PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program for the South Florida PGA Foundation, designed through the PGA of America foundation and PGA Reach, to introduce golf to Veterans with disabilities in an effort to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. Through PGA HOPE programming, the SFPGA Foundation is in position to make a more meaningful impact on the lives of America’s military veterans. As many veterans struggle with the transition back into civilian life, the game of golf delivers a new level of enjoyment. This is the third PGA HOPE program offered to veterans in Cape Coral and Veterans & Active Military Personnel are invited to attend the program that is taught by local PGA & LPGA Professionals.
The event is taking place at Coral Oaks Golf Course in Cape Coral, Florida now through April 3rd, Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm. Coral Oaks is an 18-hole, Arthur Hills designed championship golf course built within a century old oak hammock. The 6,223 yard course boasts large TifEagle greens, contoured fairways and rich natural surroundings. Eight lakes and 37 bunkers add to the allure of the entertaining and challenging layout for golfers of all levels. Allen Mangusen, PGA, is the longtime Director of Golf at the city-owned Coral Lakes Golf Course and he and his friendly staff are there to help make your experience at Coral Oaks a good one.
In addition to the par 72 course, it has one of the largest practice facilities in the area, featuring a driving range with both grass and artificial turf, 6 target greens and 300 yards of distance. To lower your score, the short game/chipping area provides ample opportunity for golfers to improve their money strokes inside 50 yards. The TifEagle practice putting green provides the identical consistency as the courses’ 18 greens, so it is important to warm up putting before heading out.
Before your round, at the turn or after your game, Knickers Pub serves breakfast and lunch daily with cold libations to refresh the players while figuring out the winners and losers. Every Day is A Good Day at Coral Oaks. Check it out at CapeCoral.net/CoralOak.
The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education and scholarships, and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,850 men and women PGA Professionals serving as the experts in business and the game of golf. Over the past thirteen years the Foundation has touched the lives of more than 12,000 individuals residing in South Florida, through various programming included but not limited to junior golf, charitable gifting, scholarships and PGA HOPE.
For more information on PGA HOPE on a national level, go to https://www.pgareach.org/services/military
For more information on the South Florida PGA and the golfing opportunities it provides to veterans across south Florida please visit our website: https://www.sfpgagolf.com/PGAHOPE.html