Thursday, December 20, 2012

Winding down and looking to the future

This past weekend was one Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III will always remember as he teamed up with his son Dru for the PNC Father-Son Challenge and won! The icing on the cake was when Davis watched Dru make the winning putt. Congratulations to the Love pairing!

As we mentioned in last week’s post, Tom Watson was named the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain. While at the PNC Father-Son Challenge, Davis talked about how excited he is by this selection and how he is now more motivated than ever to make the 2014 team. Davis also commented on the Golf Channel, saying, “The more I think about it, the more excited I get. It makes me want to make the team because I had so much fun with him in ’93. I would love to do it again.”
Speaking of the Golf Channel, they recently posted their Top 10 picks for 2012 in numerous categories. Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson came in at No. 9  in Best Shots for his second hole of sudden death shot at the John Deere Classic. Johnson hit a 6-iron, from 193 yards in a fairway bunker, inside a foot from the hole – talk about a shot that had everyone on the edge of their chairs!
With the year wrapping up, I know all you golf fans are now wondering how you’ll get your “golf-fix. Not to worry! The PGA TOUR has recently released their schedule for the first six events of the 2013-2014 season. Due to the new structure of their schedule, you might have noticed that The McGladrey Classic is now in November (4-10, 2013) since we are now part of the FedEx Cup season. To view the rest of the PGA TOUR 2013 schedule, click here. Tournaments start up first thing in the New Year!  

Switching back to The McGladrey Classic, the total proceeds came in from the 2012 tournament. An astonishing $400,000 was raised for Special Olympics, Southeast Georgia Boys and Girls Clubs and other charitable organizations. This was a 33% increase from the previous year! So far, The McGladrey Classic has raised more than $850,000 since the inception in 2010.  We are so proud and honored by the humbling contributions The McGladrey Classic has received for charitable organizations these past three years. We are looking forward to the future and how much we can continue to give back.
"Like the game of golf, McGladrey has a strong commitment to giving back to those in need," said PGA TOUR Professional and Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III, whose foundation hosts The McGladrey Classic. "It's a pleasure to partner with an organization whose values are so closely aligned with those of the game and of the Davis Love Foundation."
We hope all of our readers are enjoying this holiday season, and that you’ll check back here January 3, 2013 when we resume these updates after enjoying a bit of time with family and friends ourselves. 
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Announcements and Recaps

Earlier today, Tom Watson was named the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain. Watson will be the oldest captain the U.S. Ryder Cup team has had. It will be interesting to see the mix of old and new styles in Scotland in 2014. Those of us here at McGladrey think Watson is a great choice to succeed Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III. Congratulations from McGladrey!

Speaking of Davis, he and Brandt Snedeker tied for fourth at the Franklin Templeton Shootout this past weekend. The pair started off sharp but as the weekend progressed, unfortunately, they lost some of their early momentum. From the Franklin Templeton Shootout recap, "We put the ball in the fairway all day, but never really got close into the greens," Davis said. "We were 15 to 30 feet all day today, and we weren't as sharp this weekend as we were Friday." Still…we’re proud of Davis and Brandt for their strong finish. Congrats, guys!

This weekend, Davis and his son Dru will be playing in the PNC Father/Son Challenge. Is there a future PGA TOUR player in the making? Tune in and watch on NBC.

Before closing this week, we’d like to remind our readers who live near Sea Island and those who might be visiting, that tomorrow (Dec. 14) is the final day for our Tournament Merchandise sale. Be sure to check out the Corn Barn at Sea Island Golf Club to see what’s left – you just might find the perfect gift for that special someone.

We hope you’ll stop back by next week to get the latest updates on The McGladrey Classic and Team McGladrey.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Congratulations Team McGladrey Member, Davis Love III

What a week it has been for Team McGladrey member and Tournament host, Davis Love III, who won the U.S. Golf Association’s Bob Jones Award on Wednesday. The Bob Jones award is considered the USGA’s highest honor. The recipient demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones. Davis will receive his award in February. We couldn’t think of a better person to win the award this year! Congratulations, Davis, from your friends at McGladrey!

Speaking of Davis, be sure to watch him while he plays in the Franklin Templeton Shootout, Dec. 7-9. You can catch this tournament on the Golf Channel or NBC. Davis  is paired up with Brandt Snedeker. (Davis won the 1992 Shootout with Tom Kite). Snedeker was one of Davis’ Captain picks for the 2012 Ryder Cup. These two will make one solid team! Check out the pairings and let us know your predictions on who will win!   

The completion of the Franklin Templeton Shootout will mark the last PGA TOUR event for 2012, and it’s been quite a year for Team McGladrey. In addition to Davis serving as the U.S. Ryder Cup captain and winning the Bob Jones award, Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson won the John Deere Classic and the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial  and, even more exciting than that, Zach and his family welcomed their new addition, Abby Jane! And Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco hosted another successful charity tournament for the DiMarco Tee Up For Life celebrity golf tournament. This was the 12th year of the event, which has raised more than $4 million for charity since its inception!  

With 2012 coming to an end, that means the holidays are quickly approaching! If you live near St. Simons Island and are still looking for the perfect gift for a friend or family member who loves golf (or if you just want to treat yourself!), be sure to visit our Holiday Merchandise sale. The sale is going on in The Corn Barn at Sea Island Golf Club. Sales started yesterday and runs through Dec. 14. *Closed on Saturday and Sunday

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!