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South Florida PGA Hosts First Women’s PGA HOPE Clinic
The South Florida PGA Foundation introduced the inaugural Women’s PGA HOPE clinic for female veterans today at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton thanks to PGA Director of Golf and Section Vice President, Paul Clivio with the membership at the facility.
Since 2015, the South Florida PGA Foundation has administered PGA HOPE programs across south Florida for veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Today marked the first time a program was offered to females only in an effort to help grow the game of golf amongst women. The clinic hosted 12 veterans for free one-on-one golf instruction from seven PGA Professionals.
Practicing alongside the clinic’s participants was two-time LPGA Tour winner and LPGA Major Champion, Morgan Pressel.
After hitting balls on the driving range and practicing on the putting green, the group sat down to learn more from Morgan and hear about her journey in golf while having the opportunity to ask questions.
“It (golf) is a lot like life, you wake up every day and there is something new you can work on and there are different ways you can improve on,” said Morgan.
Morgan was very proud to be able to speak with each veteran, offering advice on not only golf but how to stay positive and enjoy what you are doing.
“It is an honor for me to be here with veterans who served our country,” said Morgan. “I chased a white ball around for a living and now I talk, I can’t imagine what you all have been through.”
The South Florida PGA Foundation strives to serve the South Florida community by changing lives through the game of golf.
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