Thursday, June 26, 2014

A TOUR of the White House


This week, Team McGladrey member Zach Johnson was in Rhode Island for the CVS Caremark Charity Classic, where he was teamed up with Matt Kuchar. Following the CVS Caremark, Zach Johnson and fellow President’s Cup team members and PGA TOUR wives (including Team McGladrey member Davis Love III’s wife Robin) headed Washington, D.C. to attend a ceremony with President Obama to celebrate the 2013 President’s Cup American and International teams. Coincidentally, other McGladrey “family” members were on Capitol Hill this week, as well. Karen Kurek, the leader of McGladrey’s industrial products practice was visiting with Capitol Hill representatives and national media outlet reporters to share results of the firm’s 2014 McGladrey Manufacturing & Distribution Monitor report. Results from this annual survey provide unique insights into the state of manufacturing and distribution, sharing insights from nearly 1,000 C-level executives about this important sector of our economy.

Also earlier this week, SiriusXM announced the launch of a new weekly show featuring golf talk, analysis and instruction from several pros based out of the renowned Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island in Georgia. Sea Island Golf Radio airs every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.,ET on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (XM channel 93, Sirius channel 208). Below is a quote from the recent release:  

"Sea Island is home to an extraordinary group of players, coaches and trainers and we're pleased to have gathered several of those pros together to contribute to SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "Listeners who tune in to Sea Island Golf Radio will have access to a tremendous amount of talent and will find this show to be an outstanding source for both entertaining golf talk and expert instruction."

Finally, a new sponsor spotlight has been featured on www.mcgladreyclassic.com! This month it is Nalley Auto Group. Nalley Auto Group has been 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 by providing a fleet of courtesy vehicles for PGA TOUR Players to utilize while in the Golden Isles. Then beginning in 2012, Nalley continued its support through the Foundation’s latest fundraising tool, Birdies Fore Love. Through this support, Nalley provided a Buick GMC vehicle that was awarded to the donor who correctly guessed the number of birdies accumulated during The McGladrey Classic! Last year’s winner was Gavin Martin.

And now… Davis is playing in the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland. Davis tees off today (Thurs., June 26) at 7:36 a.m., from tee No. 10.  (Check out the video of Davis Love III at the tournament sharing his passion for golf with young members of The First Tee of Greater Washington.) Quicken Loans is doing a little something different at their tournament: a Quicken Loans Hole-in-One Sweepstakes. If a player in this week's tournament aces the 10th hole, one lucky fan will win $1 million in a random drawing! The sweepstakes will continue for the rest of the PGA TOUR season, but this is the only week -- and Congressional's 10th is the only hole -- in which $1 million grand prize will be awarded. Following the Quicken Loans National, every time there's a hole-in-one at a participating PGA TOUR tournament, fans who sign up for the sweepstakes will have a chance of Quicken Loans paying off their mortgage for a year. Wow! Who wouldn’t want one of THESE prizes?!?

That wraps up this week’s update. Check back next week for more on Team McGladrey and the 2014 McGladrey Classic (now just 115 days away, and counting)!