Please click below for upcoming programming for Fall 2022. Ready to take your game to the next level? Check-out the Hero Golf Tour for tournament opportunities at no cost that run year-round.
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. This program is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Veterans. This program is provided at no cost to the Veteran. Veterans can range from World War II era to post- 9/11 era Veterans to those newly separated from the military. PGA HOPE also 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 and Active Duty.
This session will be starting the first week of October. Please contact Chris Lempa, PGA to register or to learn more: email@example.com | (619) 522-6590
Winter Session, led by Cody Franke, PGA, will begin in December. More information to come!
Old Ranch Country Club is starting their second session in September. For more information on this program, please contact: Roman Gonzales, PGA | firstname.lastname@example.org | (562) 596-4425
This session will begin the first week of October. Please contact Bob Kotowski, PGA to register or to learn more information: email@example.com | (805) 698-6224Olde School Golf School
PGA HOPE PROGRAM FACTS:
Our mission is to use golf as a rehabilitative tool to help Veterans overcome life’s adversities and improve their physical, mental, emotional and social well-being.
Our goals are to:
● Create a safe environment for Veterans and establish relationships of trust with PGA Professionals
● Have fun and encourage a culture of comradery
● Teach Veterans the basics of golf including etiquette and course management
● Empower Veterans to feel confident playing golf on their own after the program
● Create a community of Veteran golfers
The Southern California PGA is excited to continue to impact veterans with our partnership with HERO GOLF TOUR. We believe that once a veteran finishes a PGA HOPE session, they may enjoy the continued support and camaraderie of other Veterans at free weekly tournaments. "We mentor our Heroes who are suffering by showing them a greater purpose in helping others which saves their lives. We also host hundreds of golf tournaments over a season called the Hero Golf Tour which creates a fun and therapeutic atmosphere for our Heroes. Both Heroes and Civilians have a chance to support this cause and golf free with us on the Tour. Everyone has a chance to compete or play for fun. Get added to the leaderboards, maintain a scorecard history, and receive a Hero Golf Tour Handicap. Every player has a chance to qualify for the annual playoffs & championship. Come out to a tournament and join the family!"Click here to find events in your area!