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PGA Hope Program

PGA Hope sessions begin on Monday, December 13, 2021

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.

PGA Hope Goals

PGA Hope Session Dates
at The Palm Desert Golf Academy
6 Weeks of Instruction - Mondays 8:00am to 10:00am
 December 13, 2021
   December 27, 2021
  Short Game: putting     Short Game: chipping and pitching
 January 10, 2022
   January 24, 2022 
  Full Swing: short Irons and wedges     Full Swing: mid and long irons off turf and tees
 February 7, 2022     SUNDAY, February 27, 2022 
  Full Swing: Woods Off the Tee | Sand Game     Final Review: Celebration Scramble

PGA Hope Program Registration
Space is limited to the first 10 participants.
Only TWO spots remaining!

The total participants limitation has been reached.


Cody Franke, PGA
PGA Golf Professional and Lead Merchandiser
Matt Holm, PGA
25 Year PGA Golf Professional
Guest Instructors

Ryan Szydlowski, PGA
Director of Golf
Jason Wilkinson, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Paul Bucy, PGA
Director of Instruction

For questions or availability please contact Cody Franke, PGA at (760) 346-7060 Ext. 157 or [email protected].

PGA REACH is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America. The mission of PGA REACH is to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA Professionals, PGA Sections and the game of golf.

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