Wescott Plantation Captures Second HOPE Cup Title
3rd Annual PGA REACH Carolinas HOPE Cup
By Sally Morgan, PGA
November 9, 2020
Kiawah Island, SC (November 9, 2020) – The 3rd Annual PGA REACH Carolinas HOPE Cup is complete after a beautiful day at Cougar Point Golf Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. All 13 PGA HOPE Carolinas programs competed in this year’s event for a full day of friendly competition, many laughs, and great camaraderie among all.
PGA HOPE Charleston – Wescott Plantation has captured the win for the 2020 HOPE Cup! A huge congratulations to Lead PGA Professional, Perry Green and his four veterans: Thomas Hole (US Air Force), Pat O’Leary (US Air Force), Harold Hill (US Coast Guard), and Alan Williams (US Navy). They finished at a stellar 8-under-par in this scramble format, finishing with an eagle on the last hole. The Wescott Plantation team won the Inaugural HOPE Cup in 2018 and captured the 2019 National PGA HOPE Secretary’s Cup title. While the veterans competing are a different group than the previous champions, their chapter’s success is a great testament to PGA Professional Perry Green and his tremendous dedication in giving back to our nation’s heroes through PGA HOPE. Green is also the 2019 Carolinas PGA Patriot Award Winner and a 2020 National Patriot Award Winner Finalist.
(left to right): PGA Lead Professional, Perry Green, Alan Williams (US Navy), Harold Hill (US Coast Guard), Thomas Hole (US Air Force), and Pat O’Leary (US Air Force).
At the 2021 PGA HOPE Secretary’s Cup to take place Monday, May 17, 2021 at Kiawah Island Resort – Osprey Point, the Carolinas PGA gets to bring six (6) teams to compete in this national event. Due to the 2020 PGA HOPE Secretary’s Cup being cancelled, the 2019 PGA REACH Carolinas HOPE Cup champions (PGA HOPE Southern Pines) get to take one of the six (6) spots.
With that being said, the top five (5) teams at the 2020 PGA REACH Carolinas HOPE Cup move on to the 2021 PGA HOPE Secretary’s Cup to compete against other teams across the country to see who will be crowned champion! Congratulations to the five teams who qualified! Below are the full results from today’s event.
This event is a humbling day for the PGA REACH Carolinas team to host. This is very least we can do to give back to our veterans who sacrificed so much for our country! The veterans have an absolute blast during this day, and it is amazing to see the joy in all of their faces.
We would like to extend a huge amount of gratitude to Josh Wagaman, PGA Head Professional at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Cougar Point Golf Course, and his entire team for extending their arms to welcome our veterans to their facility for the day!
T-2nd – Charleston – Kiawah Island (30)
T-2nd – Southern Pines (30)
T-4th – Asheville (31)*
T-4th – Charleston – Stono Ferry (31)*
T-4th – Charleston – Daniel Island (31)
T-7th – Charleston – Redbank (32)
T-7th – Greensboro (32)
T-7th – Parris Island (32)
T-10th – Columbia (33)
T-10th – Myrtle Beach (33)
12th – Charlotte/Salisbury (35)
13th – Greenville (36)
About PGA REACH Carolinas
The PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of the Carolinas PGA Section, the largest of the 41 sections in the United States of America. Our 2,000 members across North and South Carolina are committed to serving our communities and growing the game of golf through our three pillars- Youth, Military, and Diversity & Inclusion. For more information, please visit carolinas.pga.com/
About PGA 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. With your support, we serve our veterans at eleven locations in North and South Carolina with an emphasis on helping those with physical and emotional disabilities that would most benefit from our initiative.
Sally Morgan, PGA | Carolinas PGA | firstname.lastname@example.org