Thursday, October 23, 2014

The McGladrey Classic: A Little Slice of Heaven


Guest post by Marcia Dykes, tax senior associate with McGladrey LLP, the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. Marcia is one of several of the firm’s Birdies Fore Love office leaders, who was chosen to attend The McGladrey Classic as a result of her involvement in the charitable aspect of this year’s McGladrey Classic.

Tuesday evening’s highlight was a Pro-Am pairings party at the home of PGA TOUR Professional and Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III and his wife Robin, which showcases a beautiful view of the salt marsh vistas that surround St. Simon and Sea Island. The Pro-Am party, like all of the events at The McGladrey Classic, provided an opportunity for McGladrey clients and potential clients to meet professional golfers, as well as one another, and to spend time with McGladrey partners and principals.

The food and atmosphere exceeded all expectations, and included shrimp-and-grits, short ribs, fried and broiled shrimp and squash casserole. And, as often the case at Sea Island, the weather was terrific! During the event, Davis spoke to the group about how The McGladrey Classic is more than just a golf tournament, with the Birdies Fore Love program providing much needed financial support for nonprofit organizations focused on helping children and families in need. He also thanked the more than 1,200 volunteers who help make The McGladrey Classic a success each year.

The McGladrey Classic will be broadcast by The Golf Channel this Thurs., Oct. 23 through Sun., Oct. 26.

The McGladrey Classic is an awesome event. In both business and in golf, the goal is to give your best work so you win. And at McGladrey, we share our core values of excellence, integrity, respect, teamwork and stewardship with the game. The McGladrey Classic provides a platform that boosts McGladrey’s charitable efforts on the national level. By sharing our success, we are able to help provide a better life for our neighbors.

It was my pleasure to be a part of the fifth annual McGladrey Classic!