WEST ALLIS, Wis. – The Wisconsin PGA Section seasonally hosts special golf events and lessons for veterans and active military members free of charge as part of the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) initiative focused on enhancing the physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being of veterans through golf. PGA HOPE Wisconsin is the flagship military program of PGA REACH Wisconsin. Only Wisconsin PGA members and associates who have been certified through the PGA HOPE training program are able to teach the PGA HOPE clinics. PGA HOPE facts and statistics are available online: https://wisconsin.pga.com/pga-hope/
The public is invited to donate to at: https://www.wiscjuniorgolf.com/donate by designating the donation for PGA HOPE or Folds of Honor.
2022 PGA HOPE EVENT SCHEDULE
**Watch for more clinics to be added throughout the summer.**
PGA HOPE One-day Introductory Clinic For Veterans
Tuesday, May 31 – 11am to 12:30pm
This one-day clinic is hosted annually in timing with Memorial Day at The Legend at Bristlecone (1500 Arlene Dr., Hartland) on Tuesday, May 31 from 11am-12:30pm. Registration limited.
Location: The Legend at Bristlecone, 1500 Arlene Dr., Hartland, Wis.
Memorial Day at The Legend Clubs
Tuesday, May 31
An annual tradition, WPGA member Jack Gaudion, PGA, Owner of The Legend Clubs, 2020 and 2022 WPGA Patriot Award Winner and avid supporter of veterans and their families, invites veterans to enjoy a complimentary round of golf during Veterans Play Free Day at The Legend Clubs on Tuesday, May 31 (based on availability). For the first time in the event’s history, all four of The Legend Golf Clubs will open its courses to veterans. A simultaneous moment of silence will be observed across all properties. Veterans are encouraged to call the golf course(s) directly to book a tee time.
The Legend at Bristlecone, 1500 Arlene Dr., Hartland, Wis. 262-367-7880
The Legend at Merrill Hills, W270S3425 Merrill Hills Rd., Waukesha, Wis. 262-548-1103
The Legend at Brandybrook, 1 Legend Way, Wales, Wis. 262-968-3482
The Legend at Bergamont, 699 Bergamont Blvd., Oregon, Wis. 608-835-6900
PGA HOPE Clinics
Throughout the golf season, PGA golf professionals host special lessons for veterans. PGA HOPE Site Locations offer multi-day golf clinics. Dates and times are listed below.
Storm’s Golf Range (Brookfield) – June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16 from 1:30-3pm, Graduation day July 23 with Rob Elliott, PGA, Robb Elliott Golf Academy Owner & Instructor
The Oaks Golf Course & Vitense Golfland (Madison) – June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20 from 2-3:30pm with Pat Gorman, PGA, PGA Teaching Professional; The Oaks Golf Course / Vitense / Sun Prairie Golf Course; WPGA Teacher of the Year (3 times)
Whistling Straits Golf Course (Kohler) – July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3 from Noon–1:30pm
with various PGA Golf Professionals
SentryWorld (Stevens Point) – August 25, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 5pm with Joe Wood, PGA, Assistant Director of Golf at SentryWorld and Army Veteran
Oakwood Park Golf Course (Franklin) – September 8, 15, 22, 29 from 1-3pm with Chet Hendrickson, PGA, Golf Services Manager for Milwaukee County Parks
ABOUT WISCONSIN PGA SECTION
Commemorating its centennial anniversary in 2022, The Wisconsin Section is one of the 41 sections that comprise the regional entities of the PGA of America. Over 500 members and associates belong to the Wisconsin Section, stretching from areas in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to almost the entire state of Wisconsin. Annually, the Wisconsin Section conducts over 40 professional events, operates their foundation – PGA Reach Wisconsin, and participates in several growth-of-the-game activities including PGA Junior League, Drive, Chip and Putt and PGA Hope. Wisconsin PGA Office is located at 11350 W. Theo Trecker Way in West Allis, Wis.
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