Boulder Creek Golf Club, a 27-hole facility in Boulder City, is known for hosting big events and on Nov. 10, 2023, the day before Veterans Day, the course was the home of a PGA Hope benefit. The event was organized by Karl Larcom, director of golf, whose son is active duty.
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 and Active Duty Military to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
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The program introduces the game of golf through a developmental 6-8 week curriculum, led 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.
Locally, are PGA of America professionals work with veterans. In 2023, the Southern Nevada Chapter, Southwest Section, PGA of America, hosted seven schools with 12 play days and 50 weeks of supervised instruction. In all, more than 100 veterans were invollved.