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!