Friday, November 17, 2017

The RSM Classic Annual Putting Tournament

The RSM Classic: Golfing Fore A Cause

Today’s update is from Bailey Kosiek, a talent management senior associate based out of the firm’s Minneapolis office. Bailey had the opportunity to visit Sea Island for The RSM Classic this year, as a result of her national co-leadership role in raising charitable funds through the firm’s Birdies Fore Love initiative. Read Baileys first-hand account about her time at the 2017 RSM Classic below.

To say this week has been incredible would be an understatement! I’ve had the privilege to visit Sea Island with my husband Kevin this year, as a result of my national co-leadership role with Birdies Fore Love, and it’s been nothing short of amazing since the moment we set foot in Georgia!

We arrived Tuesday to sunny skies and beautiful weather. Upon entering the hotel property, we were greeted with RSM everywhere we looked! It was so fun to see the grounds transformed into a whole world of RSM. We knew it was going to be a special night for us, so we toured the property and headed over to Davis and Robin Love’s home for the Yamaha Pro-Am Draw Party. It was at this event where John Davitt (RSM’s national Birdies Fore Love leader) and I had the pleasure of presenting the RSM US Foundation’s Birdies Fore Love check for more than $2 million to the Davis Love Foundation! It was such a humbling experience to have served as a 2017 co-leader, and one that I will never forget. To know the impact this will have on the communities where RSM employees, partners and friends live and work is something that is truly special.

Wednesday was a day full of anticipation of the tournament! John and I were interviewed by Matt Adams from The Golf Channel and Sirius XM Radio on our fundraising efforts around Birdies Fore Love – live on the radio! That was something I’d never done before, and boy was it fun! From there, we were able to walk the courses, watch some of the Pro-Am, and cheer on the Special Olympics and Boys & Girls Club representatives at the charity putting event before the evening reception. At this reception, we got to mingle with clients, friends, and guests before a private performance by Jake Owen! How we made it to the front row is beyond me, but that’s quite a way to watch a live performance!

Our last full day in Sea Island was the opening round of the 2017 RSM Classic. We watched groups tee off in the morning, shopped at the merchandise tent for our RSM Classic gear and got to watch groups wrap up at the 18th green in the RSM Hospitality Chalet. We even had the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with the Golf Channel to see how the “magic” happens on TV!. I have a new-found appreciation for television production! We concluded the evening with a reception to recognize clients, guests and the work we’ve done for Birdies Fore Love. It was a fun evening!

As we head out today, I have the opportunity to reflect on the week spent in paradise… Not only did I get to witness some fun golf, spoil myself at the spa, and enjoy the sunshine, but I also got to play a small part in transforming the lives of youth in our communities because of the people of RSM’s generosity and commitment to stewardship. I can’t wait to see what we can do next year!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

RSM and the game of golf share many of the same core values, including stewardship.

#RSMGivesThanks at the 2017 RSM Classic

Sharing the “Love” at the 2017 RSM Classic

Today’s update is from Daniel Koehl, who is based out of RSM’s San Antonio office. Daniel had the opportunity to visit Sea Island for The RSM Classic this year, as a result of his leadership role in raising charitable funds through the firm’s Birdies Fore Love initiative. Read John’s first-hand account about his time at the 2017 RSM Classic below.
As a result of RSM’s San Antonio office’s Birdies Fore Love fundraising efforts to benefit children- and family-focused charitable organizations nationwide, one lucky person from our office was chosen at random to attend the 2017 RSM Classic.  As someone who has never won anything in his life, you can imagine my surprise when I received word that I had been selected as the winner! My wife Lindsey and I were soon whisked away to the luxurious grounds of the Cloister resort at Sea Island, GA. The Cloister is routinely rated as a five-star resort, so it goes without saying that the facility and its amenities were second-to-none. Once we got over the initial awe, we were taken to the grounds of the Seaside and Plantation golf courses, where The RSM Classic golf tournament is played. The course was in magnificent shape, and everywhere you looked there was either RSM signage of some sort or an RSM employee offering a warm greeting and responses to whatever questions.   

The highlight of our stay was being recognized by RSM Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams in front of a large group of RSM onlookers shortly before getting to meet, and take a picture with, Team RSM Member and professional golfer Zach Johnson who is also a Masters and British Open Champion, as well as a well-known family man and all around class act. Zach is a great representative of RSM, as he embodies so many of the qualities we pride ourselves on as a firm, including respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship. It really was an honor to meet him, and I will certainly be rooting for him in this week’s tournament and beyond. 

We were also fortunate enough to attend the Yamaha Pro-Am Draw Party at the Sea Island home of Team RSM Member Davis Love III and his wife Robin. Davis is a World Golf Hall of Famer, a PGA Championship winner, and former Ryder Cup player and captain. I could go on and on listing all of the accolades he has garnered throughout his career. Just as noteworthy as these on-the-course accomplishments is the work he’s done with the Davis Love Foundation. It was a very special moment to witness the RSM leadership personally hand Davis a check made out to his foundation for an amount in excess of $2 million! 
Lindsey and I had a fabulous time and are so thankful to have been included in this fantastic week-long event. I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge my San Antonio office cohorts and partner group for making our office one of the top fundraisers out of RSM’s 90 offices nationwide. Everyone in our office contributed to Birdies Fore Love. I am so thankful to be a part of the RSM team here in San Antonio, where our leadership group has always recognized the value of giving back to our local community, and have always set the tone for the rest of the team with their generous giving year after year.   

Thank you RSM, San Antonio!    

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Today’s update is from John Davitt, a tax supervisor based out of RSM’s Rockford, IL office. John had the opportunity to visit Sea Island for The RSM Classic this year, as a result of his leadership role in raising charitable funds through the firm’s Birdies Fore Love initiative. Read John’s first-hand account about his time at the 2017 RSM Classic below.  

Tues., Nov. 14 was a terrific day at The RSM Classic. This year, my wife Alison and I had the opportunity to attend the tournament, and it has been an experience we will never forget. Welcomed by a fresh sea breeze and friendly RSM representatives, we settled into our hotel and explored the beautiful property.  On Tuesday, excitement was building onsite as PGA TOUR professionals played practice rounds on the course.  In addition, our 2017 Birdies Fore Love program was coming to its completion as we were ready to announce this year’s program fundraising results.
Last night, my wife and I had the opportunity to attend the Pro-Am Player pairing party at Davis and Robin Love’s home and celebrate the success of the 2017 Birdies Fore Love program. This year, RSM’s Birdies Fore Love program raised more than $2 million for charity.  As the 2017 Birdies Fore Love co-leader, I am deeply proud and taken aback by the generosity of RSM’s network of donors. These donations will directly impact over 70 local charities and communities in which RSM’s employees live and work. Giving back to the community is a long-standing tradition at RSM, and has gained success as we have partnered with the Davis Love Foundation through The RSM Classic. As a result, more than $9 million has been raised for local communities, and this stewardship has been woven into the very culture of RSM.
The highlight of the night was having the opportunity to join Davis and Robin Love, Joe Adams, Bailey Kosiek and Doug Opheim on stage to present the $2 million check for Birdies Fore Love charities. Shortly after, we had the opportunity to network with clients, partners and guests and discuss stewardship at RSM.  I truly believe that the stewardship culture at RSM transcends charitable programs and is woven into the very nature of our client service.  We look forward to additional stewardship events this week as we participate in the charity putting competition and Folds of Honor events.
Every year, RSM puts on a first class event and creates a stage to share the wonderful stewardship activities and impact it has on communities around the country.

Read news releases from the 2017 RSM Classic:

RSM Donates $2+ Million Through Birdies Fore Love

RSM Commissions Renowned Artist Linda Hartough for The RSM Classic

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nothing But Classic

Today’s update is from Jada Pittman, who works out of RSM’s Birmingham office had the opportunity to visit Sea Island for The RSM Classic this year, as a result of her leadership role in raising charitable funds through the firm’s Birdies Fore Love initiative. Read Jada’s first-hand account about her time at The RSM Classic below.
 Spectacular! That’s how I would describe Sea Island. It is simply stunning. We flew into Jacksonville, FL, which was about an hour and 15 minutes from the resort. Our driver, Todd with his stories about gold and pirates on the island made it an interesting ride, and the time in the car flew by. Before I even realized it, we were pulling up to The Cloister at Sea Island where we were greeted by the lovely staff and by RSM employees.

I am here because my office in Birmingham, AL, raised more than $60,000 for Birdies Fore Love. I’ve been with RSM one month shy of a year, and this was my first time fundraising for this program but it certainly won’t be my last! I worked with a great team, and together we collectively came up with the charity that we wanted to sponsor, as well as fundraising ideas for our office. We made sure that our employees had a great time raising money for a great cause. This experience would not have been possible without them!

This is also my first year at The RSM Classic. I am in awe of the aura and ambiance of this place, but more so the people who occupy the space. RSM truly has the best group of people to work with. From my home office, to here and during my tenure at the firm, I’ve met wonderful people and it’s truly a blessing to be a part of this firm. It was a pleasure to meet Joe Adams, our managing partner and CEO, although he totally took me by surprise when he called me and Daniel Koehl of the San Antonio office to the front during the reception to congratulate us on our efforts. Everyone here has been a delight, and I am looking forward to walking the grounds and experiencing more of what Sea Island and The RSM Classic have to offer.  

The RSM Classic couldn’t have a better name because that is exactly what it is, classic. Timeless. Beautiful.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Teeing Up the 2017 RSM Classic

We’re teeing off The RSM Classic today here at beautiful Sea Island, GA! This is the eighth year of this PGA TOUR tournament, which has become one of the premier stops on the TOUR each year.

This year’s first event was a BMW Pro-Am Draw party yesterday evening at the Lodge, where Team RSM Member and 2017 Golf Hall of Fame Inductee Davis Love III welcomed RSM leaders and other guests, who gathered for the welcoming reception.
Today marks the first official day of this year’s tournament, with practice rounds taking place throughout the day, followed by an evening reception for RSM International guests, and culminating with an RSM reception at the Spanish Lounge at the Cloister. Special guest and Team RSM Member Zach Johnson will address the crowd this evening.

Check back daily throughout the week for regular updates from RSM Birdies Fore Love representatives and others during the 2017 RSM Classic.
It’s going to be a wonderful week at Sea Island!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Guest Post from Davis Love III

This week’s update is from PGA TOUR professional, 2017 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee and Team RSM Member Davis Love III, who is also a resident of Sea Island, Georgia – home of The RSM Classic.

“Welcome home!” That’s the way visitors to Sea Island Resort are greeted when they arrive. And Sea Island does, indeed, feel like home – regardless of whether you live here, as fellow Team RSM Member Zach Johnson and I do, or if you’re just visiting. The staff at Sea Island focuses on making every person feel as if they’re returning home – to a place that’s comforting and always welcoming. And that’s a feeling that many of us here on the island strive to create, as well. That’s just one thing that makes Sea Island so unique. There are many. And one is The RSM Classic, which in my opinion, is one of the best events on the PGA TOUR.

The RSM Classic, sponsored by RSM US LLP (“RSM”), started here at Sea Island in 2010, and we’re now celebrating our eighth year. Every year, I’m honored to serve as host for the tournament, and it’s truly one of the highlights of my year each year. Not only do I get to play and help showcase the beautiful courses here on the island, but I get to welcome golf fans to a place that I’m proud to call my home. I look forward to taking in some great entertainment and meeting some of the volunteers who make the tournament a success year-after-year.

The highlight of the week for me, though, is all of the good that comes out of the tournament. Each year, The RSM Classic raises funds for deserving local and national charitable organizations focused on children and families. Last year alone, the tournament raised $2.2 million, bringing the grand total raised through the tournament since its inception in 2010 to more than $7 million. I’m humbled to be a part of something like this that helps those in need, and appreciate the fact that RSM shares that desire to give back to the communities where their people live and work.
I hope you’ll join me at Sea Island for The RSM Classic Nov. 13-19. We have much to be thankful for this year. I and the rest of us Sea Island residents would like to “welcome you home” to celebrate together.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Guest Post from Zach Johnson

This week’s update is from PGA TOUR professional and Team RSM Member Zach Johnson, who is also a resident of Sea Island, Georgia – home of The RSM Classic.

It’s hard to believe The RSM Classic is just two weeks away. I’m looking forward to seeing many of my golfing buddies here on St. Simons, and to welcome all the golf fans who will be here to witness some of the most scenic golf on TOUR.
Sea Island is a special place – not only is it my home, but the island’s natural beauty, welcoming people and, of course, the world-class golf courses make the experience second to none! Each year, it’s a thrill to welcome newcomers, returning golf fans and my friends from RSM to the island, and this year will be no exception. Hurricane Irma left the island a bit bruised, but the courses are looking good, and will be ready for the spotlight!
This year’s tournament is scheduled for Nov. 13 to 19 – the week before Thanksgiving, offering the perfect opportunity to break away before the busy holiday season. There will be activities designed to support local and national charities throughout tournament week too, giving visitors a great opportunity to support those in need.
I hope you’ll join us for the eighth year of The RSM Classic!  

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The RSM Classic – Just Days Away…

We’re just a few more check marks off the calendar until we are on-the- ground at Sea Island for the 2017 RSM Classic! Gearing up for tournament week, FORE Georgia spoke with our new RSM Classic Tournament Director Todd Thompson about his new role and the activities that’ll be going on during tournament week. Read the full article here.   

And speaking of tournament week… you still have time to purchase tickets! Explore the beauty of Sea Island Golf Club, while watching some of the world’s most elite golfers with these affordable ticket options. Grounds tickets include access to the grounds of Sea Island Golf Club, complimentary parking and shuttle fees from the tournament, designated parking area at McKinnon/St. Simons Island Airport; and there’s free admission for youth 17 and under when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Check out our various options. And if you’re in town on Sat., Nov. 18, be sure to join us for the Jake Owen concert! Purchase your tickets here.
It’s a pretty full house of RSM “family” this week in Mississippi. Team RSM members Davis Love III and his son Dru Love are playing in the Sanderson Farms Championship, along with past RSM Classic champions Heath Slocum (2010), Ben Crane (2011), Tommy Gainey (2012), and Chris Kirk (2013). Best of luck to everyone this week!
In other Team RSM news, shared a moving article that included Zach Johnson. Make-A-Wish and Topgolf connected with Zach to help make a six-year-old boy’s dreams come true. Not only will Jaxon get to play his love of golf each day with his new putting green in the family’s backyard, but he’ll also ride along with Zach in his golf cart during tournament week of the 2018 John Deere Classic! It’s a fantastic read that can be found here.

Be sure to stop by next week as we have a special guest sharing a blog!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Million Dollar Shot

This week, Team RSM Member Davis Love III is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the CIMB Classic. Also playing are past RSM Classic winners Ben Crane (2011) and Robert Streb (2014). Davis started from tee No. 10 at 8:30 a.m.; not too far behind was Ben at 9:10 a.m. from tee No. 1; and Robert teed off at 10:00 a.m. from tee No. 10. Best of luck to these guys this week!
We are now one month away from teeing things up at beautiful Sea Island for the 2017 RSM Classic! Did you know that every year during tournament week, we dedicate the Saturday of play as Military Appreciation Day? The RSM Classic salutes the men and women who serve and who have served in our armed forces. Learn how The RSM Classic supports the military here.
In conjunction, we are excited to offer the Folds of Honor Million Dollar Challenge, presented by Bridgestone, to all fans attending The RSM Classic on Sat., Nov. 18, the opportunity to test their golf skills and possibly win $1 Million Dollars – all while raising 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/her shot closes- to-the pin will win a grand prize package; a hole-in-one is worth $1 million!

When:  Qualifying will be on Sat., Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where:  #1 Fairway on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Golf Club
Distance:  Approximately 125 yards
Details:  Participants will receive two shots with a $20 donation to The Folds of Honor Foundation.  Nine “Closest to the Pin” qualifiers and four participants chosen-at-large will qualify to compete in the Challenge Round. 
When:  Immediately following the third round of The RSM Classic
Where:  Seaside Course (Hole TBD)
Distance:  Approximately 175 yards
Details:  Each of the 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. 
Check back next week for more updates on Team RSM, The RSM Classic and other golf-related news.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Memory of a LIfetime

Last week was one for the books for Team RSM Member Davis Love III. On Tues., Sept. 26, Davis was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. “Golf has improved my life in every way,” said Davis. “This induction is the greatest honor of my life.” If you missed his speech, you can watch the video below.

Kicking off the new season this week is the Safeway Open. Playing in Napa, CA is Team RSM Member Zach Johnson, along with past RSM Classic winners Ben Crane (2011), Chris Kirk (2013) and Mackenzie Hughes (2016). Mackenzie started his day at 7:40 a.m. PT; shortly after was Zach at 7:50 a.m.; right behind at 8:00 a.m. was Ben; and Chris tees off at 12:40 p.m. Each player will tee off hole No. 10. Best of luck to all “our guys”.
We’re just over a month away from  the start of the eighth annual RSM Classic (Nov. 13-19, 2017). With the clock ticking, time is running out to purchase your tickets! Check the schedule of events below to see what you want to attend.
          The BMW Pro-Am Event — Seaside Course
          Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players — All Day

          Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players — All Day
          Wiffle Ball Classic ft. PGA TOUR Players and Wives — FREE to the public, Frederica Academy Baseball Field, 5pm
          Meet the Pros hosted by Rotary Club of St Simons Island — Mizner Ballroom at The Cloister, 6pm

          Community Day — FREE admission to the general public
          Gates open at approx. 7am
          The Yamaha Pro-Am Event — located on Seaside and Plantation Courses
          Youth Golf Zone sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System featuring PGA TOUR Players — Sea Island Golf Performance Center Practice Putting Green, 3pm

          Gates open at approx. 9am
          Round 1 of The RSM Classic (Seaside and Plantation Courses) — tee times TBD

          Gates open at approx. 9am
          Round 2 of The RSM Classic (Seaside and Plantation Courses) — tee times TBD
          Taste of the Golden Isles Food & Spirits Event at the Casino Building in Pier Village featuring live music from Suzy and the Bird Dogs, 5pm

          Military Appreciation Day
          Bridgestone Folds of Honor Million Dollar Challenge — located near the main entrance
          Gates open at approx. 9am
          Round 3 of The RSM Classic (Seaside Course only) — tee times TBD
          The RSM Concert Event sponsored by Southeast Georgia Health System — located at McKinnon/St Simons Island Airport (JAKE OWEN at 7 p.m. ET)
          Gates open at approx. 9am
          Final Round of The RSM Classic (Seaside Course only) — tee times TBD
          Trophy Presentation on the 18th green immediately following the completion of play

Check back next week for the latest on The RSM Classic and Team RSM

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Country Music Comes to Sea Island

We are so excited to share the news! RSM US LLP, in conjunction with Davis Love Foundation, recently announced that American country music singer and songwriter, Jake Owen, will perform live in the Golden Isles during the 2017 RSM Classic in November. RSM sponsors The RSM Classic, an official PGA TOUR Event, which attracts some of the world’s most elite golfers. The Jake Owen concert is presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, and will take place Sat., Nov. 18 at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport.

“I’m pumped to perform at The RSM Classic in the Golden Isles,” said Owen. “It’s going to be a high-energy performance in a laid-back setting.”

“We are proud to be the title sponsor of The RSM Classic, and excited to have Jake as a part of this year’s event,” said Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer with RSM. “The fact that Jake shares the charitable goals of The RSM Classic and RSM ‘sure feels right.’ We look forward to continuing to make a positive impact on the communities where our employees live and work through The RSM Classic and through the ongoing philanthropic efforts of our 9,000 employees nationwide, and the 41,000 employees in the RSM global network.”

Tickets can be purchased as part of the weekly ticket booklet or individually via the RSM Classic website. Individual Saturday golf/concert tickets are $50. All tickets feature “lawn seating”.  Chairs and reserved seating are not provided.  However, concert attendees are permitted to bring their own chairs. Please review the list of prohibited items before attending the concert.

In golf news, this week the live action comes from Jersey City, NJ for the President’s Cup. While no Team RSM members are playing, Davis Love III, host of the RSM Classic, will serve as assistant captain for the U.S. team. We wish the very best to everyone this weekend!

Check back next week for more updates on Team RSM, The RSM Classic and other golf-related news.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Share in the memory

Next week is monumental for Team RSM Member Davis Love III. On Tues., Sept. 26, Davis will be officially inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame – Class of 2017! The Induction Ceremony will be broadcast live on The Golf Channel at 7 p.m. ET, but they’ll be sharing behind-the-scenes footage starting at 5:45 p.m. ET. We can hardly wait to watch and share in the moment with Davis. We are so proud and send our hearty CONGRATULATIONS to Davis! Learn more about the Class of 2017 on the World Golf Hall of Fame website. They also shared a wonderful video of Davis, which you can view below:

Earlier this week, Golfweek shared the latest status update about the courses at Sea Island Resort – home of The RSM Classic – which was impacted by Hurricane Irma. Thankfully, the courses didn’t experience too much damage or flooding, but they do have a good bit of debris, which will require extensive cleanup. Read the full article by here. We’re excited to say the countdown to The RSM Classic is on – the week of Nov. 13 will be here before we know it!

Also shared this week, Team RSM Member Chris DiMarco’s son, Cristian, was featured in The Oracle in a great article about what it was like for Cristian growing up with a PGA TOUR dad and being raised on the golf course. You can read the full article here but below is an excerpt:

Now, after a stellar junior season at USF and a productive summer, DiMarco is ready to finish his collegiate career on the top of his game and follow in his father’s footsteps to join the PGA Tour.

“I’ve had a club in my hand since I could walk,” DiMarco said, minutes after completing a one-under par performance at a qualifying round at TPC Tampa Bay earlier in September.

With golfing in his blood, it was only natural that his father would have some influence over his future.

Check back next week to learn more about Team RSM and the 2017 RSM Classic! Don’t have your tickets yet? Get them here. You won’t want to miss this unique PGA TOUR event!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Classic Teaser

We’d like to take a moment to reflect on this past week’s natural disaster in Florida and parts of South Carolina and Georgia. Our hearts go out to all of our RSM colleagues, clients and friends in these communities as they begin to assess the damage from Hurricane Irma. Similar to the recent effect from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the firm is pledging its support to help our people who have been affected as well as the charitable organizations are supporting relief efforts. Our hearts are with you.

Earlier this week, the PGA TOUR shared a special story about Team RSM Member Davis Love III’s locker. As an upcoming inductee to the World Golf Hall of Fame, Davis took a walk down memory lane with some of the items he will be giving to the World Golf Hall of Fame.  An excerpt from the article goes on to say:

The induction ceremony will be held at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York Cup on Sept. 26. It’s a busy week for Love, who will also be serving a second stint as an assistant captain for the U.S. Team during the Presidents Cup at Liberty National in New Jersey.

Love said it took three or four days to decide what items he wanted to loan to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Some were at his mother’s house and his agent’s office. Other pieces were on display in the clubhouses at Sea Island Resort in Georgia, where Love hosts the RSM Classic in November. He had plenty at his home, too.

This is a great article, which features a video of Davis with Dr. Tony Parker, head historian from the Golf Hall of Fame. Read the full article here.

Out on the links, the BMW Championship takes place this week in Lake Forest, IL. Playing in the tournament is Team RSM Member Zach Johnson, along with past RSM Classic winners Robert Streb (2014), Kevin Kisner (2015) and Mackenzie Hughes (2016). First to hit the course is Zach at 9 a.m. CT; teeing off at 10:06 a.m. is Kevin; Mackenzie will start at 11:55 a.m.; and Robert will tee at 1:01 p.m.. All players will start from tee No. 1. Best of luck to each of “our guys” this week!

And to wrap up this week’s post, today we are officially under the two-month mark until the 2017 RSM Classic (Nov. 13-19)! Since we can hardly wait to be back at the beautiful Sea Island, here’s a little teaser for tournament week! Get your tickets today!

Check back next week for more updates on Team RSM, The RSM Classic and other golf-related news.

Friday, September 8, 2017

You Don’t Have to Wait

Earlier this week, the Presidents Cup shared the final team selections for 2017. The tournament will take place at Liberty National in Jersey City, NJ from Sept. 28 – Oct. 1.  Learn more about the Captain’s picks here.

While the clock is ticking down until our tournament week, there’s no need to wait until you’re onsite in Sea Island for RSM Classic apparel!  We have select premium golf shirts from POLO Golf and performance hats from Imperial Headwear available now. All apparel is embellished with The RSM Classic logo and competitively priced. Due to limited inventory, please allow 10-14 days delivery on all POLO Golf Shirts. To browse the merchandise, click here.

And before we know it, we’ll start adding PGA TOUR Professionals to our tournament field. Players will have until 5 p.m. on Friday, November 10, to commit to play in The RSM Classic. Eligible players are assigned one of 34 PGA TOUR priority ranking categories based on their past performance on the PGA TOUR and Tour. The field will continue to change as players with higher priority rankings commit to play in the tournament. Stay up to date on our player field here as they are added.

Check back next week to learn more about Team RSM and the 2017 RSM Classic (Nov. 13-19)!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Play Like A Pro

To start off this week’s post, we want to take a moment to reflect on this past week’s natural disaster in Texas. Our hearts go out to all of our RSM colleagues, clients and the communities in Texas as heavy rain continues to fall on Houston and the surrounding areas from Hurricane Harvey. The firm is pledging its support to help both our people who have been affected and charitable organizations that are supporting relief efforts. 

In the world of golf, the Dell Technologies Championship is underway, with Team RSM Member Zach Johnson playing, along with past RSM Classic champions Chris Kirk (2013), Robert Streb (2014), Kevin Kisner (2015) and Mackenzie Hughes (2016). Teeing off today (Thurs., Aug. 31) at 8:27 a.m. ET, Robert begins from tee No. 10; shortly after from tee No. 1, Zach starts at 8:39 a.m.; Mackenzie starts at 1:16 p.m. from tee No. 10; Kevin starts at 1:28 p.m. from tee No. 1; and Chris tees off at 2:04 p.m. from tee No. 1. Best of luck to all “our guys” this week!

Prior to the start of Dell Technologies Championship, the PGA TOUR also shared an article outlining the support the organization and TOUR players are pledging to support Texas following Hurricane Harvey. It’s phenomenal to see everyone come together in a time of need and help the Texas communities in need. Read the full PGA TOUR article here but below is an excerpt from the article mentions:

PGA TOUR professional and Houston resident Chris Stroud led an announcement today from the TOUR’s Dell Technologies Championship, pledging support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flooding.  Stroud committed $10,000 toward the relief efforts and plans to add an additional 10 percent of his earnings from this week’s event.  TOUR players, fans and tournaments can further assist the American Red Cross through PGA TOUR Charities’ Together, anything’s possible platform.  Additionally, fans on site at this week’s event in Norton, Massachusetts – where players will wear red, white and blue ribbons (colors of the Texas flag) to raise awareness – can donate via kiosks in the Dell Technologies Championship Fan Experience.  Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast on Friday, August 25, and torrential rainfall has submerged thousands of homes and forced unprecedented evacuations.

Turning to The RSM Classic, are you an avid golfer who plans to join us down in Sea Island for tournament week? If so, don’t miss your chance to play alongside a top PGA TOUR Professional in The Yamaha Pro-Am contested on both tournament courses (Seaside and Plantation) at the historic and world renowned Sea Island Golf Club. Known for its relaxed island elegance and southern hospitality, The Yamaha Pro-Am at The RSM Classic has quickly become one of the premier Pro-Am events on the PGA TOUR. This event is unmatched for spending true quality one-on-one time with friends, top clients, and other valued business associates.

You won’t believe what’s included in the package if you participate!  
  • Access to play on one of the two official tournament courses – the Plantation Course or the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club
  • Each group is comprised of three (3) amateurs and one (1) PGA TOUR Professional
  • Invitation for each amateur contestant and a guest to attend The Yamaha Pro-Am Draft Party hosted by Davis & Robin Love on Tuesday night, November 14
  • Contestant and Guest Badge grant access to the randrr Skybox Club at #18 and the grounds of Sea Island Golf Club, Thursday – Sunday
  • Complimentary VIP Clubhouse Valet Parking on Wednesday
  • Access to the Player’s Locker Room at The Lodge Clubhouse on Wednesday
  • Exclusive gift package for each amateur contestant including a POLO shopping spree
  • Commemorative picture plaque with your PGA TOUR professional
  • Food and beverages provided including breakfast or lunch and on-course beverages and snacks during The Yamaha Pro-Am
  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend the Wednesday Night Yamaha Pro-Am Awards Party (location TBD)
  • Contestant and Guest Badge also grant access to The RSM Classic Concert Event on Saturday night (artist TBA)
You can either be an individual participant or purchase a team package (3 participants). Learn more about the Yamaha Pro-Am here.  

We hope you have a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend! Be sure to check in next week to learn the latest on Team RSM and the 2017 RSM Classic.