Behind the Scenes at Michael Jordan's Celebrity Golf Tournament
The VIP second level served up refreshing specialty cocktails featuring Ciroc vodka, including The Diddy - an homage to Ciroc's founder - and a delicious blend of vodka and lemonade, perfect for the day. Additionally, food was plentiful - including a breakfast ranging from light fruit displays of spring fresh sliced melons, berries, varietal grapes with lavender honey sauce; to hot and savory scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, chicken sausage and sliced red bliss julienne onions with herbs. Highlights from the lunch menu include sliced heirloom tomato and mozzarella bocconcini with balsamic glaze, herb-crusted beef tenderloin with watercress and horseradish cream, and wild mushroom roasted chicken with onion cream sauce. VIPs were kept satisfied with crudités and tea sandwiches throughout the afternoons.
Celebrities were omnipresent at the event and the legend himself, Michael Jordan, was in great spirits during the tournament, driving around in a Carolina blue No. 23 golf cart blaring R&B tunes. NHL wonder Brett Hull must have been excited about his shots for the day, as he literally skipped his way to the 9th hole where he earned a par.
Multi-talented actor and producer Ashton Kutcher made a surprise appearance as Michael Jordan's personal caddy for the back nine on the final day of the tournament. Kutcher joked throughout the day with his foursome, which included The Office's Brian Baumgartner and NFL superstars Aaron Rodgers and Dwight Freeney. Unfortunately Jordan didn't take the top prize, but he graciously annointed the tournament winners: former baseball pitcher and sportscaster John Smoltz and World Cup Champion Brandi Chastain. Jordan and Kutcher took the loss to Smoltz and Chastain in good spirits, with Kutcher noting, "If you're not going to win, have fun."