Thursday, November 11, 2010

Golfing for and with Kids

Congratulations to the PGA TOUR team of Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Boo Weekley on winning the 2010 Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge at the Rio Secca Golf Club in Nevada earlier this week!

The LPGA TOUR team of Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis, Cristie Kerr and Suzann Pettersen came in third this year, after winning in 2009. (Natalie and Cristie also teamed with LPGA TOUR Professional Morgan Pressel to win the event in 2007.) Of course, the real winners of this event are the children who benefit from the proceeds which go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

This week, Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco is playing in the Children’s Miracle Network Classic (Nov. 11 – Nov. 14) at Disney’s Magnolia and Palm Courses in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This will be Chris’s 14th time playing in the tournament over the course of his career and, as this particular nonprofit is one about which he feels passionate. Chris will also have a special caddy on his bag this week as his son Christian will lend his services.
Also playing in the Classic this year will be Heath Slocum, winner of the inaugural McGladrey Classic. Needless to say, we’ll be watching.

We’ll also be watching Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson’s caddy Damon Green (who tied for 12th in the first stage of Q-School) next week as he heads to TPC Eagle Trace in Coral Springs, Florida. Damon will be part of a field of 70 competing for five exempt spots on the 2011 Champions Tour.