Cook (2017) and Robert Streb (2014) are playing, and we wish them both the best of luck! Below are their tee times for Thurs., Feb. 15:

PLAYER
TEE #
TEE TIME (PST)
Austin Cook
1
8:04 am
Robert Streb
10
11:20 am

Check back next week for more on Team RSM, The RSM Classic (Nov. 12-18, 2018) and other golf-related news. Next year’s tournament is just nine short months away! 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

February freebie fun!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and we want to celebrate! And who doesn’t love a good giveaway? Head over to our RSM Classic Facebook page for a chance to win everything pictured on the right for yourself or someone special! Once you’re on the page, all you have to do is:

1. SHARE the post (can be found here)!
2. Like our Facebook Page!
3. Tag two friends and make sure they like our page, also!

The winner will be announced on Feb 14th! Good luck!

In tournament news, we’re headed to the West Coast for aome warm weather!  Team RSM Member Chris Kirk is playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, California. He will be joined by a number of past RSM Classic Winners including Austin Cook (2017), Mac Hughes (2016), Robert Streb (2014) and Ben Crane (2011). Below are their tee times for Thurs., Feb. 8:


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

And ICYMI last week, see here for Team RSM’s Andy Sullivan in his brilliant performance of “Never Forget” by Take That – we suspect the National Club Golfer’s new series “Cartpool Karaoke” will have us laughing from here on out!

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




Thursday, February 1, 2018

Scholarships, Swinging and Singing


Earlier this week, Team RSM member Davis Love III was featured in a GoHeels article regarding exciting news – the University of North Carolina and The Rams Club named a men’s golf scholarship after him! The “Davis Love III Scholarship for Men’s Golf” was announced during a UNC men’s basketball game on Saturday. Below is an excerpt from the article:
             
Love played at Carolina from 1982-85 and has been one of the most accomplished golfers on the PGA Tour for three decades. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017, won the PGA Championship in 1997, captained the United States' Ryder Cup winning team in 2016 and won 21 times on the PGA Tour.

It was an absolute thrill to have Davis back on campus and with the Carolina family," says UNC head coach Andrew DiBitetto. "Today's announcement marks a significant day for Carolina Golf. Davis is one of the most successful Tar Heels ever and he is also one of the most accomplished professional golfers to ever play the game. The Davis Love III scholarship will have a major impact on our program and student-athletes moving forward."


Over on the golf course, Team RSM Members Zach Johnson and Chris Kirk are playing in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. They will be joined by a few familiar faces, including past RSM Classic winners Austin Cook (2017), Mac Hughes (2016) and Robert Streb (2014). Below are their tee times for Thurs., Feb. 1:









Best of luck to each of them this week!

In other tournament news, Team RSM Member Andy Sullivan played in the Omega Desert Dubai Classic earlier this week. Sullivan also participated in the National Club Golfer’s hysterical new series “Cartpool Karaoke.” Watch his singing performance here!

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

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Advising the New Year


This week, Team RSM Member Chris Kirk is playing in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Joining Kirk are past RSM Classic champions: Ben Crane (2011), Robert Streb (2014) and Mac Hughes (2016). The tournament tees off today (Thurs., Jan. 25), with Ben at 9:10 a.m. PST and Chris at 9:30 a.m. from tee No. 1, followed by Robert at 10:20 a.m. and Mac at 10:30 a.m. from tee No. 10. Best of luck to all “our guys” this week!
 
Earlier this week, Team RSM Member Zach Johnson was featured in a USA TODAY article about the similarities between how golfers pull together their trusted advisors to plan for the new year, very much the way that middle market business leaders elicit support from their business advisors to achieve success. Below is an excerpt from the article:  
For more than a decade, Zach Johnson has held what amounts to an annual two-day summit to inspect every part of his game, figure out what needs to get better and make a plan going forward. He referred to the most recent meeting as the best one yet… Even so, he had to contain some excitement leaving his two-day meeting last fall that included everyone involved with his game — swing, mental and fitness coaches, statisticians, his wife and caddie, friends that hold him accountable, even his financial adviser.
 

The annual PGA Merchandise Show began earlier this week in Orlando. This is a fun event where those in the golf industry come together to discover the latest trends in golf equipment, technology, apparel, etc. The PGA of America shared a few of the items that caught their collective eye from the first day here.  Check out PGA.com for more updates from the show.
 

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

Thursday, January 18, 2018

A New Member and Supporting Good Causes


Earlier this week, RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – sponsor of The RSM Classic – announced the addition of Chris Kirk, PGA TOUR professional and winner of the 2013 RSM Classic, to Team RSM. Kirk, a native of Atlanta and a former resident of Sea Island, home of The RSM Classic, claimed his first PGA TOUR victory at the Viking Classic (now the Sanderson Farms Championship) in 2011 and claimed the second of his four PGA TOUR victories at The RSM Classic in 2013. Most recently, he took home the trophy at the 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

“The game of golf and RSM have a lot of common, including our core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship. Over the past four years we have had an opportunity to get to know Chris and Tahnee, and we couldn’t be more excited to have the Kirk family as part of Team RSM. Chris’s passion for his family, his community and for the game of golf make him a great fit not only with RSM, but with the other members of Team RSM, as well.”  – Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer with RSM US LLP
 
This week on the golf course, Team RSM members Zach Johnson and Chris Kirk are playing in the Career Builder Challenge. Joining in the fun at La Quinta, CA for the tournament are past RSM Classic winners Ben Crane (2011), Kevin Kisner (2015), Mac Hughes (2016), and Austin Cook (2017). Below are their tee times for Thurs., Jan. 18:
 
PLAYER
TEE #
TEE TIME (PST)
COURSE
Zach Johnson
1
9:10 a.m.
La Quinta Country Club
Chris Kirk
10
10:10 a.m.
La Quinta Country Club
Austin Cook
1
9:40 a.m.
Nicklaus Tournament
Mac Hughes
1
9:40 a.m.
Nicklaus Tournament
Kevin Kisner
10
10:10 a.m.
Nicklaus Tournament
Ben Crane
10
10:20 a.m.
Nicklaus Tournament
 
Starting off the new year on a charitable note, the PGA TOUR recently shared an article about the total amount generated for charities by tournaments in 2017. The article discusses how the 2017 tournaments surpassed $180 million, which exceeded last year’s record by $14 million! Below is an excerpt from the article. Read the full piece here.
The announcement brings the all-time total generated for charity by the PGA TOUR to $2.65 billion. The TOUR surpassed $1 billion in 2005 and $2 billion at the beginning of 2014.
 
“The entire PGA TOUR family takes tremendous pride in the positive impact that we continue to make each year through the millions of dollars that are raised for very deserving charitable organizations,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “As we often note, beyond the sheer dollar amount, the real story is in the hundreds of thousands of lives that benefit from these contributions every year. Thank you to all of the tournaments, players, sponsors, volunteers and fans who make all of this possible.”
 
The shared focus on stewardships values is one of the reasons RSM got involved with golf initially. One of the most gratifying aspects of sponsoring The RSM Classic is the opportunity it provides to give back. Supporting nonprofit organizations, especially those focused on enhancing educational outcomes and the quality of life for children and families, is an extension of RSM’s rich history of community involvement – a history that began more than 90 years ago when our firm began in 1926.
 
Through The RSM Classic’s Birdies Fore Love program, thousands of RSM partners, employees, clients and friends donate each year to charitable organizations across the country.  With a match from the RSM US Foundation, we have been able to give more than $2 million to deserving organizations this year alone, bringing the grand total raised through the tournament to $9 million to date. And the numbers from this year’s tournament are still coming in.
 
Check back next week for more updates on Team RSM, The RSM Classic (Nov. 12-18, 2018) and other golf-related news.