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PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. There is NO COST to our veterans. With your support, we serve our veterans across New England with an emphasis on helping those with physical and emotional disabilities that would most benefit from our initiative.


  • It is a fact that suicide is a major issue among military Veterans, with recent statistical studies showing that 22 Veterans a day commit suicide. PGA HOPE is working to change this statistic.
  • Participants of PGA HOPE programs include military Veterans living with physical and cognitive challenges such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and amputees, among other challenges.
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs research and clinical experience verify that physical activity is important to maintaining good health, speeding recovery, and improving overall quality of life. For many injured Veterans, adaptive sports provide their first exposure to physical activity after injury.
  • PGA HOPE programming is fully funded by PGA REACH and offered at NO COST for Military Veterans.
  • PGA HOPE has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs, which enables Recreational Therapists to refer Veterans to the PGA HOPE program as a form of therapy.

PGA HOPE Articles

PGA HOPE Clinic Leaves Rhode Island Veterans Home Residents Wanting More

February 20, 2020

Louis Dolce Sr. poses with David Baluik, PGA Louis Dolce Sr., is what many golfers might refer to as a range rat. On a Tuesday afternoon he shows up

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PGA HOPE at Atkinson Resort & Country Club makes great impact.

September 06, 2019

Atkinson, NH – Atkinson Resort and Country Club plays host to many different events during their busy season, but one program stands out regarding

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PGA HOPE Participants Recognize Bangor Municipal GC Staff

June 07, 2019

BANGOR, Maine — On May 22, Bangor Municipal Golf Course and its staff were recognized for their efforts in teaching local veterans the game of

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How To Thank A Veteran

June 06, 2019

Alex Kirk, PGA, gives much more than just a handful of golf tips when he welcomes Veterans to Hanover Country Club at Dartmouth College each summer. He gives them joy, hope, and a much deserved thank you.

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PGA HOPE Training Reaches Beyond Golf

May 03, 2019

ATKINSON, N.H. – If you’re a PGA Professional, you know the rewarding feeling you get when a student experiences a major golf breakthrough. It

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Clubs for Vets

Clubs for Vets is a program that was originally created by NEPGA Professional Bob Beach, PGA. The program is designed to help provide golf clubs and golf bags to the people who have put their lives on the line serving our country. If you are interested in the program, or have a set of clubs to donate, please contact one of the following:

Clubs for Vets Hall of Fame

Thank you to all who have donated clubs, bags and equipment to the Clubs for Vets program!

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