Western New York

PGA REACH Western New York

PGA REACH Western New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of the Western New York PGA Section, one of the 41 sections in the PGA of America. Our members from across Buffalo, Rochester, and Erie are committed to serving our communities and growing the game of golf through our three pillars- Youth, Military, and Inclusion.

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Michael O'Connor, PGA
PGA Reach Trustee
Tim Fries, PGA
Vice President
PGA Reach Trustee
Michael D'Agostino, PGA
PGA Reach Trustee
Jeff Mietus, PGA
PGA Reach Trustee
Andy Conner
Erie Independent Director
PGA Reach Trustee
Ralph Fornuto
Rochester Independent Director
PGA Reach Trustee
Jamie Miller
Buffalo Independent Director
PGA Reach Trustee
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PGA REACH Western New York Programs

Western New York Youth Programs

PGA Jr. League is a fun, social, and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls, ages 17 & under, to enjoy the game of golf. Like other recreational youth sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends. Our Western New York PGA Professionals captain teams in a popular two-person scramble format which reinforces the team concept and creates a nurturing environment for learning the game of golf. More than 550 juniors across the Western New York PGA Section participate in this entry point to the game.


Annual Youth Events

PGA Jr. League

Drive, Chip & Putt

WNY PGA Junior Golf Tour

The Fore Tour Junior Series

College Series Tour

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Western New York Military Programs

PGA HOPE Western New York (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 with an emphasis on helping those with physical and emotional disabilities that would most benefit from our initiative.


Annual Military Events

Meet our PGA HOPE Ambassador - Nicholas Martone

Tee it up for the Troops

The Way of the Warrior Tournament

PGA HOPE 100 Hole Marathon

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Western New York Inclusion Programs

The PGA WORKS Fellowship aspires to be the most valuable entry-level employment opportunity for individuals from diverse backgrounds to garner experience in all sides of the golf industry. The PGA WORKS Fellowship is intended to engage a diverse group of participants. Collectively, they represent a wide array of demographics—including various  genders, ages, races/colors, national origin/ancestries, sexual orientation, disabilities and Veterans status—although all are welcome to apply.


Annual Inclusion Events

Meet our PGA WORKS Fellow - Hope Warkoczeski 

Charity Hockey Classic

Duster Challenge

JC Martin Project

Special Olympics New York 

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