Thursday, November 17, 2011

Giving Thanks

This time of year, our thoughts naturally turn to giving thanks, and here at McGladrey we have so much to be thankful for, just of few of which are:

• our more than 2,100 employees who recently gave back to their local communities by participating in volunteer activities for area nonprofits through our firm’s second nationwide Volunteer Day,
• an extremely successful 2011 McGladrey Classic at beautiful Sea Island, which raised approximately $300,000 for local and national nonprofits, and
• our great partnerships with Team McGladrey members PGA TOUR professionals Zach Johnson, Davis Love III and Chris DiMarco, and LPGA TOUR Professional Natalie Gulbis. (Both Chris and Natalie on The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive this week – Chris as a guest host on Nov. 17, and Natalie as a guest on Nov. 15. You can read her story online.

We’re also thankful for the generosity of The President’s Cup, which is underway this week in Australia. More than $23 million has been distributed to 380 charities in 15 countries since the event’s inception in 1994. We’ll be watching this weekend, and pulling for Team USA!

What are you thankful for?

We’ll be taking a break to spend time with family and friends next week, but will post our next update on December 1. We hope you’ll check back with us then!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

PGA TOUR and Team McGladrey Updates

Earlier this week, the PGA TOUR posted an article about Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson (Did you know that you can count on two fingers the number of players who won at least one PGA TOUR event a season during the four-year stretch from 2007-2010? Most would guess the first answer – Phil Mickelson, but did you know that the other answer is none other than our own Zach Johnson?!) Check out the “rest of the story” here.

Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis posted a neat picture from this week’s Wendy’s Three Tour Pro-Am, benefitting adoption. Check it out on Twitter.

Also this week, the TOUR announced nominees for the PGA TOUR Player of the Year for 2011: Keegan Bradley, Luke Donald, Bill Haas, Webb Simpson and Nick Watney. The award is voted on by PGA TOUR players, and the winner will be announced in December. If you had a ballot, who would you choose?

Sadly Luke Donald’s father passed away unexpectedly this week. On behalf of Team McGladrey, we extend our condolences.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Missing Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic

With the 2011 McGladrey Classic behind us, we’re missing Sea Island and Team McGladrey, so we’ve been scanning the web and social media channels to get our golf “fix” for the week. Here’s a sampling of what we found:

This is one for the “too cute for words” file – an adorable twitpic of Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson’s “pup” on Halloween

We also found a nice picture of Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis on #17 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Verde Beach, Florida.

Finally, Sea Island has posted to their website a nice update about the island and The McGladrey Classic, which includes a cool quote from correspondent Stan Awtrey, who says, “There are many great resorts in the United States, but here’s one vote that says Sea Island holds the Royal Flush.” We’re a bit partial, ourselves, and agree with this assessment. We can hardly wait to return to Sea Island for next year’s tournament (Oct. 15 through 21, 2012). You can read the update, take a tour of the course, get maps, reserve your tee times, check out your dining options and learn more about the island here. -