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!

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