Registration is now open for veterans in the Permian Basin to sign up for PGA HOPE, a free 6-week program led by a trained PGA Professional that provides Veterans with golf instruction, course access, and adaptive equipment if needed.
Avery Lee, Coordinator of Foundation Operations for the Northern Texas PGA, told KBest News that PGA HOPE is a national program that stands for “Helping our Patriots Everywhere”. He advised that the PGA professional are trained in adaptive golf techniques.
"We have a memorandum of understanding with the VA to go out and teach golf lessons, and use golf as a form of therapy," said Lee. "It is absolutely free for veterans. They're getting free instruction. It's done in a group setting. They don't need to know anything about golf. They don't need to have any clubs or equipment; we'll have everything onsite for them. It's mostly just a way to get outdoors, share the comraderie with their fellow brothers and sisters in arms, and learn a sport and be active."
This spring, the program will begin in April at the Odessa Country Club. The classes are held from 9-11 am, every Wednesday, from April 1st – May 6th. Be advised that space is limited to only 16 veterans.
To register online, visit: https://foundation.ntpga.com/military-veterans