Thursday, February 16, 2017

2.2 Million Thank You’s

The final total raised for charity through the 2016 RSM Classic is in and it’s humbling! We are so honored to share with our readers that $2.2 million was raised for children- and family-focused charitable organizations through last year’s tournament. This brings the grand total raised through the tournament since its inception in 2010 to more than $7 million!

Of the $2.2 million raised through the 2016 tournament, nearly $1.5 million was raised through Birdies Fore Love, the tournament’s giving platform. Of that amount, nearly $970,000 was raised by RSM employees and clients, and another $460,000 was donated by the RSM US Foundation. We are so thankful for the support the tournament has received from the Sea Island community, from our clients and prospects, from our employees and from golf enthusiasts from around the world, and are excited to see how much the philanthropic aspect of the tournament grows over the coming years.

Established by Team RSM Member and host of The RSM Classic Davis Love III and his wife Robin, the Davis Love Foundation distributes the charitable contributions raised through The RSM Classic. Davis shared that “it is our privilege to continue the PGA TOUR’s tradition of charitable giving. The RSM Classic is the largest fundraiser of our Foundation, and we couldn’t be more excited about the dollars raised this past year.”

Learn more about the contributions raised in the news release.

And there’s event more exciting tournament related news from this week: Sea Island, the home of The RSM Classic, made Forbes “Top 10 Best PGA Tour Courses You Can Play in 2017” list. Coming in at No. 6, the article shares, “The host of the Fall Series' RSM Classic, the Seaside Course is one of the three championship 18-hole golf courses at Sea Island, the Georgia resort that's also a home to many PGA Tour pros. Built in the Scottish links style, the Seaside Course is surrounded by tidal creeks, dunes, salt marshes and the Atlantic Ocean. This is where Bobby Jones practiced during his Grand Slam season of 1930 and where Davis Love III learned the game from his father. The golf ties and traditions run deep in Sea Island.” Check out the complete list here.

And this week in golf: the Genesis Open is taking place in California. While Team RSM is not in the field, past RSM Classic champions Ben Crane (2011), Robert Streb (2014) and Mackenzie Hughes (2016) are. Best of luck to “our guys” this week!

Join us next Thursday for more updates on Team RSM and the 2017 RSM Classic (Nov. 13-19).

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Two Sides

The AT&T Pebble Beach tees off today (Feb. 9) in sunny (hopefully) California. While no one from Team RSM is playing in the tournament this year, we’ll be cheering on some of our past RSM Classic winners: Chris Kirk (2013), Robert Streb (2014), Kevin Kisner (2015) and Mackenzie Hughes (2016). On the Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Kevin had an early start at 7 a.m., PT, from tee No. 10; from the same tee, Mackenzie teed off at 7:55 a.m.; Robert began at 8:50 a.m., from tee No. 10; and from tee No. 1, Chris teed at 9:01 a.m. Good luck to our past champions and members of our extended RSM “family” this week!

And Team RSM Member Davis Love III isn’t at Pebble Beach this week, he’s still getting attention. Check out this great article about Davis and his son Dru – golf is definitely in their genes!

And on the business side of the RSM (title sponsor of The RSM Classic) “house,” the firm announced this week a First-Choice Advisor Center to enhance its people’s ability to deliver the “power of being understood” to its middle market clients. Much like in sports, it’s important to stay ahead of the game (pun intended) as best as you can. This center will build on the leading-edge client experience curriculum the firm has developed over the last several years. Learn more in the news release.
Stop by next week for more updates on Team RSM and The RSM Classic, which is just a little over nine months away…

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Making the List

The golf action is coming from Arizona this week with the Waste Management Open in Scottsdale. A few familiar faces are playing in this tournament, including Team RSM Member Zach Johnson and past RSM Classic champions Ben Crane (2011) Chris Kirk (2013), Robert Streb (2014) and Mackenzie Hughes (2016). Ben teed off at 7:48am MT from tee #1; from the same tee, Mackenzie teed off at 8:24am; and at 12:25pm, Zach and Chris started from tee #1, while Robert started on tee #10. Best of luck to all “our guys” this week during what’s one of the TOUR’s most boisterous tournaments each year!

Returning to Sea Island, home of The RSM Classic, congratulations are in order for the island whose two main resorts made U.S. News' list of ‘Best Resorts in the USA’. The Lodge ranked No. 3 and The Cloister No. 26!  U.S. News ranks the best resorts by taking into account reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class ratings. We might be a bit biased but, in our minds, nothing tops the atmosphere, beauty and southern hospitality provided by Sea Island Resort. Congratulations! We’re looking forwarding to returning to the island during this year’s RSM Classic, and hope our readers will join us there. In the meantime, explore the island and what makes these resorts so unique in this video:

We’re lucky to call this place home during one glorious week in November every year with The RSM Classic. This year’s tournament is scheduled for Nov. 13 – 19, but we’ll be posting weekly updates about the tournament and Team RSM between now and then, so check back with us weekly!