Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe, but yet another year has come and gone, and we’re already beginning our planning for the third annual McGladrey Classic, which will be held in beautiful Sea Island Oct. 15 – 21, 2012.

And while we’re in the planning stages for our event, Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III will be kicking off the New Year by playing in the Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii Jan. 9-15. (Zach won the tournament in 2009.) You can keep up with the leader board through the event website.

With all of the holiday hustle-and-bustle over the past few weeks, we wanted to make sure you were aware of a few things that happened recently:

• The McGladrey Classic earned an award for “Best New Promotional idea” from the PGA TOUR during the December Tournament Advisory Council meeting. The McGladrey Classic was singled out for its “Caddie for Love” promotion campaign, which resulted in more than 22,000 fans submitting essays explaining why they should be picked to caddie for Tournament Host Davis Love III during the 2011 event. Read more on The McGladrey Classic website.
• Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis interviewed with SiriusXM Radio’s Matt Adams. (This was actually a bit before the holidays, but we thought our readers would find it of interest.) You can listen to the interview on the LPGA TOUR website.
• The game of golf lost a legend last month when LPGA Founder Bettye Danoff, otherwise known as “Mighty Mite,” passed away in Texas on Dec. 22, 2011 at the age of 88. She will be missed “mightily.”

We wish you and yours the best for the coming year. We hope you’ll check back here regularly for our updates, and we look forward to seeing you at Sea Island!

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