Copper Mill Golf Club will be one of the host courses for the fifth annual World’s Largest Golf Outing on Aug. 3 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
The WLGO was created in 2011 when Peter Hill, CEO of Billy Casper Golf, decided to host an event that would feature two things: playing golf and giving back. Since its inception, the WLGO has raised more than $2 million for Wounded Warriors.
Part of the proceeds and 100 percent of donations from players and non-players benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, the national organization that honors and empowers injured service men and women, their caregivers and families — some of whom will play in the World’s Largest Golf Outing. Teams are encouraged to raise additional funds, and donations to WWP unrelated to playing golf can be made at www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.
Last year 12,100 golfers, including 364 injured service men and women at 110 courses in 27 states, raised more than $887,000 for WWP. This topped 2013’s event, when 10,000 golfers raised $735,000.
The events will take place at all Billy Casper-managed courses across the country like Copper Mill. The format includes four-person teams that will play a scramble format 18-hole tournament.
Twosomes and singles also are welcome and include a $10 per player donation to WWP, green fees, shared golf cart, a warm-up bucket of balls, lunch and a gift bag. Entry fee is $70 per golfer.
In addition, the first golfer to record a hole-in-one on the par-3 eighth hole will win a new 2015 Ford Mustang V6 Coupe, courtesy of Superior Ford in Zachary. There will also be prizes for closest-to-the-pin, longest drive and straightest drive contests.
Local vendors will be spread out around the course offering refreshments and complimentary beverages. Following play, lunch will be served at Palmetto Grill, located at the golf club, where the lowest-scoring and top fundraising teams will be recognized.
Additional prizes donated by area restaurants and retailers also will be awarded.
All golfers will be entered into a drawing for a trip for four to the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Oregon, for custom club-fitting and other merchandise. The top fundraising team for WWP will win a trip for four to Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina to play the Ocean Course, site of the 2012 PGA Championship. The trip includes accommodations at The Sanctuary or Scenic View villas.
“It’s amazing to see the community come together to support this worthy cause,” said Brian Jones, general manager of Copper Mill Golf Club. “Start your engines, because Monday, Aug. 3, will be a day of altruism as local golfers play to give back to those who’ve given so much.”
For more information, visit www.worldslargestgolfouting.com or call (888) 317-8453.
Eight Broncos, track coach are honored
Eight Zachary High School Bronco athletes, four boys and four girls, were named recently to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s All-Academic Class 5A Track and Field Team.
The Academic class/division team is composed of all senior students, who recently graduated and earned a 3.5 grade-point average or above.
Zachary girls named to the team are Ashlyn Cole, Sophie Nowicki, LaQuea Schiele and ShaQuea Schiele. Boys named to the team are Christopher Carrier Jr., Christopher Goff, Avery Neal and Alex Qaddourah.
In addition, ZHS track Coach Chris Carrier Sr. was honored with the state girls track coaching award at the Louisiana High School Coaches Association’s general business meeting on July 21.
Carrier led the Lady Broncos to consecutive 5A outdoor state championship track titles in 2014 and 2015.
Perilloux wins junior title
Stewart Perilloux, of Zachary, won the Baton Rouge Junior Golf Championship’s boys division on July 23 at Webb Park in Baton Rouge.
Perilloux, a rising senior at Catholic High, shot a 3-over 75 after a first-round of 69 for a two-day total of 144 and a one-stroke victory over D.J. Johnson. Cole Arsenault tied for third with Connor Wilson but won on a scorecard playoff.
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