PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is a year round golf program for all military Veterans, designed to enhance their rehabilitation and assimilation back into society. The HOPE program provides all Veterans with free golf instruction taught by our own PGA Professionals.
Through our Hit The Green For HOPE promotion, Marriott Golf raised over $25,000 in 2016 for the PGA REACH program. We are looking to eclipse that number in 2017 with events on national holidays such as Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Veterans Day.
PGA REACH, the regional PGA Sections and PGA Professionals partner with our local VA hospitals and military installations to initiate the HOPE program. It includes a working partnership with physical therapists, introduction of the participant to the sport of golf, golf instruction, playing opportunities and social events – using golf as an activity to assist veterans with their progress in rehab along with helping them to assimilate and mainstream with their families and into their communities and into life.