OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club will
join more than 100 golf courses around the country in attempt to break a world
record at the World’s Largest Golf Outing on Monday, Aug. 13.
As many as 20 teams of up to four golfers can register for
the golf tournament, where proceeds support the Wounded Warrior Project, a
nonprofit organization that assists military service members who have been
injured or suffered illness after Sept. 11, 2001.
The cost for Ocean Pines golf members is $39 per person. The
cost for non-members is $54 per person.
The fee includes a golf cart to be used by teams for the
18-hole outing that begins at 1 p.m., lunch for each participant and
eligibility for prizes.
This will be the first time the Ocean Pines Golf &
Country Club will be participating in the nationwide event, which has been
presented for the past two years by Billy Casper Golf Management, who manages
the golf operations in Ocean Pines.
“We’re excited to do it. It’s for a tremendous cause,” said
Damian Cosby, director of golf and head golf professional at the golf and
country club. “Hopefully, we will have a lot of participants.”
Cosby said although the club’s goal is to fill up all open
spots, he will be happy to see any participation from the community.
Golfers will play a “best shot” format while on the course
in attempt to earn the lowest team score.
Prizes will be awarded to those participating locally, but
teams with the lowest score and highest fundraising efforts will qualify to win
nationally-provided prizes such as full sets of custom Nike clubs and tickets
to the 2013 PGA Championship.
Before starting their round of golf, teams must register
prior to the event and check in at the golf course at noon before teeing off.
Visit www.worldslargestgolfouting.com to register online.
Options to start a new team or join an existing team looking for additional
players are available.
Anyone who is not interested in golfing, but would still
like to support the Wounded Warrior Project, a link to support a team through
donation can be found online.
So far, more than $250,000 has been raised for the Wounded
Warrior Project this year through the World’s Largest Golf Outing.
Event organizers are attempting to set a Guinness world
record of largest amount of people participating in a one-day golf outing.
For more information about the Ocean Pines tournament, call
the Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club at 410-641-6057.