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NENY PGA HOPE

Military Programs

PGA Hope

  • PGA HOPE serves as the military pillar of PGA REACH, and a rehabilitative program designed to introduce golf to veterans with disabilities in order to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being
  • PGA HOPE is the only golf program for veterans taught by PGA Professionals trained in VA-Approved Adaptive Sports Instruction
  • The mission of PGA REACH is to positively impact lives by enabling access to PGA Professionals, PGA Sections and the game of golf.

PGA HOPE’s goals are to:

  1. Create a safe environment for Veterans and their families and establish relationships of trust with PGA Professionals
  2. Have fun and encourage a culture of comradery
  3. Teach Veterans the basics of golf including etiquette and course management
  4. Empower Veterans to feel confident playing golf on their own after the program
  5. Ensure year round programming opportunities as well as progressive programming

2022 PGA HOPE Schedule

PGA HOPE Albany

Location: Town of Colonie Golf Course - 418 Consaul Rd. Schenectady, NY 12304

PGA HOPE Albany

New York Golf Park

Location: New York Golf Park - 5490 NY-9H, Hudson, NY 12534

PGA HOPE New York Golf Park

Mohawk Valley Golf & Event Center

Location: MV Golf & Event Center - 6069 NY-5, Little Falls, NY 13365

Fox Run Golf Club

Location: Fox Run Golf Club - 129 County Hwy 142A, Johnstown, NY 12095
When: Saturdays, March 5th - April 9th

PGA HOPE Fox Run Golf Club

Orchard Creek Golf Club

Location: Orchard Creek Golf Club - 6700 Dunnsville Rd, Altamont, NY 12009
When: May 16th - June 20th

Leatherstocking Golf Course

Location: Leatherstocking Golf Course - 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326

PGA HOPE Leatherstocking

NENY PGA HOPE Program benefits their graduates a considerable discounts at the following facilities during the 2022 calendar year:

*Must complete a scheduled program above in order to redeem benefits*

Rhonda Liddell - PGA HOPE Ambassador

PGA HOPE Ambassador

Northeastern New York PGA

It is my personal mission to help introduce my fellow Veterans and their families to the game of Golf! Soon new information about the Northeastern NY PGA HOPE program will be coming. We have many NEW locations in the works! If you are not in NENY that is okay, I will be able to get you any info needed to get going where you are! Share with ALL, you never know who just might need this...

Email Rhonda:  - homebody_30093@yahoo.com

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Christian Torres, PGA Associate

Director of Operations

Northeastern New York PGA

For questions about how to become an instructor or to become a HOPE participant use the following contact information for Christian Torres.


Call Christian:  518-438-8645

Email Christian

Supporting PGA HOPE

  • Veteran suicide is a major issue in the Veteran community, and statistics show 22 Veterans a day commit suicide. NENY PGA HOPE is working to change this statistic by utilizing the game of golf as a form of therapy.
  • Each PGA HOPE program requires $3,500-$5,500 in funding to operate the 5-7 week program.
  • We have huge aspirations to offer programming year round, grow our program chapters throughout the section geographically, grow participation #s in each, offer post-graduate programming, in addition to helping secure our veteran golfers with equipment and specialized/adaptive equipment needs.

    Please contact us at 518-438-8645 about corporate partnership opportunities, giving charitable donations, volunteering or assisting us in awareness and reaching new veteran populations close to you.