Thursday, April 26, 2012

Team McGladrey: Busy and Growing!

Exciting news this week! Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson tweeted that he and his wife Kim are expecting their third child this fall. Congrats to the Johnson family – your friends with McGladrey will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new addition! While it’s hard to compete with that type of news, there are a number of exciting things happening in the golf world this week. To begin, in conjunction with the Zurich Classic in New Orleans, the PGA TOUR is encouraging golf enthusiasts to submit questions for 2011 McGladrey Classic Winner Ben Crane via Direct Connect, PGATOUR.COM’s video franchise that helps fans get closer to a PGA TOUR pro each week. Host John Swantek might use YOUR question when he chats this week with Ben! Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco will be playing in the Zurich Classic, as well (and says his waist expands each year during this tournament due to all of that good Cajun cooking). You can also read this Q&A with Ben Crane to find out what he has to say about Bubba's shot, the Golf Boys and more. Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis was in Hawaii last week for the LPGA LOTTE Championship. Check out this amazing Twitpic she posted to Twitter. This week she’s in Mobile, Alabama for the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic. If you’re in the area, stop by and see her. And next week, the McGladrey team in Charlotte will be checking out the Wells Fargo Championship right here in our own backyard. Chris and Zach are scheduled to be here, along with fellow Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III. We’re keeping our fingers crossed from some of that beautiful Carolina weather for which our great state is so well-known. Finally, we’d like to encourage our readers to check out the PGA TOUR’s commercial for the 2012 McGladrey Classic (Oct. 15-21) in beautiful Sea Island – just six short months away! If you want to volunteer to support this year’s tournament, sign up now, and let us know that you’re going to be there – we’ll keep an eye out for you while we’re there…

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Gary Allan Joins The McGladrey Classic…and Other News from Sea Island

Big news this week! Country Music Singer Gary Allan, who burst on the scene with “Her Man,” which peaked at #7 on the charts, will perform at this year’s McGladrey Classic. The concert is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. You can listen to some of Gary’s songs here. Which is your favorite? Tickets for the concert and for the tournament are now on sale, and can be purchased online, by the way. Get yours now!

Congratulations to Carl Pettersson for picking up his fifth PGA TOUR victory last weekend at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town, and to our very own Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson for finishing in the No. 2 slot!

Unfortunately, a cracked rib kept Team McGladrey Member and five-time Heritage champion Davis Love III out of last week’s field, but he is confident he’ll be ready to play again by the Zurich Classic or Wells Fargo Championship. You can hear first-hand from Davis about how the bunny slopes in Sun Valley, Idaho contributed to his injury. And while Davis didn’t make it to the Heritage, there was a Love at Harbour Town – Mark Love, Davis’ brother and the executive director of The McGladrey Classic, caddied for Chris Kirk.

This week, The McGladrey Classic announced the 2012 tournament’s Tix4Kids charity program participants. You can stay current on this and other announcements from the tournament website, Facebook and/or Twitter accounts, and you can now follow them on Pinterest, as well.

Also this week…a special birthday: Happy 90th to the Texas Valero Open!

We’re closing today with a reminder for those interested in helping with this year’s McGladrey Classic – the volunteer window is now open. Register today to increase your chances of getting your choice of volunteer opportunities. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Celebrate Good Times!

Congratulations to Bubba Watson, winner of the 2012 Masters! It was a great tournament, and Bubba’s emotional win was well-deserved. Check out his surprise visit to the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive earlier this week – very cool!

Okay, well…his birthday isn’t actually until Friday, the 13th, but we wanted to begin this week’s post by wishing a very happy birthday to Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III! And speaking of Davis, it was on this very day back in 1987 that he had his first victory at the Heritage Classic – just 25 short years ago. My how times flies!

Davis’ daughter Lexie, who recently graduated from the University of Georgia, is currently working as a tournament assistant with The McGladrey Classic. She recently recounted what it was like growing up with a dad on TOUR. You can read her first-hand account here.

This week (April 9 – 15), Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco and Zach Johnson are playing in the 44th annual RBC Heritage at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Of course, we’ll be pulling for them! Check out Chris’ digital press conference on Facebook.

Next week, The McGladrey Classic will announce the 2012 tournament’s Tix4Kids charity program participants, and will also launch ticket sales. You won’t want to miss these important happenings. You can stay current by checking The McGladrey Classic website, Facebook and/or Twitter accounts, and you can now follow them on Pinterest, as well. So…if you want to stay “in the know,” you have plenty of options!

Reminder: The volunteer window for those interested in helping make the 2012 McGladrey Classic a success is now open. If you’d like to help, you can sign up via the tournament website. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thanks and Congrats!

We’d like to begin this week’s update with a big THANK YOU to the 500+ volunteers who have already signed up to support the 2012 McGladrey Classic! While the volunteer window for previous years’ volunteers opened a few weeks ago, the window opens April 9 for all other volunteers. If you’re interested in being a part of this year’s excitement, sign up to volunteer now. We would love to see YOU at Sea Island in October!

Congratulations to Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis who finished tied for eighth last week at the women’s first major of the year, the Kraft Nabisco Championship. We’re proud of you, Natalie!

Of course, the big news in golf this week is that The Masters is underway in August, GA. 2012 McGladrey Classic winner Ben Crane is playing, as is Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson. We’d love to see one of them win. Who do you think will take home the coveted green jacket?

To wrap things up this week, we’d like to offer another congratulations – this one to Dru Love (Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III’s son) on his decision to attend the University of Alabama in the fall. Roll Tide!

Check back next week for another update.