Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rooting for Team USA!

This is an exciting week in the golf world as the 2014 Ryder Cup kicks off tomorrow (Fri., Sept. 26). Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is on Team USA and we cannot wait to tune in  to The Golf Channel and NBC to cheer him and the rest of the team on! Below are the tee times and TV schedule:

Fri., Sept. 6
Times (ET)
Morning Fourball (4 matches)
2:35 a.m. | 2:50 a.m. | 3:05 a.m. | 3:20 a.m.
       Europe                                    USA
J.Rose/H.Stenson             B.Watson/W.Simpson
T.Bjorn/M.Kaymer           R.Fowler/J.Walker
S.Gallacher/I.Poulter       J.Speith/P.Reed
S.Garcia/R.Mcilroy           K.Bradley/P.Michelson
Afternoon Foursomes (4 matches)
8:15 a.m. | 8:30 a.m. | 8:45 a.m.| 9 a.m.
Day 1 TV Coverage: Golf Channel
2:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 27
Times (ET)
Morning Fourball (4 matches)
2:35 a.m. | 2:50 a.m. | 3:05 a.m. | 3:20 a.m.
Afternoon Foursomes (4 matches)
8:15 a.m. | 8:30 a.m. | 8:45 a.m. | 9 a.m.
*If playing Foursomes in the morning on either of the first two days, refer to Fourball afternoon times on the right
7:15 a.m. | 7:30 a.m. | 7:45 a.m. | 8 a.m.
Day 2 TV Coverage: NBC
3 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 28
Times (ET)
Singles (12 matches)
Starts at 6:36; 12-minute intervals thereafter
Day 3 TV Coverage: NBC
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Have YOU entered for your chance to win a VIP trip to the 2014 McGladrey Classic? Interested parties have until Tues., Sept. 30. to enter The McGladrey Classic Sweepstakes! Enter Now! And while you’re over on the McGladrey Classic website, be sure to take your enter the Birdies Fore Love ‘Guess the Birdies’ contest for your chance to win a 2014 Buick Verano! One-hundred percent of your donations is applied to the charity you select, and your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Since its inception in 2012, the program has raised more than $500,000 for charity. Please help us in our continuing efforts to raise money for charities through this program.

Be sure to check back next week as there will be a post by a special guest!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hit the ground putting!

Hard to believe but we are a mere 31 days away from the 2014 McGladrey Classic! In preparation for this year’s tournament (Oct. 20-26), a small team headed to Sea Island earlier this week for Media Day to welcome reporters to the island and to answer questions about McGladrey’s partnership with the PGA TOUR, sponsorship of The McGladrey Classic, Team McGladrey and the importance of stewardship – to both McGladrey and the game of golf. Since its inception in 2010, The McGladrey Classic has raised nearly $2 million for local and national charitable organizations.
A few McGladrey key spokesperson’s were joined by last year’s McGladrey Classic winner Chris Kirk, Team McGladrey Member and Tournament Host Davis Love III and others who answered reporter questions before heading to a putting contest to raise money for local charitable organizations. While many organizations benefitted from the putting contest, the big winners of the day were Ronald McDonald House ($2,500), Hope House ($1,500) and Hospice Golden Isles ($1,000).

A few of our favorite quotes from the day:

"The whole community eats, live and breathes The McGladrey Classic."
- Joe Willie Sousa, Golden Isles Broadcasting

"The McGladrey Classic sells itself!"
- Chris Kirk, 2014 McGladrey Classic Winner
"Stewardship is one of our core values."
- McGladrey's Bill Gorman
With Media Day behind us, we’re now teed up for The McGladrey Classic next month (Oct. 20 – 26). You can view the complete schedule of tournament events on The McGladrey Classic website.
Team McGladrey Members are taking a break this week as there are no PGA TOUR tournaments taking place. Next week, Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson will be in Scotland for the 2014 Ryder Cup. We can’t wait to cheer on Team USA: Rickie Fowler | Jim Furyk | Zach Johnson | Matt Kuchar | Phil Mickelson | Patrick Reed | Jordan Spieth | Jimmy Walker | Bubba Watson | Keegan Bradley | Hunter Mahan | Webb Simpson. And more good news about Zach: Yesterday (Sept. 17), we received confirmation that he’ll compete at this year’s McGladrey Classic! We’re looking forward to sharing names of some of the other PGA TOUR players who commit to join us at Sea Island. Who would you like to see there?
And speaking of The McGladrey Classic, the tournament Sweepstakes closes Tues., Sept. 30. Visit the sweepstakes info page to learn the details about how to enter. And if you’re feeling extra lucky, be sure to “Guess the Birdies” for this year’s tournament. One lucky contesetant in the Birdies Fore Love program will receive a brand new 2014 Buick Verano courtesy of our friends at Nalley Buick GMC! Check out the brief Birdies Fore Love video to learn more about the program.

Check back next week to learn the latest on Team McGladrey and the 2014 McGladrey Classic!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gearing up for the 2014 McGladrey Classic

There are a lot of big milestones this week, by far, the most somber is the 13-year anniversary of 9/11. Like many others across the country and around the world, we’re taking a moment to remember those who were affected by the tragic events that occurred in 2001, and we celebrate all of those who emerged as heroes.  

Earlier this week (Sept. 10) was golfing legend Arnold Palmer’s 85th birthday! The PGA TOUR created a wonderful tribute, which you can watch here.  

Also this week, Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is in Atlanta for the TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. Zach tees off at 12:50 p.m. ET from tee No. 1 this afternoon (Thurs., Sept. 11).  Best of luck, Zach – we’re pulling for you!  

Earlier this week, Hodnett Cooper featured an article on how St. Simons Island is gearing up for the fifth McGladrey Classic. The relaxed atmosphere of the island and some of the PGA TOUR players who call St Simons home were highlighted. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in its entirety here.  

St. Simons Island will again be pleased to have The McGladrey Classic and all the excitement it brings. We’ll be riding our bikes to the course and cheering for the locals. Then we’ll watch it all again on television, through the technicolor lens of The Golf Channel. And like Davis Love III himself, we’ll take it all in stride with the quiet confidence that we’ve been lucky enough to discover one of the most magical places on Earth. And we’re able to call it home.
And speaking of The McGldadrey Classic, we are 38 days away from sharing the beauty of Sea Island throughout this year’s tournament  - with those who visit in person and those who tune in to the Golf Channel (Thurs., Oct. 23 through Sun., Oct. 26). Want to catch the beauty of the island first-hand? Check out the complete schedule of events.

Check back next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and the 2014 McGladrey Classic.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Congratulations to 2013 McGladrey Classic Champion Chris Kirk on his big win last weekend at the Deutsche Bank Championship! Way to go, Chris! Your McGladrey friends are so happy for you, and we look forward to seeing you back at Sea Island soon…(perhaps for the 2014 McGladrey Classic – Oct. 20-26?)

This week is a big one for Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson, who is in Colorado at Cherry Hills Country Club for the BMW Championship. Zach, the tournament’s defending champion, tees off this afternoon at 12:48 p.m., MT from tee No. 1. We wish you the best this weekend, Zach! And you can bet we’ll have our fingers crossed for a back-to-back win! As a reader of this blog, who are YOU rooting for?

For all those who follow social media, you are well aware of #tbt (Throw Back Thursday). In honor of the fifth anniversary of The McGladrey Classic, check out this photo montage of five of our favorite moments from the 2013 tournament:

Share with us your favorite moments and why YOU #LoveTheMcGladreyClassic in the comments below.

Speaking of The McGladrey Classic, there are just 45 short days until we tee things up for this year’s tournament at Sea Island! We’re still looking for volunteer laser operators and marshals for this year’s tournament. Laser Operators will assist PGA TOUR staff with the compilation of player statistics. Each hole will have several volunteers to track each player’s shot using lasers. Shifts vary according to tee times. In order to ensure proper coverage, volunteers are asked to commit to a full day of service and attend a training session. Marshals will provide control for the tournament by monitoring all golf course crosswalks, tee boxes, greens, clubhouse, and practice areas. If you are interested in contributing to the success of this year’s event, register today to volunteer next month.  

Prefer to be a spectator? Tickets for The McGladrey Classic are still available! Don't miss a minute of the tournament action. Purchase a weekly ticket booklet for tournament access Wed., Oct. 22 through Sun., Oct. 26,  including lawn seating for Wednesday evening’s Darius Rucker concert! Additional ticket options include daily tickets, good-any-one-day tickets (your choice), concert tickets (Wed., Oct. 22), and meet-the-pros tickets (Mon., Oct. 20).

Don’t forget… You have until the end of this month (Tues., Sept. 30) to enter The McGladrey Classic Facebook Sweepstakes! Simply complete and submit the entry form and. Each entrant can enter only once, but will receive one additional entry for EACH friend they refer to the contest. So share-on, my friends! For more details, visit the entry page.

Stop by next week to see what Team McGladrey is up to and for additional news about the 2014 McGladrey Classic!