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PGA HOPE

The Philadelphia PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) Program is a FREE 5 week golf program for military veterans. It is a rehabilitation program designed to introduce golf to Veterans to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.  The lifetime sport of golf has proven to be an excellent activity for competition and rehabilitation, while helping Military Veterans to reconnect with their community through the social opportunities that the game provides. The program includes 5 golf lessons/clinics with instruction from certified PGA Professionals.  Clinics are Free to any military veterans who would like to learn the game and/or sharpen their golf skills or just spend some time with friends.
Currently, the Philadelphia PGA HOPE program has 2 chapters, one in Bensalem, PA and one in Mt. Holly, NJ. The program has served over 70 veterans thus far (2017-2018) and we plan to grow both chapters by expanding our program offerings among local communities for 2018 and beyond. 

PGA Jr. League

PGA Jr. League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends. Each team is captained by a PGA or LPGA Professional, who serves as the coach and is at the forefront of creating a welcoming environment for all to enjoy the game. PGA Jr. League Golf utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning and development - both on and off course. Over 1,400 kids participated in PGA Jr. League in the Philadelphia PGA Section in 2017.

Golf in Schools

The Philadelphia Section PGA created this program in a continued effort to grow the game of golf among youth in the community.  The comprehensive curriculum was developed by PGA Professionals and is designed to introduce the game to students of all skill levels through their physical education classes in school.  The objective of the Golf in Schools Program is to teach kids the basic fundamentals of the game as well as the mental and physical health benefits that this lifelong sport provides. The Philadelphia PGA and the Golf Association of Philadelphia work together to deliver the program to local schools.  The curriculum is broken down into 5 lessons which cover golf swing fundamentals, teaching techniques, in-class activities/games and valuable life skills that golf incorporates. The school is given the SNAG Golf kit equipment to use for the program at no cost and PGA Professionals assist in delivering the program through teacher training sessions and in-class instructional visits.  The goal is to grow and expand the program by activating 20 new schools in 2018 while continuing to work with PGA Professionals and educators to improve the program curriculum.

Variety-The Children’s Charity

Since 1935, Variety - The Children's Charity of Greater Philadelphia has continued its mission to build social competence in children and youth with physical and developmental disabilities by engaging them in educational, recreational and leisure activities, while connecting families to resources. PGA REACH Philadelphia will continue their support and funding for the “Golf Buddies” program which pairs a Variety child with a PGA Professional to serve as a mentor and coach for them. www.varietyphila.org

Mid-Atlantic Blind Golfers Association

Since 1948, the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association, a non-profit 501c3 corporation, has been providing blind and visually impaired (legally blind) men, Women and children the opportunity to enjoy the challenges and rewards that golf offers.
Today, MABGA has over 120 totally blind, visually impaired golfers and coaches, with another 85 junior blind golfers. Our members participate in approximately 40 golf outings each year, as well as a special outing with a local PGA Professional As a partner, along with our Annual Fund Raising Charity Tournament. The Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association is a totally self-sustaining organization providing our programs through dues, donations and our Annual Fund Raising Charity Event. Each year Philadelphia PGA Section gives an annual grant of $5,000 to The Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association to help support their mission and programs. www.mabga.org

The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia

The First Tee provides youth with educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. At The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia, kids and teens are learning to play golf along with life lessons and leadership skills, and it’s making a difference. Their programs are positively impacting youth, their families and their communities. PGA Reach Philadelphia supports the organization and their mission by funding a PGA Jr. League program for The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia for families and children that need financial assistance. www.thefirstteephiladelphia.org