(RESTON, Va.) – Billy Casper Golf (BCG) President Alex Elmore joined The Golf Club Radio Show in Hawaii on Saturday, May 25 to discuss the World’s Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) – the single largest charitable golf outing on one day.
Here are a few takeaways from Elmore’s conversation with The Golf Club’s host, Danielle Tucker, along with the full interview about this year’s WLGO on Aug. 5 – which has raised over $4.1 million for military charities since its inception in 2011 - and how BCG is impacting golf for the better:
‘Giving back in a really big way’
When WLGO was first conceived in 2011, Elmore said BCG was inspired by how “giving” and “generous” legendary golfer Billy Casper was, which not only translated into what WLGO should be about, but how BCG should act on a day-to-day basis.
“It just wasn’t giving back – it was (about) giving back in a really big way.” Elmore said. “And it’s also something close to Billy Casper’s heart because he served in the Navy for a bit, so we ended up partnering with military foundations and helping those protect our freedom every single day.”
About Fisher House Foundation
For the fourth straight year, WLGO is raising money for the s 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 at a military hospital or VA medical center., which i
Since then, WLGO has raised over $1 million for Fisher House, which has helped build some of the 82-plus Fisher Houses across the nation including the
“The challenges of getting better via a traumatic injury or something less or something more, to have a residency available for family and friends to stay close to their loved ones and allow them to be close while they’re really focused on the important thing, which is healing,” Elmore said. “That’s what Fisher House does… They’re an amazing organization.”
How registering impacts the lives of many
Within the WLGO registration fee, a $10 donation to Fisher House is included, which covers the cost for family to stay one night at a Fisher House.
And when you register or donate, you become eligible to win prizes such as a three-day, all-expense paid trip to the Champions Retreat Golf Club, a private golf club located 15 miles away from Augusta National with courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
“There’s a lot of fun prizes that (encourage people) to jump in and help a great cause,” Elmore said.
To “jump in” for #WLGO19 and support Fisher House, go to