Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Has Sprung and Golf is in the Air!

Ah, spring – when pollen…and golf balls fill the air! One of our favorite early signs of spring is The Masters, which is coming up next week (April 2 – 8) at Augusta National. 2011 McGladrey Classic Winner Ben Crane is on the invitee list, as is Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson so, while we won’t be lucky enough to be there in person this year, you can bet we’ll be following closely. Who’s your favorite to win?

Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco made a stop at the Shell Houston Open earlier this week. And both he and Zach have committed to play in the 44th annual RBC Heritage the following week (April 9-15) at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Of course, we’ll be watching things there as well.

The McGladrey Classic recently spoke with Mark Davis, a 2011 volunteer, who was acknowledged by his volunteer chairman for his outstanding volunteerism during the 2011 tournament. You can read the story here. And speaking of volunteers, if you’re interested in helping make the 2012 McGladrey Classic a success, you’ll be able to sign up to volunteer beginning April 9. We’ll remind you again, but wanted to make sure you’ve got it this fun opportunity on “your radar.” You’ll be able to sign up on The McGladrey Classic website.

Finally, we’ll close this week’s update by letting you know that The McGladrey Classic is now on Pinterest, giving you another way to keep up with the latest about the 2012 tournament. Check it out and “like” and “re-pin” till your heart’s content!

’Talk with you next week!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Blogs, Songs, Video and Golf

The Corrigan Brothers (the Irish band who reached 7 million YouTube hits with their international hit, “There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama”) recently wrote a little “diddy,” celebrating fellow Irishman Rory McIlroy’s #1 World ranking. Give it a listen.

A bit closer to home, Pukka® Headwear announced that it is expanding its presence in golf by partnering with the Davis Love Foundation as the official headwear provider of The McGladrey Classic (Oct. 15 – 21). We can hardly wait to see their merchandise at Sea Island!

Speaking of Davis – who is not only the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, but a member of Team McGladrey – he’s keeping an eye on players and coaches in anticipation of this year’s big event. You can follow his captain’s blog here. And if you haven’t already watched it, check out Davis’ 2012 McGladrey Classic excitement video. (WE’RE already getting excited about returning to Sea Island. Are you?)

In the interest of keeping it “all in the family,” we wanted to let you know that McGladrey Classic Executive Director Mark Love (Davis’ brother) has published a video, which takes viewers through various aspects of the game of golf. Check out the first in his educational series on YouTube.

Finally, Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco and Zach Johnson are playing in the Transitions Championship in Florida this week, and Natalie Gulbis is at the RR Donelley LPGA Founders Cup in Phoenix, Arizona. Go, Team McGladrey – we’ll be pulling for each of you!

Next week, we’ll be taking a break for a little “rest and relaxation.” We hope you’ll check back with us on Thurs., March 29, though for our next update.

Friday, March 9, 2012

DL3 is in the Spotlight This Week

Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III was in the spotlight this week. First of all, he hosted a fan chat this week, where he answered numerous questions, including:
• What’s your favorite golf course in England?
• What’s your favorite meal?
• What would be your dream foursome?
To read Davis’ responses to these – and many other fan questions, check out Twitter.

In addition to the online chat, The McGladrey Classic “Excitement” video was released this week. You can watch it on YouTube.

Finally, the McGladrey/Davis Love III commercial has gotten a lot of attention this week through several social media channels. If you haven’t yet seen it, you can watch the commercial on YouTube. It’s pretty funny if we do say so ourselves!

Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco and Zach Johnson are generating attention this week, too. Chris is playing in the Puerto Rico Open at the Trump International Golf Club. Michael Bradley is there to defend the title he won last year and in 2009, while the 2010 winner, Derek Lamely, is also in the week’s field. Zach is playing in the WGC-Cadillac Championship at TPC Blue Monster at Doral in Florida. Should make for some good golfing! Will you be following either tournament?

We’re concluding this week’s post by letting our readers know that McGladrey is a proud sponsor of the 12th Annual Florida Tech/Harris Ethics & Leadership Conference, where none other than the PGA TOUR's Julie Tyson will be speaking. The event is scheduled for March 22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Rialto in Florida. You can register here.

Check back next week for another update.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

It's Been a Hole-in-One Kind of Week!

This week – and today, in particular – has been exciting for a couple of reasons. Earlier today, Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III made a hole-in-one at The Honda Classic, putting him near the top of the tournament leader board! You can bet we’ll be following him, as well as Team McGladrey member Chris DiMarco throughout the weekend. Follow the leader board.

Today is exciting for another reason – the volunteer window for returning 2011 volunteers wanting to volunteer for the 2012 McGladrey Classic (Oct. 15-21) is now open! If you volunteered last year, you have the month of March to sign up for this year’s event and have the opportunity to secure your spot on your returning committee or receive first request to be placed on a new committee. If you haven’t volunteered in the past and you’re interested in contributing to the success of this year’s tournament, new volunteer registration will begin on April 9. You can find more information on volunteer opportunities at The McGladrey Classic website. Will we see you at Sea Island?

To stay up-to-date on tournament-related events and activities and/or on Team McGladrey, check back here regularly and/or visit The McGladrey Classic website. And if there’s anything in particular you’d like for us to cover here, let us know. We love hearing from our readers!