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PGA HOPE Middle Atlantic

PGA HOPE Training Registration for PGA Professionals

PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America.

What is PGA HOPE?

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 has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which enables Recreational Therapists to refer Veterans to the PGA HOPE program as a form of therapy. Through a robust program strategy, PGA HOPE aspires to create a physically and emotionally healthier Veteran community by shaping lives, changing lives, and possibly saving lives through the game of golf.

PGA HOPE Online Raffle

PGA National Day of HOPE is from October 11th-November 11th and the MAPGA is having an online raffle to raise funds for our veterans. All money raised will stay in our section to help fund PGA HOPE Chapters and change the lives of those who sacrificed so much for us. You can purchase tickets to win a gift package or you can donate separately! Click the link to make a difference today!

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Chapters

Check back in 2023 to see a new HOPE Chapter near you!

Why PGA HOPE

Location: Furnace Bay Golf Course
79 Chesapeake View
Perryville, MD 21903
Session: Spring & Fall
Dates: Thursdays
Sept. 8 – Oct. 20
Times: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Lead Professional: Brett Oliver, PGA
bmoliver@pga.com
REGISTER
Location: Forest Park Golf Course
2101 Dulaney Valley Rd
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
Session: Spring & Fall
Dates: Thursdays
Sept. 8 – Oct. 20
Times: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Lead Professional: Brett Oliver, PGA
bmoliver@pga.com
REGISTER
Location: University of Maryland GC
3800 Golf Course Rd
College Park, MD 20742
Session: Spring & Fall
Dates: Saturdays
Sept. 10 – Oct. 15
Times: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Lead Professional: Jeff Maynor, PGA
jmaynor@umd.edu
REGISTER
Location: Congressional Country Club
8500 River Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Session: Fall Only
Register: Use Request Form
Location: Swan Point Yacht & CC
11550 Swan Point Blvd
Issue, MD 20645
Session: Spring & Fall
Dates: Tuesdays
Sept. 20 – Oct. 18
Times: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Lead Professional: Peter Gardner, PGA
pgardner@pga.com
REGISTER
Location: Compass Pointe Golf Course
9010 Fort Smallwood Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122
Session: Spring & Fall
Dates: Saturdays
Sept. 10 – Oct. 15
Times: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Lead Professional: Corey Higgs, PGA of New Zealand
chiggs@compasspointegolf.com
REGISTER
Location: PENDING
Session: Spring & Fall
Dates: TBD
Times: TBD
Lead Professional: J.P. Lunn, PGA
jplunn@comcast.net
Register: TBD
Location: Heritage Oaks Golf Course
980 Garbers Church Rd
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Session: Spring & Fall
Dates: Saturdays
Sept. 10 – Oct. 15
Times: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Lead Professional: David Johns, PGA
david.johns@harrisonburgva.gov
REGISTER
Location: Belmont Golf Course
1600 Hilliard Rd
Richmond, VA 23228
Session: Spring & Fall
Dates: Thursdays
Sept. 1 – Oct. 6
Times: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Lead Professional: Mark Lynch, PGA
mark@firstteerva.org
REGISTER
Location: Roanoke Country Club
3360 Old Country Club Rd NW
Roanoke, VA 24017
Session:
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Lead Professional: Rick Zarlengo, PGA
zar@pga.com
Location: The Courses at Andrews
4442 Perimeter Rd
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
Session: Spring & Fall
Dates: Saturdays
Sept. 10 – Oct. 29
Times: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Lead Professional: Brett Oliver, PGA
bmoliver@pga.com
REGISTER
Location: Bide-A-Wee Golf Course
1 Bide-A-Wee Ln
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Session: Spring & Fall
Dates: Wednesdays
Sept. 28 – Nov. 2
Times: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Lead Professional: Adam Relan, PGA
adamrelan@pga.com
REGISTER

Matt Underwood, LT, USN (Ret.)

2019 Middle Atlantic PGA HOPE Ambassador

Golf has been, in many ways, the "glue" that helped it all finally stick. :) They gave me a path back to myself and my family. And that's the best hole-in-one I could ever HOPE for.

My Story of HOPE

Chapter Spotlights