Montcalm Golf Club Participates in PGA Hope
By Brian Weis
Montcalm Golf Club a premier, semi-private golf course in Enfield, New Hampshire is teaming up with PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), to introduce golf to veterans with disabilities. PGA HOPE is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America.
Montcalm's PGA HOPE events begin June 22 and run for eight weeks with free instruction from 11:30-1:00 p.m.
"This is a great way to introduce golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being," said Steve Rogers, Director of Golf at Montcalm Golf Club.
The nearby White River Junction, VT VA will bring golfers to the course and enroll veterans to the program that introduces the game of golf through a developmental 6-8-week curriculum, taught by PGA Professionals who are trained in adaptive golf and military cultural competency. All programs are funded by PGA REACH and supplemented by PGA Section Foundations, so the cost of programming is free to all Veterans.
PGA HOPE has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which enables Recreational Therapists to refer Veterans to the PGA HOPE program as a form of therapy. Through a robust program strategy, PGA HOPE aspires to create a physically and emotionally healthier Veteran community by shaping lives, changing lives, and possibly saving lives through the game of golf.
"Montcalm is a place of serenity and calm and a great escape for our veterans to enjoy a day of golf. The PGA HOPE program offers great instruction, and the bonus is to be in a natural surrounding with outstanding panoramic mountain views of Killington, Vermont's Green Mountains, and Mt. Ascutney, as well as rolling hills of velvet fairways and greens," added Rogers.
Golf Digest recognized Montcalm Golf Club among the top-10 best new private courses in the U.S. in 2005, and the magazine acknowledged Montcalm again in 2007 as one of the best in New Hampshire. Montcalm Golf Club is conveniently located off of I-89 Exit 15 at 2 Smith Pond Rd. Enfield, NH 03748.
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Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
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