Monday, October 4, 2010

The McGladrey Classic Tees Off TODAY!

Today marks the third day that RSM McGladrey’s Senior Director of Sports Marketing Ricki Lasky is on-the-ground at Sea Island for the inaugural McGladrey Classic. She’s posting regular updates here on the McGladrey Golf Blog throughout the event. Check back here regularly for her behind-the-scenes take on activities related to the event.

The Sea Island team and a small contingent of McGladrey staff members spent most of the day yesterday “polishing the brass” in preparation for the inaugural McGladrey Classic, which officially tees off today, as we welcome the first wave of guests, who will be joining us for the Pro-Am (through Wednesday). Also arriving today: our very own C.E. Andrews, president and COO of RSM McGladrey and Partner and Managing Director for McGladrey & Pullen, Dave Scudder, who will take a tour of the site upon their arrival.

To ensure we were fortified for the day, our small planning team enjoyed dinner last night at Crab Daddy’s, a local restaurant known for its cinnamon butter and bread pudding. It lived up to the hype – everything was absolutely delicious, and we turned in knowing that we’d be ready for Monday.

This morning, we awakened to another spectacular day here on the island. The weather is beautiful. In fact, a local news channel extended weather forecast stated that “The Chamber of Commerce couldn’t have ordered more beautiful weather!”

The grounds crew is putting the final touches on the majestic property, and the course looks spectacular. Registration for golf professionals will be open today and tomorrow. At check-in, the pros will receive all of the information they need for the week, and will have an opportunity to play practice rounds today and tomorrow, while our guests can play the exclusive Frederica Golf Course, where Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is a member.

We’ll wind things up this evening with a reception at The Cloister’s Black Banks Terrace, which will feature a jazz trio and Rocky Patel cigars. We’ve also invited students from the Hank Haney Golf School to join us this evening, and we’re looking forward to welcoming them to Sea Island.

We’ll share more information about some of the special opportunities our guests will have throughout the week, but will go ahead and let you know that one of the most unique will be a Pro-Am party tomorrow evening at Davis Love III’s home, where the pairings for Wednesday’s Pro-Am will be unveiled – quite a departure from your typical pairings parties, which are usually held at hotels or banquet rooms.

Check back tomorrow for more, and remember to take our online poll. Who do you think will win the inaugural McGladrey Classic?

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