Friday, November 8, 2013

Giving Back Through The McGladrey Classic

What do you get when you combine 600 youth, PGA TOUR professionals Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey and William McGirt, good food, games and face painting with the Plantation Course at Sea Island? Youth Day at the 2013 McGladrey Classic.

There have been a lot of activities here at Sea Island during tournament week, but one of our favorites is always Youth Day, and this year’s was no exception. While it was a blustery day, the wind wasn’t enough to keep local youth away – or to dampen their enthusiasm as they participated in a Q&A with the pros, followed by a glass-breaking demonstration, where Tommy not only broke the glass, but then proceeded to destroy the frame.

Another favorite tournament activity each year is the putting contest, which pairs Special Olympics athletes and representatives from Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia with PGA TOUR professionals and McGladrey leaders for a friendly competition. And the proud winner takes home with a special trophy as a memento of the event.

The weather forecast for the rest of the tournament is calling for temperatures in the low-70s – perfect weather for a perfect event at a perfect location!

Check back throughout the week for daily updates, and tune in to the Golf Channel for live coverage of The McGladrey Classic.