Jack Niclaus, has ventured into ice-cream business.
“The Golden Bear” who is both an incredible golfer and businessman —released his ice cream line on Tuesday.
He announced through his website that his new business, Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream will be a joint venture with Schwan Food Company providing seven flavors of premium ice cream.
“It’s no secret that I love ice cream,” Nicklaus said. “Needless to say, I have never had so much fun in the research and development of a product. The team at Schwan has a world-class product development center. Together, we have created a variety of flavors—all with real ingredients—for a quality, premium ice cream at a value price.”
Nicklaus, who retired from competitive golf in 2005, added that If the new range proves popular and makes a profit, donations from the proceeds will be given to children’s charities.
Nicklaus, racked up 73 wins on the PGA Tour, has built up a business empire which includes golf course design and equipment, real estate and lifestyle products.
He is considered by many experts as golf’s all-time greatest player and his major titles tally is four more than achieved by Tiger Woods.
In March, Nicklaus will be presented with a Congressional Gold Medal by the leaders of U.S. House and Senate in recognition of his achievements on and off the course.
It is the highest civilian award the United States Congress can bestow.