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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.

Patriot Golf Days – Sign your facility up to participate in Patriot Golf Days! During these four days, Money raised will go back to the community and PGA Section where it was raised to fund PGA HOPE programs and Folds of Honor scholarships. After you sign up, you will receive a Patriot Golf Day Playbook which includes both digital and physical promotional assets.

Sign your facility up now!

Make a donation – Make sure to do this between May 27-30! 

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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Sign your facility up to participate in Patriot Golf Days! During these four days, Money raised will go back to the community and PGA Section where it was raised to fund PGA HOPE programs and Folds of Honor scholarships. After you sign up, you will receive a Patriot Golf Day Playbook which includes both digital and physical promotional assets.

When? May 27 – 30, 2022

Why? All money raised will be used towards your Michigan PGA HOPE Programs or Folds of Honor Scholarships. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of our nation’s heroes and their families. They paid the ultimate price for you. Show your gratitude by giving to Folds of Honor and PGA Hope.

How? Sign up your facility HERE.

If you want to make a donation, click HERE – Make sure to do this between May 27 – May 30, 2022

Group of people from the PGA HOPE in Battle Creek

2022 Dates

Spring Session: Tuesdays, April 18 – May 24, 2022 from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

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.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required to participate!!

Sign up:

Email Bob Bales (bbales@pga.com) with the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact Information (phone & email)

 

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

2022 Dates:

Session 1: Dates are TBD

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 Madison Maurier with the following information:

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

Summer 1 2022 HOPE Session
Dates:
Wednesdays, June 15 – July 27 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Summer 2 2022 HOPE Session
Dates: Tuesdays, July 12 – August 31 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Summer 1 2022 HOPE Session
Dates:
Mondays, June 6 – July 11 from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Summer 2 2022 HOPE Session
Dates: Mondays, July 18 – August 15 from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Location: Currie Municipal Golf Course – 1300 Currie Parkway, Midland MI 48640

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:

Register Here

*you do NOT need to be registered Michigan Military Golf Association Members to participate in this PGA HOPE program*

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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