2023 WPGA Memorial Day PGA HOPE Events and Fundraisers For Veterans | Sports Destination Management

2023 WPGA Memorial Day PGA HOPE Events and Fundraisers For Veterans

May 30, 2023

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Wisconsin PGA Section seasonally hosts special golf events and lessons for veterans and active military members free of charge as part of the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) initiative focused on enhancing the physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being of veterans through golf. PGA HOPE Wisconsin is the flagship military program of PGA REACH Wisconsin. Only Wisconsin PGA members and associates certified through the PGA HOPE training program are able to teach the PGA HOPE clinics.


PGA HOPE Wisconsin “Intro to Golf” for Veterans
Tuesday, May 30 - 11am to 12:30pm
This one-day clinic is hosted annually in timing with Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 31 from 11am-12:30pm. Registration limited.
Location: The Legend at Bristlecone, 1500 Arlene Dr., Hartland, Wis.

Memorial Day At The Legend Clubs
Tuesday, May 30
An annual tradition, WPGA member Jack Gaudion, PGA, Owner of The Legend Clubs, 2020 and 2022 WPGA Patriot Award Winner and avid supporter of veterans and their families, invites veterans to enjoy a complimentary round of golf during Veterans Play Free Day at The Legend Clubs on Tuesday, May 30 (based on availability). All four of The Legend Clubs will open its courses to veterans. A simultaneous moment of silence will be observed across all properties. Veterans are encouraged to call the golf course(s) directly to book a tee time.

The Legend at Bristlecone, 1500 Arlene Dr., Hartland 262-367-7880
The Legend at Merrill Hills, W270S3425 Merrill Hills Rd., Waukesha 262-548-1103
The Legend at Brandybrook, 1 Legend Way, Wales 262-968-3482
The Legend at Bergamont, 699 Bergamont Blvd., Oregon 608-835-6900

The following golf courses are participating in Patriot Golf Days (May 26-29) and making a difference in the veteran community by encouraging donations and raising awareness for Folds of Honor and PGA HOPE:
Western Lakes Golf Course, Pewaukee
Ives Groves Links - Sturtevant
Oakwood Park Golf Course - Franklin
Tee Aire Driving Range - Brookfield
Storms Driving Range - Brookfield
Rob Elliott Golf Academy - Delafield  

PGA HOPE Special Programs and Events:
Throughout the golf season, PGA golf professionals host special lessons for veterans. PGA HOPE Site Locations offer multi-day golf clinics. Dates and times are listed on www.wisconsin.pga.com/pga-hope/

Future PGA HOPE Event Announcement:
On Friday, September 22, all 2022 and 2023 PGA HOPE graduates will be invited to the Wisconsin PGA’s first annual “PGA HOPE Wisconsin Cup” at Brown Deer Park Golf Course in Milwaukee. The nine-hole event will serve as a celebratory year-end event complete with prizes, lunch and guest speakers. The 2023-2024 PGA HOPE Ambassador will be announced. Veterans are able to register at no cost due to the graciousness of those involved with PGA REACH Wisconsin.  


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