Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays from RSM McGladrey!

The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and to look forward to the coming year. While we had the pleasure of sponsoring numerous golf-related events in 2009, one of the accomplishments of which we’re most proud is that we were able to present a check for more than $175,000 to Special Olympics in support of the organization’s golf program. These funds were raised through a number of RSM McGladrey-sponsored activities throughout the year, and through the generous support of our employees, clients and potential clients. We’d like to thank them for their generosity, and look forward to working with them again in 2010 to support our community.

We’ll be taking a brief break from our golf blog over the coming days to spend a little extra time with family and friends. We hope you will be able to do the same this holiday season.

We look forward to talking with you here again next year. In the meantime, we’d like to wish you and yours a happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2010!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Guest Post by PGA Tour Professional Chris DiMarco

PGA Tour Professional Chris DiMarco, along with Zach Johnson and LPGA Tour Professional Natalie Gulbis, make up Team McGladrey. Through their involvement with RSM McGladrey, Natalie, Chris and Zach participate in certain activities sponsored by the firm, and support a number of charitable organizations. The following post is an update from Chris after he participated in the recent Shark Shootout in Naples, FL:

I recently participated in one of my favorite golf events, The Shark Shootout, at the Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. This event, hosted by World Golf Hall of Fame member Greg Norman is one of the most unique events on The PGA Tour. I’d like to congratulate 2009 winners: Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker.

This was my third consecutive year playing in the Shark Shootout, and my fourth time overall. This year, however, I not only had the honor of playing the course with two-dozen of the world’s top professional golfers, but I was also able to spend some time with a couple of leaders from RSM McGladrey, one of my sponsors.

Jon Davis and Jay Zack work out of RSM McGladrey’s Naples office, and they brought a few of their clients and potential clients along with them. We had a great time talking about golf and sharing tips and stories. They even humored me by asking me to autograph their PING hats. It was a great way to wind down a busy year.

I hope you are able to spend time with family and friends this holiday season, and that you enjoy a prosperous New Year!