Thursday, April 26, 2018

Celebrating High Numbers


While golfers generally like to see low numbers on the course, this week we’re celebrating high numbers in the golf community!

Earlier this week, RSM US LLP, title sponsor of The RSM Classic, in conjunction with the Davis Love Foundation (insert link) announced that the eighth annual RSM Classic (insert link) (Nov. 13 – 19, 2017) raised more than $2.3 million for children- and family-focused charitable organizations! This brings the grand contribution total raised through the tournament since its inception in 2010 to more than $9 million! 

Of the more than $2.3 million raised through this past November’s tournament, over $2 million was raised through Birdies Fore Love, the tournament’s giving platform. Of that amount, nearly $1.2 million was raised by RSM employees and clients, and another $500,000 was donated by the RSM US Foundation.

Charitable dollars raised through The RSM Classic are distributed by the Davis Love Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that manages and operates the tournament. The Foundation was established in 2005 by professional golfer and Team RSM member Davis Love III and his wife Robin. 

Thanks to all of those who got involved – we can’t wait until this year’s tournament! 

This announcement came in conjunction with National Golf Day yesterday. In honor of the day, the game’s nearly $4 billion annual charitable impact was recognized.

Ready for another large number? On the eve of National Golf Day, the World Golf Foundation released the U.S. Golf Economy Report. As reported in Golf Week, the annual economic impact generated by the game of golf in the United States has reached $84.1 billion. We are so proud of the golf community for helping to create such a positive influence around the country, and so honored to be a part of this community through our sponsorship of The RSM Classic and Team RSM. 

This week on the golf course, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans is in full swing at the TPC Louisiana course. Team RSM Members Zach Johnson and Chris Kirk will be playing, joined by past RSM Classic winners Mac Hughes (2016), Kevin Kisner (2015) and Ben Crane (2011). Don’t forget, this is a two-man team event, so it’s a little different, but a whole lot of fun!

Below are their tee times for Thurs., April 16:

PLAYER
TEE #
TEE TIME (CT)
Chris Kirk
1
7:13 am
Zach Johnson
1
1:10 pm
Ben Crane
1
8:18 am
Mac Hughes
10
12:18 pm
Kevin Kisner
1
1:23 pm

Best of luck to our Team RSM “family” this week!

Check back next week for more on Team RSM, The RSM Classic (Nov. 12-18, 2018) and other golf-related news.

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