Thursday, March 26, 2015

Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson Makes History (and Makes Us Proud)!


Wow! That’s all we can say about Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson’s stunning performance at last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he accomplished one of the rarest feats in golf: an albatross! This is only the second time ever that this has happened at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and those of us here at McGladrey couldn’t be more proud. Way to go, Zach! Missed this historical performance? No worries. You can watch it on the PGA TOUR’s “Shots of the Week.” Check it out:

 
Speaking of Zach, he’ll be teeing off at 1 p.m., CT today from tee #1 at the Valero Texas Open. Shortly afterwards, at 1:10 p.m. CST from tee #10, is Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III. (#DidYouKnow that Zach Johnson won this tournament back-to-back in 2008 and 2009? He sure did!) Best of luck this weekend to “our fellas”!  

While you’re watching videos, you might want to check out another new TOUR video, which gives an inside look into “What is PGA TOUR Life?.” This one also features Zach. You can watch that here:

 
Check back next week to learn more of what’s going on with Team McGladrey and the 2015 McGladrey Classic (Nov. 16-22; Sea Island, GA).

Thursday, March 19, 2015

#DidYouKnow


This week, Team McGladrey Members Zach Johnson and Davis Love III are in Orlando for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. They’re in great company, as past McGladrey Classic winners Ben Crane (2011), Chris Kirk (2013) and Robert Streb (2014) are also playing. Tournament play started today (Thurs., March 19), with Chris teeing off at 8:11 a.m. ET from tee No. 1; Davis teed of at 8:25 a.m. ET from tee No. 1 and Robert teed off at 8:35 a.m. from tee No. 10. Zach tees off at 1:08 p.m. from tee No. 10 and Ben tees off at 1:32 p.m. from tee No. 10. Best of luck to all our “guys” this week!

With spring time just around the corner (tomorrow!), our thoughts are turning more and more to golf, and The McGladrey Classic, in particular. #DidYouKnow: 1,200 volunteers come together each year to help make the McGladrey Classic a success? We are thankful for such great support from our of these supportive volunteers and we’re looking forward to seeing them again in November for the 2015 McGladrey Classic at Sea Island. And speaking of the tournament, we’re moving to two courses of play this year: Seaside and Plantation. Not only will this increase the player field but it’ll also increase our need for volunteers! Registration for returning volunteers and newcomers will open soon. As in previous years, returning volunteers will have the first chance to sign up, followed by sign-ups for newcomers, which will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on those dates so you can mark your calendars! In the meantime, you can stay connected on the Volunteer Registration communication list.

Throwing in another round of ‘Spot the Difference’ this week: try finding the five things that are different between these two photos. Leave your guesses in the comments section!


Check back next week to  learn the latest updates on Team McGladrey and the 2015 McGladrey Classic (Nov. 16-22)!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Signs of Spring

This week all of Team McGladrey is taking a short break. While the Valspar Championship started today in Palm Harbor, Florida, not playing this week might have been a wise choice, based on a recent certain "visitor" to a Florida golf course this week. Check out this MASSIVE visitor at Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Florida! Twitpic courtesy of  the Golf Channel. No, thank you. We prefer our game reptile free!

And as spring draws near, all the season's beautiful colors are making their annual appearance  on the golf course! Check out these top 10 most colorful golfers. These PGA TOUR professional players are not afraid of a little neon! Who do you think rocks the "brights' the best?
 
Check back next week for more on Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Team McGladrey “Loves” To Tee Things Up


Man, oh man! Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III keeps adding to his calendar. Yesterday, March 4, U.S. Presidents Cup Team Captain Jay Haas named Davis as his second captain’s assistant, joining Fred Couples in that role. The Presidents Cup will be played in Asia for the first time this fall (Oct. 6-11). The news release has Davis commenting:

“I’m ready to help Jay and the team as much as I can as a captain’s assistant. Jay and I were successful as assistants for the last Presidents Cup in 2013, and I am very excited to join him and the U.S. Team in South Korea this fall. I love being in the team room and positively impacting the U.S. side anyway I can. As the season progresses, I look forward to playing with some of the U.S. Team, as I still play on the PGA TOUR quite a bit. But I am happy to help Jay and the team however I can.”

We are beyond excited to watch Davis in 2015. Being named as the 2016 Ryder Cup captain, his new projects with Love Golf Design and Love Golf Management, continuing to play in the PGA TOUR and now this! Huge congrats from your friends at McGladrey, Davis! 

Speaking of the Ryder Cup, the PGA TOUR featured a great video on their Facebook page (on Feb. 26) of Davis’ Ryder Cup Team USA career highlights. And while you’re roaming on Facebook, check out The Ryder Cups page to see the adventures the tournament trophy went on in Minnesota’s Twin Cities area recently in preparation for the 2016 event!

Also happening this week, Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco is in Rio Grande for the Puerto Rico Open. He tees off at 12:10 p.m. from tee No. 10. Previous McGladrey Classic winners Heath Slocum (2010) and Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey (2012) are also playing at the tournament. We’re wishing them all the best of luck!

That’s the latest-and-greatest from this week! Be sure to stop by every Thursday for more updates on Team McGladrey and the 2015 McGladrey Classic (Nov. 16-22).