Thursday, July 29, 2010

Congrats All Around!

Terrific news this past week for Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson as he, his wife Kim and their three-year-old son Will welcomed new baby Wyatt to their family on July 23. Everyone is doing well. Zach has posted some adorable pictures of the new addition on Twitter. You can see those and read Zach’s humorous updates by following him: @ZachJohnsonPGA .

Wednesday of this week, members of the PGA Wives Association and their children rolled up their sleeves and picked fresh produce at the Greenbrier Farm to benefit needy families in the region. Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco’s wife Amy and daughter Abby were among the volunteers picking corn, tomatoes, peppers and other healthy veggies. (Abby particularly enjoyed riding the tractor.) The food will be distributed to local Greenbrier County food banks.

We’d like to congratulate Jiyai Shin for her recent win at the Evian Masters. Jiyai is the first South Korean to win the tournament.

Did you know…there are only 67 days left until the start of the first ever McGladrey Classic (October 4 – 10)? Tickets are available for Wed., Oct. 6 through Sun., Oct. 10. For more details and/or to purchase tickets for The McGladrey Classic, visit . Interested in volunteering? Let us know and we’ll send you registration details.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Team McGladrey Keepin' it Real!

We’d like to start this week’s update by congratulating a couple of recent winners in the world of golf: Matt Bettencourt, the 11th first-time winner with a one-shot victory at the Reno-Tahoe Open, and South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen who took home the claret jug with his seven-shot win during the recent British Open. (The last time anyone other than Tiger Woods won a major by that large a margin, was in 1980 when Jack Nicklaus won the PGA Championship at Oak Hill – that was 30 years ago!)

Team McGladrey members have been “keeping it real” lately. Here’s a quick overview:

• Chris DiMarco had a strong finish at the Reno-Tahoe Open, where he tied for 10th. (We think his son Cristian, who served as his caddie last week, was a good luck charm!)
• Natalie Gulbis has been busy this week tweeting from (and of course, playing in) the Evian Masters in France. We’re pulling for you, Natalie!
• Davis Love III took a little family time this week, and spent some time paddle boarding with his daughter Lexie.
• And all of us here at McGladrey are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Zach Johnson’s second son, who’s scheduled to make his arrival into the world this week.

LOTS of exciting things going on!

And don’t forget…tickets to The McGladrey Classic are available now. 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 .

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What's New with - and Something You Might Not Know About - Team McGladrey

This week, Team McGladrey Members Davis Love III and Zach Johnson are playing in the British Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews. This year marks the 150th anniversary of this prestigious event. While players faced some afternoon thunder today, the forecast for the weekend is looking better, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed!

In the meantime, thousands of miles away, fellow Team McGladrey member Chris DiMarco is playing in the Reno Tahoe Open, where the weather to date has been much better.

Obviously, we’re pulling for Davis, Zach and Chris this week. Who are you pulling for to win the British Open and/or the Reno Tahoe Open, and why?

Finally, Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis is off this week, after playing well in last week’s Women’s Open, and celebrating Paula Creamer’s victory.

Here’s something you might not know about Natalie…She was into diving and gymnastics in high school. In fact, she was very close to being an Olympic level gymnast. Learn something new every day now, don’t you?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A week full of excitement for Team McGladrey

We hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July holiday. It's difficult to believe we are halfway through the year already! Speaking of the 4th of July, congratulations to Justin Rose on his win at the AT&T National on Sunday!

It's been a week of great news for Team McGladrey. Things got kicked off on Monday with Zach Johnson's announcement that he and his wife Kim have created the Zach Johnson Foundation to aid children in need in the Cedar Rapids, IA area. The creation of the Zach Johnson Foundation will build on the success of "Birdies that Care", which Zach has been involved with for several years, so more children can receive the support they need early in life. The Zach Johnson Foundation Classic will be the premier event for the Foundation. It will be a Pro-Am tournament that will feature at least four PGA TOUR players as well as some of the game's future superstars. It will take place at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids on August 1, 2011 and will be an annual event.

Last week we promised you not only Zach's announcement, but also one of our own. We are thrilled to announce that Team McGladrey is now a foursome with the addition of Davis Love III to our team. It was also announced that the endorsement agreements with Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Natalie Gulbis have all been extended. The announcements were made this past Tuesday at that John Deere Classic in Silvis, IL where DiMarco, Johnson and Love are all competing this week. Following the announcement, Chris, Zach and Davis visited with some clients of McGladrey and participated in a question and answer session.

Unfortunately Natalie wasn't able to join the guys in Illinois, but there is a good reason for that, as she is in Pennsylvania getting ready to play in this year's U.S. Women's Open Championship which will be contested at Oakmont Country Club. Natalie has tweeted in the past several days that the course should be a great test of golf and that the facility is fantastic. We wish her and all of the other competitors the best of luck.

Don't forget to check out The McGladrey Classic website for all of the latest news and information about the tournament. It's going to be a great event!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Team McGladrey working hard and playing hard

We’d like to start this week’s post by congratulating Bubba Watson for winning his first PGA TOUR event at the Traveler’s Championship last week. While every win is a great win, that first one is always extra special!

Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis tied for 25th at the LPGA Championship in Pittsford, NY last week. She’s been in Chicago this week – her first trip to the area since the Solheim Cup last August – where she was the featured guest for the 16th annual President’s Invitational golf outing.

Natalie and the rest of us here at McGladrey were happy to hear about Cristie Kerr nabbing the number one slot in the women’s world golf rankings this week, making her the first American to rise to the top world spot! In fact, we were told that Natalie was so excited that she treated Christie to a champagne bath.

This week, Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is still enjoying his much-needed break, but he’ll be playing in next week’s John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. He’s also scheduled to make an exciting announcement Mon., July 5 about a charitable initiative that will benefit his hometown of Cedar Rapids and the state of Iowa, so you’ll want to “keep an ear out” for that.

Fellow Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco will join Zach at the John Deere Classic, and we’re cooking up an announcement ourselves, so stay tuned for that, as well. (Psst…Here’s the inside scoop: You can expect to hear this one Tues., July 6.)