about PGA hope
Learning and playing the game of golf is a proven activity that has positively impacted thousands of wounded Veterans nationwide. PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of the NJGF, designed to introduce golf at No Cost to Veterans with disabilities, in order to enhance their physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being.
Led by PGA Professionals, PGA HOPE helps Veterans assimilate back into their communities through the social interaction the game of golf provides.
PGA hope goals
CREATE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS WITH PGA PROFESSIONALS
HAVE FUN AND ENCOURAGE A CULTURE OF COMRADERY
TEACH VETERANS THE BASICS OF GOLF INCLUDING ETIQUETTE AND COURSE MANAGEMENT
EMPOWER VETERANS TO FEEL CONFIDENT
PLAYING GOLF AND TO FIND SUCCESS ON AND OFF THE GOLF COURSE
2.9 million veterans of the post 9/11 generation have entered higher education after their service
military GOLF SERIES
A PGA HOPE program, the Military Golf Series is NJGF's new military program designed to support the military to civilian transition for Student Veterans.
In addition to the therapeutic impact the game provides, the "Golf Series" leverages the game of golf to yield a pathway that positions Student Veterans for success as they explore career opportunities.
The Military Golf Series emulates the PGA HOPE 6-8 week curriculum for the Spring and Fall semester. Furthermore, the program provides Student Veterans with golf equipment, networking opportunities via golf outings, and field trips to our corporate partners.
military golf series
Led by PGA Professional Lisa Jensen and Rutgers University Graduate Student Jose Sagal, the Golf Series was created to continue our mission to impact the lives of veterans.