Thursday, April 28, 2011

An Update on Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic

Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco committed earlier this week to the 2011 Traveler’s Championship, which will mark his 11th appearance at the event June 20-26 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT. In case you missed this week’s announcement, you can find the tournament press release here.

And speaking of Chris, he is in New Orleans this week for the Zurich Classic, where he says he’ll likely gain five to 10 pounds due to all of city’s infamous good food.

Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis and her family continued their annual making of traditional Latvian Easter eggs this past weekend. Check out Natalie’s twitpic to see these works of art. This week, she’s playing at the Avnet LPGA Classic at the Robert Trent Jones course in Mobile Alabama. (We hear she made it to the course despite a flat tire on her rental.)

Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson posted another adorable picture of his son Will (along with Will’s friend Taylor) on Twitter this week. Okay, let’s say it together now…Awwwww!

Also this week, Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III had some very kind words to say about working with McGladrey. We’ve posted an audio clip here on our blog. Take a listen, and let us know what you think.

Finally, we’d like to remind you that tickets for the 2011 McGladrey Classic are now available. If you purchase your tickets between now and May 6, you’ll receive a $25 merchandise gift card. To get your tickets – and your credit – go to www.mcgladreyclassic.com.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring + Team McGladrey = Commercials, Pool Parties and…Golf!

Earlier this week, we were at Sea Island with Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III filming a new commercial featuring Davis, which is scheduled to air on The Golf Channel beginning in June. Keep an eye out for it.

And speaking of Davis, we hear that he – and a number of other PGA TOUR Professionals, including Stewart Cink are very “comfortable in their own skin.” Check out this video to hear what Davis has to say about it.

Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis was in her home town of Las Vegas earlier this week when she hosted a pool party at The Trump Las Vegas pool. Next week? She’s heading to Alabama to join other LPGA TOUR Professionals for the Avnet LPGA Classic at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and Magnolia Cove, April 25 through May 1. We’ll be rooting for you, Natalie!

Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III are in Hilton Head this week for the 43rd annual Heritage Classic at the Harbour Town Golf Links. We hear that defending champion Jim Furyk used a traditional hickory golf club to tee off into the Calibogue Sound in unison with a cannon shot. We wish we could have been there for that, but we’ll be pulling for our Team McGladrey members from afar!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Congratulations Times Two, and Good “Stuff” All Around

Congratulations to 26-year-old South African Charl Schwartzel who earned the coveted green jacket at The Masters this past weekend – the first player ever to finish with four straight birdies to win!

Congratulations, too, to Nathan Lambert, this year’s winner of Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco’s Facebook contest, the Augusta Challenge . Nathan received his choice of an autographed flag from Augusta or a new PING golf driver. (We haven’t heard yet which he chose but, either way, he got a pretty nice prize, huh?)

While you’re here on our blog, listen to the recent audio clip of Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson on Atlanta’s Barnhart & Durham Show by clicking on that to the right of this update. You won’t want to miss what he has to say about our upcoming “Caddy for Love” contest, which will give one lucky winner the opportunity to spend four or five hours on the golf course with Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III during The McGladrey Classic this October. And, as an added bonus, the winner will also get to attend the event pairings party at Davis’ beautiful Sea Island home, as well as other related festivities. More details will be shared in May.

Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis participated in a Rally for a Cure event at Lake Las Vegas this week to benefit breast cancer research. Take a look at the Twitpic she posted from the event’s pink luncheon.

Remember…if you want to help make this year’s McGladrey Classic as successful as last year’s inaugural event, you can sign up to volunteer at www.mcgladreyclassic.com.

Check back next week for another update.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Team McGladrey Members Grabbing the Spotlight This Week!

Exciting news from Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco this week: (1) You can play his Augusta Challenge on Facebook now through April 10 to predict the top five Masters finishers for a chance to win a PingTour driver, and (2) the first episode of oPINionated, featuring Chris during the 2011 Masters week was loaded to YouTube this Wednesday. Chris is being featured in additional videos throughout the event, so check YouTube often.

And speaking of The Masters, Team McGladrey members Zach Johnson and Davis Love III are playing this year, along with Anthony Kim, Angel Cabrera, Bubba Watson, Carl Pettersson, Sergio Garcia and other golfing greats, including winner of the 2011 McGladrey Classic, Heath Slocum. It promises to be another great year for this legendary event, and we’ll be following “our guys” closely!

Earlier this week, Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis was shooting segments for Sky Caddy and for The Golf Channel . This Friday, she’ll be attending the opening of Las Vegas Golf & Tennis’ largest store yet with TaylorMade-adidas golf the Las Vegas golf and tennis superstore’s grand opening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pacific. The Whiteout Party will feature golf challenges, autographs, equipment testing, food and drinks, prizes and more, including the chance to be outfitted in $2,500 worth of TaylorMade, adidas and Ashworth Golf gear. If you’re in the area, stop by and say hello to Natalie. Her next LPGA TOUR event? The Avnet Classic in Mobile, Alabama, April 28 through May 1 at the Robert Trent Jones Crossings Course.

Coming up this weekend: Golf Appreciation Day is Sun., April 10. What are you doing to celebrate?

Remember: It’s not too early (or too late) to sign up to volunteer during this year’s McGladrey Classic at Sea Island in October. Interested? Do it now!