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Hollis Burkes

2022-2023 PGA HOPE Ambassador

U.S. Army

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

Sign up for a PGA HOPE Program today by clicking below!

Attention PGA HOPE Graduates:

If you have graduated from a PGA HOPE program and are wondering "What's next?', the answer is PGA HOPE Play Days!  For nine weeks, from Tuesday, May 2th to Tuesday, June 27th, Valley of the Eagles will be hosting any PGA HOPE graduate for complimentary golf at any time throughout the day! A few weeks later, on July 18th, tee times will be from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Veterans will be paired together for a 9-hole scramble.
In addition, Valley of the Eagles will host Fall PGA HOPE Play Days from September 12th-October 24th where graduates can play complimentary golf at any time throughout the day on those Tuesdays.
 If you are interested in participating in a PGA HOPE Play Day, please contact Barry Friedman at Valley of the Eagles at


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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

2022 PGA HOPE Ambassador