PGA HOPE & USO of Indiana

PGA HOPE & USO of Indiana

The Indiana PGA and the USO of Indiana are partnering together to honor America’s service members and raise funds to benefit the USO of Indiana and the Indiana PGA HOPE program. Participating facilities around the state of Indiana will be hosting special events, tournaments, or simply asking golfers to donate at least one additional dollar to their greens fees in the month of May.

To be a part of supporting these programs, please use the below list of participating facilities or make a donation today.

Participating Facilities

Anderson CC*
Additional $5 per player from annual Flag Day Tournament.
Birck Boilermaker GC, West Lafayette
Donations taken on-site in the pro shop. Book a Tee Time
Bloomington CC*
A portion of entry fees for a Member tournament on Saturday, May 27 will be donated.
Broadmoor CC*, Indianapolis
Closest to the Hole contest running every weekend in May, including Friday-Monday of Memorial Day weekend.
Crooked Stick GC*, Carmel
A portion of entry fees from the Memorial Day Flag Day event will be donated and military personnel will be on hand to greet players at the 18th green.
Delaware CC*, Muncie
French Lick Resort
During the month of JUNE, all active duty military can recive 1/2 off greens fees at The Donald Ross Course and their guest receive 20% off. Tee times can be booked five days in advance and active duty military members must ID themselves upon booking. Book a Tee Time
Fort Wayne CC*
Highland G&CC*, Indianapolis
$5 of every entry fee for the Memorial Day Wheel Tournament will be donated and additional donations will be taken on the first tee.
Hillcrest CC*, Indianapolis
A Flag Day event will be held ot raise funds the weekend of May 20th.
Hillcrest G&CC*, Batesville
Half of entry fees plus additional donations for club event on Memorial Day.
Knollwood CC*, Granger
Asking players to donate $1 per round for the month of May. $5 donations receive tee and ball marker packs.
Meridian Hills CC*, Indianapolis
A portion of the couples Nine & Dine entry fee from the month of May will be donated.
Otter Creek GC, Columbus
A Beat the Pro contest will run on one of the Otter Creek Par-3's each Saturday in the Month of May. Book a Tee Time
Purgatory GC, Noblesville
Donations being taken at the Pro Shop counter. Book a Tee Time
Sand Creek CC*, Chesterton
Fundraiser taking place on Sunday, May 28th in conjunction with a Capture the Flag event and Member Choose-Up. Day will include local color guard and Memorial Day tribute featuring ceremonial tee shots.
South Bend CC*
Stony Creek GC, Noblesville
Senior League Closest to the Hole contest with 1/2 of the money raised being donated.
Sultan's Run GC, Jasper
Closest to the hole contests held during the month with fees charged to enter and proceeds donated. Book a Tee Time
Sycamore Hills GC*, Fort Wayne
The Bridgewater Club*, Carmel
The Club at Chatham Hills*, Westfield
Memorial Day event will be hosted with the majoirty of entry fees donated. Staff will be giving five free golf lessons to members, who will donate can donate for the lessons.
The Hawthorns G&CC*, Fishers
The Legends GC, Franklin
Course will make a donation at the end of the month.
The Players Club @ Woodland Trails, Yorktown
$50 donation plus on-site player donations. Book a Tee Time
The Sagamore Club*, Noblesville
Donating a portion of Men's Member-Member entry fees.
Ulen CC*, Lebanon
Victoria National GC*, Newburgh
Woodland CC*, Carmel
*notes private facility

PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is a year round golf program for all military Veterans, designed to enhance their rehabilitation and assimilation back into society. The HOPE program provides all Veterans with FREE golf instruction taught by local PGA Professionals. PGA HOPE is broken down into a two-part process:

  • The first step of the HOPE program is the Down Range Clinic, a free introductory golf experience open to all veterans that serves as an orientation to the HOPE program. PGA Professionals provide proper instruction on the game, the use of adaptive equipment when necessary, and are paired with our heroes by zip code to create a local hometown for our heroes to stay in the game.
  • Following the Down Range Clinic, all veterans are invited to participate in the weekly HOPE sessions that will be conducted over the next 5 to 8 weeks.

PGA REACH, the regional PGA Sections and PGA Professionals partner with local VA hospitals and military installations to initiate this program. The program includes a working partnership with physical therapists, introduction of the participant to the sport of golf, golf instruction, playing opportunities and social events – using golf as an activity to assist veterans with their progress in rehab along with helping them to assimilate and mainstream with their families and into their communities and into life.

Programs take place in local markets nationally and are fully funded for military and their families’ participation. Currently there are 68 programs in 38 states with over 3,500 veterans impacted.

The USO of Indiana strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

The USO of Indiana has kept our military men and women connected to the people, places and things they love throughout their time of service- no matter where, how long, or under what conditions they serve. We were founded in preparation of World War II by leaders who understood that maintaining high morale in a fighting force is vital to a nation's military success. Over time the USO of Indiana has become the vital bridge between Americans and their military service members.

The USO of Indiana is a family of volunteers, sustained by the charitable contributions of generous citizens, businesses and organizations. We are united in our commitment to keep our military members connected to the things they hold dearest and we do this through countless acts of caring, comfort, connection and support every day. Our work is America's most powerful expression of gratitude to the men and women who secure our nation's freedoms.