More than 140 golf courses hosted Monday’s World’s Largest Golf Outing, which provided the perfect kick-off to Let’s Play Golf week. Initial reports indicate that WLGO 2017 may be the best ever since the event was launched in 2011. Elaborate opening ceremonies, appearances by local personalities and politicians, and other fun activities were just a few of the headlines that made it an event to remember.

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Dubsdread Golf Course in Orlando, Fla., hosted an opening ceremony for the World’s Largest Golf Outing, featuring welcoming remarks by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (blue shirt).

Dubsdread Golf Course in Orlando, Fla., incorporated a local high school’s ROTC squad into a formal Opening Ceremony, which featured speeches by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and other dignitaries.  Cranbury Golf Club in West Windsor Township, N.J., lined the driveway to their course with American flags and members from the local VFW provided a gun salute to start the tournament.

Let’s Play Golf week continues today with one the most popular themed day – “Women’s Wednesday.” Courses are offering special perks such as clinics, lunch specials and preferred rates. Equipment junkies are stoked to try out the latest equipment tomorrow, as part of “Test Drive Thursday,” and “Family Golf” on Friday will cap what is sure to be a very successful grow-the-game initiative for the nearly 1,000 courses that hosted part or all of Let’s Play Golf week.

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