GOLFTEC Helps You Help Disabled Vets
Make a donation to PGA HOPE and get a free golf lesson.
A Met PGA pro guides a vet in PGA HOPE lesson.
Photo by Dave Donselon
PGA HOPE, the program that helps disabled vets expand their horizons with golf, gets a big boost in honor of Veterans Day from GOLFTEC, the operator of golf instruction and club fitting studios nationwide including one in White Plains. The company is supporting PGA HOPE by offering one complimentary lesson or TECFIT club fitting session to anyone who first makes a small donation to the cause.
To do your part, register and make your donation online, then follow instructions to schedule a lesson or fitting at GOLFTEC before November 11. Keep your donation receipt to show on arrival. Each 30-minute lesson or fitting is valued at nearly $100, but you are only asked to make a $35 minimum contribution—feel free to donate more!
PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is a free, adaptive program that introduces golf to veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. It’s a big success for the Met PGA, where over 500 vets have eagerly participated in the program.
“The PGA has done an incredible job with its charitable initiatives and we’re excited to work with them this year to support this great cause,” says Joe Assell, co-founder and CEO of GOLFTEC. “Last year we raised nearly $30,000 for PGA REACH, but we’re raising the bar in 2018 and setting a goal of $45,000.” PGA REACH is the charitable arm of the PGA of America that supports PGA HOPE nationwide.
“GOLFTEC is among the largest employers of PGA Professionals in the world, and we’re looking forward to working with their talented staff to make a difference in the lives of veterans through golf,” said Ryan Cannon, Senior Director of PGA REACH. “We highly encourage golfers of all skill levels to support this program and experience the highest quality lessons and club fitting in the industry.”