World’s Largest Golf Outing Includes Three Northern California Courses
August 3, 2015
The late, great Billy Casper may be gone, but he’s still giving back.
Today, Billy Casper Golf, the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S., is hosting the fifth annual ‘World’s Largest Golf Outing’ to support the Wounded Warriors Project.
Over 150 Billy Casper Golf Courses across the U.S., including Northern California-based Lincoln Hills GC, Hiddenbrooke GC and Chardonnay GC, are hosting the event. The format at each course is a four-person, 18-hole or 9-hole scramble.
Over 9,000 players have signed up, with over 500 wounded warriors also set to tee it up.
The tournament, first played in 2011, has raised nearly $2 million for the Wounded Warriors Project, whose mission is to service the needs of injured service members.
In 2013, Lincoln Hills hosted 307 players (120 active or retired military) including personnel from Air Force Base Travis and Air Force Beale. The two ended up having a friendly “Base Battle” match play competition.
Casper, who died in February, was a veteran himself.
“I was in the Navy and saw, first-hand, the effects of front-line combat,” Casper once said. “We appeal to you to participate in the World’s Largest Golf Outing to improve the lives of injured service men and women, as well as their families.”
The World’s Largest Golf Outing was created in 2011 when Peter Hill, CEO of Billy Casper Golf, thought of the idea of having all BCG golf courses hold a golf outing on the same day. Hill then took it further, with the idea of having the event make a difference. And so WLGO was born by combing two of the company’s passions – playing golf and giving back.
“Support for this meaningful event continues to grow and the amount of donations given by Billy Casper Golf’s loyal golfers to date is awe inspiring,” Hill said.