Thursday, May 27, 2010

Team McGladrey keeps busy for good causes

It's another very busy week in the world of Team McGladrey!

Zach Johnson is fresh off a week's break and is playing this week in Fort Worth, TX at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. The event at Colonial starts a busy four week stretch for the 2007 Masters champion, which concludes with the U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach in mid-June.

As you may remember last year at Colonial they held the first ever "Pink Out" in support of Phil Mickelson's wife Amy and to bring awareness to breast cancer and all those affected by the disease. In order to show continued support for Susan G Komen for the Cure and to continue to help raise awareness, the 2nd Annual Pink Out will take place on Saturday, May 29. The tournament is encouraging everyone; fans, players, caddies and officials, to wear pink in support of the cause. Crowne Plaza will donate $100 for each birdie and $500 for each eagle that is made by a player during Saturday's third round. Kudos to Crowne Plaza for helping to bring awareness to such an important cause!

While Natalie Gulbis has an off week this week, she is anything but idle! Natalie has been busy doing clinics and charity work raising money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, an organization close to her heart. And, speaking of charity, Natalie is also involved with a unique nonprofit called Caddy For A Cure that donates to other charities in efforts to accomplish things like finding a cure for childhood cancer. It provides the ultimate in golf experiences, the opportunity to caddy for a PGA TOUR or LPGA Professional during the practice or Pro-Am round of an official PGA TOUR or LPGA event. During the Wegman's LPGA Championship held at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, NY, the winning bidder will have the opportunity to caddy for Natalie. For more information on another great cause, visit http://caddyforacure.com.

Everyone here at McGladrey wishes everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! Let the summer begin!

Friday, May 21, 2010

An update on Team McGladrey

Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco is playing at the HP Byron Nelson at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving, Texas this week. We’re watching and wishing him the best!

Zach Johnson is off this week, but we’ve been following him on Twitter. In fact, we’d like to thank him for pointing his followers to The McGladrey Classic Facebook page. Zach and Davis Love III are offering a chance to win a flag signed by the both of them to folks who “like” the fan page by Sunday, May 23, so do that TODAY! The fan page is a great source for the “latest and greatest” information about this new Fall Series event, which will take place in Sea Island, Georgia in October.

Finally, Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis played in the Sybase Match Play Championship at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, NJ this week where, unfortunately, she lost her first round match to Candie Kung. That’s okay, Natalie, we’re pulling for you the rest of the year, and are excited about your announcement earlier this week about participating in the inaugural Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Third time's a charm!

Okay…so we know you’re not surprised that we’re pulling for Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson this week as he plays in the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, May 10-16. We’re hoping this year will mark his third consecutive win at the event, putting him “right up there” with Arnold Palmer!

This year, the event is staged at a brand new layout – the new Greg Norman-designed Oaks Course at TPC.

Also, this week, Zach, along with two-time British Open Champion Padraig Harrington, joined the field for the June 10-13 St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

In closing, we’d be remiss this week if we didn’t send condolences on behalf of Team McGladrey to Erica Blasberg’s family and friends. Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis and other LPGA TOUR professionals are honoring Erica this week by wearing purple ribbons. Her sudden death is tragic loss for women’s golf. She will be missed.

Friday, May 7, 2010

A special week at TPC

This week, we’re pulling for Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson at The Players Championship being played at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida!

And while we’re keeping a close eye on Zach, earlier in the week at TPC, we were thrilled to learn that three-time major champion Padraig Harrington joined the ranks of Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis when he became a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics. This is in addition to the good work that’s done through Padraig’s own charitable foundation, as well as the various other charities he supports. In his role as a Global Ambassador, Padraig, like Natalie, will mentor Special Olympics golfers.

Congratulations, Padraig, from the entire RSM McGladrey team!

Special Olympics – like the game of golf – is near-and-dear to our hearts, and will be one of the official charities of The McGladrey Classic this October at Sea Island. If you’re interested in volunteering, click here.