Thursday, May 29, 2014

Join The Winner’s Circle!

This week is the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. None of our Team McGladrey members are playing, but the 2013 McGladrey Classic Champion Chris Kirk is teeing off at 8:15 a.m.,ET, from tee No. 1 this morning (May 29). Go, Chris!  

Speaking of Chris Kirk, the McGladrey Classic media center recently released a post titled, “5 Interesting Facts About Our 2013 Champion, Chris Kirk.” You can read it here. Interesting stuff – some of which was new to us. Did you know these facts about Kirk?

And while we’re on the topic of McGladrey Classic winners, we’d like to send a quick congratulations to 2012 McGladrey Classic Champion Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey and his wife Erin on the birth of their son Davis Roland Gainey this past Wed., May 21. Best of luck to your new family addition, Tommy !

And now for YOUR chance to win: You have until tomorrow (Fri., May 30) to enter for a chance to win the biggest giveaway in FORE Georgia history. FORE Georgia, a long with The Inn at Sea Island, is offering one lucky person a chance to win an incredible prize, including:
  • $50 PGA TOUR SUPERSTORE gift card to Winner and 3 companions.
  • Two rooms for two nights, double occupancy at The Inn at Sea Island
  • Unlimited Golf for three days on any of our three championship courses
  • One lesson for four at The Golf Learning Center
  • Breakfast Daily at The Inn
  • One Dinner for four at Colt & Alison*
  • Ground transportation to and from the airport (JAX, SAV, or BQK) if needed*

During last week’s post, we mentioned the “Love for Dad” package you can give your dad for Father’s Day this year. This is a great gift – for YOUR dad or any of your golf-loving friends who are fathers! Check out the three package options and get yours before June 10 to ensure delivery in time for Father’s Day.

And while we’re on the topic of special packages, Sea Island has just came out with another offering because, when it comes to golf, you can never have too much of a good thing. With that in mind, between June 1 and August 28, you can play as many rounds as you’d like on three championship courses with the island’s Summer Unlimited Golf Package.* Thanks to spectacular landscapes like the Seaside Course (home, of course, to the PGA TOUR’s McGladrey Classic), it might be tough to call it quits. You can also pay a visit to the island’s Golf Learning Center, where three of Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers are instructors, and dozens of pros train. The package includes unlimited golf and cart use per night of stay, with a two-night minimum at The Lodge, voted the #1 resort in the Continental U.S. by Travel + Leisure readers and a Forbes Five-Star recipient. June average price: $495 single player/$610 two players; July-August average price: $450 single player/$556 two players. 
If golf alone doesn’t make you want to come check out this year’s McGladrey Classic tournament then maybe curiosity will! A recent article,St. Simons: Island of PGA Tour stars,” highlights the many features that draw so many PGA TOUR players to this beautiful island. It’s a great read. Below is a brief clip:   
The Sea Island Mafia, they've been dubbed. The godfather? Davis Love III. 

"We're sucking them in," said Love, the 20-time tour winner and former major champ who has lived on St. Simons since his teens. 

Love raised his family here and helped persuade more than a dozen tour pros to live some or all of the year in a place where they can step off their private jet at the tiny island airport and be on a paddle board on St. Simons Sound in 20 minutes.

Check back with us next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and the 2014 McGladrey Classic (Oct. 20-26).