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.
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The World’s Largest Golf Outing is more than just a great day of golf; it’s about making a difference in the lives of our injured service men and women and their families.PETER HILL, CEO BCG
This year, the World's Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) will benefit two charities for the first time in the event's history. The two charities are Fisher House Foundation, which is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment, and Arnie's Army, an Arnold Palmer inspired charity which provides financial support to institutions and organizations that help children, youth, families, the environment, and the communities in which we live. We look forward to seeing you on May 1st as we raise thousands of dollars for two great causes!
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