Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Countdown Continues

Wow! The 2013 McGladrey Classic has reached the double-digit countdown – only 94 days until tee off of this year’s tournament (Nov. 4-10). To share our anticipation, we thought our readers might enjoy the 2013 McGladrey Classic Excitement Video! Let us know what you think.  

The official McGladrey Classic website has posted a new sponsor spotlight. This month we’re showcasing Nalley Auto Group, a proud supporter of the Davis Love Foundation since the inception of The McGladrey Classic in 2010 – initially through their support of the Player Transportation Program (they provided a fleet of courtesy vehicles for PGA TOUR Players to use while in the Golden Isles); then, beginning in 2012, Nalley continued their support through the Foundation’s latest fundraising tool, Birdies Fore Love. They have provided a Buick GMC vehicle to the donor who correctly guesses the number of birdies accumulated during The McGladrey Classic each year! Read more about Nalley Auto Group here.

Speaking of Birdies Fore Love, this year McGladrey LLP , title sponsor of The McGladrey Classic, launched a social responsibility program in support of the firm’s core value of stewardship. As part of this program and in conjunction with The McGladrey Classic, McGladrey offices across the country will raise funds for local charities that are focused on children and families. Leading McGladrey’s Birdies Fore Love program, is Chris Parrish, an employee based out of the firm’s Vienna, VA office, who was selected from a firm-wide process that allowed interested employees to submit applications for the role. Here’s a snippet of what Chris had to say:

“We have the chance to rally collectively around our local communities through Birdies Fore Love. This program allows me, and all of us as a firm, to have a hands-on role in advancing our firm’s social responsibility program. We can retain talent through employee engagement and ultimately generate personal and professional growth by giving back to our communities.”
We’re looking forward to having Chris join us at Sea Island this year. In the meantime, hole 4 of the Seaside Course is this week’s image. It is a Par 4 playing 429 yards. It’s averaged 4.16 strokes and yielded 147 birdies over the first three years. This dogleg-left has water on the right and a marsh on the left. The fairway bunker straightaway of the tee provides an excellent aiming point. The shot to the green requires distance control as the wide but shallow surface is protected by a large bunker on the left and collection areas short right and long.

Of course, we can’t talk about the Seaside Course without mentioning Team McGladrey. On Mon., July 29, Zach Johnson hosted the third annual Zach Johnson Foundation Classic. The Gazette posted a few pictures from the event so be sure to check them out (click here). Zach is currently in Akron, OH for the World Golf Championship – Bridgestone Invitational. Also this week, Davis Love III and Chris DiMarco are in Reno, NV for the Reno-Tahoe Open. In group #12, Chris teed off at 7 a.m. Davis was shortly behind, teeing off at 7:44 a.m. in group 16. (Davis is in the same group as 2012 McGladrey Classic winner, Ben Crane!) Good luck to all our Team McGladrey members!  

Check in next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and the McGladrey Classic.

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