Falmouth Country Club will join in a nationwide day of golf to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that supports wounded veterans in their transition home, on Monday, August 11.
Billy Casper Golf, which manages the Falmouth Country Club, is sponsoring the “World’s Largest Golf Outing” event on golf courses across the country. Falmouth will be the only Massachusetts venue.
“This is a great community event for Falmouth to support the military,” said Matthew W. Burgess, general manager at Falmouth Country Club. “It’s a home run with Otis close by and a lot of retired veterans in Falmouth.”
Nationwide the event has raised $1.1 million for the Wounded Warrior Project in the previous three years. The goal this year is to raise $1 million as a company. Last year 165 players in Falmouth raised about $3,500, Mr. Burgess said. This year they hope to have over 200 participants.
The entry fee is $65 for a single player, $130 for a twosome, and $260 for a foursome. Ten dollars of each individual entry fee goes to the Wounded Warrior Project. One hundred percent of any donation on top of that goes directly to the organization.
Friends and family not playing in the event can go to www.worldslargestgolfouting.com to donate or sponsor a team. There will be prizes for the team that raises the most funds.
Proceeds go to more than 20 programs run by the Wounded Warrior project that provide services to wounded veterans returning home, said Rebecca A. Melesky, spokesman for the organization.
“It’s the least we can do for those coming back wounded,” said Carey Murphy, a veteran who played last year and will attend this year as well. ‘We can all do our part to help them come back home and assimilate.”
Mr. Burgess stresses that this is a non-competitive event. Anyone can join and individual registrants will be placed in a team.
Wounded veterans are also invited to play, with no entry fee. Mr. Burgess said 10 have signed up so far.
“A lot of courses invite warriors to play,” Ms. Melesky said. “This is therapeutic for them, and they have a great time.”