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

 

PGA HOPE

PGA HOPE is a 6-7-week program that provides military veterans with free golf experiences taught by PGA Professionals. Upon completing the program, Veterans are considered “graduates” and will remain engaged every year through other PGA HOPE activities and events provided by PGA REACH Nebraska.

Learning and playing the game of golf is a proven activity that has positively impacted thousands of veterans nationwide. PGA HOPE is a program that is truly making a difference, as golf has become a therapeutic part of the rehabilitation process for many veterans with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities.

PGA HOPE Nebraska Programs

PGA HOPE Papillion Program

PGA HOPE Papillion started in 2018. It was the first PGA HOPE program in the Nebraska PGA! This program is led by PGA Professional Mark Nygaard.

PGA HOPE Papillion – Spring Session

Location: 
Eagle Hills Golf Course
501 Eagle Hills Dr
Papillion, NE 68133

Dates: 

Week #1 Tuesday, April 19th – Introduction Clinic/Putting
Week #2 Tuesday, April 26th – Short Game & Full Swing
Week #3 Tuesday, May 3rd – Short Game & Full Swing
Week #4 Tuesday, May 10th – Drive, Chip and Putt Competition
Week #5 Tuesday, May 17th – On Course Training
Week #6 Tuesday, May 24th – Graduation Day

Time: 

5:30 pm -7:00 pm every week

 

PGA HOPE Papillion – Fall Session

PGA HOPE Papillion started in 2018. It was the first PGA HOPE program in the Nebraska PGA! This program is led by PGA Professional Mark Nygaard.

Location: 
Eagle Hills Golf Course
501 Eagle Hills Dr
Papillion, NE 68133

Dates: 

Week #1 Wednesday, August 17th – Introduction Clinic/Putting
Week #2 Wednesday, August 24th  – Short Game & Full Swing
Week #3 Wednesday, August 31st  – Short Game & Full Swing
Week #4 Wednesday, September 7th – Short Game & Full Swing
Week #5 Wednesday, September 14th – Drive, Chip and Putt Competition
Week #6 Wednesday, September 21st  – On Course Training
Week #7 Wednesday, September 28th – Graduation Day

Time: 

9:30 am -11:30 am every week

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PGA HOPE Kearney Program

PGA HOPE Kearney started in 2021. This program is led by PGA Professional Matt Shaner.

Location:
Meadowlark Hills Golf Course
3300 30th Ave
Kearney, NE 68845

Dates: 

Week #1 Wednesday, August 24th – Introduction Clinic
Week #2 Wednesday, August 31st – Short Game & Full Swing
Week #3 Wednesday, September 7th – Short Game & Full Swing
Week #4 Wednesday, September 14th – Short Game & Full Swing
Week #5 Wednesday, September 21st – On Course Training
Week #6 Wednesday, September 28th – Drive, Chip & Putt Competition
Week #7 Wednesday, October 5th – Graduation Day

Time: 

9:30 am – 11:30 am every week

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PGA HOPE Lincoln Program

PGA HOPE Lincoln started in 2019.  This program is led by PGA Professional Joe Canny.

Location: 
Holmes Golf Course
3701 S 70th St
Lincoln, NE 68506

Dates: 

Week #1 Thursday, August 18th – Introduction Clinic/Putting
Week #2 Thursday, August 25th – Short Game & Full Swing
Week #3 Thursday, September 1st – Short Game & Full Swing
Week #4 Thursday, September 8th – Short Game & Full Swing
Week #5 Thursday, September 15th – Drive, Chip and Putt Competition
Week #6 Thursday, September 22nd – On Course Training
Week #7 Thursday, September 29th – Graduation Day

Time: 

9:30 am -11:30 am every week

 

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2022 PGA HOPE Nebraska Graduate Schedule of Events

All events are open to PGA HOPE Nebraska Graduates

MARCH 

Golf Simulator Day at the UNL PGA Golf Management Program
Wednesday, March 2nd – 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Location: 203 Keim Hall Lincoln, NE 68583

Golf Simulator Day at Kearney Country Club
Wednesday, March 9th – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Kearney Country Club – 2800 19th Ave, Kearney, NE 68845

Golf Simulator Day at Stone Creek Golf Course
Wednesday, March 16th – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Stone Creek GC – 6220 N 160th Ave, Omaha, NE 68116

Golf Simulator Day at the UNL PGA Golf Management Program
Thursday, March 24th – 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Location: 203 Keim Hall Lincoln, NE 68583

APRIL

Spring Camp – Lincoln
Thursday, April 21st – 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Holmes GC – 3701 S 70th St, Lincoln, NE 68506

Spring Camp – Kearney
Wednesday, April 27th – 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Meadowlark Hills GC – 3300 30th Ave, Kearney, NE 68845.

MAY

TOPGOLF – Omaha
Tuesday, May 24th –  5:30 pm – 8:00 pm **MUST RSVP by May 17th
Location: Topgolf – 908 N 102nd St, Omaha, NE 68114

JUNE

PGA HOPE 6-Hole Shootout Event #1 
Thursday, June 9th – 5:30 pm shotgun start
Location: Eagle Hills GC (Academy Course) – 501 Eagle Hills Dr, Papillion, NE 68133
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PGA HOPE 9-Hole Shootout Event #2
Thursday, June 16th – Tee Times from 5 pm-6 pm
Location: Jim Ager GC – 3761 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506
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PGA HOPE Play Day at Willow Lakes GC
Wednesday, June 29th – Tee Times 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Willow Lakes Golf Course – 12301 S 25th St, Bellevue, NE 68123
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JULY 

PGA HOPE 9-Hole Shootout Event #3
Thursday, July 14th – Tee Times from 5 pm-6 pm
Location: Jim Ager GC – 3761 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506
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PGA HOPE 6-Hole Shootout Event #4
Thursday, July 21st –  5:30 pm shotgun start
Location: Eagle Hills GC (Academy Course) – 501 Eagle Hills Dr, Papillion, NE 68133
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AUGUST

Pinnacle Bank Championship Events 

  • Tuesday, August 9th – PGA HOPE Golf Clinic with Korn Ferry Tour Players – 4 pm-5 pm
  • Thursday, August 11th – PGA HOPE Opening Ceremonial Tee Shot – 6:15 am
  • August 11th- August 14th – Hero Hut – #9 gree at the Pinnacle Bank Championship  (Open to all Veterans, Active Duty and First Responders)

Location: The Club at Indian Creek – 3825 N 202nd St, Elkhorn, NE 68022

PGA HOPE 6-Hole Shootout Event #5

Thursday, August 25th –  5:30 pm shotgun start
Location: Eagle Hills GC (Academy Course) – 501 Eagle Hills Dr, Papillion, NE 68133
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OCTOBER

PGA HOPE Nebraska Cup 
Tuesday, October 11th – 10:00 am
Location: Hillcrest Country Club – 9401 E O St, Lincoln, NE 68527

NOVEMBER

PGA HOPE – TOPTRACER RANGE (Veterans Day) 
Friday, November 11th – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Miracle Hill Golf Course – 1401 N 120th St, Omaha, NE 68154

 

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What is PGA HOPE?

  • PGA HOPE is the flagship military program for the PGA REACH Nebraska, designed to introduce golf to veterans to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.  As many veterans struggle with the transition back into civilian life, the game of golf delivers a new level of enjoyment and opportunity to be active in their local community.
  • PGA HOPE is a 6-7 week program that provides military veterans with free golf experiences taught by PGA Professionals. Upon completion of the program, Veterans are considered “graduates” and receive additional benefits such as engagement events,  discounts on green fees to local golf courses, and equipment.
  • There are currently over 180 PGA HOPE programs across the United States.

 

How does PGA HOPE help veterans?

  • Learning and playing the game of golf is a proven activity that has positively impacted thousands of wounded veterans nationwide. PGA HOPE is a program that is truly making a difference, as golf has become a therapeutic part of the rehabilitation process for many veterans with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities.

 

How is the program funded?

  • All PGA HOPE programming is fully funded by the PGA REACH Nebraska and PGA REACH. It is offered at NO COST for military veterans.

 

Who participates in PGA HOPE?

  • PGA HOPE is geared towards veterans with disabilities however is offered to all servicemen, servicewomen, and veterans.
  • Participants include military veterans living with physical or cognitive challenges such as:
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or the loss of limbs, among other challenges
  • PGA HOPE programming is closely aligned with local VA hospitals, as both strive to best meet the needs of all military veteran

 

Who teaches the program?

  • PGA Professionals provide expert golf instruction and are sometimes assisted by volunteers.
  • All PGA Professionals teaching PGA HOPE sessions are trained in adaptive golf methods to ensure they are comfortable instructing military veterans with disabilities.

 

For more information about PGA HOPE please reach out to Seth Scollard, PGA at sscollard@pgahq.com

David Karl

U.S. Air Force

PGA HOPE Ambassador - 2019

Davids PGA HOPE Journey

Shawn Donald

U.S Marine Corps

PGA HOPE Ambassador - 2021

Shawn's PGA HOPE Journey