Thursday, February 5, 2015

McGladrey Classic Welcomes New Names and Faces


There has been lots of activity with The McGladrey Classic this week. First up: Imperial will be the exclusive headwear partner for this year’s tournament (Nov. 16-22). Imperial is a natural fit  since they’re already an event sponsor for the Jones Cup Invitational. Speaking of which, congratulations to Austin Connelly for winning the this year’s invitational! With this win, Austin secured a sponsor’s exemption to the 2015 McGladrey Classic. Welcome to The McGladrey Classic family, Imperial and Austin!  

 Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III travelled from one side of the country (his home on Sea Island, GA – home of The McGladrey Classic) to the other side this week to play in the Farmer’s Insurance Open in San Diego. We think that was a smart choice on his part, as he dodged the cold front that swept the East coast this week! Davis tees off today at 9:30 a.m. PST from tee No. 10, and is joined in the field by three McGladrey Classic champions: Heath Slocum (2010), Ben Crane (2011) and Chris Kirk (2013). So…it’ll be a reunion of sorts. Good luck, guys – your friends at McGladrey will be pulling for you!

Before we move on from Davis, last week we mentioned he was interviewed by Sirius XM radio’s Matt Adams for the station’s Fairways of Life segment. The interview has now been posted; click here, and enjoy the great conversation!

 More big news from The McGladrey Classic family: Robert Streb, 2014 McGladrey Classic winner, and his wife Maggie welcomed a baby girl – Catherine Joye – on Tues., Feb. 3. Check out the photo he shared on Twitter – too cute! Congratulations, Robert and Maggie!  

 And with that, we’re already a month into planning for this year’s McGladrey Classic. While it’s 283 days away, we know it’ll be here before we know it. We’ll share updates throughout the year as details are finalized. In the meantime, what are YOU most excited about for this year’s tournament?

Be sure to stop by next week for more updates on Team McGladrey, The McGladrey Classic and all things golf-related!