NCPGA Foundation Invites Military Veterans to Learn Golf at the PGA HOPE Introductory Clinic
VACAVILLE, CA – The Northern California PGA Foundation invites Veterans from all the military service branches to attend PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) Northern California, a free clinic that introduces golf to all Veterans in order to enhance their mental, social, physical and emotional well-being. The introductory clinic will be held on September 10 (8:30-11:00 a.m.) at the Cypress Lakes Golf Course at Travis Air Force Base in Vacaville. Interested Veterans can RSVP to Suzy Schneider of the NCPGA Foundation at SSchneider@pgahq.com or (707) 449-4742.
The clinic will be taught by local Northern California PGA Professionals with assistance from trained volunteers and include clubs and equipment if needed, training aids, range balls and weekly golf course access.
In order to prepare for the clinic, 16 NCPGA Professionals participated in a hands-on workshop to learn teaching “adaptive golf” to Veterans with physical or cognitive challenges. Through the day-long workshop with Veterans Administration (VA) specialists, the NCPGA Professionals learned how golf is utilized as a vital element in the rehabilitation and recovery process.
Following the introductory golf clinic, a six-week PGA HOPE program will be available for all local Veterans to participate in at no cost. These weekly HOPE sessions will be held every Thursday at the Golf Club at Cypress Lakes Golf Course.
PGA HOPE is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. The PGA of America and local PGA Professionals are working closely with the VA system across the country to assist Veterans in their transition.
About the NCPGA Foundation
The Northern California PGA Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives and communities of those in Northern California and Northwestern Nevada by providing resources to community action organizations that foster and embrace life’s positive values. For additional information, please visit www.ncpgafoundation.org.