Thursday, May 4, 2017

Halfway There


This week, the golf action is coming from Wilmington, NC, where the Wells Fargo Championship is underway. If you’re wondering why the tournament is not being played as usual in Charlotte, there’s a great reason for it – the PGA Championship will be contested at Quail Hollow come August, so this year’s event was temporarily relocated.  There are quite a few familiar faces playing in this tournament, including Team RSM members Zach Johnson and Davis Love III, along with past RSM Classic winners Chris Kirk (2013), Robert Streb (2014), Kevin Kisner (2015) and Mackenzie Hughes (2016).

Teeing off today (Thurs., May 4), Mackenzie started at 7:23 a.m. ET from tee No. 1; shortly after from the same tee, Zach started at 7:34 a.m.; at 7:56 a.m., Davis teed off from No. 10; at 12:33 p.m., Kevin teed from tee No. 1 and Chris started from tee No. 10; and Robert teed at 1:06 p.m. from tee No. 10. Best of luck to all “our guys” this week!

And speaking of Chris Kirk, we want to wish him an early Happy Birthday as he celebrates on May 8!

 We are now just days away from the six-month mark for the eighth annual RSM Classic (Nov. 13-19)! While that might seem a long way away, tickets for the 2017 tournament go on sale Thurs., June 1 (less than a month from today)! And it’s never too early to start making your plans to join us this fall. Below is a quick rundown of what you can expect during tournament week. Sea Island – home of The RSM Classic – is a unique place that should be experienced firsthand. Regardless of whether you’re a big golf fan, we’d love for you to spend the week with RSM US LLP enjoying the tournament and taking in the amazing environment on the island.

“There’s something about this place that’s timeless. There are deep connections here. To nature, to tradition, to a warm welcome. To excellence recognized with 79 Five-Star and Five-Diamond honors. To gracious and heartfelt hospitality.” –Sea Island
 

MONDAY
          Grounds closed to the general public
          Monday Pro-Am Event — Seaside Course
          Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players — All Day

TUESDAY
          Grounds closed to the general public
          Practice rounds for PGA TOUR Players — All Day
          Wiffle Ball Classic presented by Krispy Kreme featuring 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, 5pm

WEDNESDAY
          Gates open at approx. 7am
          Community Day — FREE admission to the general public
          The Yamaha Pro-Am Event — located on Seaside and Plantation Courses
          Charity Putting Event featuring PGA TOUR Players — Sea Island Golf Performance Center Practice Putting Green, 4pm

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

FRIDAY
          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 in the Pier Village featuring a unique culinary experience and Live Music, 5pm

SATURDAY
          Military Appreciation Day presented by Stifel
          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 (artist and time TBD)

SUNDAY
          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

Be sure to check back next week to learn the latest on Team RSM and the 2017 RSM Classic.