One week of golf lessons, wellness training and community.
Through a partnership between PGA REACH and the Congressional Country Club, a group of veterans who completed their local PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program and were nominated by their respective PGA sections participated in a four-day program on October 14th until 02/18/2021.
The annual PGA HOPE National Golf & Wellness Week features advanced golf lessons and wellness training for the select few.
Each participating veteran was given a specially designed golf and wellness toolkit that includes golf training tips and wellness exercises designed to promote and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Here’s a quick look back at the week:
Hello Congressman! 😍😍
We look forward to spending the next few days here, where our #PGAHOPE ambassadors will have golf lessons and the opportunity to play this beautiful course. pic.twitter.com/fh3lZQrJKT
– PGA REACH (@PGAREACH) October 15, 2021
The afternoon of Day 1 of #PGAHOPE National Golf and Wellness included a round of golf at the East Potomac Golf Course and ended with dinner and a sunset at the Congressional Country Club. pic.twitter.com/7Hgx6X1OHE
– PGA REACH (@PGAREACH) October 16, 2021
Participants were also able to receive hands-on coaching from PGA professionals.
World Golf Hall of Fame, 3-time major champion and Vietnam veteran Larry Nelson served as a special on-site guest during the program.
You could visit the United States Capitol:
The final day included a golf event that put the veterans to the test with PGA professionals, attending dignitaries, and corporate partners.
Some of our #PGAHOPE ambassadors have been playing the game for decades while others have only added clubs this year. Regardless of your level of experience, there is always something new to learn from a @pga professional. pic.twitter.com/gY6Or051IP
– PGA REACH (@PGAREACH) October 17, 2021
Now that they have returned to their home markets, attendees will act as PGA HOPE ambassadors for their communities.
Greetings to Jennifer Nunez, our PGA HOPE Ambassador at National Golf & Wellness Week, which is currently taking place at Congressional CC in DC. pic.twitter.com/BQ0jM7cusl
– Golf House KY ⛳️🏠 (@GolfHouseKY) October 17, 2021
Playing at the Congressional this week means different things to each of our #PGAHOPE Ambassadors, but it is clear that it is a special experience they will not soon forget. pic.twitter.com/Av3duvvagR
– PGA REACH (@PGAREACH) October 18, 2021