Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Barclays and The Ryder Cup and The McGladrey Classic...Oh My!

Team McGladrey members Zach Johnson and Davis Love III are playing in The Barclays at New Jersey’s Ridgewood Country Club this week (Aug. 26 – 29). And the last time we checked, Davis, in particular, was doing pretty darned well – in the Top 10! We hope you’ll join us as we pull for both Davis and Zach over the weekend.

Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco and Natalie Gulbis aren’t playing this week, but we know from her tweets that Natalie will be watching the Golf Channel since the LPGA is playing in Canada.

Coming up soon, of course, is the Ryder Cup. U.S. Team Captain Corey Pavin has four captain’s selections he will make to round out his team of 12 players. Among those showing up in the multiple predictions we’re reading (other than Tiger, of course) is our very own Zach Johnson! What do you think – will Zach be chosen? What are your predictions?

Also coming up soon: The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island! Tickets are available for Wed., Oct. 6 through Sun., Oct. 10. For more details, to purchase tickets and/or to volunteer, visit www.mcgladreyclassicom.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thirteen - The McGladrey Classic's Lucky Number!

We were thrilled earlier today when Kodak and the PGA TOUR announced that hole No. 13 at The McGladrey Classic (Oct. 7 – 10) has been added to the 2010 Kodak Challenge schedule!

No. 13 at the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club in Sea Island, GA was selected based on the recommendation of tournament host and Team McGladrey member Davis Love III. Davis stated, “Basically unchanged since its original design in 1920, No. 13 at the Seaside Course is a classic par-4, as beautiful as it is challenging. For this reason, it fits perfectly into the Kodak Challenge. The late season action of the Kodak Challenge looks to be exciting again this year, and we’re pleased that the players and fans of The McGladrey Classic can be a part of it.”

Editorial comment: How exciting!

The McGladrey Classic will be the 27th of 30 holes in the $1 million Kodak Challenge competition. The Kodak Challenge concludes at No. 17 at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic on Nov. 11-14.

To learn more about the Kodak Challenge, check out this social media release: http://www.pitchengine.com/kodakchallenge/themcgladreyclassicjoinsthe2010kodakchallenge/82840/.

To get tickets for The McGladrey Classic or to sign up to be a volunteer, visit www.mcgladreyclassic.com.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Team McGladrey Makes Us Proud!

Congratulations to Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson for his strong finish at the 92nd PGA Championship last week at Whistling Straights, where he tied for third with Rory McIlroy! It was the best PGA Championship finish ever for Zach, and his second best career finish. Way to go, Zach!

Following the Championship, Zach headed home to spend time with his family. And we understand from his Twitter posts that he took both his three-and-a-half-year-old and three-and-a-half-week-old boys swimming together this week, saying that it was “really, really great” to have them both in the water at the same time.

Also this past weekend, Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis hosted her Charity Classic at Loon Golf Resort in Gaylord, MI. Participants played 54 holes over the weekend and enjoyed a benefit dinner. Natalie posted a great twitpic from the event on her Twitter account. Check it out: http://twitpic.com/2fwcgp.

We’re proud of Zach and Natalie for these recent achievements, and we’re looking forward to working with the rest of Team McGladrey (Davis Love III and Chris DiMarco) to give back to the Sea Island community through The McGladrey Classic, which is now less than two short months away. Tickets are available for Wed., Oct. 6 through Sun., Oct. 10. For more details, to purchase tickets and/or to volunteer, visit www.mcgladreyclassic.com.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Team McGladrey Traveling, Playing, Cooking and Tweeting the Week Away

The McGladrey Classic is less than two short months away, and planning activities are in full swing. In fact, a small contingent from McGladrey spent the earlier part of this week at Sea Island (Hey…it’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it!) “crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s” to make sure this inaugural event is a high-quality one-of-a-kind tournament that you won’t want to miss!

Tickets for The McGladrey Classic are available for Wed., Oct. 6 through Sun., Oct. 10. For more details and/or to purchase tickets, visit www.mcgladreyclassic.com . If you’re interested in rolling up your sleeves and volunteering, you can also find those details at www.mcgladreyclassic.com.

On the Team McGladrey front this week, both Zach Johnson and Davis Love III are playing in the 92nd PGA Championship (Aug. 9 – 15) at Whistling Straights in Kohler, WI. I haven’t been lucky enough to make it to the PGA Championship, but understand that it has served as a launching pad for a number of first-time major champions including Paul Azinger, John Daly, Rich Beem and Team McGladrey member Davis Love III. What do you think – will this year’s Championship produce another first-time champion or will one of the previously proven players (perhaps Zach) win this go-round?

Another tidbit from this week: Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis took an appetizer cooking lesson. Check out the delicious-looking results on Twitter! And speaking of Twitter, check out what Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III had to say about The McGladrey Classic.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Little "Dish" About Team McGladrey

This week, Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is playing at World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, where Tiger is playing for his eighth victory. And after three months away from the game, Anthony Kim returns. Who do you think is going to win? You can get the Live Report at www.pgatour.com.

Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco is playing at the Turning Stone Resort Championship at Atunyote Golf Club in Verona, New York. After a three-hour weather delay earlier this week, play has resumed. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for good weather, and for a good game for Chris!

Neither Team McGladrey members Natalie Gulbis nor Davis Love III are playing this week. Although Natalie has been “dishing” about some of her favorite Las Vegas restaurants recently, including two of her favorites: The Palm Steakhouse in the Caesars Forum Shops and N9ne Steakhouse. Her favorite dessert? S’mores!

Okay…anybody remember how many days till The McGladrey Classic? We’re hoping to see you at Sea Island!