PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans and Active Duty Military to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.

The program introduces the game of golf through a developmental 6-8 week curriculum, led by PGA Professionals trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency. All programs are funded by PGA REACH and supplemented by PGA Section Foundations, so the cost of programming is free to all Veterans.

PGA HOPE has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which enables direct referrals to the PGA HOPE program as a form of therapy. 

Find Open Programs Near You

The beauty of PGA HOPE is you can truly come as you are. Using the link below, you can find a list of PGA HOPE sessions around the country that are currently open for registration.

PGA HOPE Programs

If you do not see a session in your preferred area, it is because that session has either been filled or is not open currently.

You can see all PGA HOPE locations on the map below. Click on a location to learn more details or be added to their waitlist.

PGA HOPE Partners

PGA HOPE Partners

PGA HOPE Graduate Testimonies


In 2024, PGA HOPE will impact over 17,000 Veterans and Active Duty Military nationwide, taught by over 3,000 PGA Professionals from around the country.

There are currently more than 500 PGA HOPE programs across the country, hosted in all 50 States.

PGA REACH recognizes Veterans Day as the PGA National Day of HOPE. On this day, PGA REACH works in partnership with the golf community to celebrate and honor our nation’s heroes as well as spread awareness about the PGA HOPE program.

Veteran suicide is a major issue in the Veteran community, and statistics show 22 Veterans a day commit suicide. PGA HOPE is working to change this statistic by utilizing the game of golf as a form of therapy.

PGA HOPE Program

Program Site Selection

PGA REACH works with PGA Sections, PGA Professionals, and VA hospitals to identify golf courses and communities that are willing to host and would benefit from the program

PGA Professional Training

Local PGA of America Golf Professionals are trained to teach golf to Veterans with physical and emotional disabilities as well as important aspects of Veteran rehabilitative culture. Find a Training Near You >>

Introductory Clinic

Local VA hospitals, warrior transition units, and other Veteran service organizations recruit Veterans to attend a one-day introductory golf experience

PGA HOPE Program

Six to eight week golf program led by trained PGA Professionals that provides Veterans with golf instruction, course access, and adaptive equipment if needed

PGA HOPE Graduation

A celebration of the completion of the first session. Specifics vary by market but graduation ceremonies include golf, lunch, and an equipment giveaway. A graduation card is issued that affords the Veteran with a range of golf related benefits in their local area