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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 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.

The Hero video below, featuring Jack Nicklaus, highlights the positive impact that PGA HOPE has on the lives of military Veterans.

Locations

Fall 2021 Dates
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Forest Park Golf Course, Baltimore, MD                  (Lead Professional Brett Oliver)

  • Thursdays (Sept 9th – Oct 14th) 1-3pm
Email Brett Oliver (bmoliver@pga.com)

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Furnace Bay Golf Course, Perryville, MD            (Lead Professional Brett Oliver)

  • Thursdays (Sept 9th – Oct 14th) 5-7pm
Email Brett Oliver (bmoliver@pga.com)
Compass Pointe Golf Courses, Pasadena, MD    (Lead Professional Corey Higgs)

  • Saturdays (Sept 11th – Oct 16th) 12-1:30pm
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Andrews AFB, Joint Base Andrews, MD              (Lead Professional Brett Oliver)

  • Saturdays (Sept 11th – Oct 30th) 1-3pm
Email Brett Oliver (bmoliver@pga.com)
Belmont Golf Club, Richmond, VA                       (Lead Professional Mark Lynch)

  • Mondays (Sept 13th – Oct 18th) 5-6pm
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