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PGA HOPE Minnesota

PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH Minnesota. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.

The program introduces the game of golf through a developmental 6-8 week curriculum, taught by PGA Professionals trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency. All programs are funded by PGA REACH and supplemented by PGA Section Foundations, so the cost of programming is free to all Veterans.

Register for a PGA HOPE Program

Read more about each PGA HOPE Program below. Offerings may differ at each location. If you are interested in joining PGA HOPE, please fill out the form and select your desired location. All veterans are welcome to participate. The Lead Instructor at your chosen location will reach out with further details on the program.

Registration is currently closed for all PGA HOPE Chapters. Please check back in the spring.

2021 PGA HOPE Chapters

PGA HOPE Chaska is led by PGA Professional, John Kellin. John is the Head Golf Professional at Chaska Town Course and PGA Member for nearly 20 years.

2021 Session Information
Location: Chaska Town Course
3000 Town Course Dr.
Chaska, MN 55318
Session Dates: Wednesday’s June 30-August 18
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Lead Instructor: John Kellin, PGA
jkellin@chaskamn.com
(952) 443-3748
Class Size: 12 veterans

Sessions take place weekly.

PGA HOPE Edina is led by PGA Professional, Jay Meyerhoff. Jay is the Head Golf Professional at Braemar Golf Course and PGA Member for over 15 years. He is very passionate about teaching and helping veterans and was the driving force behind the creation of 100 Holes for HOPE, the charity event that raises funds for PGA HOPE Chapters.

2021 Session Information
Location: Braemar Golf Course
6364 John Harris Dr.
Edina, MN 55439
Session 1 Dates: Monday’s
June 7-July 12
Session 2 Dates: Monday’s
July 19-August 30
Session 3 Dates: Monday’s
Sept. 13-October 18
Time: TBA
Lead Instructor: Jay Meyerhoff, PGA
JMeyerhoff@edinamn.gov
(952) 903-5750
Class Size: 12
Waitlist Available: Yes
Adaptive Equipment: Single rider golf carts

Sessions take place weekly.

PGA HOPE Fargo is led by PGA Professional, Lisa Schwinden. Lisa is the Head Golf Professional at Osgood Golf Course and PGA Member for just over 15 years. She was the Minnesota PGA Patriot Award winner in 2020, an award bestowed to Members who personify patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected the United States of America.

It’s a relaxed and great way to learn golf. Let us thank you for your service!

2021 Session Information
Location: Osgood Golf Course
4400 Clubhouse Dr S
Fargo, ND 58104
Session Dates: August
Time: TBA
Lead Instructor: Lisa Schwinden, PGA
lisas@pga.com
(701) 356-3070
Class Size: 6
Waitlist Available: Yes

Sessions take place weekly.

PGA HOPE Minneapolis is led by PGA Professional, Paul Kelley. Paul is the Head Golf Professional at Woodhill CC and PGA Member for over 25 years. He was the Minnesota PGA Patriot Award Winner in 2018. He currently sits on the PGA HOPE National Committee.

2021 Session Information
Location: Lost Spur Golf Club
2750 Sibley Memorial Highway
Eagan, MN 55121
Session Dates: June 7-August 16
Time: TBA
Lead Instructor: Paul Kelley, PGA
pk@woodhillcc.com

Sessions take place weekly.

PGA HOPE Minnetonka is led by PGA Professional, Benny Menton. Benny is the Head Golf Professional at PGA TOUR Superstore – Minnetonka and PGA Member for over 22 years. He was the Minnesota PGA Patriot Award winner in 2019.

2021 Session Information
Location: PGA TOUR Superstore – Minnetonka
12380 Wayzata Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Session 2 Dates: Friday’s
July 9-August 6
Session 3 Dates: Friday’s
Oct. 15-Nov. 12
Time: TBA
Lead Instructor: Benny Menton, PGA
bennymenton@hotmail.com
(763) 489-5410
Class Size: 15-20

Sessions take place weekly.

PGA HOPE Minnewaska is led by PGA Professional, Josh Lang. Josh is a Teaching Professional at multiple facilities serving the Alexandria, MN area.

2021 Session Information
Location: Minnewaska Golf Course
23518 Dero Dr.
Glenwood, MN 56334
Session Dates: Tuesday’s
June 15-July 19
Time: TBA
Lead Instructor: Josh Lang, PGA
joshlang@pga.com
(320) 634-3680

Sessions take place weekly.

PGA HOPE Oakdale is led by PGA Professional, Steve Whillock. Steve is the Director of Golf at Oak Marsh Golf Course and PGA Member for just over 34 years. PGA HOPE Oakdale is heading into their 2nd season of programming.

2021 Session Information
Location: Oak Marsh Golf Course
526 Inwood Ave N
Oakdale, MN
Session Dates: Wednesday’s
June 2-July 28
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Lead Instructor: Steve Whillock, PGA
steve@oakmarshgolf.com
(651) 730-8886
Class Size: 12

Sessions take place weekly.

Weekly classes will include work on golf fundamentals and putting, chipping, pitching and full swing.  With possible on course practical experience if course is available.

PGA HOPE Roseau is led by PGA Member, Ross Leary. Ross is a Teaching Professional at Northern Eagles Golf Academy in Roseau, MN and a recently elected Member of the PGA of America.

2021 Session Information
Location: Oakcrest Golf Club
5th St. South
Roseau, MN 56751
Session 1 Dates: May 10-July 5
Session 2 Dates: July 12-August 30
Time: TBA
Lead Instructor: Ross Leary, PGA
rpleary91@gmail.com
(309) 212-8824
Class Size: 6

Sessions take place weekly.

PGA HOPE University of Minnesota is led by Golf Professional, Adam Tilsner. Adam is the Assistant Golf Professional at the University of Minnesota – Les Bolstad Golf Course. This will be the first year hosting PGA HOPE at Les Bolstad GC!

University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course is proud to be part of PGA HOPE. Our six week program will feature instruction from our PGA Professionals, as well as golf mobility/fitness through a certified physical therapist who specializes in golf training. All interested veterans are welcome!

2021 Session Information
Location: UofM – Les Bolstad GC
2275 Larpenteur Ave. West
Falcon Heights, MN 55113
Session Date: August 6-Sept. 10
Time: TBA
Lead Instructor: Adam Tilsner
tilsn012@umn.edu
(612) 627-4000
Class Size: 20

Want to Support a Local Veteran?

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All veterans are eligible to participate in a PGA HOPE Chapter, but ANYONE is eligible to contribute to the cause. 100 Holes for HOPE is the main Charity event that supports PGA HOPE in Minnesota. Consider donating to the event to help support our local veterans! The event will be taking place June 17, donations will be accepted until then.

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