Thursday, September 23, 2010

Less Than Two Weeks and Counting...!

The McGladrey Classic is less than two short weeks away now, so you might think we’d have all of our “golf power” focused on that event. But…that’s not the case. While The McGladrey Classic is clearly top-of-mind for us these days, several McGladrey leaders and clients recently had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY.

Shinnecock – the No. 3-ranked course on Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses – was the setting for our recent Ultimate Golf Experience (UGE), which offered our guests the opportunity to mingle with Team McGladrey members Natalie Gulbis and Chris DiMarco. It also allowed us to spend valuable time with some of our key private equity clients and prospects, so it was a “win” for everyone involved.

The event kicked off Sept. 13 with a welcome reception where RSM McGladrey President and COO C.E. Andrews, McGladrey & Pullen Managing Partner Dave Scudder and other members of our leadership team joined Natalie, Chris and guests at an evening reception. The following day, Chris and Natalie conducted a golf clinic with attendees, and then played a couple of holes with each foursome. (Chris and Natalie also evaluated players’ swings – think that’d make you nervous?)

Chris also hosted a discussion with Natalie and her caddie, Greg Sheridan, on the dynamics between a professional golfer and her caddie, during which Natalie drove home the importance of being understood. The event concluded with a reception on the porch, which featured a gorgeous sunset.

Check out Natalie’s blog to hear what she had to say about the experience.

Remember, The McGladrey Classic is Oct. 4 – 10. We’ll be posting daily blog updates from Ricki Lasky, our senior director of sports marketing, throughout the event, so check back often for updates!

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