Thursday, November 29, 2012

Continuing the holiday cheer

Returning from a great Thanksgiving break, we hope everyone enjoyed time with friends and family, and we appreciate you joining us here again this week for another update on Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic.

Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, 2012 McGladrey Classic Champion, finished up November with another great win – this one at the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational last week. Congratulations, Tommy, from your friends at McGladrey!

If you are already missing The McGladrey Classic like we are, you can sign up for The McGladrey Classic newsletter to get regular updates throughout the year. This past Tuesday, the November newsletter was released. It covers upcoming events for the holidays, recaps and photos from the 2012 McGladrey Classic and more! It’s a combination of a brief stroll down memory lane and a peek at what’s coming – definitely worth a read.

And speaking of what’s coming, with Christmas just around the corner, we’re sure lots of our readers are joining the shopping frenzy for decorations and gifts, and thinking about how to best give back this holiday season to those in need. The Davis Love Foundation is thinking about those in need, as well, and you can help in one of two ways!  For those who live around St. Simons Island, visit Winter Wonderland and pick up a Christmas tree at the pavilion at Taylor House Interiors. If you have friends or family members who are golf lovers, you might want to consider a special edition Davis Love Foundation (DLF) golf gap this holiday season. (Or you might even want to snag one for yourself – a little gift from you to you!) For every $50 donation you make to DLF, you’ll receive this free hat.  What a great way to give back to those charities in need, while capping it off (pun intended) with a unique gift!
We’ll be back with another update next week. We hope you’ll check back then for the latest news on The McGladrey Classic and Team McGladrey!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thank You!

It’s the time of year when people look back and think of what they are most thankful for. At McGladrey we have so much to be thankful for, here are just a few that stand out:

·    More than 2,500 of our employees recently gave back to their local communities by participating in volunteer activities for charitable organizations through the firms third  nationwide Volunteer Day.
·    Contributions made to charity through The McGladrey Classic at beautiful Sea Island (we are still waiting on the final amount)
·    Our great partnership with Team McGladrey members: PGA TOUR professionals, Davis Love III, Zach Johnson and Chris DiMarco
·    The ongoing relationship with our clients and the hard work and dedication of our employees who contribute to their success.

Earlier this week, Team McGladrey member Davis Love III participated in the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge. It was a very successful event raising $3,442,300 for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption!

Leave a comment and share what you are thankful for!

We’ll be taking a break to spend time with family and friends next week, but will post our next update on November 29. We hope you’ll check back with us then! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and be sure to gobble till you wobble!  

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Updates on Team McGladrey

We’d like to begin this week’s update by sending a HUGE congratulations to proud new parents Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson and his wife Kim on the birth of their beautiful baby daughter Abby Jane, who was born on Thurs., Nov. 1. We hope to see Abby Jane crawling or maybe even toddling around at Sea Island during next year’s McGladrey Classic!

We’d also like to wish Team McGladrey Members Davis Love III and Chris DiMarco the best of luck this weekend as they play in the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s Classic which starts today at Walt Disney World!

Sadly, on Monday, the game of golf suffered a loss with the passing of Jim Flick, beloved coach, mentor and friend to many PGA TOUR players and fans. Flick was a coach to Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III, who had some kind things to say in the PGA’s “Remembering One of the Best” article. Take a moment to read the story – it’ll touch your heart. The McGladrey family sends their condolences to the Flick family.

Be sure to check back in next week as we give more updates on The McGladrey Classic and Team McGladrey!  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thank You From Sea Island! - By Davis Love III

A Guest post from Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III

It’s hard to believe but, the third annual McGladrey Classic has come and gone, with Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey taking home the trophy with a course record 10 under par 60. It was my pleasure to present the trophy to Tommy on the 18th green, and to participate in the champagne toast, along with McGladrey leaders and others. Congratulations, Tommy – and welcome to the McGladrey family!

My wife Robin and fellow Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson enjoyed welcoming the tens of thousands of golf fans who visited our home of Sea Island for the tournament and related activities, and we’d like to thank the 1,200 volunteers who helped make The McGladrey Classic a resounding success for the third straight year!

As is the case each year, one of the most rewarding aspects of The McGladrey Classic is the opportunity it provides to give back to the community. In addition to the funds raised through the tournament for Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia and other charitable organizations, The McGladrey Classic includes a Youth Day, during which McGladrey leaders and PGA TOUR professionals team up with Special Olympics athletes and representatives from Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia for a putting contest. Before, during and after this year’s contest, McGladrey filmed a public service announcement, which you can watch here.

Many of the tournament and other activities throughout the week were captured on film. If you haven’t had a chance to view those daily updates, you can do that right here on the McGladrey golf blog. Just scroll down a bit, and click on the videos at your convenience. For those who were with us at Sea Island, they’ll bring back some fond memories, and for those of you who weren’t able to join us, you’ll see some great footage from the event, that’ll make you want to join us next year (Nov. 4 – 10).

Last but not least, I'd like to send a big CONGRATULATIONS to Marc Neu, winner of The McGladrey Classic Birdies for Love car! We just made the announcement earlier today, and presented Marc with his new set of keys.

’Hope to see you at the fourth annual McGladrey Classic!