The eighth-annual event is a simultaneous charity outing to be played on more than 100 golf courses
RESTON, Virginia (July 28, 2918) – Registration for this year’s World’s Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) – a national event on Monday, August 6 benefitting Fisher House Foundation – is continuing but time is at a premium.
The eighth annual WLGO is a simultaneous charity outing to be played on more than 100 golf courses coast to coast, plus Hawaii. Since its inception in 2011, more than 57,000 men, women, juniors and seniors have played in 33 states to raise $3,764,603 for military and family charities. Several national celebrities have donated to WLGO, including PGA Tour Legend Chi Chi Rodriguez and 42nd President Bill Clinton.
“The generosity and the growth of the World’s Largest Golf Outing continues to impress,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of Billy Casper Golf that conceived WLGO. “It’s incredible to see the enduring appreciation for our brave men and women who sacrifice everything to protect and preserve our daily freedoms.”
Golfers can register as a single, twosome or foursome to play at participating courses near theme. Cost varies by location and includes greens fees, shared carat, warm-up bucket of balls and lunch (if applicable), local prizes and awards ceremony following play. All golfers regardless of ability are welcome and a USGA handicap is not required
Teams are encouraged to raise additional funds to support Fisher House; donations are made at worldslargestgolfouting.com. Prizes are awarded for top donators and low scores.
Fun and emotion rule the day as participating courses honor the military with moments of silence, ceremonial tee shots, standing ovations, national anthems and color guards before play, patriotic decorations adorning fairways and greens and on-site military vehicles and fly-overs. Hundreds of injured service men and women tee it up at WGLO host courses.
Since 1990, Fisher House Foundation has provided a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving treatment at major military and VA medical centers. Its network of 76 comfort homes has provided over 335,000 families with no-cost lodging, allowing families to be close by a while a loved one undergoes treatment and recovery. One $10 donation covers costs to house a family in a Fisher House for one night.
“While funds from the World’s Largest Golf Outing are important, so is the awareness and a chance to share the Fisher House story,” says Dave Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation. “Thank you for your participation, generosity and support of those we call our greatest national treasure, our military service men and women and their loved ones.”
While WLGO is Hill’s brainchild, it is part of Billy Casper Golf’s giving culture. The company’s namesake, the late Billy Casper, the Masters and two-time U.S. Open winner, served in the Navy, witnessing first-hand the effects of front-line combat. He often entertained U.S. troops serving in Asia by hitting golf balls over aircraft carriers.
For more information. www.worldslargestgolfouting.com, 703.940.3600