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Military Programs

Military Programs

PGA REACH New England is committed to improving the lives of military Veterans and their families through the game of golf. Learn more about the military programs we’re currently offering below.

HOPE-ing For Par in Life (Documentary ~ 50 minutes)

A season long journey with PGA HOPE New England Veterans

HOPE-ing for Par in Life is a firsthand account of what PGA HOPE New England strives to accomplish, giving back to those that have sacrificed so much for us. During this 50-minutes, Veterans from each branch of the military, having served in World War II, to those who have recently returned home safely, share their stories through laughter and tears about what PGA HOPE New England means to them and their brothers and sisters.

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Northeast HOPE Invitational - Presented by ES Veterans Association

PGA REACH New England is excited to collaborate with our neighboring Sections - the Connecticut and Northeastern New York PGA for a first of its kind celebration of golf for the Veteran Community, the Northeast HOPE Invitational.

With the support of our friends from the ES Veterans Association, our three Sections will join resources and passion for PGA HOPE and bring together (36) invited Veterans and PGA Professionals for an afternoon of camaraderie, competition, celebration and appreciation for the great game of golf.

Cheer on our Veterans and PGA Professionals from:
PGA HOPE - Atkinson, PGA HOPE - Dartmouth & PGA HOPE - Worcester, and let's bring the trophy home to New England!

Spectators are welcome, please contact (mpackard@pgahq.com) for questions.

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PGA HOPE

PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH New England, the charitable foundation of the New England Section.

PGA HOPE introduces golf to veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. Participants of PGA HOPE New England program include military Veterans living with physical and cognitive challenges such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

PGA HOPE New England is proud to host (8) locations across New England, with programs starting in May and continuing through October annually.

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Operation: Play Day

This will be a monthly, 9-hole social playing opportunity for our veterans to connect. The goal, bring together golfers along with their non-golfing brothers or sisters from all branches of the armed forces that want to learn or play in a relaxed atmosphere, where the focus is camaraderie.

Six OPD events will be offered during 2022, please follow the link below for Dates & Locations

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The Champion's Tribute - A Veteran Clinic Series

PGA REACH New England will organize and offer A Champion's Tribute, an afternoon instructional opportunity open to Active and Former Military, will follow day one of each Section major – the Seniors, the Section and the Assistant Professional Championship.

This unique event is designed to align our military heroes and NEPGA Professionals to network, socialize and be around the game with a clinic and putting competition.

Through this interaction and goodwill, our PGA Professionals will continually look for opportunities to give back to the local community.

Senior Championship, Mon. July 25th, Woodstock Country Club
Section Championship, Tue. September 6th, Eastward Ho! Club
Assistant Championship, Mon. September 26th, Country Club of New Bedford

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PGA HOPE New England - Signature Coffee Blend

Our one of a kind PGA HOPE New England Blend, was created in a collaborative effort with our partners from Battle Grounds Coffee Company. Battle Grounds, a local and Veteran owned company, is committed to supporting veterans and giving back to the community with every drink they serve and every bean they roast.

We are grateful for those who have donned our nation’s uniform and with each purchase of the PGA HOPE New England Blend, a $5.00 pledge is made by Battle Grounds Coffee Company to support our military programs and more importantly, our heroes.

If you have interest in adding PGA HOPE New England blend to your golf shop, please contact Michael Packard directly (mpackard@pgahq.com).

Or, order directly by following the link below.

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Sets Fore Vets

Through Sets Fore Vets, your unused or gently used set of clubs can be put directly into the hands of a Veteran learning the game of golf!

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