There's still time to get involved in the World's Largest Golf Outing, which has an earlier date this year and some other new wrinkles.
In case you're not familiar with it, the WLGO is just as the name implies: a charity golf event that involves more golfers than any other in the world. What makes that possible is that it takes places on golf courses throughout the United States and Canada. In fact, this year, 146 courses will play host to WLGO outings on May 1.
Last year's WLGO, held in August, raised more than a half-million dollars for charity. Since 2011, more than $3.5 million has been raised for charity, and more than 50,000 players at more than 130 golf courses have participated.
Also new for this year, the event is also being held in conjunction with GolfNow's Go Play Week. From May 1 through May 5 there will be a collection of specific, golf-centered events designed to bring more golfers to courses, rom encouraging new players to come out and play to inviting seasoned, avid golfers to test the latest equipment. Daily events include the WLGO, "Bring a Beginner" on May 2, Women's Wednesday on May 3, Test Drive Thursday on May 4 and Family Golf on May 5.
Fisher House is known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. Arnie's Army was inspired by the late Arnold Palmer. It provides financial support to institutions and organizations that help children, youth, families, the environment and communities.
Online registration for the WLGO is ongoing. Cost varies by location (you can find courses on the home page), and the fees include a $10 per player charitable donation, green fees, shared cart, warm up bucket (if applicable), lunch (if applicable), local prizes and awards ceremony following play. A USGA handicap is not required, and players can join as a single, twosome or foursome.
The format is a scramble, but there are two goals for team – lowest score and highest fundraising total, which can net prizes and grand prizes for teams and individuals.
You can sign up or find a participating course near you at WorldsLargestGolfOuting.com