Thursday, July 20, 2017

“Lovin’” the Game of Golf!


It’s a two-for-one week in the golf world: The Barbasol Championship is taking place in Alabama, while The Open Championship is taking place in England. We have quite a few familiar faces playing in both tournaments. At the Barbasol Championship, Team RSM members Davis Love III and his son Dru Love are playing, along with past RSM Classic winners Heath Slocum (2010) and Tommy Gainey (2012). Below are their tee times for today (Thurs., July 20).

PLAYERS
TEE NO.
TEE TIME (ET)
Davis Love III
10
8:04 a.m.
Dru Love
10
8:59 a.m.
Tommy Gainey
1
12:31 p.m.
Heath Slocum
1
12:31 p.m.


Before the start of the tournament, major champion Davis Love III and Dru hosted a golf clinic for children from the Opelika/Auburn area on Tues., July 18 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National. The Junior Clinic was sponsored by Alabama Power and the Barbasol Championship.

During the interactive clinic, the children learned about the game of golf and how it promotes core values, including honesty, integrity, responsibility, courtesy, sportsmanship and respect. (Those align nicely with RSM’s core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship, don’t you think?)

Playing in the Open Championship are Team RSM members Zach Johnson, Paul Lawrie, Andy Sullivan and Paul Waring, as well as past RSM Classic winners  Robert Streb (2014) and Kevin Kisner (2015). Below are their tee times for today (Thurs., July 20).

PLAYER
TEE NO.
TEE TIME (GMT)
Robert Streb
1
11:04 a.m.
Zach Johnson
1
1:04 p.m.
Andy Sullivan
1
1:15 p.m.
Kevin Kisner
1
1:48 p.m.
Paul Lawrie
1
2:37 p.m.
Paul Waring
1
3:32 p.m.

Best of luck to all “our guys” this week!

And speaking of Team RSM, we have yet another new member! Our network firm RSM Germany recently teamed up with European Tour player Hinrich Arkenau.  After an impressive career as an amateur in Germany and as a college golfer in the U.S., Hinrich decided to turn pro in 2015. The year after, he won twice on the Pro Golf Tour and almost qualified for the Final Stage of the European Tour Q-School. In 2017, Hinrich played in his first event on the European Tour, the BMW International Open in Munich. Shortly after, he won his third tournament on the Pro Golf Tour and shot 59 (13 under Par) in the first round! Check out a few of his career highlights:

Career highlights:
  • German Matchplay Champion 2012
  • Three wins on the Pro Golf Tour
  • Shot career low 59 at Sparkassen Open 2017
Welcome to the team, Hinrich!

Be sure to check in next week to learn the latest on Team RSM and the 2017 RSM Classic (Nov. 13-19) – it’s now less than four months away...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Doubling in Size


Exciting news for our member firm across the pond: RSM UK has added European Tour Player Paul Waring as a new member to Team RSM! In 2007, Paul qualified for the Open Championship and received six invitations to play on the European Challenge Tour. He made the cut in five. He then successfully earned his European Tour card on his first attempt through the 2007 European Tour Qualifying School. Learn more about our new member here.

It’s been exciting to watch Team RSM grow! Did you know we’ve doubled the size of the team within the past year alone? We can’t wait to see what the future holds…  

On a related note, last week, the PGA TOUR featured our very own Team RSM members Davis Love III and Dru Love in a somewhat personal article, focused on the passing of golf knowledge from generation to generation in the Love household. Take a few minutes and check out the article here.

This week, there’s a full house at the John Deere Classic in Illinois. Playing in the tournament are Team RSM members Davis Love III and Zach Johnson, along with past RSM Classic winners Ben Crane (2011), Chris Kirk (2013), Robert Streb (2014) and Kevin Kisner (2015). Below are their tee times for today (Thurs., July 13). Best of luck to all “our guys” this week!
 
PLAYER
TEE TIME (CT)
TEE #
Robert Streb
7:40 a.m.
10
Chris Kirk
8:00 a.m.
1
Zach Johnson
8:00 a.m.
10
Davis Love III
12:50 p.m.
1
Kevin Kisner
1:10 p.m.
1
Ben Crane
1:50 p.m.
10

Check back next week for more updates on Team RSM, the 2017 RSM Classic (Nov. 13-19) and other golf-related news.