PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
The program introduces the game of golf through a developmental 6-8 week curriculum, taught by PGA Professionals 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.
Please join us to celebrate the life of Maximus Janton and honor his memory at the 2nd Annual Friends FORE Max Janton Golf Classic on October 8, 2019 at The Legends at Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA. This special event is presented by Max’s parents, Dan and Keri Janton, the Georgia PGA Foundation and many family and friends.
Max was a radiant, perpetually happy boy who was special in many ways beyond his rare Costello syndrome diagnosis. He spent his short 6 years sharing his gifts of pure love and enthusiasm, magically transforming moments from simple to spectacular. Max unexpectedly passed after cardiac surgery on October 27, 2017. Along with unyielding heartache, this great loss spurred a fervent mission to ensure Max’s name is never forgotten and that his legacy of love will endure indefinitely.
The Friends FORE Max Janton Golf Classic will benefit three organizations which greatly benefited Max and his family: Northside Hospital-Forsyth NICU, FOCUS + Fragile Kids and The Music Class, along with the Georgia PGA Foundation.
The purpose of the Georgia PGA Foundation Scholarship Program is to encourage and promote the attainment of higher education goals for youth who have demonstrated a high level of achievement during high school, have financial need and have shown an interest in the game of golf.
Created in 2002, the Georgia PGA Junior Tour is designed to teach the values of sportsmanship, honesty, self-discipline, integrity and competitive spirit through the game of golf. This will be accomplished by conducting a series of competitions on some of the state’s finest courses and with the highest level of professionalism. The membership-based tour is a competitive, yet fun atmosphere for juniors ages 11-18 with aspirations to compete in college.
RSM’s Birdies Fore Love program is a giving platform tied to The RSM Classic aimed at improving the lives of at-risk youth in the areas of education, hunger, housing or health. Through Birdies Fore Love, funds are raised for a local charity that aligns with the missions of the RSM US Foundation and Davis Love Foundation. Click here to learn more.
Smiling Fore Life is a program created by the Georgia PGA Foundation to bring golf to local children’s hospitals throughout Georgia. The program has Georgia PGA Professionals regularly visit the hospitals bringing the game of golf into the young patients’ lives. This program affords children with an opportunity to forget about their challenges and enjoy a fun activity. The program is currently at hospitals in Atlanta.