Thursday, March 7, 2013

The ‘Art’ of Golf and a Crane Takeover

We’re starting this week with a birthday shout out to 2011 McGladrey Classic Champion Ben Crane, who celebrated his “special day” this week, when he also took home the trophy from the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 Night Golf Challenge.

And speaking of Ben, have you seen the latest “Golf Boys 2.OH” video? These boys are quite the rappers and, we must admit, this song is rather catchy! We always enjoy seeing what happens when Ben, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan get together. Wouldn’t it be fun if they all showed up at this year’s McGladrey Classic in November (4-10)?  

In a different form of artistry, here’s an interesting bit of information that’ll appeal both golf and art lovers: The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be presenting The Art of Golf March 16 – July 7. The exhibition will display the “artistic representation of the sport,” and will coincide with the centennial of the U.S. Open Championship. If you’re in the neighborhood, you might want to check out this unique exhibit.

This week’s post wouldn’t be complete without an update on Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic. Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is in sunny Miami for the Cadillac Championship starting today. He’s in group 22 and tees off at 1:10pm. Zach will also be playing in the Tampa Bay Championship next week (March 14). Players have until 5 p.m. tomorrow (Fri., March 8) to commit. We’ll let you know if anymore Team McGladrey members join. This past Monday (March 4), the Davis Love Foundation hosted the 2013 McGladrey Classic Volunteer Chair kickoff event, where four outstanding volunteers from the 2012 McGladrey Classic were recognized and awarded with $1,000 each for their charity of their choice (courtesy of the Foundation and McGladrey). This was just a small way to thank those who help make The McGladrey Classic a success. We wouldn’t be able to put on such an amazing event without our volunteers. Our sincerest THANKS goes to all of the 1,200 volunteers who represent the best of Southern Hospitality each year at Sea Island!

Speaking of volunteers, if you’re interested in helping make the 2013 McGladrey Classic a success, keep an eye on the tournament’s  official website, as volunteer registration will be opening up soon!

Check back in next week as we provide more updates on Team McGladrey and the 2013 McGladrey Classic.  

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