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PGA HOPE

2022 PGA HOPE OPEN ENLISTMENT PERIOD OFFICIALLY OPEN

 

About 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.

 

The program introduces the game of golf through a developmental 6-8 week curriculum, taught by PGA Professionals trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency. All programs are funded by PGA REACH and supplemented by PGA Section Foundations, so the cost of programming is free to all Veterans.

 

PGA HOPE PROGRAM FACTS:

  • There are currently 162 PGA HOPE programs across the country, hosted in 38 participating PGA Sections.
  • The Southern California PGA has five (5) HOPE sites: Zaca Creek Golf Course, Old Ranch Country Club, Desert Willow Golf Resort, Stadium Golf Center, and Miramar Memorial Golf Course.
  • Veteran suicide is a major issue in the Veteran community, and statistics show 22 Veterans a day commit suicide. PGA HOPE is working to change this statistic by utilizing the game of golf as a form of therapy.
  • PGA Professional Training | Local PGA Professionals are trained to teach golf to Veterans with physical and emotional disabilities as well as important aspects of Veteran rehabilitative culture
  • Program Site Selection | PGA REACH works with PGA Sections, PGA Professionals, and VA hospitals to identify golf courses and communities that are willing to host and would benefit from the program

Interested in providing HOPE at your facility in 2022?  Please complete the “Program Information Collection Sheet” and return this document to Matt Gilson at MGilson@pgahq.com.

 

Deadline to submit is Tuesday, November 30th

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SCPGA CONTACT: Matt Gilson mgilson@pgahq.com