Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The McGladrey Classic teed up in style at Sea Island, GA - Guest post by Zach Johnson


PGA TOUR Professional Zach Johnson, along with fellow PGA TOUR Professional Chris DiMarco and LPGA TOUR Professional Natalie Gulbis, make up Team McGladrey. Through their involvement with RSM McGladrey, Zach, Chris and Natalie participate in certain activities sponsored by the firm, and support a number of charitable organizations. The message below is from Zach, following his participation in the recent McGladrey Classic community kick-off event:

As most weeks are, this one has been busy. This particular week, however, started off with a unique event Monday, March 29, with one of my sponsors, RSM McGladrey. The McGladrey Classic community kick-off event took place right here in my hometown of Sea Island, Georgia. And as a member of Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic Tournament Board, I had the honor of participating in the festivities.

The event began with a few brief opening comments by RSM McGladrey President and COO C.E. Andrews, PGA TOUR Chief of Operations Rick George and myself. Davis Love III, founder of The Davis Love Foundation, which is the host organization for The McGladrey Classic was going to serve as host for the day, but he was delayed due to weekend rain at Bay Hill. However Davis joined us via phone to welcome the guests and then was able to join us in-person later in the day.

Opening remarks were followed by "the world's fastest painter" Rock Demarco (no relation to fellow Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco) unveiling The McGladrey Classic logo by creating a unique one-of-a-kind work-of-art incorporating the logo right before our eyes. Fascinating! And the best part: The painting (as well as one of Dave Love III and one of me) will be auctioned off later in the year to benefit the charities supported by The McGladrey Classic. The charities will include Special Olympics, with which RSM McGladrey has had a partnership for some time now and locally, the Boys and Girls Club and Safe Harbor.

I hope you'll check in here regularly to keep up with activities related to The McGladrey Classic, and that you'll post your questions and comments here as well. I know I speak on behalf of the entire team at RSM McGladrey when I say that we'd love to get some conversation going about this exciting new PGA TOUR Fall Series event!