The World’s Largest Golf Outing™ (WLGO) is a simultaneous, golf fundraiser played at more than 110 BCG-managed
courses in 28 states. Since its
inception in 2011, the WLGO has hosted 36,000-plus golfers and contributed more
than $3.4 million to support our wounded warriors.
Part of event proceeds and
all donations from non-players benefit military charities.
Participating courses honor
the military with moments of silence, ceremonial tee shots, standing ovations,
national anthems and color guards before play, patriot decorations adorning
fairways and greens and on-site military vehicles and fly-overs.
In 2014, over 12,100 golfers
– including 364 injured service members – participated in the single-day outing,
raising more than $887,000, a record high. Bill Clinton, the nation’s 42nd President and
2014 recipient of the PGA of America’s Distinguished Service Award, supported
the WLGO in his suburban New York City community.
The brainchild of BCG
Chairman and CEO Peter Hill, the WLGO is driven by the company’s 6,000
employees, business partners and loyal golfers.
BCG namesake, Masters and two-time U.S. Open winner Billy Casper 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.
“Our nation’s generosity and
the growth of the World’s Largest Golf Outing™ continues to amaze,” says
Hill. “It’s humbling to witness the
unwavering appreciation for our brave men and women who sacrifice everything to
protect and preserve our daily freedoms.”
Highlights from the
emotional and inspiring event include: live coverage on Golf Channel’s “Morning
Drive” from BCG-managed courses in Florida; participation from national and
local politicians, professional athletes and media; and veterans and active
service members sharing their military experiences.
Learn more about how you can get involved at worldslargestgolfouting.com