Thursday, March 31, 2016

Team RSM is Making Headlines

This week Team RSM Member Davis Love III and 2011 RSM Classic champion Ben Crane are in Texas for the Shell Houston Open. Davis tees off at 12:50 p.m. CT from tee No. 1. Following closely behind is Ben at 1 p.m. from tee No. 10. Best of luck to Davis and Ben this weekend!

Next week is a biggie,” with The Masters taking place in Augusta. The tournament shared a great story about Davis, and his feelings about his involvement in this year’s event. Ryder Cup USA also ran a Q&A with Davis – captain for Team USA. The Q&A included Davis’s insights about Team USA and potential players, the upcoming Masters Tournament and even the NCAA Final Four. Check it out on the Ryder Cup website.   

Meanwhile, Team RSM Member Zach Johnson was highlighted in a story in The Courier where fellow Cedar Rapids native Gene Tripp talks about the coincidence of his fifth career hole-in-one at Waterloo Gate’s Park at the exact same moment that Cedar Rapids native Zach won the British Open. “I was not watching him [Zach],” said Tripp. “I was thinking about the shot. But I had been wondering if I should be playing or if I’d sooner be home watching Zach go for winning the British Open.” The kicker: later that same week, Gene played another round and scored his SIXTH hole-in-one. What are the odds? You can find the full article here – it’s a fun read!

Be sure to check back next week to find out the latest on Team RSM and the 2016 RSM Classic (Nov. 16-22) – which is now a mere 227 days away. J  

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Getting in the spring of things

Last week, Team RSM member and RSM Classic host Davis Love III received some exciting news: he's this year’s recipient of the MGWA Gold Tee Award! Check out this short video celebrating the first six decades of the MGWA:

This week, the golf action is coming from Austin, TX where the World Golf Championships – Dell Match Play is underway.  We have quite a few guys to cheer for with Team RSM Members Zach Johnson and Andy Sullivan are playing, alongside past RSM Classic winners Chris Kirk (2013), Robert Streb (2014) and Kevin Kisner (2015).
Robert Streb
11:10 a.m.
Andy Sullivan
11:30 a.m.
Chris Kirk
12:10 p.m.
Zach Johnson
12:40 p.m.
Kevin Kisner
2:50 p.m.

This past Sunday (March 20) was officially the first day of spring. With everything blooming and all the fresh green, we cannot help but think of Sea Island – home of The RSM Classic. Known for its beautiful natural scenery, we always recommend that golf fans who attend the tournament take time to check out St. Simons Island. A fantastic way to not only experience the island but also get some behind-the-scenes golf action is by volunteering during the tournament. Each year it takes 1,200+ volunteers to make the event a success. We are beyond thankful for the incredible support we get each year from these volunteers and their infamous southern hospitality.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as volunteer sign-up dates for the 2016 RSM Classic are finalized so you can mark your calendars in the event you want to volunteer this year. In the meantime, you can check out the Volunteers page to learn more about roles and responsibilities of the various committees that will be needed during the tournament,

We hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. Be sure to stop by next week to learn the latest on The RSM Classic (Nov. 14-20) and other golf-related news.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Luck ’o the Irish to You!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We hope you’re having a lucky day and that you’re wearing a little green to avoid getting pinched!

And since good luck seems to abound on this day each year, we’re hoping it extends to Orlando, where a few members of the “RSM family” are playing in the Arnold Palmer Invitational: Team RSM members Zach Johnson,  Davis Love III and Andy Sullivan are joined by RSM Classic winners Chris Kirk (2013), Robert Streb (2014) and Kevin Kisner (2015). Below is the breakdown of when each player starts today (Thurs., March 17):

Tee No.
Time (EST)
Andy Sullivan
7:59 a.m.
Chris Kirk
8:23 a.m.
Davis Love III
8:47 a.m.
Zach Johnson
12:56 p.m.
Kevin Kisner
1:08 p.m.
Robert Streb
1:32 p.m.

We’ll be pulling for “our guys” this weekend!

Also in the world of golf, in honor of the Arnold Palmer invitational, the PGA TOUR shared a great video of “The King” walking down memory lane and sharing early lessons from his father. You can watch it here:

Be sure to return next Thursday (March 24) to find out the latest about Team RSM and the 2016 RSM Classic, which is now right at eight months away (Nov. 16-22). At this rate, it’ll be here before we know it!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Staying Busy with Team RSM

This week, Team RSM is off the course but still in the news! Golf World chatted with Team RSM Member and host of The RSM Classic, Davis Love III about how he’s keeping busy. Check out the full article here.

Davis and his brother Mark recently were at Sea Pines Resort to check out the renovations of the Ocean Course. The course is scheduled to reopen in October, but you can follow the progress and see some behind-the-scenes pictures here. You can also connect with us on Twitter @TheRSMClassic, Facebook and LinkedIn to stay in-the-know about this and other fun facts related to Team RSM and The RSM Classic.
We’ll be posting weekly updates between now and the week of the 2016 RSM Classic (Nov. 14-20), and then daily throughout the tournament. We hope you’ll check back regularly for the “latest and the greatest,” as tournament week is truly special to those of us here at RSM US LLP (RSM). Not only is it a great time for us to connect with clients, potential clients, Team RSM, a host of enthusiastic and supportive volunteers, but it also give us an opportunity to live one of our firm’s core values – stewardship. This value is so deeply engrained here at RSM, that nine employee winners of a recent internal contest, 90-90-9, chose to help celebrate our firm’s 90th anniversary by pursuing personal passions focused on enhancing the global community. Stewardship truly is a “tie that binds” RSM and the game of golf. We are honored to share that tie.
Before closing this week’s update, we’d like to wish a happy belated birthday to our 2011 RSM Classic champion, Ben Crane, who celebrated his special day on Sun., March 6. Happy Birthday, Ben – we hope you have many, many more!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Five-Stars for Sea Island

Sea Island – home of The RSM Classic – shared some exciting news last week:  For the eighth consecutive year, Sea Island Resorts received four Forbes Travel Guide Five Stars! The recognitions include:

·       Five-Star Hotels: The Cloister
·       Five-Star Hotels: The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club
·       Five-Star Restaurants: Georgian Room
·       Five-Star Spas: The Spa at Sea Island

A little bit south of Sea Island, in sunny Florida the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship are taking place and Team RSM members Zach Johnson and Andy Sullivan are both participating. And they’re not alone. A couple of past RSM Classic winners Robert Streb (2014) and Kevin Kisner (2015) are competing as well. Teeing off this morning  (3/3) at 11:10 a.m. ET is Kevin Kisner from tee No. 10; right after at 11:21 a.m. from tee No. 1 is Andy Sullivan; Robert Streb starts at 11:54 a.m. from tee No. 1; and from the same tee is Zach Johnson at 12:27 p.m. Best of luck to all of “our guys this weekend!

And in case you missed this video gem last month, our very own Team RSM member Andy Sullivan took on the “All Sports Challenge” by the European Tour. It’s a fun video – think you’d be any good at this game?

Be sure to check back next week to find out the latest on Team RSM and the 2016 RSM Classic (Nov. 16-22). As the weather’s heating up, we’re getting “golf fever!”