This week’s post is by Team McGladrey Member, PGA TOUR professional and Sea Island resident Zach Johnson.
The 2014 McGladrey Classic is just a few short weeks away, and I’m stoked!
The McGladrey Classic is near-and-dear to my heart, not only because McGladrey is the title sponsor of this PGA TOUR event, but because the tournament is at my home of Sea Island, GA. I might be a little biased when I say that the Seaside Course is one of the most beautiful courses in the world. But I’m not the only one who thinks this is a special place. Sea Island’s The Lodge and The Cloister, were recently named two of the top five resorts in the Continental U.S. in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, and The Spa at Sea Island was ranked the No. 3 hotel spa in the country. Clearly, it’s a unique place!
Another reason The McGladrey Classic is so special to me is because of the charitable donations raised through the tournament for local and national nonprofits focused on benefitting children and their families. Much like the game of golf, my friends with McGladrey have a strong focus on stewardship. Giving back to the communities where its employees live and work has been a core focus of McGladrey since the firm’s inception in 1926 – and it continues to be a strong focus to this day. During last year’s tournament alone, McGladrey employees and clients raised more than $430,000 for charitable organizations nationwide through their participation in The McGladrey Classic’s Birdies Fore Love program. They’re looking forward to doing even more this year!
Thanks, McGladrey, for your focus on the community, and for your love of golf. I look forward to seeing you and tens of thousands of golf enthusiasts at “my home” Oct. 20 – 26!