Each year, more than 200 amateur golfers make the trip to Pinehurst, North Carolina to participate in the Liberty Mutual Invitational National Finals at Pinehurst Resort. Leading up to the finals, thousands of golfers compete in tournaments across the country, with all of the funds raised benefitting local charities.
The tournaments are single-day events consisting of 18-hole scramble-format competitions, enabling golfers of varying skill levels to play together in a fun and relaxed environment. Each tournament is held at a prestigious course, concluding with dinner and an awards ceremony. Amateur golfers play in teams of four – each of which must have a combined USGA Handicap Index of at least 43 (only one player per team may have a handicap of 8 or below). The scramble format and USGA handicap requirement make the invitational much more than just another amateur tournament; it’s a social event for the competitors and their families. But on top of that, it’s a fun way to contribute to worthwhile causes. Winning foursomes from each local tournament are invited to play in the four-day Invitational at Pinehurst, which will also host the 2014 US Open.
Last year, the Liberty Mutual Invitational series raised $5.4 million for charities such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and the National Kidney Foundation.
These charitable golf tournaments sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance and its affiliates have become so popular that Liberty Mutual has created a dedicated Facebook page for the event. And as always, you can find the complete schedule, rules and other details on the Liberty Mutual Invitational official site.