Thursday, February 19, 2015

“Loving” This Week, And Looking Forward To More


It’s a busy week for Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III. He’s in California for the Northern Trust Open, where he’s joined by Robert Streb, winner of the 2014 McGladrey Classic. They tee off this morning at 7:53 a.m., PST from tee No. 1. We’re pulling for “our guys!”  

Also this week, we’re hearing lots of rumblings about Davis being selected as the U.S. Captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup. The official announcement is supposed to be issued Tues., Feb. 24, so we’ll be awaiting that news, and will report back on that during next week’s post. But wait…there’s more…Davis was elected this week by the PGA TOUR to be Chairman of the Player Advisory Council (PAC). The 16-member PAC advises and consults with the PGA TOUR Policy Board and Commissioner Tim Finchem on issues affecting the TOUR. Davis will serve with (among others) 2010 McGladrey Classic winner Heath Slocum. Congratulations to Davis!

And we can’t move away from Team McGladrey without wishing Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson a happy early birthday! If you want to send Zach your wishes for a happy birthday, feel free to leave those in the comments section of this blog, and we’ll pass them along to him on Tues., Feb. 24 – his actual special day. Or…you can follow him on Twitter at @ZachJohnsonPGA, and share your best wishes directly with him there.  

Coming up in the world of golf: on March 24, Jack Nicklaus will be awarded with the highest civilian award the U.S. Congress can bestow – the Congressional Gold Medal. Jack will be the third golfer to receive the award (others are Bryon Nelson and Arnold Palmer) for the many contributions to the game of golf and community and nation. For more details, check out this Golf Channel article. What an incredible achievement for such a deserving person. Congratulations, Jack!

Speaking of recognitions, TRAVEL + LEISURE 2015 World’s Best Awards Survey is underway, and you can help Sea Island, home of The McGladrey Classic, win. If you’d like to share your love of and thoughts about the island and its world-class hospitality, cast your vote today.  If you complete the survey, you’ll be entered into T+L’s giveaway, which will provide one lucky winner with a $10,000 dream trip to his/her destination of choice. Don’t miss your chance to win!

Check back next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic, which is scheduled for Nov. 16-22, 2015.