PGA HOPE Kentucky Introducing Four New Chapters in 2023

PGA HOPE Kentucky more than doubling in size for 2023 season.

LOUISVILLE, KY (January 17, 2023) – PGA HOPE Kentucky is expanding from three chapters to seven chapters ahead of the 2023 golf season. On top of PGA HOPE Louisville, PGA HOPE Florence and PGA HOPE Paducah, the following programs are set to debut this summer:

  • PGA HOPE Lexington – Man O’War Golf & Learning Center
  • PGA HOPE Frankfort – Juniper Hill Golf Course
  • PGA HOPE Shelbyville – Weissinger Hills Golf Course
  • PGA HOPE Fort Knox - Lindsey Golf Course

Brad Bachand, PGA, Kirk Schooley, PGA, Bryan Slone, PGA, and Tim Reeves, PGA will be the respective lead instructors at each chapter. Registration for each chapter’s initial session this year will open in the coming weeks.

"We are very excited to see the growth of our HOPE programming across the state,” said Sally Morgan, PGA Executive Director at Golf House Kentucky. “Many of our PGA Members have stepped up over the last four years to support this initiative and have created great momentum going forward. It is great knowing that the addition of these programs will provide life-changing and life-saving opportunities for even more Veterans."

In 2022, PGA HOPE Kentucky welcomed 188 military Veterans to its chapters – the highest number Kentucky has had since the program launched in 2018.

Last year was also pivotal to the growth of the program with the introduction of two new tournaments. HOPE for Heroes, a four-person scramble tournament in the spring, brought Veterans, PGA Professionals and amateur golfers together to raise funds for each of Kentucky’s chapters. In the fall, the PGA HOPE Kentucky Cup took place at Valhalla Golf Club where HOPE participants teamed up with a PGA Professional to compete for the Section’s exemption into the PGA HOPE Secretary’s Cup. Both tournaments are set to return this season with HOPE for Heroes scheduled to take place on Monday, April 24.

To learn more about PGA HOPE Kentucky and to view the dates of the session schedules at each chapter, click here. Further information about the program can be found by contacting Erin Rowland via email or by calling (502) 694-8398.

About PGA HOPE Kentucky:
PGA HOPE is a nationwide program which provides all Veterans with FREE golf instruction taught by local PGA Professionals.  The HOPE program is designed to provide golf as a therapeutic rehabilitation tool for all military Veterans. The lifetime sport of golf has proven to be an excellent outlet for activity and competition, but also allows Veterans to assimilate back into their community through the social interaction the game provides. Sessions include instruction, camaraderie and playing opportunities.   

About the Kentucky Golf Foundation:
The Kentucky Golf Foundation (KGF) is one of the three organizations encompassed under Golf House Kentucky, in addition to the Kentucky Golf Association (KGA) and Kentucky PGA Section (KPGA). The KGF is a joint-initiative of the KGA and KPGA that was founded in 2002 to enhance lives through golf throughout the Commonwealth. The KGF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Media Contact:
Ethan Fisher, PGA | Golf House Kentucky | | (502) 792-9703

About Golf House Kentucky

Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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