Ally Challenge Day 1 Postponed, Don Felder Rocks 17

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Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, Grand Blanc, MI — August 25, 2023

Two nights of rain inundated Warwick Hills, forcing organizers of the Ally Challenge presented by McLaren to postpone the first round of play. However, the Concert at 17 went on without a hitch, albeit earlier than originally scheduled.

Revised Round One Tee Times

Round One will now tee off at 7:15 am on Tee #1 and 7:20 am on Tee #2. Round Two will commence at the completion of Round One

The Celebrity Challenge has been reduced from four holes to two. It will begin at 7 pm on the 17th hole and conclude on 18. Jack Nicklaus and his friends will welcome a gallery to follow along the short walk back to the clubhouse.

The schedule for the Community Concert featuring Amanda Lambert is as follows.

  • Ally Community Concert doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Tigirlily Gold performance at 7 p.m.
  • Miranda Lambert takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.
  • Drone show at 10 p.m.

Don Felder Thrills Fans in The Concert at 17

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Don Felder, an original member of the Eagles, headlined the Concert at 17 Friday evening at The Ally Challenge. With the postponement of the first round of play, organizers moved the concert up to 5 pm.

Don Felder performs The Concert at 17 during the Ally Challenge / Lasco Press Photo

Singing primarily from the Eagles catalog, Felder brought the crowd to their feet with favorites like “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Those Shoes,” and “Victim of Love.” Then, he concluded his performance with the mega-hit he wrote with Don Henley and Glen Fry, “Hotel California.”

Don Felder / Lasco Press Photo

Young and old alike sang along and danced to the familiar tunes as Felder gave them exactly the performance they had come to see and hear.

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