PGA Hope

PGA Hope


Click on the PGA HOPE logo above to watch our HOPE Video.

PGA HOPE has suspended all programs across the country until May 10th
New in 2015, the South Florida PGA Foundation’s military pillar, PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. Golf sessions are offered at NO cost to Veterans by South Florida PGA Professionals. Learning and playing the game of golf is a proven activity that has helped thousands of military Veterans assimilate back into their community through the social interaction the game of golf provides.

During this difficult time, we want our PGA HOPE family to stay safe and know that you are not alone. We ask all our veterans to please stay home and encourage your friends and family to do the same. We are promoting #HOPEfromHOME - Below are ways that you can join us as we stay in touch and continue to support one another through these difficult times.

The Buddy Check-In Project will consist of a group of volunteer PGA HOPE Veterans who are willing to make check in calls to other veterans who could use hearing from a friendly voice.  If there is a veteran that you are aware needs a Buddy Check call(s), please email us immediately at If you would like to join the Buddy Check Team to make calls to veterans in need please

We will continue to remain in contact through social media and provide updates through emails. If you have previously participated in South Florida's PGA HOPE programming - please request to join our South Florida PGA HOPE Facebook group. 

To get answers to questions you have about coronavirus and how VA is responding, visit our Coronavirus FAQs page or read VA's public health response.
If you have symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath, call your VA medical center before going to a clinic, urgent care center, or emergency room. Calling first helps us protect you, medical staff, and other patients. For the latest information about coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Be sure to check out the #BeThere Campaign / Veteran Crisis Line 800-273-8255

If you are interested in participating in PGA HOPE please click on the right image below: 


Click on the images below for more information concerning our life-changing program.




Congratulations to Judy Alvarez, PGA on being the 2019 PGA National Patriot Award Recipient

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Click on the image above to watch some local coverage recognizing Judy's efforts. 

Mary Goes to Washington & Comes Back an Ambassador

Army Specialist, Mary Anderson-Kokell was selected to represent south Florida as a PGA HOPE Ambassador for the life-changing program Helping Our Patriots Everywhere. Mary participated in one of the first PGA HOPE programs in 2015. Since then, Mary has proven the life-changing power of PGA HOPE. Mary was selected based on the impact this program had on her life and the impact she had on her fellow veterans. Mary participated in the inaugural National Health & Wellness Week in presented by PGA REACH in Washington DC. Each participating Veteran received a specially designed golf and wellness tool kit that included golf training tips, exercises and other recommendations for healthy living. Each new PGA HOPE Ambassador will now represent their respective PGA of America Section and support their fellow Veterans in communities across the country during PGA HOPE clinics and training programs.



All of our PGA HOPE programming is post-poned at this time due to the uncertainty & the rapid changes of this pandemic Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
We will be sure to update all audiences as soon as we have rescheduled our spring programs. 

If you are a veteran and would like to register for one of these programs, please contact Michelle Goda at

Here's a snapshot of PGA HOPE in south Florida during 2019:

Click on the images below to view more media covering our PGA HOPE programming in south Florida




Extra Golfing Opportutnities 

One of the purposes of PGA HOPE is to inspire a lifelong interest in golf for our participating veterans. To foster growth in their new skills and love for the game, we coordinate with local PGA Professionals to provide extra golfing opportunties to our participating and graduated veterans. We plan to list some of these opportunites here below once we organize all of the information provided.                                          

National Golfing Opportunities for PGA HOPE Graduates

- Click HERE now for the list of offers

   9 Hole Golf on Sundays at Monarch CC

    - Click here for the flyer listing how to participate. 

Free Golf Every Monday

    -Click here for more information to participate

Discounted Rounds of Golf and Practice Facility Useage

   - Click here for more information



Media Coverage

Watch media coverage of our most recent annual fundraising event, PGA HOPE Classic, which raised over $55,000 for PGA HOPE.

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Check out our YouTube Channel to hear how our veterans have been positively affected by PGA HOPE

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Read the story of how our very own Judy Alvarez, PGA has changed the lives of veterans on a local and national level: 

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