By: James Colgan In golf, hope springs eternal. With each new season, there’s hope among every golfer for a better swing, a better bag, for finally learning how to hit a power
Twenty-Five Veterans to Graduate From Free PGA HOPE
Veterans and active military personnel that participated in a six-week free golf instruction program taught by local PGA Professionals at Alico Family Golf in Fort Myers. PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program for the South Florida PGA Foundation, designed through the PGA of America foundation, PGA Reach, to introduce golf to Veterans with disabilities in an effort to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. Through PGA HOPE programming, the SFPGA Foundation is in position to make a more meaningful impact on the lives of America’s military veterans. As many veterans struggle with the transition back into civilian life, the game of golf delivers a new level of enjoyment. This is the sixth PGA HOPE program that has graduated from Alico Family Golf in Fort Myers, Fl. The program will begin at 2:00 pm on April 29th with a graduation ceremony including gifts and prizes for the graduates during a small food and beverage reception. There will be an opportunity for participants to piece together what they have learned throughout the program and put it to good use on the golf course.
The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education and scholarships, and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,850 men and women PGA Professionals serving as the experts in business and the game of golf. Over the past thirteen years the Foundation has touched the lives of more than 12,000 individuals residing in South Florida, through various programming included but not limited to junior golf, charitable gifting, scholarships and PGA HOPE. Click HERE for more information on PGA HOPE on a national level. Click HERE for more information on PGA HOPE throughout south Florida.
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