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Lashunda Lee

2023-2024 PGA HOPE Ambassador

U.S. Army

2024 PGA HOPE Registration Now Open!

What is 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 the purpose of enhancing 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:
Programs Near Me

For any questions or concerns, Contact Danielle Monas at the Section Office at (216) 765-1214 or

After graduating from PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), Veterans have the opportunity to sign up for Operation Play Days, held at various facilities around Northern Ohio. Veterans will be paired with another member of the armed forces in a two-person scramble for a round of golf and lunch at some of the area's top courses. Sign up today to be a part of the experience!
Included in the Operation Play Days:

  • Access to the Putting Green and/or Driving Range prior to the round
  • 18 Holes of Golf in a Cart
  • Lunch
  • Prizes for the Winners of Proximity Contests


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Mark Sierak, PGA

Foundation Chairman

PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 01: Winner of the PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award - Public Category, Brian Tolnar poses for a photo during the 106th PGA Annual Meeting at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Bruce Yeung/PGA of America)

Brian Tolnar, PGA

HOPE Lead Professional

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Renee Powell, PGA

HOPE Lead Professional

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Trevor Hazen, PGA

HOPE Lead Professional

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Barry Friedman, PGA

HOPE Lead Professional

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Hollis Burkes

PGA HOPE Ambassador

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Lashunda Lee

PGA HOPE Ambassador