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Lyman Orchards
Press Release

Lyman Orchards to Host Sixth Annual “World’s Largest Golf Outing” Monday, August 1, to Raise Money for Fisher House

Red, White and Blue pies on sale with proceeds also benefitting the foundation 

What: Lyman Orchards’ world-class Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and  Gary Player Golf Courses will be home to the Sixth Annual “World’s Largest Golf Outing” (WLGO) on Monday, August 1, 2016, to benefit Fisher House. This event, the brainchild of CEO of Billy Casper Golf Peter Hill, will feature more than 13,000 golfers playing simultaneously on roughly 125 courses around the country.

The WLGO was designed to help make a difference in the lives of injured service men and women of America’s Armed Forces. Proceeds from the day will go to benefit Fisher House, a network of comfort homes located at major military and Veteran’s Affairs (VA) hospitals nationwide where veteran’s families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. Featuring essentials such as kitchen and laundry facilities, Fisher House has saved military and veteran’s families an estimated $320 million in out-of-pocket costs for lodging and transportation.

All WLGO events are an 18-hole scramble and the registration fee includes a $10 per player donation to Fisher House, greens fees, shared cart, warm-up bucket, barbeque lunch, tote, hat, towel, golf ball, divot tool and local prizes. There will be an award ceremony following completion of play.

Registration fees are as follows:

  • $300 – Foursome
  • $150 – Twosome
  • $75 – Single

It is estimated that more than 325 golfers will attend the 2016 World’s Largest Golf Outing at Lyman Orchards. Last year, Lyman Orchards hosted the largest number of participants and was number five in dollars raised, nationwide.

In anticipation of the event, Lyman Orchards will be selling Red, White and Blue pies in the Apple Barrel. $1 from every pie sold between July 1st and the WLGO will be donated to Fisher House. Often called the “Patriotic Pie,” these treats are filled with mouthwatering layers of cherries, apples and blueberries and are the perfect dessert for summertime picnics.

For more information on playing, becoming a sponsor or donating, please visit lymanorchards.com.

Where: Lyman Orchards Golf Club
             70 Lyman Road
             Middlefield, Connecticut 

When:   Monday, August 1, 2016
Tournament Starts: 9 a.m. (media advised to arrive at 8 a.m.)

Interviews: John Lyman, executive vice president, Lyman Orchards
                   Jason Beffert, general manager, Lyman Orchards Golf Club
                   Golfers of all ages participating in the event

Media Contact: Matt Szatkowski                               Tim Burt                                
                         Mason, Inc.                                     Lyman Orchards
                         (203) 824-6606                               (860) 349-6010

 

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About Lyman Orchards:

Set on 1,100 acres, Lyman Orchards (est. 1741) celebrates its 275th Anniversary of farming the land in beautiful Middlefield, CT in 2016. Lyman Orchards is a destination for the whole family. Shop at the Apple Barrel market, filled with fresh farm produce and Lyman Orchard’s award-winning "Hi Top" Apple Pie; celebrate special events and weddings at the Lyman Homestead; enjoy seasonal Pick Your Own fruits and tours of the orchard; golf on two world-class public 18-hole courses designed by Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones, and improve your skills at the Lyman Orchard’s Golf Center and Apple Nine course. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-1793, or visit online at www.lymanorchards.com.

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Media Contacts

Pam Soisson
Rebel Interactive Group
860-387-4145
[email protected]

Tim Burt
Lyman Orchards
860-349-6010
860-707-2083 (mobile)