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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

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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.

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 through the leadership of Perry Green, PGA! 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 18, 2022 through April 29, 2022 (once a week every Friday)
  • Fall Session Dates: Friday, September 16, 2022 through October 28, 2022 (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 21, 2022 through May, 2, 2022 (once a week every Monday)
  • Fall Session Dates: Monday, September 19, 2022 through October 31, 2022 (once a week every Monday)


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 15, 2022 through April 19, 2022 (ones a week every Tuesday)
  • Fall Session Dates: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 through October 11, 2022 (once a week every Tuesday)


Charleston Municipal Golf Course in Charleston, SC –
This program will be a new location in 2022 which will be run by PGA HOPE Lead, Marshall Ormand, PGA.

  • Spring Session Dates: TBD
  • Fall Session Dates: TBD

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: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 through March 1, 2022 (once a week every Tuesday)
  • FEMALE VETERANS ONLY! Spring Session Dates: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 through May 24, 2022 (once a week every Tuesday)
  • Summer Session Dates: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 through August 3, 2022 (once a week every Wednesday)
  • FEMALE VETERANS ONLY! Fall Session Dates: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 through October 26, 2022 (once a week every Wednesday)

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. Due to Ryan Brickley, PGA location to another state for a new job Ian Bollinger, PGA will be the new PGA HOPE Lead for this program.

Have any questions? Please contact Ian Bollinger, PGA at ian.bollinger257@gmail.com.

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

  • 2022 Spring Session Information
    Location:
    The Spur at Northwoods in Columbia, SC
    Dates: TBD but will begin in March of 2022
  • 2022 Fall Session Information
    Location:
    The Spur at Northwoods in Columbia, SC
    Dates: TBD but will begin in August of 2022

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.

  • 2022 Spring Session Information
    Location:
    Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC
    Dates: Friday, February 18, 2022 through April 8, 2022 (once a week every Friday)
  • 2022 Fall Session Information
    Location:
    Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC
    Dates: Friday, September 16, 2022 through November 4, 2022 (once a week every Friday)

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.

  • 2022 Spring Session Information
    Location: Gillespie Golf Club in Greensboro, NC
    Dates: Friday, April 1, 2022 through May 27, 2022 (once a week every Friday)
    Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • 2022 Fall Session Information
    Location: Gillespie Golf Club in Greensboro, NC
    Dates: Friday, September 2, 2022 through Friday, October 28, 2022 (once a week every Friday)
    Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Have any questions? Please contact Bob Brooks, PGA at Bob.Brooks@greensboro-nc.gov. or Sharon Williams at Sharon.Williams@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 the new PGA HOPE Lead Professional, Chris Sitko, PGA.

  • 2022 Spring Session Information
    Location: Carolina Springs Golf Course in Fountain Inn, SC
    Dates: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 through June 15, 2022 (once a week every Wednesday)

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.

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 run through Project Golf Myrtle Beach to serve our nation’s military heroes.

  • 2022 Winter Session Information
    Location:
    Project Golf at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Dates: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 through March 8, 2022 (once a week every Tuesday)
  • 2022 Spring Session Information
    Location:
    Project Golf at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Dates: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 through May 10, 2022 (once a week every Tuesday)
  • 2022 Beginning of Summer Session Information
    Location:
    Project Golf at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Dates: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 through July 12, 2022 (once a week every Tuesday)
  • 2022 End of Summer Session Information
    Location:
    Project Golf at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Dates: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 through September 6, 2022(once a week every Tuesday)
  • 2022 Fall Session Information
    Location:
    Project Golf at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Dates: Tuesday, October 5, 2022 through November 9, 2022 (once a week every Tuesday)

Have any questions? Please contact Gary Schaal, PGA at gary.schaal@projectgolf.org

Follow PGA HOPE Myrtle Beach along on Facebook to get more involved!

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.

  • 2022 Spring Session Information
    Location:
    The Legends at Parris Island in Parris Island, SC
    Dates: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 through April 12, 2022 (once a week every Tuesday)
  • 2022 Fall Session Information
    Location:
    The Legends at Parris Island in Parris Island, SC
    Dates: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 through October 18, 2022 (once a week every Tuesday)

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.

  • 2022 Spring Session Information
    Location:
    Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, NC
    Dates: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 through April 20, 2022 (once a week every Wednesday)
  • 2022 Fall Session Information
    Location:
    Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, NC
    Dates: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 through October 19, 2022 (once a week every Wednesday)

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.