Thursday, October 27, 2016

An Honorable Challenge, And More…


This week, the golf action is coming from our extended “family.” While none of our Team RSM members are playing, five of our RSM Classic champions are on various courses around the world. In China, 2015 RSM Classic winner Kevin Kisner is playing in the World Golf Championships. In Jackson, MS, our past tournament winners: Heath Slocum (2010), Ben Crane (2011), Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey (2012) and Chris Kirk (2013), are playing in the Sanderson Farms Championship. We are particularly happy to see Tommy back on the course! Best of luck to all our “guys” this week!

And speaking of RSM Classic champions, we are so close to finding out who our 2016 winner will be! We’re just under the three-week mark until tee time, and are looking forward to another wonderful tournament. Something new this year: the Folds of Honor Million Dollar Challenge. For those attending The RSM Classic Sat., Nov. 19, you will have an opportunity to test your golf skills and possibly win $1 million – all while raising valuable funds for The Folds of Honor Foundation. Participants will compete in a “Closest to the Pin” contest, with 13 finalists qualifying for a one-shot Challenge Round immediately following the third round of The RSM Classic. The finalist who hits his or her shot closest to the pin will win a Grand Prize Package, and a Hole-in-One is worth $1 million! Check out these details below:

QUALIFYING ROUND

When:  Qualifying will be on Saturday, November 19 from 8am to 2pm
Where:  #1 Fairway on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club
Distance:  Approx. 125 yards
Details:  Participants will receive two (2) shots with a $20 donation to The Folds of Honor Foundation.  Nine (9) “Closest to the Pin” qualifiers and four (4) participants chosen-at-large will qualify to compete in the Challenge Round.
 
MILLION DOLLAR SHOOTOUT

When:  Immediately following the Third Round of The RSM Classic
Where:  Seaside Course (Hole TBD)
Distance:  Approx. 175 yards
Details:  Each of the thirteen (13) finalists will have one shot.  The “Closest to the Pin” will win a Grand Prize Package and a Hole-in-One during the Shootout will win $1 million*!

* $500,000 paid to the individual who makes a “Hole-In-One” paid in a 40-year annuity and $500,000 donated to The Folds of Honor Foundation. 
 

 
As we get closer to the start of the seventh annual RSM Classic, our player field is shaping up with some incredible players! PGA TOUR Professionals have until 5pm ET on Fri., Nov. 11, to commit to play in this year’s tournament. Eligible players are assigned one of 34 PGA TOUR priority ranking categories based on their past performance on the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour. The field will continue to change as players with higher priority rankings commit to play in the tournament. Check out the list of players who have already committed.
 
 
Before signing off this week, we’d like to wish our readers a fun, safe and a maybe even a little bit of a spooky Halloween!

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