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, Golfweek.com 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!
 

 
QUALIFYING ROUND
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. 
MILLION DOLLAR SHOOTOUT
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.
 
MONDAY
          GROUNDS CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
          The BMW 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 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

WEDNESDAY
          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

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 at the Casino Building in Pier Village featuring live music from Suzy and the Bird Dogs, 5pm

SATURDAY
          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)
 
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
 

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