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HELP US GIVE HOPE!

PGA HOPE Carolinas (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is an adaptive golf program offered by our PGA Professionals as a rehabilitation tool to improve our veterans’ quality of life by enhancing their mental, social, physical, and emotional well-being. There is NO COST to our veterans. We serve our veterans at fifteen locations in North and South Carolina with an emphasis on helping those with physical and emotional disabilities that would most benefit from our initiative.

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 and cognitive challenges such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and amputees, among other challenges.
  • PGA HOPE programming is fully funded by PGA REACH and offered at NO COST for Military Veterans
  • 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 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.

VETERANS

Want to get involved in PGA HOPE? Click the link below and fill out an application.

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PGA HOPE Carolinas Locations

Want to be a part of a program here in the Carolinas? Click the link below and choose a program near you!

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PGA Professional Involvement

Want to be a part of a PGA HOPE program in the Carolinas? Click the link below to learn more!

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2021 PGA HOPE Carolinas Programs

PGA HOPE Asheville started in the Spring of 2017 where it was led by PGA HOPE Asheville Lead Professional and PGA HOPE National Trainer, Brian Oliver, PGA.

  • 2021 Spring Session Information
    Location: Broadmoor Golf Links in Fletcher, NC
    Dates: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 through Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (once a week every Tuesday)

Have any questions? Please contact Brian Oliver, PGA at boliver0301@pga.com.

Follow PGA HOPE Asheville along on Facebook to get more involved!

PGA HOPE Charleston started in the Fall of 2015 at Wescott Golf Club and grew to 4 other locations in the Lowcountry Chapter. PGA HOPE Charleston was the first program in the Carolinas to start giving HOPE to our nation’s military heroes! Please see below the PGA HOPE Lead Professionals for each PGA HOPE Charleston Program.

Wescott Golf Club in Summerville, SC
This program was established in the Fall of 2015 by PGA HOPE Lead & the 2020 Carolinas PGA Patriot Award Winner, Perry Green, PGA.

  • Spring Session Dates: Friday, March 19, 2021 through Friday, April 30, 2021 (once a week every Friday)
  • Spring Session Dates: Thursday, March 18, 2021 through Thursday, April 29, 2021 (once a week every Thursday)
  • Fall Session Dates: Thursday, September 9, 2021 through Thursday, October 21, 2021 (once a week every Thursday)
  • Fall Session Dates: Friday, September 10, 2021 through Friday, October 22, 2021 (once a week every Friday)

Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC
This program was established in the Spring of 2016 by PGA HOPE Lead, Ron Cerrudo, PGA.

  • Spring Session Dates: Monday, March 15, 2021 through Monday, May 3, 2021 (once a week every Monday)
  • Fall Session Dates: TBD

The Links at Stono Ferry in Hollywood, SC- This program was established in the Spring of 2017 by PGA HOPE Lead, Ben Sloan, PGA.

  • Spring Session Dates: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 through Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (once a week every Wednesday)
  • Fall Session Dates: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 through Tuesday, October 19, 2021 (once a week every Tuesday)

Redbank Plantation Golf Course in Goose Creek, SC – This program was established in the Spring of 2017 by PGA HOPE Lead, Jeremy Smith, PGA.

  • Spring Session Dates: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 through Wednesday, April 28, 2021 (once a week every Wednesday)
  • Fall Session Dates:Wednesday, September 8, 2021 through Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (once a week every Wednesday)

Kiawah Island Golf Resort- Cougar Point in Kiawah Island, SC- This program was established in the Summer of 2018 by PGA HOPE Lead & Carolinas PGA Section Secretary, Josh Wagaman, PGA.

    • Winter Session Dates: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 through Wednesday, March 3, 2021 (once a week every Wednesday)
    • Summer Session Dates: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 through Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 9 am to 11 am (once a week every Tuesday)

 

Have any questions? Please contact one of the PGA HOPE Lead Professionals above to learn more about their program.

Follow PGA HOPE Charleston along on Facebook to get more involved!

PGA HOPE  Charlotte/Salisbury started in the Spring of 2017 where it was led by PGA HOPE Charlotte/Salisbury Lead Professional, Ryan Brickley, PGA.

 

  • 2021 Spring Session Information
    Location: Rocky River Golf Club in Concord, NC
    Dates: Monday, March 1, 2021 through Monday, May 3, 2021 (once a week every Monday)

Have any questions? Please contact Ryan Brickley, PGA at Ryan.Brickley@atriumhospitality.com.

PGA HOPE  Columbia started in the Spring of 2018 where it was led by PGA HOPE Columbia Lead Professional, Jim Williams, PGA.

2021 Spring Session Information
Location: Hidden Valley Golf Club in Gaston, SC
Dates: Monday, March 15, 2021 through Monday, April 26, 2021 (once a week every Monday)
Time: TBD

2021 Fall Session Information
Location: Hidden Valley Golf Club in Gaston, SC
Dates: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 through Tuesday, October 26, 2021 (once a week every Tuesday)
Time: TBD

Have any questions? Please contact Jim Williams, PGA at pgagolf@pga.com.

Follow PGA HOPE Columbia along on Facebook to get more involved!

PGA HOPE  Fayetteville will start in the Fall of 2021 where it will be led by PGA HOPE Fayetteville Lead Professional, Brock White, PGA.

DATE TBD

Have any questions? Please contact Brock White, PGA at brockwhite@pga.com

PGA HOPE  Greensboro started in the Spring of 2017 where it was led by PGA HOPE Greenbsoro Lead Professionals, Bob Brooks, PGA & Casey Cline, PGA.

2021 Spring Session Information
Location: Gillespie Golf Club in Greensboro, NC
Dates: Friday, April 16, 2021 through Friday, May 21, 2021 (once a week every Friday)
Time: 1:00pm<\del>

2021 Fall Session Information
Location: Gillespie Golf Club in Greensboro, NC
Dates: Friday, September 3, 2021 through Friday, October 15, 2021 (once a week every Friday)
Time: 1:00pm

Have any questions? Please contact Bob Brooks, PGA at Bob.Brooks@greensboro-nc.gov.

PGA HOPE  Greenville (SC) started in the Spring of 2016 where it was led by PGA HOPE Greenville Lead Professional, Pat Kenny, PGA. Unfortunately Pat Kenny passed away in the Summer of 2020 due to a heart attack. Pat’s legacy will live on through this program that he has built thanks to new PGA HOPE Lead Professional, Chris Sitko, PGA.

2021 Spring Session Information
Location: Carolina Springs Golf Club in Fountain Inn, SC
Dates: Thursday, April 29, 2021 through Thursday, June 17, 2021 (once a week every Thursday)<\del>

2021 Summer Session Information
Location: Carolina Springs Golf Club in Fountain Inn, SC
Dates: Thursday, July 1, 2021 through Thursday, August 12, 2021 (once a week every Thursday)<\del>

Have any questions? Please contact Chris Sitko, PGA at sitko305@pga.com

PGA HOPE  Moyock is starting Spring of 2021 with a pilot program of 6 Veteran’s to get the word out about this new program where this program is led by PGA HOPE Moyock Lead Professional, Dan Aros, PGA.

PILOT PROGRAM: 2021 Spring Session Information
Location: Eagle Creek Golf Club in Moyock, NC
Dates: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 through Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (once a week every Tuesday)
Time: TBD

2021 Fall Session Information
Location: Eagle Creek Golf Club in Moyock, NC
Dates: Thursday, October 7, 2021 through Thursday, November 11, 2021 (once a week every Thursday)
Time: TBD

Have any questions? Please contact Dan Aros, PGA at dan@eaglecreekgolfing.com

PGA HOPE Myrtle Beach started in the Fall of 2020 where it was led by PGA HOPE Myrtle Beach Lead Professional and Past Carolinas PGA & PGA of America Past President, Gary Schaal, PGA. This program is ran through Project Golf Myrtle Beach to serve our nations military heroes.

2021 Winter Session Information
Location: Project Golf at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC
Dates: Tuesday, Ferbuary 23, 2021 through Tuesday, March 30, 2021 (once a week every Tuesday)
Time: 4pm to 6pm

2021 Spring Session Information
Location: Project Golf at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC
Dates: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 through Tuesday, May 11, 2021 (once a week every Tuesday)
Time: 4pm to 6pm

2021 Summer Session Information
Location: Project Golf at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC
Dates: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 through Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (once a week every Tuesday)
Time: 4pm to 6pm<\del>

2021 Fall Session Information
Location: Project Golf at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC
Dates: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 through Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (once a week every Tuesday)
Time: 4pm to 6pm

Have any questions? Please contact Gary Schaal, PGA at glschaal@aol.com.

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PGA HOPE Parris Island started in the Fall of 2018 where it was led by PGA HOPE Parris Island Lead Professionals, Dwight Hansen, PGA & Jeff Harris, PGA.

2021 Spring Session Information
Location: The Legends at Parris Island in Parris Island, SC
Dates: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 through Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (once a week every Tuesday)
Time: TBD

2021 Fall Session Information
Location: The Legends at Parris Island in Parris Island, SC
Dates: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 through Tuesday, October 19, 2021 (once a week every Tuesday)
Time: TBD

Have any questions? Please contact Jeff Harris, PGA at jeffharris57@me.com.

Follow PGA HOPE Parris Island along on Facebook to get more involved!

PGA HOPE Southern Pines started in the Spring of 2018 where it was led by PGA HOPE Southern Pines Lead Professional, Jim Hardy, PGA.

2021 Spring Session Information
Location: Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, NC
Dates: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 through Wednesday, April 28, 2021 (once a week every Wednesday)
Time: TBD

2021 Fall Session Information
Location: Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, NC
Dates: Wednesday September 1, 2021 through Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (once a week every Wednesday)
Time: TBD

Have any questions? Please contact Jim Hardy, PGA at jhardy@uskidsgolf.com.

For more information regarding PGA HOPE Carolinas, please contact PGA REACH Carolinas Coordinator, Jessica Asbury at jasbury@pgahq.com or at (336) 398-2848.