Thursday, May 8, 2014

Team McGladrey’s Zach Johnson Moves Up to No. 9, Plus More About The McGladrey Classic

It’s a busy time of year in the world of golf. After last week’s Wells Fargo Championship, Team McGladrey Member and PGA TOUR Professional Zach Johnson jumped up a spot in the FEDEX Cup rankings and is now No. 9. Way to go, Zach, your friends at McGladrey are so proud of you! Also from last week’s Wells Fargo Championship, the Golf Channel featured a great article on champion J.B. Holmes – definitely worth a read.

Earlier this week, The Davis Love Foundation, host organization of The McGladrey Classic, announced that it will extend an invitation to play in the tournament to the winner of the Jones Cup Invitational.  The first invitation will be given to the champion of the 2015 Jones Cup, which will be played early next year at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Georgia. Learn more about this on the McGladrey Classic website.
 
Speaking of The McGladrey Classic, the tournament’s Birdies Fore Love program is now accepting applications from charitable organizations interested in being a part of this year's program. Here’s a brief background on Birdies Fore Love is for interested charities: Birdies Fore Love focuses on helping 501(c)3 organizations exceed their fundraising goals while sharing the excitement of a major PGA TOUR event. Contributors are asked to make donations to one of the program’s Birdies Fore participating charities. For an additional $1 (above the $10 minimum), contributors are eligible to enter the “Guess the Birdies” contest for a chance to win a new car from our friends at Nalley Buick GMC. One-hundred percent of all donations will go to the charity selected by the contributor. (Click here to learn more and/or apply.)
 
Moving on to the Sunshine State this week for The PLAYERS Championship, Zach teed off in Florida at 8:18 a.m., ET on tee 10 this morning (May 8). The PGA TOUR’s fantasy expert picks are out for this week’s tournament, and Zach was listed in quite a few places. We’re hoping these expert picks are on the money! And to get an inside feel of what it’s like to play the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in Florida, check out this PGA TOUR article featuring several professional golfers give their opinions.
 
And speaking of PGA TOUR professionals, 2013 McGladrey Classic winner Chris Kirk, who happens to be celebrating his birthday today, was recently featured on GOarticles.com. The story mentions his golf-relationship Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III. Check out this brief snippet: We’ve include a little snippet from the article below
 
Under Love's tutelage, he hasn't stopped improving, winning twice on the Web.com Tour in 2010 to earn his card and capturing the PGA Tour's 2011 Viking Classic as a rookie. All Love has prescribed to Kirk are some simple range drills that emphasize impact position.
 
You can read the full article here.
 
Also, check out this picture from another McGladrey Classic winner – Ben Crane. He shared the picture featuring him, Zach and Jonathan Byrd. 

@bencranegolf
Being a pro golfer is amazing but it's wouldn't be nearly as fun without guys like this @ZachJohnsonPGA / @JByrdpga pic.twitter.com/HqHQZpLvXQ

For those of you who read FORE Georgia, the publication has its biggest giveaway in the history of the magazine underway, and we’re excited it’s in partnership with The Inn at Sea Island! Register online NOW thru May 30, 2014 for YOUR chance to win this prize worth almost $5,000!  Prize includes:
 
  • $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*
To wrap up this week’s post, we’d like to wish all of our readers a relaxing and loving Mother’s Day weekend. We hope you’ll check back next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and the 2014 McGladrey Classic.