Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ready for a challenge?


Team McGladrey members Zach Johnson and Davis Love III are in Wisconsin this week for the PGA Championship. Davis teed off at 12:20 p.m. CT from tee No. 1 and from the same tee, Zach teed at 1:20 p.m. CT. Best of luck to our “guys” this weekend!  

Are you up for the challenge? This year’s McGladrey Classic fundraiser for local charities is known as the Friends of the Foundation Challenge, presented by Nalley Automotive of Brunswick. Approximately 30 participating charities are 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations whose missions align with that of the Davis Love Foundation's focus on children and families in need. The Friends of the Foundation will be selling raffle tickets at $20 each for a chance to win a 2015 Buick Verano, which will be awarded during Tournament Week. Participating charities will receive 100% of their raffle ticket sales, and in addition, the Davis Love Foundation will disburse $50,000 to them based on their percentage of ticket sales!

#DidYouKnow there are, give or take, more than 1.2 million shots hit during any given season on the PGA TOUR? These are the shots PGA TOUR players consider to be their best shots. The below excerpt from a recent PGA TOUR article features our very own Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III.

Davis Love III: 1996 Presidents Cup, Sunday singles, par-5 15th hole at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club

“I hit a 4-iron against Jumbo Ozaki and I said, ‘I'm just going to cut it in over the water. And I hit it in there, like, eagle putt. (My caddie) says nobody's ever hit a 4-iron that good. So I always claim that one. Everybody always says the shot out of the woods at TPC Sawgrass on 16 but I like that 4-iron. Whenever I pulled a 4-iron out he'd try to give me confidence – ‘remember that 4-iron you hit against Jumbo.’”

Mark your calendars! The 2015 McGladrey Classic has shared the week’s activities so you can start making your plans for the week of Nov. 16-22!
 
Monday, November 16
§  Gates open at 10am
§  Community Day – grounds open to the public FREE of charge
§  Youth Day sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System, Special Activities, 2 – 4pm
§  Monday Pro-Am Event
§  Practice rounds for PGA TOUR professionals
 
Tuesday, November 17
§  Grounds closed to the general public
§  Practice rounds for PGA TOUR professionals
§  Wiffle Ball Classic presented by Krispy Kreme featuring PGA TOUR Players & Wives – open to the public – Frederica Academy Baseball Field – 5pm
 
Wednesday, November 18
§  Gates Open at approximately 8am
§  Yamaha Pro-Am Event – located on Seaside and Plantation courses
§  Charity Putting Event featuring PGA TOUR Players – Sea Island Golf Performance Center Practice Putting Green, 4pm
§  Live Under the Oaks Concert Event presented by Southeast Georgia Health System (Time and Artist TBA)
 
Thursday, November 19
§  Gates Open at approximately 8am
§  All hospitality venues open at 10am
§  Round 1 of The McGladrey Classic – Tee Times TBD
 
Friday, November 20
§  Gates Open at approximately 8am
§  All hospitality venues open at 10am
§  Round 2 of The McGladrey Classic – Tee Times TBD
 
Saturday, November 21
§  Gates Open at approximately 8am
§  Military Appreciation Day, Special Activities TBA
§  All hospitality venues open at 10am
§  Round 3 of The McGladrey Classic – Tee Times TBD
 
Sunday, November 22
§  Gates open at approximately 8am
§  All hospitality venues open at 10am
§  Final Round of The McGladrey Classic – Tee Times TBD
§  Trophy Presentation on the 18th Green immediately following completion of play

 
Check back next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and the 2015 McGladrey Classic, which will be renamed The RSM Classic on Oct. 26.