Written by Matt Stoner
Cedar Rapids, IA
For the past month my wife and I have been looking forward to our trip to The McGladrey Classic, but it really hit us when we crossed the bridge to Sea Island and saw a big sign advertising the tournament. It was hard to believe that the next day I would be Zach Johnson's guest caddie at the Pro-Am.
Our first night on the island we attended the RSM International pairings party at Davis Love III's home. The setting and the food were amazing, and it was fun getting to know some of the McGladrey leaders who were also in attendance. Some of them said they had seen my video and even voted for me.
We had to wake up early this morning because Zach's tee time was at 8:10 a.m. When we arrived at the course it was neat to see the McGladrey logo everywhere, and the sports marketing team was very helpful and fun to talk to. We were then led to the driving range where we were introduced to Zach and his caddie Damon Green. After Zach finished warming up, we were off to the first tee and it was time for me to carry the bag.
I had a great day with Zach and Damon, and it was fun watching them interact with each other. You can tell that they truly understand each other and make a great team to represent McGladrey. They were both laid back and easy to talk to, which made for an exciting day on a beautiful course.
I appreciate everyone's support and couldn't have asked for a better trip!
The McGladrey Classic PGA Tour takes place October 10 – 16 at the Sea Island Golf Club in Saint Simons Island, GA. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation, and charitable beneficiaries include Special Olympics and the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia. Team McGladrey members Davis Love III, Zach Johnson and Chris DiMarco are being joined for the 2011 McGladrey Classic by 129 other PGA TOUR Professionals.