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About 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 and Active Duty Military 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.

Click here to learn more about the impact of PGA HOPE or watch the Hero video below.

 

2024 Michigan PGA HOPE Programs

Due to popular demand, we will be working off of our waitlist to fill each program. To be added to the waitlist, please click the link below to set your preferences. You will be notified as soon as a spot becomes available.

2024 PGA HOPE Waitlist

Location: Fieldstone Golf Club
Lead Professional: Alex Parry

Session 1: Sundays, June 2 – July 7
4:00 – 6:00pm

Session 2: Sundays, July 21 – August 25
4:00 – 6:00pm

Location: Custer Greens Golf Course
Lead Professional: Bob Bales, PGA

Session 1: Tuesdays, April 16 – May 21 *Please note that the week of May 6-10, class will be on Thursday, May 9. All other classes will be on Tuesdays during this time frame.
3:30 – 5:30pm
Session Full!

Session 2: Wednesdays, September 11 – October 16
3:30 – 5:30pm

Location: Shanty Creek Resort
Lead Professional: Steve Scheuermann, PGA

Session 1: Saturdays, May 11, 18; June 1 – 22
10:00 – 11:30am
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Session 2: Thursdays, June 20, 27; July 11 – 25; August 1
4:00 – 5:30pm

Location: 24/7 Golf (Session 1); Boulder Creek Golf Club (Session 2)
Lead Professional: Kosta Ramirez, PGA;  Amy Pollack, PGA

Session 1: Wednesdays, January 3 – February 7
4:00 – 5:30pm
Session Concluded

Session 2: Tuesdays, August 20 – September 24
1:00 – 3:00pm

Location: Katke Golf Course @ FSU
Lead Professional: Brian Corwin, PGA

Session 1: Saturdays, July 20 – August 31
9:00 – 10:30am

Location: American Dunes Golf Club
Lead Professional: Doug Bell, PGA

Session 1: Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 30; June 6, 13
4:30 – 6:00pm

Session 2: Thursdays, August 15, 22, 29; September 5, 19, 26
4:30 – 6:00pm

Location: Thornapple Pointe Golf Club
Lead Professional: Kelly Plaisier, PGA

Session 1: Tuesdays, January 23 – February 27
Session Concluded

Session 2: Thursdays, January 25 – February 29
Session Concluded

Session 3: Tuesdays, April 30 – June 5

Session 4: Wednesdays, May 22 – June 26

Session 5: Tuesdays, July 9 – August 13

Location: Forest Akers Golf Course @ MSU
Lead Professional: Bryan Harris, PGA

Session 1: Wednesdays, July 10 – August 14
1:00-3:00pm

Session 2: Wednesdays, August 28 – October 2
1:00-3:00pm

Location: Currie Municipal Golf Course (Sessions 1, 2, 4, 5); Bay Valley Resort (Sessions 3, 6)
Lead Professional: Doug Temple, PGA

Session 1: Mondays, June 3 – July 8
4:00 – 6:00pm
Currie Municipal Golf Course

Session 2: Wednesdays, June 5 – July 10
4:00 – 6:00pm
Currie Municipal Golf Course

Session 3: Thursdays, June 6 – July 18
2:30 – 4:30pm
Bay Valley Resort

Session 4: Mondays, July 15 – August 19
4:00 – 6:00pm
Currie Municipal Golf Course

Session 5: Wednesdays, July 17 – August 21
4:00 – 6:00pm
Currie Municipal Golf Course

Session 6: Thursdays, July 25 – August 29
2:30 – 4:30pm
Bay Valley Resort

Location: Pilgrims Run Golf Club
Lead Professional: Dan Korhorn, PGA

Session 1: Tuesdays, April 23 – June 4
5:00 – 6:30pm

Location: Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
Lead Professional: Bill Durham, PGA

Session 1: Tuesdays, May 7 – June 11
1:00 – 3:00pm

Session 2: Wednesdays, May 8 – June 12
1:00 – 3:00pm

Session 3: Tuesdays, June 18 – July 30
1:00 – 3:00pm

Session 4: Wednesdays, June 19 – July 31
1:00 – 3:00pm

Location: Twin Lakes Golf & Swim Club
Lead Professional: Kelly Kuhlman, PGA

Session 1: Wednesdays, January 31 – March 6
11:30am – 1:30pm
Session Concluded

Session 2: Wednesdays, April 17 – May 22
11:30am – 1:30pm
Session Full!

Location: Royal Oak Golf Center
Lead Professional: Glenn Pulice, PGA

Session 1: Tuesdays, April 16, 23; May 7, 14, 21, 28
1:00 – 2:30pm
Session Full!

Location: Olde Mill Golf Club
Lead Professional: Dean Marks, PGA

Session 1: Wednesdays, May 1 – June 5
10:00AM – 12:00PM

Michigan PGA Professionals

Interested in Becoming PGA HOPE Certified?

All trainings are conducted by a National PGA HOPE trainer and only takes one day to complete!

The PGA HOPE Instructor training is only open to PGA Members, Associates, and LPGA Members. There is no direct compensation for the training day, but PGA Members will receive 6 Player Engagement PDRs for completing the training.

If you are interested in becoming PGA HOPE Certified, please fill out the PGA HOPE Training Interest Form below. This form will help us plan future PGA HOPE Training sessions that are at convenient times for our Michigan PGA of America Professionals. If you have any questions, please contact Madison Maurier at mmaurier@michiganpga.com or via phone at (517)-827-2198.

PGA HOPE Training Interest Form