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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 11th. All programming will be conducted at the Willowcreek Academy from 1200p to 200p.

At this time, the program is CLOSED and FULL.

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

Program dates: June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 15 & 22

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

Please follow THIS LINK for detailed information.

Patriot Golf Course welcomes another year of PGA HOPE. This program is offered all season long, taking place Friday afternoons between 100p – 300p. Any veteran is offered an invitation to visit the facility and encouraged to bring a friend.

New for 2021, Hyannis Golf Course and PGA Professional David Donnellan welcome the opportunity to offer PGA HOPE this season.

Instructional classes will take place:

July 15 & 29                August 12 & 26

September 9 & 23     October 7 & 21

Please follow THIS LINK for more information

 

To register, contact David Donnellan, PGA directly by email (daviddonnellan@pga.com)

New for 2021, The Back Nine Club and PGA Professional Bob Giusti welcome the opportunity to offer PGA HOPE this season.

Program #1 schedule

(7) Consecutive Fridays, starting June 11th (500-700pm)

Friday, July 23rd – Final week and Graduation playing experience

Program information and brochure – HERE

To Register, follow THIS LINK

The PGA Professional staff are excited for the return of PGA HOPE – Lincoln this season after a pause in 2020.

Program schedule

Once a month, Tuesday from (500-700pm)

June 29th  July 6th  August 10th  September 14th  October 19th

Program information and brochure – HERE

PGA HOPE will be returning to Riverside Golf Course for the second year in a row. Beginning August 10, this six week program will take place each Tuesday evening from 5:00-6:30pm.

Maximum of 12 veterans per class (complimentary for veterans)

Please email abby@pga.com to register

New for 2021, Green Hill Golf Course and PGA Professionals Matt Moison and Matt Foley welcome the opportunity to offer PGA HOPE this season.

Program #1 schedule

(8) Consecutive Wednesdays, starting June 30th (1200-130pm)

Wednesday, August 18th – Final week and Graduation playing experience

Program information and brochure – CLICK HERE

To Register, CLICK HERE

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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