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About PGA HOPE

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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.

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

PGA HOPE Fundraiser Raffle – On November 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM, the Michigan PGA is hosting a Raffle to raise money for our PGA HOPE Michigan Programs. All programs are funded by PGA REACH and supplemented by PGA Section Foundations, so the cost of programming is free to all Veterans. The raffle will be hosted virtually via Facebook live on Michigan PGA’s Facebook page – @Michigansectionpga where we will randomly choose a winner for each prize!

Tickets are $20. Buy them Virtually Here!

See the List of Prizes

HOPE Its Close- The “HOPE its Close” Is a closest to the pin contest to be conducted on your golf simulator or on one of your courses par 3s. The advantage of using a simulator for this is the ability to run this event during the offseason when courses are not open. The rules are simple, for a small donation participant take 1 swing to see who can get closest to the hole. the person closest to the hole at the end of the contest is the winner!

HOPE its close instructions

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Putt FORE PGA HOPE- A participant (putter) donates money to attempt a relatively difficult putt on your practice putting green. We recommend a 10-15-foot putt with at least one break. Set up your “tee Box” with spare tee markers. If the participant makes the putt he wins a prize that you see fit!

PUTT FORE PGA HOPE Instructions

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For any question or more information contact Jonathan Godsey at jgodsey@pgahq.com

Group of people from the PGA HOPE in Battle Creek

We welcome all Veterans to participate, regardless of your golf experience! Join us at Custer Greens!

2021 Dates – Wednesday starting on September 8

Location: Custer Greens Golf Course on the grounds of the VA Medical Center – 5500 Armstrong Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49037

Cost: FREE!

Golf Clubs: We will provide golf clubs, balls, and tees for those who do not already have their own. You are welcome to bring your own equipment.

Sign up:

For 2021 this clinic will only be open it in-patients of the VA Hospital in Battle Creek

We welcome all Veterans to participate, regardless of your golf experience! Join us at Harbor Shores!

2021 Dates: Estimated opening Fall of 2021 or Spring of 2022

Location: Harbor Shores Golf Club 201 Graham Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Cost: FREE!

Golf Clubs: We will provide golf clubs, balls, and tees for those who do not already have their own. You are welcome to bring your own equipment.

Sign up:

Email Chelsea Guoynes with the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact Information (phone & email)
  • Which HOPE Session you would like to attend

Summer 1 2021 HOPE Session
Dates:
Wednesdays, June 16th – July 28th
Times:
1:00-3:00pm

Summer 2 2021 HOPE Session
Dates: Tuesdays, July 13th – August 31st
Times:
1:00-3:00pm

Location: Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center – 8768 N Territorial Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170

Cost: FREE!

Golf Clubs: We will provide golf clubs, balls, and tees for those who do not already have their own. You are welcome to bring your own equipment.

Sign up:

Email Buddy Whitten  (buddywhitten@aol.com) with the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact Information (phone & email)
  • Which HOPE Session you would like to attend

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Michigan is home to over 600,000 military veterans and it is estimated that 120,000 of these veterans have a service-connected disability. We are looking for facilities that have a passion for helping those who served our country. By taking a quick 3-minute survey you can help support our local veteran population and let us know what you are doing and willing to do at your facility.

Submit Your Military Discount

Region: Facility: Discount
Grand Rapids:
GOLFTEC Grand Rapids 10% off Lessons, Club Fittings and Discounted Evaluations.
Southwest:
Harbor Shores Members of the Veterans Golf Association receive 50% off posted rate.
Eastern Hills Golf Course Discounted Green Fees and Memberships.
Lansing:
Meridian Sun Golf Club 10% off Membership and Green Fees.
Metro Detroit:
Hartland Glenn Golf Course Weekdays veterans receive $7 off green fees. Weekends veterans receive $8 off.
The Orchards Golf Club Monday and Tuesdays are HERO days, Veterans receive a discounted rate of $32 with cart included.
Lyon Oaks Golf Course $35 in season rates for active duty and Veterans.
Northern:
Treetops 50% off membership for Veterans. Veterans pay twilight rates.

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Submit your Folds of Honor Donation

 

Submit your Fold of Honor Event

Doug Bell is compiling a master Calendar that will reside both on the National Folds of Honor website and FB pages as well as on the two Folds Chapters here in Michigan. If you are hosting any type of Folds of Honor event please fill out our short survey so we can proudly display Michigan’s efforts. He is collecting information on any FOH event including private, non-golf related, golf marathons etc.

Folds of Honor Event Survey