Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Fourth of July from Team McGladrey!


With the holiday weekend approaching, we’re getting ready for the fireworks and fun time with family and friends, and hope you’re doing the same.

Before you hit the road for your holiday travels, though, remember to cast your vote for the person you want to caddie for Davis Love III at The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island this October. We’re thrilled that more than 11,500 golf enthusiasts registered for a chance to “Caddie for Love.” Nearly 2,000 have already cast their votes. Don’t miss YOUR chance to let us know who you think should go inside the ropes with Davis this fall. It’s time to vote! (The deadline for voting is Sun., July 10.)

Speaking of the upcoming holiday, next week, Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis will be playing in the U.S. Women’s Open at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs (July 4 – 10), where she’ll be joined by Morgan Pressel, Paula Creamer, Christina Kim, Brittany Lincicome and other LPGA golfing greats. Natalie will be signing autographs in the Merchandise Pavilion at 1 p.m. Wed., July 6, so be sure to stop by to see her if you’re there.

And while it’s not exactly related to the Fourth, Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco stopped at a great pizza place earlier this week while driving to Philly. Being the pizza hounds that we are, we’re hoping that pizza will show up on one of our menus this coming holiday weekend. (So, it’s not as American as baseball, hotdogs and apple pie…pizza has become an American favorite, hasn’t it?) And if we’re ever headed to Philly, we’ll likely be making a lunch or dinner stop along the way. Want to know the name of the restaurant? Check out Chris’ Twitter pic.

How will YOU be celebrating the Fourth of July weekend? Whatever you do, we hope it’s happy and safe!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Caddie for Love Entries Due June 25; Congrats to Zach Johnson & Davis Love III!

First things first…the deadline for Caddie for Love is quickly approaching. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to go inside the ropes with Team McGladrey Member and 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III! More than 10,000 have entered for their chance to win, but there’s still time for you to submit your entry. Do it now before the June 25 deadline!

Speaking of Davis, we were thrilled when he and Morgan Pressel finished second at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic earlier this week, and ecstatic when Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson and Matt Kuchar won with a record-setting two-round total of 24-under-par 118 at the Rhode Island Country Club! (The previous record in the best-ball format was 119 set in 2001.) Needless to say, this was a VERY exciting week for us here at McGladrey! You can watch highlights from the event here.

Zach and Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco are playing this week in the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Unfortunately, as of this writing, play has been suspended due to inclement weather. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that things clear up, and play resumes. We’re checking the PGA TOUR website regularly for updates.

Finally, we’d like to give a nod to our friends with WaggleRoom.com for the recent story about Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis – her charitable work and her work on behalf of the LPGA. Nicely done. You can read it here. Natalie, by the way, is playing in the Wegmans LPGA Championship at Locust Hill Country Club in New York. You can track her progress on the LPGA’s live leaderboard.

We’re wrapping up this week by circling back to Caddie for Love. Remember…You can vote for your favorite contestant beginning Sun., June 26. If you’ve entered, vote for yourself, and get your friends to cast their votes, as well. (Hopefully, they’ll vote for YOU.) If you don’t plan to enter, but you’d like to help decide on the winner, you can cast your vote, too. The deadline for voting is July 10. Who do you want to win? Cast your vote at www.caddieforlove.com.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Father's Day from Team McGladrey!




What a great week!

We started with a golf charity event in the McGladrey Boston office, which raised $150,000 to benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts, Boys & Girls Club of Boston and the McGladrey Foundation. Team McGladrey Members Natalie Gulbis and Chris DiMarco joined us to conduct clinics and to help celebrate. Thanks to everyone who helped make the event a success!

The Caddie for Love contest is going strong, with more than 6,800 verified registrants as of June 15! If you haven’t entered for your chance to win, do it now, as the June 25 deadline is quickly approaching! The lucky winner will receive airfare and hotel accommodations for two at beautiful Sea Island, and will get to go behind the ropes with Team McGladrey Member and 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III. Why shouldn’t this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity be yours? Enter at www.caddieforlove.com.

And to make the week even better, Davis and fellow Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson are playing the U.S. Open at the Congressional Country Club in beautiful Bethesda, Maryland.

Also, since we’re wrapping up this week with Father’s Day, we wanted to remind you that, in honor of that special day, the Davis Love Foundation is offering a unique package for The McGladrey Classic. The Father’s Day package can be purchased between now and June 19, and includes two general admission tournament tickets, a dozen Bridgestone golf balls, an AHEAD golf cap and a POLO golf shirt, each with The McGladrey Classic logo. Half of the daily and weekly ticket proceeds go directly to charity through The McGladrey Classic “Tix 4 Kids” program, so it’s a great deal AND a great way to give back to the community. To get YOUR special McGladrey Classic Father’s Day package, go here.

Finally, we’ve run across a bit of an unconventional YouTube video this week, featuring Ben Crane, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan who collaborated on “Oh Oh Oh,” their first release from their teenybopper spoof band, Golf Boys. It’s gone quite viral – having received more than 600,000 views to date – so you might have already seen it, but, if not, take a look. It’ll make your Father’s Day! The best part? Proceeds from the single’s sales on iTunes will go to charity.

Until next week…

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Caddie for Love, a Special Father’s Day Opportunity and the Latest on Team McGladrey

Last week, we announced Caddie for Love, a national contest that will give one lucky golf enthusiast a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go inside the ropes with Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III during The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island this October. Nearly 3,000 fans have already entered for a chance to win. Don’t miss YOUR chance. Enter here!

This week, we wanted to make sure you were aware of another special opportunity. In honor of Father’s Day, the Davis Love Foundation is offering a special package for The McGladrey Classic. The package can be purchased between now and June 19, and includes two general admission tournament tickets, a dozen Bridgestone golf balls, an AHEAD golf cap and a POLO golf shirt, each with The McGladrey Classic logo. Half of the daily and weekly ticket proceeds go directly to charity through The McGladrey Classic “Tix 4 Kids” program, so it’s a great deal AND a great way to give back to the community. To get YOUR special McGladrey Classic Father’s Day package, go here.

And speaking of Father’s Day, you can hear Davis share his favorite Father’s Day memory on this brief video.

Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis hasn’t started celebrating Father’s Day yet, but she and a few others did send “Cheers!” from a recent Michelob Ultra party. Check out the twitpic. Also earlier this week, Natalie played a little golf with representatives from the U.S. Junior Deaf Golf Association, which she says she found truly inspirational, and she posted a twitpic for her Twitter followers.

Team McGladrey Members Zach Johnson and Chris DiMarco are playing in the FedEx St. Jude Classic this week at TPC Southwind in Memphis. Chris DiMarco also enjoyed dinner earlier in the week with a couple of “Gator Greats.” Check out his twitpic.

Check back here next week for more updates on Caddie for Love, Team McGladrey and other golf-related events and activities.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Announcing Caddie for Love!




Well…after weeks of planning, it’s finally here (drum roll, please) – the official launch of Caddie for Love,! This nationwide contest will give one lucky golf enthusiast the opportunity to caddie for Team McGladrey Member, PGA TOUR Professional and 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III at The McGladrey Classic Pro-Am on Wed., Oct. 12. The winner will also receive:

• Round trip airfare for two to beautiful Sea Island, Georgia,
• Two nights of accommodations at the luxurious Sea Island Resort (Tues., Oct. 11 and Wed., Oct. 12), and
• An invitation for two to the Pro-Am draw reception at the home of Davis and Robin Love the evening of Oct. 11.

This is your chance for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet professional golfers – including The McGladrey Classic Tournament Chairman Davis Love III and Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco and Zach Johnson, among others – in a casual and intimate setting. You don’t want to miss it!

Caddie for Love runs today (Thurs., June 2) through Sat., June 25. The winner will be announced Thurs., Sept. 15. For complete details on how you can enter to win, visit www.caddieforlove.com.