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PGA Hope

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
    1. 2019 Host site-Town of Colonie Golf Course
    2. Lead golf Professional-Noel Gebauer, PGA
    3. Tuesdays, May-June 6-8PM

Christian Torres, PGA Associate

Player Development Coordinator

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