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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.

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.

As a graduate of the PGA HOPE New England program, PGA REACH New England is excited to have the support of Co-Owners, Sal and Dana DeFranco, directly committing to the long-term success of our Military Pillar of programs.

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.

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PGA Hope

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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Veterans Bag Program

This unique initiative is for Veterans or for family members of Veterans.

Our partner, BLOOM for Good, designed this online fundraiser that generates proceeds to benefit PGA HOPE - New England.

This 18-day, limited fundraising opportunity, offers the participant a free, limited-edition personalized Sun Mountain Golf Bag (the veteran's name will be embroidered on the ball pocket along with the NEPGA logo).

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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.

OPERATION: PlayDay - Event #1 (Mt. Pleasant Golf Club) July 23rd

OPERATION: PlayDay - Event #2 (Waterville Country Club) Sept. 16th

OPERATION: PlayDay - Event #3 (Kirkbrae Country Club) Oct. 13th

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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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The Champion's Tribute - Patriot Clinic Series

PGA REACH New England will organize and offer The 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, Tues., July 20th – Woodstock CC
Section Championship, Mon., August 30th – Worcester CC
Assistant Championship, Mon., September 27th – Abenaqui CC

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