The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren grabbed the No. 1 ranking in Michigan Golf Journal’s Top 10 Stories of 2019. Article excerpt:
Jack Nicklaus, musician Kid Rock, former Red Wing Henrik Zetterberg and country singer Dierks Bentley gave the crowds in Grand Blanc one of the most special shows ever in Michigan golf when they paired up for a 9-hole team charity challenge. Nicklaus’ wonderful play in the very twilight of his career produced dozens of “Jack, Jack, Jack” chants from the estimated 10,000+ crowd following the group from hole-to-hole – before Nicklaus does what Jack does: draining a 55-foot chip-in from off the green to break the team tie at theatrically jam-packed 18
hole. The Golden Bear and friends put on a great show from one incredible Saturday afternoon in the Great Lakes State.
This year's tournament will be held July 27 to Aug. 2.