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FINAL FIELD ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2021 THE ALLY CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY MCLAREN

Posted on Friday, August 20, 2021

Field includes nine of the top-10 in the Charles Schwab Cup and nine past winners of the Buick Open

 

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – Tournament Officials announced today the final field for the fourth playing of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc, Mich. This elite roster of 82* players collectively represent 254 PGA TOUR Champions victories, including 53 senior major championship titles from 24 different players. The field¾arguably the best of the season¾also contains nine World Golf Hall of Fame members and nine of the top-10 players in the Charles Schwab Cup ranking, including 2021 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker.

Past winners of the Buick Open will be well represented again this year for The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren. Nine members of that esteemed fraternity will be competing at Warwick Hills, including Woody Austin, Fred Couples, Jim Furyk (2020 The Ally Challenge champion), Billy Mayfair, Rocco Mediate, Tom Pernice, Jr., Kenny Perry, Vijay Singh and Scott Verplank.

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Detroit Red Wings Head Coach Jeff Blashill joins Celebrity Shootout with Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Tom Izzo

Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2021

2021 Celebrity Shootout to feature new format, with three matches over the 9-hole exhibition benefiting six designated Southeastern Michigan charitable organizations

 

Annual Community Concert presented by Ally to feature fireworks display

  

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – Officials of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren announced today that Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill is the fourth member of the tournament’s marquee special event, the Celebrity Shootout. Blashill joins golf’s greatest champion Jack Nicklaus; fellow World Golf Hall-of-Famer Lee Trevino; and NCAA Men’s Basketball title-winning head coach Tom Izzo of Michigan State University to create a powerhouse foursome that will compete in an exhibition match to benefit charity.

The Celebrity Shootout will take place on Saturday, August 28 - following the last tournament pairing of round two - and begin on Hole No. 10 at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club.

“Saturday is going to be a can’t miss day at The Ally Challenge with tournament play, a legendary lineup for The Celebrity Shootout and Little Big Town at the Community Concert,” said Andrea Brimmer, chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer at Ally. “Come out and join us for a great time that also gives back to this vibrant community.”

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Major Championship winners Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els, Mike Weir, Davis Love III, Darren Clarke and David Toms commit to the Ally Challenge presented by McLaren

Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Local PGA Professionals George Bowman and Scott Hebert receive exemptions to join 2021 field 

  

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – Tournament officials announced today that major championship winners Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Darren Clarke and David Toms have committed to compete in the fourth edition of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, scheduled for the week of August 23-29 at historic Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc, Mich.

The tournament has also accepted commitments from two local PGA Professionals receiving sponsor exemptions into this year’s field: Oakhurst Golf and Country Club’s George Bowman and Traverse City Golf and Country Club’s Scott Hebert.

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Defending Ally Challenge champion Jim Furyk joins Charles Schwab Cup leader and 2019 tournament winner Jerry Kelly and major champions Retief Goosen, Mark O’Meara and John Daly to highlight early commitments to the fourth edition of The Ally Challenge

Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2021

Fan Zone presented by C&L Ward returns to tournament week 

 

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – Tournament officials announced today that The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren defending champion Jim Furyk joins Charles Schwab Cup leader and 2019 tournament winner Jerry Kelly and major champions Retief Goosen, Mark O’Meara and John Daly to highlight early commitments to the fourth edition of the official PGA TOUR Champions stop, scheduled for the week of August 23-29 at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc, Mich.

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The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren announces return of Celebrity Shootout

Posted on Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The 2021 edition of the 9-hole exhibition match for charity features golf greats Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, along with Michigan State Men’s Head Basketball Coach Tom Izzo

 

Celebrity Shootout Inside the Ropes Experience returns, including the chance to caddie for the celebrities during the event

 

 

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren today announced the return of one   of the tournament’s fan-favorite events, the Celebrity Shootout. For 2021, this marquee competition will feature golf’s greatest champion Jack Nicklaus; fellow World Golf Hall-of-Famer Lee Trevino; and NCAA Men’s Basketball title-winning head coach Tom Izzo of Michigan State University. In the coming weeks, an additional celebrity will be added to create a powerhouse foursome that will play a 9-hole team scramble exhibition match to benefit charity.

The Celebrity Shootout will take place on Saturday, August 28¾following the last tournament pairing of round two¾and begin on Hole No. 10 at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. Additional details, including celebrity pairings and charitable impact, will be announced soon.

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Attendance Update

Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – The following statement was provided by The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021.

 

The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren opened ticket sales for the 2021 tournament on November 20 of last year, with the goal of hosting fans at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club the week of August 23. Based on the CDC’s new guidance relative to fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and the State of Michigan’s updated ‘Vacc to Normal’ plan released yesterday, we are pleased to announce that the 2021 tournament will welcome fans at 100% capacity for the fourth playing of The Ally Challenge, including the Community Concert on Saturday, August 28, featuring Little Big Town.

 

For more information about The Ally Challenge, including ticket sales and how to volunteer, please visit theallychallenge.com. For the latest Ally Challenge news and updates on social media follow the tournament on Twitter and Instagram at @AllyChallenge and on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllyChallenge.

 

 

 

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Volunteer registration now open for The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren

Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2021

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – Tournament officials announced today that volunteer registration for the fourth annual The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren is now open to the public at www.theallychallenge.com/volunteers.

The 2021 Ally Challenge is scheduled for the week of August 23-29 at historic Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club.

“Volunteers play an essential role in every aspect of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren and are vital to our goal of providing charitable dollars to the community,” said tournament director Matt Stepnes. “Thanks in large part to the efforts of this very special group of people, The Ally Challenge has raised nearly $3.2 million in support of local charities in the greater Flint area and beyond since the inaugural event in 2018. We are excited to open volunteer registration and so very thankful to continue working with such a selfless and dedicated team.”

Volunteers have a variety of different areas available to choose from during registration. These areas represent the many tasks required to conduct a PGA TOUR Champions Event. A description of each area is available at www.theallychallenge.com/volunteers.

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UNITED WAY OF GENESEE COUNTY NAMED PRIMARY BENEFICIARY FOR 2021 THE ALLY CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY MCLAREN

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

GRAND BLANC, Mich. – Tournament officials announced today that the primary beneficiary of net proceeds for the fourth-annual The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will be the United Way of Genesee County (UWGC). The 2021 tournament will mark the third consecutive year that UWGC has been included as a primary beneficiary of The Ally Challenge.

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