PGA HOPE Wisconsin (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH Wisconsin. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. Scroll to the bottom of this web page to find a program near you!
PGA HOPE FACTS
It is a fact that suicide is a major issue among military Veterans, with recent statistical studies showing that 22 Veterans a day commit suicide. PGA HOPE is working to change this statistic.
Participants of PGA HOPE programs include military Veterans living with physical or cognitive challenges such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and amputees, among other challenges.
The Department of Veterans Affairs research and clinical experience verify that physical activity is important to maintaining good health, speeding recovery and improving overall quality of life. For many injured Veterans, adaptive sports provide their first exposure to physical activity after injury.
PGA HOPE programming is fully funded by PGA REACH and is NO COST for Military Veterans.
PGA HOPE has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs, which enables Recreational Therapists to refer Veterans to the PGA HOPE program as a form of therapy.
Photo Courtesy of the Milwaukee VA Medical Center
|Location||Golf Course||Time||Dates||How to Sign Up|
|Brookfield||Storm’s Golf||Summer 2021||Wednesday’s starting July 9th-30th and August 13th and 20th||
Contact: Rob Elliott
|Waterford||Rivermoor GC||Summer 2021||Rivermoor Session 1–Wednesday’s starting May 26th-June 30th 4:30pm-6:00pm||Contact: Bryan Brotchie
P: Rivermoor GC
|New Berlin||The Practice Station||Summer 2021||TBD||TBD|
|Kohler||Whistling Straits||Summer 2021||Wednesday’s starting July 14th-August 4th. Each week will focus on a different skill
This program will cover the following:
Understanding the Golf Swing – Body Movements, Swing Plane
Pitching & Full Swings
Chipping & Putting
Driver & Fairway Metals
Max. of 20 Participants
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|Tomah||Tomah VA Course||Fall 2021||TBD||TBD|
|Stevens Point||Sentry World||Fall 2021||Session 1–Friday August 13th, 20th and 27th starting at 3:00pm
Session 2–Friday September 3rd, 10th and 24th Starting at 3:00pm
|Contact: Joe Wood
|Green Bay||Green Bay CC||Summer/Fall 2021||Thursdays starting August 12th – September 30th 8:00 – 10:00 A.M.||TBD|
|Franklin||Oakwood Park GC||Fall 2021||Wednesday’s Starting September 8th- 29th
Must choose a 1pm or 2pm start time due to COVID restrictions
The instruction will last 1 hour and then participants will be able to get out on the golf course
|Contact: Chet Hendrickson