Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Shoal Creek Makes Golf Digest's Second 100 Greatest Courses List

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Scott G. Sink is a Birmingham, Alabama-based insurance executive who leverages 35 years of experience to deliver service property and casualty insurance programs for electric and gas utilities and merchant power companies through his role as practice leader of the energy and marine division at McGriff, Seibels & Williams. Outside of his professional pursuits, Scott G. Sink is an avid golfer who belongs to Shoal Creek Golf Club.

Originally designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1977, Shoal Creek is a 7,400-yard, par-72 course that has hosted the PGA Championship on two occasions. The course recently received recognition from Golf Digest as the 118th-best course in the United States in its annual rankings for 2019. The course's previous ranking was No. 106 and its highest-ever ranking, achieved in 1985-86, was No. 14. It has been included in the publication's America's 100 Greatest or America's Second 100 Greatest ever since 1981.

Due to alterations made by Nicklaus and Jim Lipe in 2016, the course is now devoid of its signature fairway bunkers, which were replaced by groups of smaller sand traps, and features different green layouts. The remodeled course was the host site of the 2018 U.S. Women's Open.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The 1990 PGA Championship at Shoal Creek

Straight to the hole Photo by Mick De Paola on Unsplash
Straight to the holePhoto by Mick De Paola on Unsplash
A resident of Birmingham, AL, Scott G. Sink is an experienced utility insurance executive who has served as senior executive vice president at McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc since 1994. An avid golfer, Scott G. Sink is a member of Old Overton Club and Shoal Creek Golf Club.

Since it opened in 1977, Shoal Creek has hosted several major golf tournaments, including the Jerry Pate's National Intercollegiate event in 1994 won by a Standford University team led by Tiger Woods. It also hosted two PGA Championship events, with the most recent occurring in 1990. 

The 1990 PGA Championship was won by "the other Australian" Wayne Grady. One of the favorites entering the event was Australian Greg Norman, who finished tied for 19th and was in his private jet by the time Grady won the tournament. Grady, boosted by a second-round score of 67, won the four-round tournament with a combined score of 282, finishing three shots ahead of second-place finisher Fred Couples. He won $225,000 while Couples took home $135,000. 

The victory at Shoal Creek provided redemption for Grady, who squandered a final-round lead at the British Open the year prior. It was his second career victory and, while he continued playing on the PGA Tour until 2002, he never won another tournament.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Tips for Visiting Paris on a Budget

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Scott G. Sink draws upon more than 30 years of experience in his role as senior executive vice president and practice leader for the energy and marine division at the Birmingham, Alabama-based McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc. An avid traveler, Scott G. Sink enjoys visiting foreign countries with his family and counts Paris, France as one of his favorite destinations. 

Although Paris is regarded as a lavish city renowned for its palace hotels and gourmet restaurants, it is possible to visit the French capital on a budget. For starters, it's possible to find relatively cheap airfare if you book at least six months in advance. Resources like TripAdvisor and Epinions can also be useful in securing flight and hotel vacation packages. Once in the city, consider using public transportation. For instance, a 10-pack of metro tickets cost less than 15 Euro and can be used to travel throughout the city and its nearest suburbs as well as Disneyland and Versailles.

If you are so inclined to eat at reputable restaurants, stand and eat at the bar rather than wait for a table as sitting down to eat often comes with a surcharge. Eating outside at a patisserie or boulangerie is another alternative. 

In regard to lodging, consider more affordable districts outside of the heart of the city where it's possible to purchase rooms for as little as 28 Euro per night. Some hostels even include breakfast, which can help you save your money for attractions or other dining options later in the day. 

Paris boasts numerous free attractions, including Sacre Couer and the Notre Dame Cathedral. There's also free annual events like the Paris Music Festival, Open-Air Cinema at La Villette, and European Heritage Days.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Georgia Bulldogs Football Team’s Top Career Records

With a bachelor’s degree in insurance and risk management, insurance professional Scott G. Sink serves the Birmingham-based McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., as senior executive vice president. In that role, he oversees more than 60 professionals in the energy and marine division. On a personal note, Scott G. Sink is a big Georgia Bulldogs football fan.

The Georgia Bulldogs play in the NCAA Division 1, and some of football's greatest pro players wore a Georgia Bulldogs uniform in college. Many of the former players set some impressive Bulldog records before advancing to the NFL.

1. David Pollack holds the record for the most career sacks, with 36 in four seasons with the team.

2. Herschel Walker is credited with the most career rushing yards at 5,259, also an SEC record.

3. Dominick Sanders, Bacarri Rambo, and Jake Scott share the record for all-time interceptions with 16. 

4. In four seasons with the Bulldogs, Aaron Murray has the most touchdowns with 137.

5. Cited as the Bulldogs’ tackle machine, Ben Zambiasi has the most career tackles with 467 in four seasons.

6. Terrence Edwards holds the record for career receiving yards at 3,093.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tips for Travelling in Rome

Saturday, February 9, 2019

An Overview of RIMS 2019

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Scott G. Sink currently serves as the senior executive vice president of McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc,. in Birmingham, Alabama. As vice president, Scott G. Sink manages the firm’s property and casualty insurance programs for the energy industry. 

Mr. Sink has been named the top producer at his firm five times, and regularly attends the Risk and Insurance Managers Society (RIMS) Conference to supplement his professional work. A nonprofit organization, RIMS advocates for, engages, and educates risk management professionals. Currently, the organization represents over 10,000 practitioners across the globe. 

The RIMS annual conference offers an opportunity for members of the organization to network with one another and visit with over 4,000 exhibitors. Attendees have access to educational workshops that range from cyber and technology risk to career development and claims management. Moreover, the event features over 300 expert speakers and activist Billie Jean King. The 2019 RIMS conference is scheduled for April 28, 2019, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Massachusetts.

For additional information on RIMS 2019, including a full session schedule, visit

Thursday, January 24, 2019

An Overview of the Georgia Bulldog's Recent Dominance

Veteran executive Scott G. Sink has 25 years of experience at McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., in Birmingham, Alabama. He serves the insurance firm as the senior executive vice president and practice leader in the energy and marine division. Scott G. Sink enjoys spending time with his family and supporting sports at the University of Georgia, his children’s alma mater, particularly the Georgia Bulldogs football program.

The Georgia Bulldogs football team has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most successful, dating back to its inception in 1902. The program has won 31 bowl games and has enjoyed a number of dominant periods, most recently in the early 2000s. Between 2002 and 2005, under the leadership of head coach Mark Richt, the Bulldogs established a 44-9 record, including a 13-1 2002 season. The Bulldogs went 3-1 in bowl play during this time, taking the Sugar Bowl, Capital One Bowl, and Outback Bowl.

Aside from a handful of lackluster seasons, the Bulldogs have continued their winning ways in recent years. The 2017 and 2018 seasons resulted in 13-2 and 11-3 records, respectively, and saw the program take home the 2017 Rose Bowl.