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PGA National Day of HOPE:
October 11-November 11, 2022

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INTERESTED IN STARTING YOUR OWN HOPE PROGRAM?

Contact Danielle Nicholson at the Section Office at (216) 765-1214 or dnicholson@pgahq.com.

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 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.

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NORTHERN OHIO PGA HOSTED PGA HOPE TRAINING ON MAY 5TH AT TOPGOLF-INDEPENDENCE

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The Northern Ohio PGA Section Foundation hosted its first PGA HOPE Instructor Training on May 5, 2021 at TopGolf in Independence, Ohio. 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.

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.

Over thirty Northern Ohio PGA professionals came out for the training session lead by Brian Oliver, PGA HOPE Lead instructor from Asheville, North Carolina. Professionals learned how to teach individuals with limb loss, hearing and vision impairment, paralysis, PTSD, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Golf is a game meant for everyone and that is something that this program embodies.