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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 would like to thank the (28) registered Veterans who participated in PGA HOPE-Atkinson during 2022!

We look forward to opening registration PGA HOPE-Atkinson in March, 2023.

 

Bangor Municipal Golf Course would like to thank the (16) registered Veterans who participated in PGA HOPE-Bangor during 2022!

We look forward to opening registration for PGA HOPE-Bangor in March, 2023.

2023 program dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 20

Play Dates: July 27, August 3, 10 ~ All sessions are from 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Patriot Golf Course would like to thank the many many Veterans who participated in PGA HOPE-Bedford during 2022 and to those that simply stopped by on a given Friday afternoon to enjoy the game!

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.

Registration will open in March, 2023.

Winchester Country Club would like to thank the (30) registered female Veterans who participated in PGA HOPE-Boston during 2022, only the third program in the country, dedicated to our nation’s female heroes.

We look forward to opening registration for PGA HOPE-Boston in March, 2023.

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PGA HOPE-Boston 2022 was proudly supported by:

       

Donnellan Golf & the Hyannis Golf Course would like to thank the (14) registered Veterans who participated in PGA HOPE-Hyannis during 2022!

We look forward to opening registration for PGA HOPE-Hyannis in March, 2023.

 

 

 

Allendale Country Club would like to thank the (15) registered Veterans who participated in PGA HOPE – North Dartmouth during 2022!

We look forward to opening registration for PGA HOPE-North Dartmouth in March, 2023.

Kirkbrae Country Club would like to thank the (21) registered Veterans who participated in PGA HOPE – Lincoln during 2022!

We look forward to opening registration for PGA HOPE-Lincoln in March, 2023.

Spector Golf & Riverside Golf Course would like to thank the (18) registered Veterans who participated in PGA HOPE-Portland during 2022!

We look forward to opening registration for PGA HOPE-Portland in March, 2023.

Windham Country Club would like to thank the (17) registered Veterans who participated in PGA HOPE-Windham during 2022!

We look forward to opening registration for PGA HOPE-Windham in March, 2023.

Green Hill Golf Course would like to thank the (20) registered Veterans who participated in PGA HOPE-Worcester during 2022!

We look forward to opening registration for PGA HOPE-Worcester in March, 2023.

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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