Thursday, August 25, 2011

45 Days and Counting ’Til The McGladrey Classic!


Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco was in the great state of North Carolina earlier this week (where we felt the earth move under our feet due to an unprecedented earthquake), and he also celebrated a birthday. Happy Birthday, Chris – we hope your special day was great!

Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis is playing in the CN Canadian Women’s Open at Hillsdale Golf & Country Club in Mirabel, Quebec this week. (She says it’s beautiful there. Wish we could join her.)

Another beautiful course, Diamante Dunes in Cabo San Lucas, which is a private championship links-style course designed by none other than Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III, was recently named to the Top 100 courses in the world (#58). Congratulations – to the course and the designer, who happens to be one of our favorite TOUR players!

We have a few important dates coming up. Residents of Jacksonville, Tampa, North Carolina and South Carolina have between now and Sun., Sept. 4 to enter to win the 2011 Ultimate Fan Giveaway for a chance to walk inside the ropes with a pair of PGA TOUR professionals during The McGladrey Classic on Sat., Oct. 15. Residents of Atlanta can enter between now and Sun., Sept. 4 to win an all-expense paid trip to see Darius Rucker perform. Winners will be announced Mon., Sept. 5. And speaking of Darius, you can check out what he has to say about The McGladrey Classic on Twitter.

Another important deadline: Caddie for Love voting wraps up tomorrow (Fri., Aug. 26). Cast your vote for your favorite contestant, which will give one lucky winner an opportunity to caddie for Davis at The McGladrey Classic in October. (The big event is right around the corner, and we’ve got Sea Island on our minds!) The Caddie for Love winner will be announced Sept. 15.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Be a Winner!

This week, The McGladrey Classic announced a couple of exciting opportunities for golf enthusiasts in the southeast:

Residents of Jacksonville, Tampa, North Carolina and South Carolina can enter to win The 2011 Ultimate Fan Giveaway, which will give the lucky winner a chance to walk inside the ropes with a pair of TOUR professionals Sat., Oct. 15. The giveaway includes two Champions Club tickets per day, $100 for food and beverages, a two-night stay at a Tournament-preferred hotel, two honorary observer spots for Saturday, two Bridgestone golf bags and two dozen balls, a $50 Southern Soul BBQ gift card and a $50 Crabdaddy’s gift card. Yum! Register to win today!

Residents of Atlanta can enter to win an all-expense paid trip to see Darius Rucker (of Hootie and the Blowfish fame) perform live from the tournament grounds at Sea Island Golf Club. One lucky fan will receive two roundtrip airline tickets from Atlanta to Brunswick Golden Isles airport, courtesy car transportation to and from the event, two VIP tickets to the concert on Wed., Oct. 12 and two grounds tickets per day (Wednesday and Thursday) to The McGladrey Classic. If you live in Atlanta, don’t miss your chance to enter to win!

The deadline to enter for each of these exciting opportunities is Sun., Sept. 4. Winners will be announced Mon., Sept. 5. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead…enter to win!

And speaking of winning, there’s still time to vote for your favorite Caddie for Love contestant to give one lucky winner an opportunity to caddie for Team McGladrey Member and 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III at The McGladrey Classic. Cast your vote before the Aug. 26 deadline.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

We’ve Got The McGladrey Classic on Our Minds!

What do Stewart Cink, Boo Weekley, Bo Van Pelt and Lucas Glover have in common with Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III (other than the fact that they’re all professional golfers, of course)? They’ve all committed early to this year’s McGladrey Classic. You can see the entire list of early commitments here. The event is less than 60 days away, so get your tickets now.

A couple of special golf enthusiasts will be joining us at Sea Island in October: The Caddie for Love winner (Don’t forget to choose YOUR favorite today! The deadline for voting is Aug. 26.) and the winner of Caddie Quest, a friendly competition among McGladrey employees, which will give the winner an opportunity to caddie for Zach at The McGladrey Classic. While voting for Caddie Quest is open to McGladrey employees only, you can check out the top contestants’ videos on YouTube. They’re worth watching!

And speaking of McGladrey employees, our Chief Marketing Officer Mark Audino recently posted about his experience at the inaugural McGladrey Classic on the McGladrey Classic website. Read it here to learn about how the event originated, and about Mark’s unique experience playing with Rocco Mediate.

We’ll close this week with best wishes to, Zach and Davis as they play during this week’s 93rd PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club in John’s Creek, Georgia. We’re pulling for you, guys!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gearing Up for The McGladrey Classic

After taking a week off to enjoy the surf, sun and sand, we’re now back and are in high-gear planning for the 2011 McGladrey Classic. Things are shaping up nicely with three of the Top 10 finishers at RBC Canadian Open – Kris Blanks, Bo Van Pelt and Spencer Levin – committing early. Of course, that’s in addition to our very own Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III, as well as many other golfing greats who plan to join us at Sea Island in October (10 – 16). We hope to see you there, too! Get your tickets now, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to order your tickets to see Darius Rucker while you’re there. This Oct. 12 show will be one you won’t want to miss!

And speaking of Sea Island, we were pleased to hear that beautiful Sea Island was listed as one of nine best golf resorts for couples. Check it out.

We were also pleased that so many golfing greats, including Davis Love III, Rickie Fowler, Stewart Cink and others participated in the first annual Zach Johnson Charity Pro-Am Event this week. You can read a nice article about Davis’ participation here.

Congratulations, too, to the top 20 Caddie for Love contestants! Video voting teed off Aug. 2 and runs through Aug. 26. If you haven’t already voted for your choice, do it now at www.caddieforlove.com. (Heck, even if you HAVE already voted, you can do it again – one vote per day, please.) The winner will be announced Sept. 15.