Thursday, July 10, 2014

Deere Zach and Southern Inspiration


This week, Team McGladrey members Zach Johnson and Davis Love III are in Illinois for the John Deere Classic. Zach teed off at 7:30 a.m., CT on tee No. 10 and Davis tees at 12:55 p.m. on tee No. 1. Our team is also accompanied by all previous McGladrey Classic champions: Heath Slocum (2010), Ben Crane (2011), Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey (2012) and Chris Kirk (2013), so it is almost like a family reunion! Zach has been chosen multiple times in the PGA TOUR Expert Picks to be the winner of the John Deere Classic. Who do you think will win? Best of luck to all Team McGladrey members and our “extended family.”  

Speaking of Zach, last week was the fourth annual Zach Johnson Foundation Classic. This year’s event was a big success, with four of the top 21 PGA TOUR players in the world (Jordan Speith, Jason Dufner and Steve Stricker and Zach) particpating. In a KCRG interview, Zach said, “This is something that my wife and I have dreamt about. This is something that my family frankly never dreamed about. The opportunity to do something like this, to come back to the people and the community that gave you everything as a kid, you've got to take advantage of that.” Way to go, Zach. Your friends at McGladrey admire your philanthropic spirit, and we’re proud to have you as part of our team’s efforts to give back to the community.

With all of this talk about “classic” events, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the fact that we’re getting dangerously close to entering the double-digit countdown until our favorite classic event – the 2014 McGladrey Classic! We can’t believe it’s a mere 101 days away! It’ll be here before we know it. With that in mind, below are a few items for you might want to look into:

Pro-Am Packages – SOLD OUT

This year’s tournament promises to offer numerous amazing events, even for those who aren’t rabid golf fans. One of the highlights: the Wed., Oct. 22 “Concert Under the Oaks,” featuring Darius Rucker. There’s something for everyone, so we hope you’ll join us at Sea Island. Check it out to see for yourself why the host location of The McGladrey Classic has been honored with multiple awards, including USA’s Today’s 10 Best Southern Resorts, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, USA Today Travel’s Readers’ Choice poll for the Top 10 Golf Destinations, CNN Travel 8 seriously playful hotels, and more!

Check in next week to see what the latest is on Team McGladrey and the 2014 McGladrey Classic (Oct. 20 – 26)!