As the calendar flips from October to November, there’s one event in the Golden Isles on everyone’s radar — the RSM Classic. The annual PGA golf tournament, hosted by local pro Davis Love III, has been a highly – anticipated fall event since 2010.


And for 11 of those years, the St. Simons Rotary Club has hosted its own special fundraiser — Meet the Pros. It will return for its 12th incarnation in a new format from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10. This year, it will be held at the course itself says St. Simons Rotary member Donna Davis.

“This is a refresh of the event, which we’ve hosted for many years,” said Davis who is chairing the event with fellow Rotarian Tate Simpson. “It’s our 12th year partnering with the Davis Love Foundation, and we decided it would be a wonderful opportunity for us to have the event on the RSM grounds. It’s going to be really cool.”


Meet the Pros will be held near the leaderboard within the tournament village. Tickets are $75 per person and allow attendees to enjoy a sneak peek of the tournament grounds. The RSM will be held from Nov. 13 to 19.


Sponsorships are also still available for $500, which includes tickets to Meet the Pros and the tournament itself.


There will also be light bites from Southern Soul, wine and beer along with exclusive personal interviews with RSM Classic Pros by Rich Styles, founder of the Back9Boys. A raffle will offer up a two-night stay at the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island. Live music will be provided by Braedon Harris.

“He’s really an up-and-coming superstar. I saw him out playing and he’s just incredible,” Davis added.


The special guest is Justin Parsons, Elite Golf Instructor at the Sea Island Golf Performance Center, and coach for local golf pros Harris English and Brian Hartman, this year’s British Open winner.


“Davis (Love) will be there as well,” she said. “We think it will be a great lead-in to the tournament and get everyone ready.”


It will also allow attendees to get a jump on good deeds ahead of the upcoming holiday season. Proceeds from the ticket sales go to benefit Rotary’s many charitable causes.


“The proceeds from the event benefit education and children’s charities in the Golden Isles. So it goes right back into local initiatives,” Davis said.

The Brunswick News