Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Amazing News


Big news from The RSM Classic and the Davis Love Foundation: country singer and rising star Cole Swindell is coming for you, Sea Island, on Sat., Nov. 17! Cole will headline the tournament’s annual Saturday night concert, which will once again be presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, and held at the McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport. Cole and Team RSM member Davis Love III shared their excitement in a news release by saying:

“Being from Georgia, going to college here and loving golf, I couldn’t be more excited to be performing at this event,” said Swindell.  “It’s such a cool venue and for a special cause.  You should be here.” 

“We’re thrilled to bring the Platinum-selling artist to the Golden Isles to perform,” said Davis Love III, Tournament Host, 21-time PGA TOUR winner and 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain. “He is a fantastic performer and one of Georgia’s own.  There’s no doubt he’ll be performing before a sell-out crowd. This concert would not be possible without the support of Southeast Georgia Health System and RSM.”

Read the full announcement here.

Following that amazing news, we have a question for you: Are you a fan of The Amazing Race? Well, our very own Team RSM member Chris DiMarco auditioned with his wife, Amy, for the upcoming season. Fingers crossed they make the show – that’d be fun to watch! Would YOU tune in to watch Chris and Amy DiMarco compete?  

This week, we’re following two tournaments: the Barracuda Championship in Reno, NV and the World Golf Championship – Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, OH. Our “guys” are playing in both: Past RSM Classic champions Heath Slocum (2010) and Ben Crane (2011) are at the Barracuda Championship and Team RSM member Zach Johnson will join Davis, as well as additional past RSM Classic winners Chris Kirk (2013) and Kevin Kisner (2015) at The Bridgestone Invitational.

This is an extra special week for Davis, as he is being honored as the 2016 Ambassador of Golf at The Bridgestone Invitational. The PGA.com article states that the award is presented annually to a person who has fostered the ideals of the game on an international level and whose concern for others extends beyond the golf course. An excerpt from the article states:

Love said he still sees himself "as a kid playing golf." But he knows the value this honor would hold for his father.

"I never really saw myself as an ambassador or a Payne Stewart Award winner or a Bobby Jones Award winner. But I've said over the last few years my dad would have been as proud or more proud of those awards or being named Ryder Cup captain than me winning golf tournaments because that's what he stood for," Love said.

You can read the full article here. We can’t think of a better guy to receive this award. Congrats and well deserved, Davis!

Below are “our” players tee times. Best of luck, guys!

PLAYERS
TEE NO.
TEE TIME
BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP
Ben Crane
10
7:44 a.m. PT
Heath Slocum
10
1:17 p.m. PT
THE BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL
Zach Johnson
1
11:36 a.m. ET
Kevin Kisner
1
12:24 p.m. ET
Chris Kirk
1
12:36 p.m. ET
Davis Love III
1
1:36 p.m. ET

Before wrapping, we want to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Fourth of July weekend! We hope you are able to celebrate this special day with friends and family. We'd love to know what you have planned this holiday, so leave a comment below!

Check back next week to learn the latest on Team RSM and the 2016 RSM Classic (Nov. 14-20)!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Early Bird Gets The Booklet


Earlier this week, the Ryder Cup did a Q&A with Davis, captain of the 2016 US Ryder Cup team. In this interview, they chatted about forming the team, the U.S. Open, the Olympics and more. They even touched on fellow Team RSM member Zach Johnson’s recent play. Here’s an excerpt on Davis talking about Zach’s play at Oakmont in the recent U.S. Open:

“When I heard about the rough and strategy it would take at Oakmont -- playing smart -- I figured it played right into Zach's hands. You gotta be the bomber guy who hits it a mile and can gouge it out of that rough, or you've got to be the tactician and that's Zach. 

Zach's last two tournaments were at Colonial and Oakmont -- two very different courses -- and he played really well at both places. He makes up on strokes gained with the wedges and putter all the time. He's not short, but he's not going to overpower a course. He will outthink it though.”

You can read the full Q&A here.  

This week, the golf action is coming from Bethesda, MD for the Quicken Loans National. Team RSM member Davis Love III is playing in this tournament and joined by previous RSM Classic winners Ben Crane (2011), Chris Kirk (2013) and Robert Streb (2014). Chris started off at 10:03 a.m. ET from tee No. 1; shortly behind him was Ben at 10:27 a.m. from tee No. 1; teeing off at the same time but from tee No. 10 was Davis; and from tee No. 1, Robert tees off at 2:48 p.m. Best of luck to all “our guys” this week!

Speaking of tournaments, time to save is running out for all you early birds! There’s a 40-PERCENT OFF sale going on now for anyone who purchases weekly ticket booklets to the 2016 RSM Classic. You have until JUNE 30 to take advantage of this offer – purchase your ticket booklets here.  

Stop by next week to learn the latest on Team RSM and the 2016 RSM Classic (Nov. 14-20)!  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Unique Sea Island Experience


The second major of the year is upon us with the U.S. Open taking place in Oakmont, PA. Team RSM members Zach Johnson and Andy Sullivan are playing, and are joined by previous RSM Classic winners Chris Kirk (2013), Robert Streb (2014) and Kevin Kisner (2015). Best of luck to our “guys”!

And speaking of Team RSM and prior RSM Classic winners, we’d like to remind you that volunteer registration for the 2016 RSM Classic is now open. The RSM Classic wouldn’t be possible without the help of our many volunteers, who create a friendly and enjoyable experience for golf fans, PGA TOUR players, hospitality partners and RSM clients and friends. We appreciate the dedication, flexibility and friendliness of all our volunteers, and are looking forward to seeing them this November at Sea Island! If you’re a returning volunteer interested in helping out again this year, please use this link. If you have not volunteered at The RSM Classic previously but are interested in supporting this unique experience, which has donated nearly $5 million to local and national charitable organizations since the tournament’s inception in 2010, you can fill out your volunteer application here, after reviewing the volunteer requirements below.
 


The requirements to volunteer at The RSM Classic include:

          Must be at least 16 years of age by the start of tournament
          Must purchase your own volunteer package ($80)
          Must work a minimum of 12 hours (number of shifts may vary depending on your committee assignment)
          Must provide a valid email address as most of our communications are by email

The benefits of volunteer include:

          POLO Golf Shirt
          POLO Golf Jacket
          Tournament Cap or Visor (included in the uniform) or a Sun Hat (at an additional cost)
          Two (2) Good Any One Day tickets to attend The RSM Classic
          Volunteer Badge that grants access to the tournament even on days you are not scheduled to volunteer
          Commemorative Pin
          Food provided for each shift worked
          Complimentary round of golf at Sea Island Golf Club (must complete a minimum of 12 hours of volunteer service)

Want to learn more about our volunteer opportunities? Visit www.rsmclassic.com.

In closing this week’s post, we’d like to wish everyone a wonderful Father’s Day weekend. We hope the weather is nice where ever in the world you’re celebrating, and that you can enjoy a day on the golf course with YOUR dad!

Be sure to stop by next week to learn more about Team RSM and the 2016 RSM Classic (Nov. 14-20 at Sea Island, GA)!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Ultimate Experience


This week's golf action is coming from Memphis with the FedEx St. Jude Classic. While none of Team RSM is playing, we do want to wish the best of luck to our past RSM Classic winners who are playing: Heath Slocum (2010) and Ben Crane (2011).  

And speaking of this week, it's nearly mid-June, which means Father's Day is just around the corner. Are you looking for a great Father’s Day gift for your golf-loving dad? Check out the RSM Classic Father’s Day package. Time is running out for this special deal; the cutoff is Tues., June 14 to ensure your dad receives his gift in time for Father's Day. Order yours today!

If you're interested in general admission tickets to this year's tournament in November, check out the available options on RSMClassic.com. Prefer the ultimate corporate experience? The RSM Classic is a perfect event to host your clients, prospects and other VIP guests. Take a look at the sponsorship opportunity brochure to learn more. The RSM Classic is a valuable resource for growing your business relationships, and specializes in creating memorable experiences. Genuine Southern Hospitality is at the heart of everything we do, here are a few ways successful companies are using The RSM Classic:
  • Customized Hospitality/Pro-Am packages designed to build upon existing relationships and to create new ones
  • Customized Hospitality/Pro-Am packages that can be used as an internal incentive or rewards program
  • Customized hospitality packages for Board Retreats or Annual Corporate Meetings
There are four different hospitality package options that are available:

1.       Private Chalet at 18: The Private Chalet is a climate-controlled venue giving you the opportunity to spend quality time with clients and guests in a memorable way. This all-inclusive, elevated hospitality venue features a patio overlooking the 18th green where you and your guests can enjoy up-close golf action on the exciting finishing hole. Complete food and beverage service provided daily from 11am through the completion of play.

2.       Skybox Club at 18: The tournament’s most popular hospitality spot is now even better with a completely enclosed, climate-controlled indoor space featuring all new decor ideal for entertaining valued clients and networking with other top businesses. A lively atmosphere, five-star food and beverage service, and front-row golf viewing at the 18th green all combine to make this “the place to be” for The RSM Classic.

3.       Oak Terrace at 17: The Oaks Terrace package provides a relaxed hospitality experience with flexible ticket options suitable for any company or group, large or small. Reserve a four (4) or eight (8) person table or simply purchase non-reserved tickets and enjoy the green to tee views of all the play at the thrilling par-3, 17th hole.  Take in the panoramic views of the surrounding Seaside Course and coastal marshes as you spend uninterrupted time with your top clients, prospects and fellow business associates.  Complete Five-Star food and beverage service is provided daily from 11am until the completion of play.

4.       Custom Package: The RSM Classic can be a valuable resource for growing your business relationships and ultimately your bottom line.  Your participation in the tournament helps support the charitable efforts of the Davis Love Foundation.  Choose a custom package option that best suits your entertainment needs.

While not directly related to the game of golf, the world lost a sports legend recently with the death of boxing’s Muhammad Ali. We at RSM were saddened to hear of this icon’s passing, and wish peace and comfort to his friends, family members and fans. Well done, Mr. Ali. May you continue to “float like a butterfly” for eternity.

On a lighter note regarding another extraordinary athlete, Arnold Palmer announced he was releasing his memoirs to the public. Golf Digest spoke with Palmer to learn more. You can read the full article here.

"Though I have written a number of books in the past, this one was particularly important to me, because, as I delved into the process, I realized just how much I still wanted to say to my friends in golf and to fans of the game in general," Palmer said. "Going through the exercise of getting it all down has been personally satisfying, but I couldn’t have done it without a dedicated group of individuals who truly believed in this project."

Be sure to stop by next week to learn the latest on Team RSM and the 2016 RSM Classic (Nov. 14-20).

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Perfect Match


The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide kicks off today (Thurs., June 2) in Dublin, Ohio. Team RSM member Davis Love III is participating, and is joined by previous RSM Classic champions Chris Kirk (2013), Robert Streb (2014) and Kevin Kisner (2015). Robert started at 7:53 a.m. ET from tee No. 10; from the same tee, Davis teed off at 8:37 a.m.; Chris tees off at 12:43 p.m. from tee No. 10; and shortly after, Kevin tees off at 12:54 p.m. from tee No. 1. Best of luck to all our “guys” this weekend!
 
Davis, who also happens to be the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, recently held a Q&A with PGA.com about the upcoming event, and revealed the format for the 2016 Matches at Hazeltine. You can get the full details of their Q&A here.
 
Tickets for the 2016 RSM Classic officially went on sale yesterday (June 1)! In conjunction with the tournament ticket launch, a special Father’s Day package is available until June 19. This offer includes two “good any day” tickets and a round of golf for two on Sea Island’s Plantation or Seaside Course – all for just $200. What a perfect match – RSM Classic tickets and golf-loving dads! Skip the tie this year, and give Dad something he REALLY wants – tickets to The RSM Classic.
In addition to this package, the Davis Love Foundation announced that weekly ticket booklets will be available for $75 through June 30– that’s a 40 percent savings! The booklets include a ticket for each day of the event, (Wed., Nov. 16 through Sun., Nov. 20) and general admission to The RSM Classic concert event (artist: TBA) on the evening of Sat., Nov. 19. Day-specific tickets are also available, with Wednesday tickets being $20 each and Thursday through Sunday tickets being $30 each.
Sea Island, home of The RSM Classic, is steeped in tradition, and Sea Island Golf Club has been rated as the fourth best golf resort in the U.S. by Golf Digest. The RSM Classic will be played on the Seaside and Plantation courses at the club, and is hosted by Davis who, in addition to being a member of Team RSM and 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, is also a 21-time PGA TOUR winner.  We’d love to have you join us on this beautiful island Nov. 14-20!
What are you waiting for? Get your tickets today!  
And stop back by next week to learn the latest about Team RSM and The RSM Classic.