Thursday, April 4, 2013

2013 McGladrey Classic in Full Swing

One of the most rewarding aspects of The McGladrey Classic is that it allows everyone involved to give something back to the community. During last year’s tournament, the Davis Love Foundation started a new program ‘Birdies Fore Love,’ presented by Nalley Buick-GMC. In the first year, the program generated $16,000 for local charities. (One hundred percent of the proceeds are donated to the participating charities). Due to the success of last year’s program, the Davis Love Foundation is inviting all interested children- and family-focused charities to participate. An introductory meeting is scheduled at the tournaments headquarters at Sea Island Golf Club on Mon., April 29. The deadline for charities to apply is Fri., May 10. To find out more information, please visit The McGladrey Classic website.  

And speaking of The McGladrey Classic, can you believe the tournament is only 213 days away? We sure can’t (even though we’re already planning and looking forward to it)! Some news and events are in the works that we want to share:   

Make plans to attend the Rites of Spring on April 27 for a chance to win a $10,000 cash prize! All proceeds benefit Safe Harbor Children’s Center.
Demo Day Fore Charity (May 4th) will be your chance to experience what the pros experience at the state-of-the-art Learning Center Practice Facility at Sea Island Golf Club

Follow along each month as Mark Love, executive director of the Davis Love Foundation, walks you through tips that will help you improve your score.

Sponsor Highlight: Harris Teeter, The McGladrey Classic volunteer program sponsor, has supported the tournament since its inception in 2010, and does so much for the community.



And what’s up with Team McGladrey? This week, Chris DiMarco is playing in the Valero Texas Open. He’s in group 15, which teed off today at 7:30 a.m., CT off of tee #10. Next week (April 11-14), Zach Johnson will be participating in the 2013 Masters in Augusta, Georgia. And Davis Love III is continuing to work hard at getting back on the course. If you miss seeing him out on the road, check out this PGA TOUR video of his top 10 shots (excluding majors).



With the Masters tournament around the corner, we want to tell our social media fans about ‘The Masters Contest’. Be sure to friend The McGladrey Classic Facebook page to you can join our “Major Series” contest throughout the year. It’s your chance to enjoy comradery with other fans and have a chance to win unique prizes. (Entries will open each Monday of a major).

Reminder: Registration for returning McGladrey Classic volunteers opened this past Monday (April 1 – no foolin’), and we surpassed our best ‘opening day’ total for returning volunteers! Thank you to the amazing volunteers who help make The McGladrey Classic such a success each year! If you’ve volunteered previously and want to help out again during this year’s tournament (Nov. 4 – 10), you’ll have the entire month of April to secure your spot on your returning committee or receive first request to be placed on a new committee. Register now to secure your spot! New volunteers will have an opportunity to register beginning May 1.

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