The Oaks Country Club in Greenville will honor patriots by hosting the first Northern Texas PGA Secretary Cup on Monday.
This event is part of the PGA’s HOPE program with the mission “Help Patriots Everywhere”.
PGA HOPE programs introduce veterans and the active military to the game of golf through a six-week curriculum taught by local PGA professionals trained in adaptive golf techniques for veterans with disabilities. There are no costs for the program.
Six clubs with programs in the Northern Texas PGA send five-player teams including their PGA professionals. This will be a special day for the players. A gift pack for each player includes a Cleveland wedge, Srixon golf balls, PGA HOPE cap and jacket, and a new car or truck for a hole-in-one on the fourth or sixth hole.
After a barbecue lunch, retired Air Force Brigadier General Mike McClendon will be the guest speaker. The 9-hole scramble is knocked off at 1:30 p.m. The winning team receives a trophy to take home with them.
“It’s just a great opportunity for us to have these kinds of activities in Greenville and at The Oaks,” said Mike Fields, general manager of The Oaks.
Fields said the golf teams will include active and retired veterans who have participated in the six-week HOPE program.