Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Golf Channel’s ‘Morning Drive’ has always been one of the key resources for golf enthusiasts looking for a “golf fix.” Exciting news for viewers: Morning Drive is re-launching Feb. 4, with a new format, co-hosts and studio, and will now air seven days a week! One of the most respected and historical PGA TOUR golfers, Arnold Palmer, is a co-founder of The Golf Channel and, when the channel debuted their new state-of-the-art studio on Jan. 29, they named it in his honor, and Palmer was on hand for the ribbon cutting of “Studio AP.” Team McGladrey members, Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III, have been featured on the Morning Drive over the years so we’ll be looking forward to watching them on the new set. Click here to read more about the new Golf Channel studio, and check out this neat video on the making of Studio AP.
With the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open kicking off today, we’re glad to see that Davis committed to play, joining past McGladrey Classic winners Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey (2012) and Ben Crane (2011). We’ll be rooting for “our boys!” And Davis will continue his play into next week, when he’ll play in the AT&T Pebble Beach tournament. Ahhh…California dreaming!
Check back next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic (Nov. 4-10, 2013).
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Over the next few weeks, Team McGladrey members Davis Love III, Zach Johnson and Chris DiMarco will be taking a bit of a break from the course, as none are scheduled to play in any major tournaments. (Given the current record-breaking cold gripping much of the nation, we’re thinking their breaks are well-timed!) That doesn’t mean that they’re not busy, though. Davis, for one, is joining other PGA and LPGA TOUR professionals in Orlando for the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show, where he will attend the grand opening celebrating the show’s 60th anniversary.
Zach is scheduled to play at the Northern Trust Open starting Feb. 14 in Pacific Palisades, CA. (We wouldn’t mind spending Valentine’s Day there, ourselves!)
In other golf news, the fourth annual Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines tees up this week in beautiful San Diego. Those of us at McGladrey wish the best of luck to two of our McGladrey Classic champions, Ben Crane (2011) and Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey (2012), who are playing in the tournament. Who are your top picks to win?
We’ll post another update next Thursday, and hope you’ll check back with us then.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Congratulations to Golden Isles resident, Russell Henley, on his first PGA TOUR win at the Sony Open in Hawaii! Since the Golden Isles are home to The McGladrey Classic, it's like having a neighbor win!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Mother nature sure gave the 2013 PGA TOUR season tournament opener a difficult start! Last week, winds got up to 40 mph during the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii. Due to the weather, the tournament was reduced to 54 holes. Congratulations to champion, Dustin Johnson, for overcoming the challenging weather conditions to take home the trophy! (Check out the Twitter picture Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson shared via the PGA TOUR from the island, showing how windy it really was.)
Speaking of Zach, as the 2013 season gains momentum, we want to wish Zach and fellow Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III good luck this week as they play in the Sony Open which kicks off today at the beautiful Waialae Country Club in Hawaii! (We have our fingers crossed for better weather on the island for this one!) PGA TOUR expert picks sized up the players at this tournament, and have Zach as their No. 1 pick! Zach won this tournament in 2009, and we’d love to see a “repeat performance!” Who are your top picks for the Sony Open?
Thursday, January 3, 2013
It’s hard to believe, but it’s now 2013. And this year’s golf season begins in earnest Friday with the first round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. While we won’t be there in person to cheer on Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson and 2012 McGladrey Classic Champion Tommy (“Two Gloves”) Gainey, we are already looking forward to returning to beautiful Sea Island this November for the fourth annual McGladrey Classic (Nov. 4 through 10)!
And speaking of The McGladrey Classic, as this New Year begins, we’d like to thank all of the fans and volunteers who have made the tournament such a success since its inception in 2010. You have helped raised more than $850,000 for Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia and other deserving charitable organizations through your support of The McGladrey Classic. Thank you for helping these organizations do so much good for so many people. We look forward to continuing to give back to the community through the game of golf in 2013, and appreciate your ongoing support!
And, of course, since it’s the beginning of another New Year, we’re curious: Have you made any New Year resolutions? If you have, we’d love to hear about them. Post them here if you’re willing to share, and check back to see what others are resolving to do in 2013. We’re resolving to make the 2013 McGladrey Classic a success. Check back here regularly for updates on the tournament and Team McGladrey member activities.
Posted by Terri Andrews