Seven golf courses in and near Philadelphia will be part of what is planned as an outing involving more than 80 courses in 24 states on Aug. 18 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
The purposes of what has been dubbed the "World's Largest Golf Outing" are to enter the Guinness Book of World Records and to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based non-profit organization that honors and empowers men and women wounded or injured while serving their country.
Local courses involved in the benefit include John F. Byrne, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Cobbs Creek, all in Philadelphia, along with Rock Manor Golf Club and Ed Oliver Golf Club in Wilmington, Lederach Golf Club in Harleysville and Indian Spring Country Club in Marlton.
All these courses, along with nearly 80 more nationwide that will be involved, are owned and operated by Billy Casper Golf of Vienna, Va. The outing is open to golfers of all abilities and does not require a U.S. Golf Association handicap.
Billy Casper Golf projects that more than 5,000 golfers will participate nationwide.
To register for the outing, go to www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.