Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fun for All at The McGladrey Classic!

Below is an update from Ricki Lasky, senior director of sports marketing for RSM McGladrey. Ricki’s first-hand accounts from The McGladrey Classic are being featured here on our blog each day throughout the event. Check back tomorrow to hear what she has to say about the official first day of The McGladrey Classic.

It’s here! The inaugural McGladrey Classic officially began this morning with Kris Blanks, Chad Collins and Josh Teater teeing off at Seaside Course Tee #1 at 7:20 a.m. We’ll post the Top Five from the leaderboard to The McGladrey Classic landing page on our website at the end of each day, and will continue posting our first-hand account of a few of each day’s highlights here. Check back regularly for those updates.

Yesterday’s Pro-Am started off with a chilly morning as the first groups teed off but, in true Sea Island fashion, the day turned out to be bright and sunny, and many golfers returned from the course with sun-tinted cheeks, and great stories about their about their time on the course.

Without question, the highlight of the day, however, was the afternoon youth golf clinic and putting contest. The clinic featured world-renowned trick shot artist and paraplegic golfer Dennis Walters – accompanied by his dog Bucky – sharing the fundamentals of golf and golf etiquette with a large group of excited children and their parents. Following the clinic, the McGladrey Leadership Team caddied for Special Olympics athletes and children from the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia. While the golfers thoroughly enjoyed the contest, from the smiles and hoots of encouragement, it looked and sounded as if our leadership team had even more fun than the athletes!

Coverage of The McGladrey Classic begins on the Golf Channel this afternoon from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., EST, and will continue each afternoon through Sunday, October 10. Be sure to tune in!

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