Thursday, May 26, 2016

News From Both Sides of the Pond


This week Team RSM member Zach Johnson is in Texas for the Dean and Deluca Invitational.  Also playing in this tournament are past RSM Classic winners Ben Crane (2011), Chris Kirk (2013), Robert Streb (2014) and Kevin Kisner (2015). Below are their tee times for today (May 26). Best of luck to our “guys” this weekend!

PLAYER
TEE #
TIME (CT)
Robert Streb
10
7:44 a.m.
Kevin Kisner
1
8:06 a.m.
Zach Johnson
10
8:06 a.m.
Chris Kirk
10
8:06 a.m.
Ben Crane
10
12:18 p.m.


Earlier this week, our friends across the pond shared some BIG news: RSM’s UK member firm has become an official sponsor of the European Tour! This agreement builds on RSM’s January announcement of their partnership with European Tour star Andy Sullivan. We're excited to learn of the UK member’s endeavors and their future with the European Tour. RSM UK Chief Operating Office David Gwilliam shared  that “we are very excited to work with the European Tour over the coming years. Together, RSM and the European Tour will push the boundaries of traditional golf sponsorships and will seek out avenues to understand the key drivers to player efficiency in golf.” Learn more details in their news release.

Have you checked out RSMClassic.com lately? The site has recently gone through a renovation, and relaunched on May 24. The new site is more visually appealing and allows easy navigation to find important details and news about The RSM Classic. The website has launched in preparation for The RSM Classic tickets going on sale June 1. Scott Reid, tournament director, said, "The unveiling of the new website is part of our overall strategy to ensure we are providing visitors with an exceptional user experience and access to timely event information and updates.” Take a look and let us know your thoughts!

Before wrapping, we want to wish everyone a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend. Stop by next week to learn the latest on Team RSM and The RSM Classic (Nov. 14-20).

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Celebrating Stewardship


In honor of yesterday's annual National Golf Day, we'd like to give a shout out to our incredible players who make up Team RSM: PGA TOUR Players Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III, and European Tour Player Andy Sullivan. These established players reflect the respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship that RSM strives to deliver through every client engagement. 


The AT&T Byron Nelson begins today in Irving, Texas and Team RSM Member Zach Johnson is joined by past RSM Classic winner Ben Crane (2011). Ben has an early start at 7:30 a.m. CT from tee No. 1 and Zach tees off at 12:40 p.m. from the same tee. Best of luck to the two of you this weekend!

2016 marks the 90th anniversary for RSM US LLP. In recognition of our clients, employees and friends who have contributed to 90 successful years, we’re celebrating this significant milestone in our firm’s history throughout 2016. RSM US recently held a celebration in the firm's original hometown of Cedar Rapids, IA. While visiting Iowa, we came across another familiar site: a collection of Iowa native Zach Johnson memorabilia. Made us feel even more at home! Check it out. 

Be sure to stop by next week to learn the latest on Team RSM and other fun golf-related news – including updates on this year’s RSM Classic (Nov. 14-20). We hope you're planning on joining us at Sea Island in the fall! 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Business of Golf


This week, Team RSM members Zach Johnson, Davis Love III and Andy Sullivan are in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL for The PLAYERS Championship. Joining them are a few other familiar faces – past RSM Classic champions Chris Kirk (2013), Robert Streb (2014) and Kevin Kisner (2015). Below are their tee times for today (Thurs., May 12). We wish “our guys” the best of luck this weekend!  

PLAYER
TEE TIME [ET]
TEE NO.
Chris Kirk
8:32 a.m.
1
Kevin Kisner
8:54 a.m.
1
Robert Streb
1:03 p.m.
1
Zach Johnson
1:25 p.m.
1
Davis Love III
1:36 p.m.
10
Andy Sullivan
2:20 p.m.
1

At The PLAYERS, TPC Sawgrass is known to have distractions at No. 17, but the PGA TOUR’s recent spoof about that, really made us chuckle. We HIGHLY recommend you check out this article – guaranteed to make you smile! 
  
In recent news, The Brunswick News shared a great article about what it takes to pull together The RSM Classic – and how it’s a great event for business development. One of our favorite quotes from the article is by Scott Reid, tournament director for The RSM Classic:

“It’s essentially a business development platform for companies. You can either entertain current customers or clients or spend time with prospects. Companies can also reward their employees and team members by taking them to spend the day out at a beautiful place and a fun event,” Reid said. “That’s what we’re ‘selling’ the opportunity for businesses to use the tournament for business development.”

As we get closer to tournament week (Nov. 14-20), we’ll share information about the various packages available for purchase – whether it’s a fun family/friends get-together or a business event, it’s a unique way to deepen relationships!

Be sure to stop by next week to learn the latest on Team RSM and The RSM Classic, which is now less than six months away!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Commencing the Countdown


Teeing off today (May 5) in Charlotte (nearly in the backyard of our North Carolina office!), is the Wells Fargo Championship. Playing in the tournament this year: Team RSM Member Davis Love III, alongside past RSM Classic champions Ben Crane (2011), Robert Streb (2014) and Kevin Kisner (2015). Davis started the day at 8:10 a.m., ET from tee No. 10; then at 12:50 p.m. Robert starts from tee No. 1; Ben tees off at 1:20 p.m. from No. 10; and shortly thereafter, at 1:30 p.m., is Kevin from No. 1. Good luck to all our guys this weekend! We’re pulling for you, and hoping you’ll get to enjoy some of that beautiful Carolina weather!  

In other news, Golfing World recently spoke with Team RSM member Andy Sullivan about his first Masters appearance. Check out this video to learn a little more about Andy and to hear his thoughts on his favorite golf clubs.





Well…it’s official: we’re now under the 200-day mark for our countdown to the 2016 RSM Classic (Nov. 14-20)!  We’re nearing the tee off to our volunteer registration for those interested in helping during this year’s tournament at beautiful Sea Island. It takes 1,200 volunteers to make the event a success each year, and what better way for golf fans to get a behind-the-ropes experience. If you’re interested, check out the committee descriptions here, and get ready to sign up for YOUR volunteer assignment.  Volunteer registration will begin soon, so keep checking back for updates!

Finally, we’d like to wish all our readers a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. If you’re fortunate enough to still have your mom with you, give her a hug or a phone call. If not, take time to remember some of your wonderful memories of time with your mom.

Stop by next week to learn the latest on Team RSM, The RSM Classic and other golf-related news.