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PGA HOPE

PGA HOPE

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.

PGA HOPE Facts

  • 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.

New England Program Locations

Atkinson Resort & Country Club is excited to offer PGA HOPE for the fourth consecutive season! This program is offered for seven consecutive weeks, every Tuesday starting May 10th, 2022. All programming will be conducted at the Willowcreek Academy from 1200p to 200p.

2022 Program is full at this time, please contact Director of Golf, Peter Doherty, to reserve a spot on the Wait List (peter@atkinsoncc.com)

 

The PGA Professional staff are excited for the return of PGA HOPE – Bangor this season.

Program dates: June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 21

All sessions are from 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Please follow THIS LINK for detailed information and to REGISTER

 

Patriot Golf Course welcomes another year of PGA HOPE and complimentary Veteran Clinics.

Two Sessions of PGA HOPE – Bedford will take place:

Session One – 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 & 6/24

Session Two – 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19 & 8/26

Both sessions are (60) minutes, 100-200p

 

Informal Veteran Clinics occur all season long, taking place every Friday afternoon, between 100p – 300p. Any veteran is offered an invitation to visit the facility and encouraged to bring a friend.

Register for PGA HOPE – Bedford

 

PGA REACH New England is excited to announce a new HOPE program for 2022 and only the third Female Veteran PGA HOPE program in the country!

This unique offering, hosted by Winchester Country Club and host professional, Seul-Ki Hawley, will be a monthly program, running from 1000a-1200p each session.

Program dates: (Monday’s)

May 9th     June 20th     July 18th     August 29th     September 19th     October – TBD

Program Description – LEARN MORE

Instructor’s BIO’s – LEARN MORE

Register for PGA HOPE – Boston

PGA HOPE-Boston is proudly supported by:

       

Hyannis Golf Course and PGA Professional David Donnellan welcome the return of PGA HOPE for the second year.

Instructional classes will be Tuesday’s, twice a month from 1130a to 100p.

July 5th & 19th / August 9th & 23rd

September 6th & 20th / October 4th & 18th

 

 

2022 Registration, please contact David Donnnellan directly via email – daviddonnellan@pga.com

Program Flyer and Information

You may also Register Online – HERE

Allendale Country Club and PGA Professional Bob Giusti welcome the opportunity to offer the club’s first season of PGA HOPE in 2022.

Program #1 schedule

(7) Thursdays, starting May 12th (430-600pm)

Thursday, June 30th – Final week and Graduation playing experience

May 12th, 19th, 26th – June 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th (No class June 2nd)

Registration Information and Program Brochure

Register for PGA HOPE – N.Dartmouth

The professional staff of Kirkbrae Country Club welcome the opportunity to offer another season of PGA HOPE in 2022.

Program schedule:

June 28 / July 12th / August 9 / September 13 / October 12

All classes begin at 500pm, are conducted once a month on Tuesdays.

For Registration and Information, please follow THIS LINK

Interested Veterans may also directly contact the Head Golf Professional, Jason Howard, PGA

(jason@kirkbrae.com)

PGA HOPE will be returning to Riverside Golf Course for the third year in a row.

Program dates: To Be Determined

Maximum of 12 veterans per class (complimentary for veterans)

 

2022 Registration and Information will be available soon!

Windham Country Club is excited to host the inaugural season of PGA HOPE – Windham! This program is offered for seven consecutive weeks, every Tuesday starting August 2nd, 2022. All programming will take place from 1100a to 1230p.

 

Program schedule:

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / September 6, 13

Please follow THIS LINK for more information and to REGISTER

 

 

Green Hill Golf Course and PGA Professionals Matt Moison and Matt Foley welcome the opportunity to offer PGA HOPE this season.

Program schedule: Thursdays, 12:00-130p

July 14, 21, 28 / August 4, 11, 18 & 25 (Graduation Event on Aug. 25th)

 

 

PGA HOPE Articles

NEPGA Professionals Complete PGA HOPE Training Seminar at Atkinson CC

NEPGA Professionals Complete PGA HOPE Training Seminar at Atkinson CC

April 28, 2021

ATKINSON, N.H. – On a pleasant April day, twelve PGA Professionals and another four guest instructors arrived onsite at the Atkinson Resort to fine

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PGA HOPE Helps Veterans Stay Connected

PGA HOPE Helps Veterans Stay Connected

October 16, 2020

Having dabbled in golf growing up, Army Veteran Charlie Bennett decided he would check out the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) clinic at

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13th Annual Patriot Golf Day Celebrated Nationwide Labor Day Weekend

13th Annual Patriot Golf Day Celebrated Nationwide Labor Day Weekend

September 03, 2020

Folds of Honor Scholarships and PGA HOPE Veterans Programs jointly supported through ‘The most heroic round of golf you will ever play,’ Sept.4-7

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PGA HOPE Clinic Leaves Rhode Island Veterans Home Residents Wanting More

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.

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

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

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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