Kyle Allison Golf Classic benefits Renewal Ranch

Members of Kyle Allison’s family (front) with golfers participating in the recent tournament. (See more photos from the tournament in the August issue of 501 LIFE, which will publish next week, and on the 501 LIFE page on Facebook.)

The Second Annual Kyle Allison Golf Classic, benefitting Renewal Ranch, was held June 29 at the Conway Country Club.

“The tournament went great,” said Bryce McGhee, director of marketing and fundraising at the Ranch. “We were very pleased with the turnout and were able to raise $24,000. It did rain out two teams, but the rest powered through and finished!”

Winners were:

First place – Don Chandler’s team, with Frank Shaw, Clay Lamey and Mike Alred.

Second place – Chad Stephenson’s team, with Ed Stephenson, Ron Branscum and Dan Barden.

Third placeRyan Long’s team, with Randy Long, Michael Long and Rob Westerman.

All proceeds benefit the ongoing operations and special projects at Renewal Ranch, a faith-based and Christ-centered program for men 21 years of age and older who are struggling with substance abuse issues. Although the exact duration for each man is based on his personal spiritual growth, residents go through three phases during the program, including Phase 1, Transition Phase and Phase 2. During this time, residents will be given an opportunity to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through this relationship, they can find freedom from the chains of addiction, forgiveness from their past and hope for their future.

The Renewal Ranch Golf Classic was renamed in 2019 in memory of Kyle Allison, who went to be with his Savior in July 2018 after touching many lives with his story. The son of the late Walter Allison and Debbie Allison, Kyle was a lifelong Conway resident. His love for Renewal Ranch was evidenced by his tireless efforts to support and promote the ministry through his marketing and fund-raising position. Kyle was devoted to the staff and men at the Ranch, but his greatest love was for his Lord and Savior, which he was quick to share with others.

The Renewal Ranch Golf Classic was Kyle’s favorite event.

“We are grateful for the generosity of so many and want to thank Debbie Allison for allowing us to honor her son’s memory with this event,” Bryce said. “Thank you to all that played and made this day possible!”

For more information, visit or email Bryce at [email protected].