The Fourth Annual “World’s Largest Golf Outing” will be held August 11 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project(WWP). Billy Casper Golf, the largest owner-operator of courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S.A., will host the simultaneous golf outing at 120 of their courses in 28 states. There is no handicap required and it is open to all golfers regardless of their ability.
Part of the event proceeds and all donations from folks who just want to contribute benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, whose mission is to honor and empower injured veterans-some of whom will be playing in the Outing. Players and Teams are encouraged to raise additional funds to support this worthy cause; additional donations can be made at www.WorldsLargestGolfOuting.com.
Last Year Billy Casper Golf hosted more than 10,000 golfers including 70 injured veterans at 110 of its courses in 24 states and raised $725,000 for WWP, topping their 2012 event by 30% more participation and nearly doubling the 2012 contribution. Since its inception four years ago, the World’s Largest Golf Outing has donated more than $1.1 million to Wounded Warriors, the largest amount of money ever via a single-day golf event.
“The World’s Largest Golf Outing continues to raise the bar in giving back to our injured veterans,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of Billy Casper Golf. “The astounding growth in participation and donations by our loyal BCG golfers is humbling and shows unwavering support for our country’s heroes.”
“Our warriors were awed by the generosity of golfers.” says Adam Silva, Chief Development Officer of the Wounded Warriors Project. “We salute the innovative ways of Billy Casper Golf and look forward to this year’s edition of the World’s Largest Golf Outing.”
“The outpouring from across the country is incredible,” says Sergeant Roger Maler, an injured warrior who survived two IED attacks and played in the 2013 World’s Largest Golf Outing. “The money raised does amazing things for us and our families.”
All participating players will be eligible for a trip for 4 to the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Oregon for a custom club fitting and other Nike merchandise. The team that raises the most $$ for WWP will win a trip for their foursome to Pinehurst Resort to challenge #2, the same course that hosted both US Opens this year and where Michelle Wie, a Nike staff member, won her first major championship. Their stay will be at the historical Pinehurst Carolina Hotel, “the Queen of the South”, and the centerpiece of luxury at the Resort.
The winning team from each participating BCG course will be entered into drawing for tickets to attend the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin next August.
Many other prizes will be awarded at each venue including equipment and apparel from leading golf manufacturers.
Locations to participate 8/11 in the Southeast:
Colony West Country Club
Country Club of Winter Haven
Del Tura Golf Club
Dubsdread Golf Club
Eastpointe Country Club
Fairways Country Club
Indianwood Golf & Country Club
Ocala Golf Club
Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club
Sun n’ Lake Golf & Country Club
The Claw at USF Golf Club
Venetian Bay Golf Club
Willowbrook Golf Club
CC of Brewton
Jennings Mill Country Club
Stonebridge Golf Club
Copper Mill Golf Club
National Golf Club of Louisiana
Harbour Pointe Golf Club
Knoxville Municipal Golf Club
Centennial Golf Club
Legacy Golf Club
Bear Creek Golf Club
Colo Vista Golf Club
Village Golf Club
The Wounded Warrior Project, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, is recognizing its 10 year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving injured veterans for their lifetime. They currently serve more than 50,000 warriors and nearly 7,000 family members through 20 unique programs.
To get involved and learn more, visit WoundedWarriorProject.org.