(RESTON, VA) – America’s leading golf course owners and management companies have joined forces to make the World’s Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) on Monday, August 3 the biggest one-day celebration of golf and charity.
Billy Casper Golf, Troon, ClubCorp and Toll Golf – with a collective portfolio of more than 575 golf courses, country clubs and resorts worldwide – will serve as host site sponsors of the fifth annual event that benefits Wounded Warrior Project.
Several National Golf Course Owners Association board members, including President Matt Galvin, will also support the highly emotional event at their respective courses. Since its inception in 2011, the simultaneous golf outing played from New England to Hawaii has raised $2 million for Wounded Warrior Project.
Open to all golfers, part of the proceeds and 100% of donations benefit the national organization that honors and empowers injured servicemen and women, as well their caregivers and families.
Individuals and teams of golfers are encouraged to raise additional funds; donations unrelated to playing golf are made at www.worldslargestgolfouting.com/donate.
Registration is at www.worldslargestgolfouting.com/register.
“Golf’s charitable impact in America is $4 billion annually,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of Billy Casper Golf, which founded WLGO. “We are grateful to our friends at Troon, ClubCorp and Toll Golf to help make meaningful differences in the lives of wounded warriors, some of whom play in the World’s Largest Golf Outing.”
“The 2015 World’s Largest Golf Outing powerfully showcases the golf industry coming together to support a great cause,” says Dana Garmany, Chairman and CEO of Troon. “In joining together, we are helping to make a positive impact on those who have given so much in their service to our country.”
Last year 12,100 golfers, including 364 wounded warriors, at 118 courses in 27 states raised more than $887,000 for WWP, the largest amount ever from a single-day golf event. This topped 2013 when 10,000 golfers raised $735,000.
“The event has evolved into an incredible, industry-wide initiative to elevate respect and raise funds for our nation’s heroes,” says Eric Affeldt, President and CEO of ClubCorp. “We are thrilled to collaborate and pool resources to make this year’s outing the best ever.”
Highlights from the 2014 WLGO: