Thursday, October 31, 2013

Welcome to Sea Island – and to The McGladrey Classic!


Today’s guest post is from Team McGladrey Member and PGA TOUR Professional Davis Love III, host of The McGladrey Classic.

Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate by dressing up, accompanying your little spooks and goblins as they go in search of treats and/or those who pass out the goodies to trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood! With October coming to a close, it’s time for another treat – the fourth annual McGladrey Classic (Nov. 4 – 10)!
 
I look forward to welcoming McGladrey representatives, their clients and potential clients, and the tens-of-thousands of golf fans who will be visiting my beautiful home of Sea Island for this year’s tournament over the coming days! Once, again, we have a strong player field, including fellow Team McGladrey members Zach Johnson (also a Sea Island resident) and Chris DiMarco, along with 2012 McGladrey Classic Champion Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, 2011 Champion Ben Crane and 2010 Winner Heath Slocum. The fact that every winner of the tournament to date is returning to Sea Island this year speaks volumes for the event and for the venue. I’m honored to be a part of this top-notch tournament and proud to call Sea Island home.    

But it’s not just all about golf. Tournament week is packed with fun activities, including Youth Day, Military Appreciation Day and a concert “Under the Oaks” by singer, song writer, actor and avid golf fan Toby Keith. You can find more details about tournament-related activities on The McGladrey Classic website.

 And as is the case each year with The McGladrey Classic, one of the biggest goals of the tournament is to support local and national charitable organizations. This year, we’re pleased that our good friends at McGladrey – who have a strong history of supporting the communities where the firm’s employees live and work – are supporting the tournament’s Birdies Fore Love program, which will raise funds for designated charitable organizations, based on the number of birdies recorded during this year’s event. We’ll be counting the birdies during the tournament, and look forward to supporting a number of charitable organizations through this initiative, in addition to the typical support provided through The McGladrey Classic.

I hope you’ll join me at Sea Island for The McGladrey Classic. If you can’t be here in person, though, tune in to the Golf Channel for live coverage the afternoons of Nov. 7, 8, 9 and 10.