PGA REACH New England

PGA REACH New England, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is committed to its mission of positively impacting lives through golf, specifically under three pillars: Youth, Veterans and their families, and Diverse populations.

Founded in 2016, PGA REACH New England has and will continually work to promote the game and improve the lives of thousands of children, military veterans and their families, as well as diverse populations through golf programs throughout New England each year.

Services Provided 

Military Pillar of programs include:

PGA HOPE – (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere)

              Generally, a 6–8-week golf instruction program covering the basics of the golf swing with local PGA Professionals. All instructors are certified in Adaptive Coaching & Training and our program has a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the VA, allowing Recreational Therapists to prescribe PGA HOPE


A monthly, traveling playing series where PGA HOPE graduates and active Military personnel or Veterans pair up to play 9-holes of golf, usually followed by lunch and networking

Sets Fore Vets

              Designed to provide gently used or new golf equipment to Veterans looking to begin or continue their golfing journey. New equipment requires participation and graduation from one of our (13) PGA HOPE locations across New England.

Champion’s Tribute

              A standalone, single day golf clinic that travels around New England. This program is offered at our three Major Championship playing events for local PGA Professionals. Our past Champions offer a 2-hour clinic, typically in the afternoon, as a way to connect and give back to the local Veteran community.

Eligibility/How to Apply

No eligibility required, we encourage Veterans to monitor our website and engage with our social media platforms to stay informed about locations and starting times.


Michael Packard, PGA (Foundation Director)

Phone number: 860.593.3338


Address: PO Box 743 ~ 321 Cross St. Boylston, MA 01505 (Foundation Office)


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