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!