Thursday, June 24, 2010

An Update on Team McGladrey

It’s summer time and the living is…busy! Here in the south, that means it’s HOT! And while Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is taking some much-needed time off this week, the rest of Team McGladrey isn’t letting the heat slow them down.

Chris DiMarco is playing at the Travelers Championship this week at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT, where it seems the weather doesn’t want to cooperate. Play has been suspended today due to thunderstorms in the area. Hopefully the players will be back on course soon and Chris will have a great week. (Speaking of the weather…did we catch a glimpse of Chris this morning while the Early Show’s Dave Price was giving the weather forecast from there?) Chris also announced this week that he’ll be playing in the Reno-Tahoe Open July 15-18.

Natalie Gulbis is playing at the LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, NY, and spending some time with a few members of the McGladrey management team, as well as with the “McGladrey snow leopard.” Don’t believe that last line? Check out Natalie’s twitpics on Twitter!

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for The McGladrey Classic Oct. 7 – 10 at Sea Island, do it now – tickets are on sale, and they’re already proving to be quite popular! You can get your tickets at mcgladreyclassic.com.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Almost summer already?!

We've had several busy weeks here at McGladrey and Team McGladrey has been just as busy and there is no sign of a slow down for any of us! Its mind-blowing that it is already mid June, but that means it is almost officially summer (though it's felt like it for weeks!) and one of the most anticipated weeks in golf...U.S. Open week!

Team McGladrey's Zach Johnson is gearing up for this year's second major championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, CA. The championship officially gets underway today and Zach tees off at 7:33 a.m. PST with Camilo Villegas and Luke Donald. He will play with the same group on Friday at 1:03 p.m. PST. Judging by Zach's tweets over the last few days, the course is playing very fast and having a great short game is going to be paramount with the small greens that Pebble Beach possesses. We'll be rooting for Zach as he looks to win his second tournament of the year and the second major of his career. What a great Father's Day gift that would be!

Natalie Gulbis is in Galloway, NJ this week for the ShopRite LPGA Classic. The ladies are playing at the Dolce Seaview Resort on the Bay Course. The tournament returns to the resort for the first time since 2006. This week's tournament sees Paula Creamer return after having successful surgery to repair a thumb injury and the professional debut of 15 year old Alexis Thompson. It will be an exciting week for the LPGA and we wish Natalie and all of the other competitors the best of luck!

Finally, with Father's Day being this Sunday, all of us at McGladrey want to take the time to wish all of the dad's, grandfathers and fatherly role models out there all the best as you celebrate. If you are looking for a last minute gift for that special guy in your life, head on over to http://www.mcgladreyclassic.com/ and pick up some tickets to The McGladrey Classic!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Teeing Up the McGladrey Brand





Given McGladrey’s recent brand launch activities, Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson’s recent Colonial (We can’t decide if he looks better in plaid or in “Masters” green!) win and release of McGladrey’s annual MWD Survey results, our adrenalin is pumping! Those of us here at McGladrey are excited about the direction of our company and about our continued commitment to the world of golf.

During last week’s brand launch, Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco, McGladrey executives, a Special Olympics athlete and Minneapolis-area celebrities “chipped for charity,” into a life-sized putting green cake, raising $2,500 for Special Olympics. After feeding the hundreds of employees and clients who gathered in McGladrey’s Minneapolis office for the event, left-over cake was shared with local food shelters. We were happy to share our excitement about the new McGladrey brand with those in need.

And this past weekend, all three Team McGladrey members played – Natalie Gulbis in the State Farm Classic in Illinois, and Chris DiMarco and Zach Johnson in the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee. Zach finished tied for 12th, while Chris finished tied for 61st. Natalie endured a weather-delay-filled-weekend, resulting in the tournament having to finish today. Play resumed at 7a.m.in far more favorable conditions than this past weekend!

Finally, more exciting progress has been made around The McGladrey Classic: Last week, tickets for the Oct. 7-10 Fall Series event went on sale. Prices are: Wednesday - $20; Thursday or Friday - $25; Saturday or Sunday - $30; and $15/day for youth (ages 13-17). Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Active and retired military, law enforcement officers and firefighters will be admitted free-of-charge with the presentation of their official ID.

For more details and/or to purchase tickets for The McGladrey Classic, visit www.mcgladreyclassic.com .

Are you planning on attending The McGladrey Classic? We’d love to see you there. Let us know…

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Exciting happenings for McGladrey and Team McGladrey

What a week it has been for both McGladrey and Team McGladrey!


The week started off with Zach Johnson's record-setting victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial where he sot a 21-under par score of 259. Congratulations to Zach on his fantastic play! It's obvious he loves tournaments in Texas and Georgia, maybe that means good things for The McGladrey Classic in October? We are delighted to have Zach as part of Team McGladrey and look forward to cheering him on as he plays this weekend at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.


Meanwhile, Natalie Gulbis has an off week this week prior to next week's LPGA State Farm Classic in Illinois. During her off week Natalie took advantage of an amenity offered to her as a member of the victorious 2009 Solheim Cup Team by spending some time at Canyon Ranch Miami Beach. While at Canyon ranch, Natalie took advantage of the workout classes and facility, the food and also enjoyed the beach. Take a tour of Canyon Ranch Miami Beach with Natalie!


Last but certainly not least, we are thrilled to announce that RSM McGladrey, together with assurance partner firm McGladrey & Pullen, announced today that the two firms will now go to market under a unified "McGladrey" brand. The new "McGladrey" brand will be showcased by unveiling its new logo in Minneapolis, MN on a life-sized 144-square-foot cake weighing approximately 1,100 pounds. The golf-themed cake resembling a life-sized putting green was created in partnership with Minneapolis-based grocery retailer Lunds and Byerly's.


To help celebrate, PGA TOUR Professional and Team McGladrey member Chris DiMarco, McGladrey President and COO C.E. Andrews, McGladrey & Pullen Managing Partner Dave Scudder, Special Olympics Minnesota representatives and several respected members of the Minneapolis community will attempt ten approximately 20-foot chips at the "putting green" in attempts to raise money for Special Olympics.


For each golf ball that lands on the cake -- which is roughly the size of two side-by-side queen-size mattresses -- RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen LLP will donate $250 to Special Olympics Minnesota, and for each "ace in cake" or hole-in-one, the firm will donate $2,500. To potentially increase the donation amount, Chris DiMarco, known for his skills with a wedge, has been asked to take multiple "chips for charity."


Good luck to all who will be "Chipping for Charity!" Be sure to check back for photos of all the festivities!