Davis Love III Team McGladrey Member, McGladrey Classic Tournament Host, & 2012 Ryder Cup Captain
October 10 â€“ 16, 2011 Official Spectator & Pairings Guide Sea Island Golf Club
Last year, a new Seaside tradition was born when The McGladrey Classic made its inaugural debut on the PGA TOUR. I was excited to hear the players, caddies, officials, sponsors, volunteers and spectators express the great time they had and tell us they couldn’t wait to come back. Perhaps the only thing more moving than tournament week itself was the donations to Special Olympics and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia based on the success of our event. The McGladrey Classic is an Official Event of the PGA TOUR, an organization that has contributed more than $1 billion to charity. We’re delighted you’re here. Please be sure to check out the Schedule of Events. Our tournament team has planned several activities to complement the opportunity to see some great golf. These activities kick-off with Darius Rucker performing “Live Under the Oaks” on Wednesday night, October 12. Welcome to the Golden Isles of Georgia – my home! We hope you enjoy your time with us. Sincerely,
Davis Love III McGladrey Classic Chairman and Host Team McGladrey Member 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain
Welcome to The McGladrey Classic! Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success with more than 20,000 golf enthusiasts participating in person and millions watching via The Golf Channel. More than 1,200 volunteers donated their time and talents to provide visitors with the good old-fashioned Southern hospitality for which Sea Island is so well known. And, perhaps most importantly, the tournament resulted in the donation of $150,000 to Special Olympics and Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia. We are thrilled to be at beautiful Sea Island again this year, and we are happy you are here with us. As one of the country’s leading providers of assurance, tax and consulting services, our firms have a long history of supporting professional golf through relationships with Team McGladrey members LPGA TOUR professional Natalie Gulbis, and PGA TOUR professionals Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III, all three of whom are rounding out this week’s strong player field. In conjunction with the inaugural McGladrey Classic, we launched our “power of being understood” national advertising campaign, which illustrates that – whether in business or in golf – a trusted partner who truly understands “your game” can help you succeed. That’s the type of relationship our clients expect from us. When they choose McGladrey, they get a partner that offers global capabilities and deep expertise with a high level of trusted, personal service. The McGladrey Classic provides us with a unique opportunity to share this message on an international stage. At the heart of The McGladrey Classic is our partnership with The Davis Love Foundation, which supports charitable organizations that benefit children and their families. At McGladrey, we have a long history of giving back to the communities where we live and work through employee volunteerism and financial donations to designated charitable organizations. We’re proud to bring this focus on community to Sea Island through this outstanding golf event. Thank you for your support of The McGladrey Classic. Enjoy the tournament! Sincerely, C.E. Andrews
President and Chief Operating Officer
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RSM McGladrey, Inc.
McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
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On behalf of the PGA TOUR, it is my pleasure to welcome you to The McGladrey Classic, hosted once again by Sea Island resident Davis Love III. Not only does Davis serve as Tournament Chairman, he will be competing against an outstanding field in the third event in the PGA TOUR Fall Series schedule. The inaugural McGladrey Classic in 2010 was a resounding success, with Sea Island Golf Club providing a tremendous venue for the PGA TOUR. On the course, Heath Slocum edged Bill Haas by one stroke to claim his fourth career PGA TOUR title. Among the many highlights we have seen on the PGA TOUR in 2011 has been the competition between up-and-coming players and the established stars. I am certain you will see many of these unique storylines continue to play out this week at The McGladrey Classic. We would like to thank our friends at McGladrey – one of the nation’s leading assurance, tax and business consulting firms – for their partnership and support of the PGA TOUR. With significant support from The McGladrey Classic, the PGA TOUR continues its commitment to elevate and expand giving back efforts through the charity platform, “Together, anything’s possible,” designed to engage our players, tournaments and sponsors, charities, fans and volunteers to build upon and elevate the TOUR’s tradition of charitable giving. The PGA TOUR is pleased to be working again with the Davis Love Foundation, with tournament proceeds benefiting Special Olympics, the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia and other local charities. We would also like to thank the many volunteers who donate countless hours of service time to ensure a successful event. The tournament staff and the PGA TOUR thank you for your attendance and support of the 2011 McGladrey Classic. Best wishes for an enjoyable tournament. Sincerely,
Timothy W. Finchem Commissioner PGA TOUR
Scott K. Steilen President
Welcome to Sea Island! For over 80 years, Sea Island has welcomed guests and golf professionals from all across the country and around the world who have come here for what we believe to be the best golf experience in the country. This week, we are proud to welcome all of you to the second annual McGladrey Classic. Last yearâ€™s inaugural tournament was an outstanding success, thanks to the efforts of many people, especially Davis Love III, who originated and ran with the idea of the tournament and whose family has been part of Sea Island golf for decades. Davis and his brother, Mark, the tournament staff, the PGA TOUR, and the Davis Love Foundation have assembled a playing field and a schedule of events that will make for another exceptional week. We owe special thanks to the team at McGladrey for not only their role as tournament sponsor, but also for their valued partnership with Sea Island. My thanks go to them as well as to the other supporters, the volunteers and our team members for all they have done to present this yearâ€™s tournament. We appreciate their commitment to the tournament, our community, and the charities which will benefit from it. We hope you will enjoy the competition and the opportunity to experience the special place we are fortunate to call home. Sincerely,
Scott Steilen President
Post Office Box 30351, Sea Island, Georgia 31561
2011 Schedule of Events The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club – Seaside Course
Monday, October 10 • Closed to the general public • Practice rounds for professionals • Monday Pro-Am Event Tuesday, October 11 • Closed to the general public • Practice rounds for professionals Wednesday, October 12 • Gates Open at 7am • RSM International Pro-Am – Morning and Afternoon Tee Times • Youth Day presented by Southeast Georgia Health System – All youth are admitted FREE • Chuck “The Hit Man” Hiter Trick Shot Show – Practice Range (4pm) • Charity Putting Tournament featuring PGA TOUR Players – Practice Green Area (5pm) • Darius Rucker Concert presented by Southeast Georgia Health System – Plantation Course (7:30pm) Thursday, October 13 • Gates Open at 7am • Military Appreciation Day – Wear your Red, White & Blue; Join Us for a Presentation of Colors and Singing of National Anthem in The Michelob ULTRA Village (Immediately Following Play) • All hospitality venues open at 10am • Round 1, The McGladrey Classic (Starting Times TBD) Friday, October 14 • Gates Open at 7am • All hospitality venues open at 10am • Round 2, The McGladrey Classic (Starting Times TBD) • “Masters of the Pit BBQ Tasting” & Live Music in The Michelob ULTRA Village featuring Dennis & The Menace (6 - 9pm) Saturday, October 15 • Gates Open at 8am • All hospitality venues open at 10am • Round 3, The McGladrey Classic (Starting Times TBD) • GAME DAY – Show Your Spirit Contest; Wear Your Favorite College Colors; Watch College Football on big screen in The Michelob ULTRA Village • “Girls at the Grill” featuring Elizabeth Karmel & Live Music by Love Fest in The Michelob ULTRA Village (5 – 8pm) Sunday, October 16 • Gates Open at 8am • All hospitality venues open at 10am • Final Round, The McGladrey Classic (Starting Times TBD) • Trophy Presentation, 18th Green (Immediately following play) *All times subject to change *All four rounds televised by The Golf Channel – 2 to 5pm (EDT)
Spectator Information Mobile Device Policy Mobile phones are allowed at The McGladrey Classic. The following conditions must be met: • All electronic devices must be set to SILENT at all times. • Calls only permitted in designated Cell Phone Zones. • No photographs are permitted during Official Competition Rounds Thursday – Sunday. • No video recording is permitted Monday – Sunday. • Texting is permitted but limited to areas away from competition. Failure to adhere to the Mobile Device Policy may result in the confiscation of your mobile device or removal from the tournament. Autographs During official competitive rounds (Thursday – Sunday), a player will not sign autographs after the start of his round until it is complete. A player has the option of signing or not signing autographs after his round is complete. Have a Plan There are basically two ways to watch a golf tournament. Parade style – where you pick a spot and watch the field pass by – or cross-country style – where you follow a particular player or group around the course. Daily Pairings Sheet & Map A Pairings Sheet is included in the center of this Guide. Find out when the players tee off and the order of the groups. The Pairings Sheet includes a course map. Check the scoreboards to find out who the leaders are and where they are on the course. One way to tell the players from a distance is to look for their caddies, who wear vests that have color-coded pockets and trim (green, blue or gray). Colors are indicated on the Pairings Sheet. Visit mcgladreyclassic.com for next day pairings information. Check the Weather Check the weather forecast before you visit The McGladrey Classic and dress appropriately. Expect mild mornings and warm, sunny afternoons, so dressing in layers is the best idea.
1 Par 4 417
This starting hole is a slight dog-leg left with bunkers protecting the right side of the fairway. After a good tee shot, the player is left with a slightly uphill second shot to a raised green protected on the left by a greenside bunker.
2 Par 4 415
A difficult driving hole with marsh and bunker left and water on the right. The second shot to this green can be made very difficult depending on pin position as a bunker and water protects the right side and a peninsula green provides a difficult back pin placement.
3 Par 3 204
A challenging par three with a bunker guarding the front of the green. Missing the green to the left will provide a difficult up and down for par.
4 Par 4 429
This spectacular par four demands precision off the tee with marsh left and a lake to the right. The second shot to this green is made difficult as a bunker protects the left side of the green and chipping swales fall off on all other sides.
5 Par 4 409
A difficult tee shot on this sharp dog-leg right can setup a short iron second shot for the longer hitters or a mid-to-long iron for those playing it safe. The green is protected by a greenside bunker on the right as well as marsh running the right side and behind the green.
6 Par 3 179
A downhill par three protected by a bunker in front and water behind the green. This hole is always made difficult by swirling winds and requires the right club selection.
7 Par 5 582
The lone par five on the front side is flanked with water to the right and dunes to the left. A good tee shot, depending on the wind, can leave a player the opportunity to reach this green in two shots. A second shot lay-up is made difficult by a large fairway bunker left and dunes to the right. The green has substantial movement and is protected by marsh long and right.
8 Par 4 368
A short par four that provides players with many options off the tee. A 3-wood or long iron off the tee will leave a short, slightly uphill iron in for a second shot. A false front protects front pin locations and a large right greenside bunker protects back right pin locations.
9 Par 4 452
A long par four with a bunker protecting the left side of the fairway. After a good tee shot, players will be left with a mid-to-long second shot to a green protected by a large greenside bunker to the left.
10 Par 4 418
Not an extremely long par four, but one that requires two solid golf shots. With water left and a large bunker to the right, a solid tee shot is a must to be in position to attack this raised green protected by a large bunker both front and right.
11 Par 4 425
A difficult tee shot as bunkers flank both the right and left sides. Longer hitters can carry the left bunker leaving a short iron in for the second shot. The green tilts from back to front and is protected by bunkers right and left as well as marsh long.
12 Par 3 223
A long par three that is at the mercy of the wind. Playing to the center of the green, regardless of pin position, will be the aim of all players. A large bunker protects the right side of the green making it attractive as players must negotiate the marsh short and left.
13 Par 4 408
This signature hole plays once again at the mercy of the wind. Players have to negotiate the marsh running the entire left side of the hole while paying attention to three large fairway bunkers protecting the right side. An uphill shot to a green protected by a large front bunker makes birdie on this hole a bonus.
14 Par 4 442
This long par four is set up by the drive. Players must play far enough left to avoid the large oak trees that can inhibit the second shot on this hole, while avoiding the marsh to the left. Set upon the Atlantic, wind is always a factor here and while there are no bunkers guarding the green, marsh runs the entire left side making the swales right of the green a common place to play third shots.
15 Par 5 565
Long hitters can carry the fairway bunker stretching across the left side to have a shot at reaching this par five. For those unable to carry the bunker, they must play right on the tee shot and lay up for a short third shot. The raised green is very well protected with bunkers left and right and back pin positions can provide a very difficult two putt.
16 Par 4 407
This signature hole requires thinking on the tee. With a tidal creek running the entire left side of the driving area, players will hit their tee shots out to the right, but the farther right you play, the longer the second shot to the well protected green. A bunker protects the green on the front, right side while a false front runs the entire left side.
17 Par 3 192
Once again, the wind plays a large part in this hole requiring correct club choice. Two large bunkers protect this large green that provides multiple pin locations.
18 Par 4 470
A great finishing hole that requires both length and accuracy off the tee. At 470 yards, players have to negotiate fairway bunkers both right and left to have a second shot in to the green protected by bunkers both left and front right. A great finshing hole that can provide great shots for a dramatic finish.
Charities About Davis Love Foundation Established in 2005 by professional golfer Davis Love III, the Davis Love Foundation supports national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. Headquartered on Sea Island and Host Organization of The McGladrey Classic, the private Foundation helps build a better future for vulnerable children and their families who are at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.
About Special Olympics (www.specialolympics.org) Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, it has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than 3.1 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs. About Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia (www.apositiveplace.net) The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia provide guidance and support for over 3400 youth annually. The mission of the Clubs is to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. They assist young people in leadership skills development, academic achievement and career exploration, physical fitness and community involvement.
Tix 4 Kids Charities 2011 McGladrey Classic daily and weekly ticket purchasers were able to select one of several charities to receive 50% of their ticket purchase. This program aligns with the “giving back” mission of the Davis Love Foundation and the PGA TOUR. The 2011 Tix 4 Kids charities are: Golden Isles/Brunswick • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia • CASA Glynn Inc. • Coastal Coalition for Children • Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation • Gathering Place • Glynn Community Crisis Center • Golden Isles Children’s Center • Habitat for Humanity • Safe Harbor Children’s Center • Special Olympics Coastal Georgia • United Way
Jacksonville • Boys & Girls Clubs Northeast Florida • Dreams Come True • Special Olympics of Duval County • Wolfson Children’s Hospital Savannah • Backus Children’s Hospital • Boys & Girls Clubs of Savannah • Park Place Outreach Youth Shelter
The Davis Love Foundation thanks all sponsors of The McGladrey Classic
Aflac Ahead AirServ Corp / SecurAmerica, LLC Allgood Pest Solutions AON Benefield Atlantic Shore Dermatology Bachly Construction Bridgestone Golf Brogen’s Brunswick-Golden Isles Development Authority Buchan Heating & Air Bud Parker Cabin Bluff / MeadWestvaco Capital City Bank Group Clear Channel Coastal Bank of Georgia Coastal Kitchen Coastal Nursecare Coca-Cola Comcast Crabdaddy’s Dan Vaden of Brunswick Delaney’s Design Effex Doug Edwards Douglas Hultquist Farm Rich Garden & Gun Georgia Crown Distributing Georgia Theatre Company Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford, & Martin Glynn County Airport Commission Golden Isles CVB GP Cellulose Halyards / Tramici Harris Teeter Hodnett Cooper
Humana International Auto Processing Jacksonsville Business Journal Jim Griggs Jon Linen Justice Products King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort Mark Carr Marsh’s Edge McGinty-Gordon & Associates McGladrey Michelob Ultra Mike Murphy KIA Mullen Nalley Auto Parkwood Podiatry Associates PAR Systems Pinova POLO Premier Printing PSAV Reliance Trust RSM International SCANA Corporation Sea Island Company Sedgwick CMS Southeast Georgia Health System Southern Soul Steve Kerrigan Stratix Corporation SunTrust Swisher International The Brunswick News The Jordan Firm The Right Thing Valdosta State University Foundation Wyndham Championship Zaxby’s – St. Simons Island
View The McGladrey Classic Official Spectator Guide for important tournament information such as hole-by-hole descriptions of the historic S...
Published on Oct 2, 2011
View The McGladrey Classic Official Spectator Guide for important tournament information such as hole-by-hole descriptions of the historic S...