Atkinson, NH – Atkinson Resort and Country Club plays host to many different events during their busy season, but one program stands out regarding the impact it has on the community. PGA HOPE (Help Our Patriots Everywhere) is a free 7-week program aimed towards introducing our Nation’s heroes to golf and has been taking place at Atkinson Resort & Country Club since 2018.
The PGA HOPE program at Atkinson is led by their talented staff of teaching professionals, including Director of Golf Peter Doherty, PGA. Each instructor has been trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency, ensuring that the veterans who are receiving the instruction are comfortable. The program consists of 4 weeks of golf instruction at the world-class Willowcreek Golf Academy, 2 weeks of friendly competition on the par 3 course at the resort, and an end of season banquet and awards ceremony. Each veteran also gets a custom PGA HOPE bag tag, and unlimited use of the Willowcreek Golf Academy practice area between sessions.
The New England PGA Foundation was able to spend the day at Atkinson’s PGA HOPE Program on August 20th and see this impactful program first hand. It was a great day of camaraderie, competition, and learning for all the veterans in attendance. We are very proud to partner with the Atkinson Resort & Country Club to continue to fund, promote and grow this program. PGA HOPE is growing throughout the 41 PGA Sections and the New England PGA is at the forefront of that growth.
For more information regarding PGA HOPE in New England please CLICK HERE.