World's Largest Golf Outing™
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.
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.
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.
In 2015, WLGO shattered the previous year with $1,024,287 raised, 12,397 participants, 567 injured service men and women, two holes in one and a whole lot of fun!
The brainchild of Indigo Golf Partners Chairman and CEO Peter Hill, the WLGO is driven by the company’s 6,000 employees, business partners and loyal golfers.
“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” in Florida; participation from national and local politicians, professional athletes and media; and veterans and active service members sharing their military experiences.
The World's Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) currently benefits, 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.