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Golfing for Rehabilitation

VA teams up with PGA of America to help disabled veterans golf.


Golf can be a bridge back into the community for disabled veterans. That’s the rationale behind a specialized golf program launched by the VA in partnership with PGA Reach, the philanthropic arm of PGA of America. PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is a therapeutic program led by PGA professionals certified in golf instruction for veterans with disabilities. The two-step program begins with an introductory clinic.

“When you think of rehabilitation, golf is not always the first thing you think of,” admits VA Secretary Robert McDonald, “but it can play an integral role in the healing process through social interaction, mental stimulation and exercise.”

More than 2,000 veterans have already participated in the 50 programs available. For more information, visit

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