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PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH. PGA HOPE introduces golf to active military and veterans (including veterans with disabilities) to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.

The Central New York PGA recognizes the great contributions and sacrifices that men and women who are currently serving or have served in the military have made for our country. We are serving our service members and veterans through PGA HOPE. 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 (like PGA REACH Central New York), so the cost of programming is free to all veterans.

Since 2017, the CNY PGA Foundation has run multiple PGA HOPE programs for both veterans and active-duty military each golf season at Turning Stone Resort Casino. In 2023, PGA HOPE programs were offered in the Binghamton Region.

Now, through PGA REACH Central New York Pro-Am fundraising efforts and donations, we will continue to support our current programs as well as expand into the Oswego/Watertown/Fort Drum region in the near future.

Thank you to all who generously donated to the 2023 PGA National Day of HOPE Campaign!

Our Section achieved its goal this year. We raised $10,025 in donations. By reaching our goal of $10,000, PGA REACH will be matching the $10,000 raised by the Section, giving the CNY PGA a total of $20,025. All funds raised will go directly back into our local programming which directly impacts Veterans’ lives.

Thank you!

Ryan McGinnis, PGA

PGA Hope Sessions Turning Stone

For more information on PGA HOPE at Turning Stone Resort Casino, please contact Ryan McGinnis, PGA at

315-361-7612 or


Rick Keding, PGA

PGA Hope Sessions Binghamton

For more information on PGA HOPE at Binghamton Country Club, please contact Richard Keding, PGA at (607) 797-2339 ext 2

Jason Harris, PGA

PGA Hope Sessions Tioga Downs

For more information on PGA HOPE at Tioga Downs Golf Club, please contact Jason Harris, PGA at (607) 972-8346

Mel Baum, PGA

PGA Hope Sessions East Syracuse

For more information on PGA HOPE East Syracuse at WaNoa Golf Club, please contact Mel Baum, PGA at

Michael Hogan, PGA

PGA Hope Sessions Oswego

Instructors include Jon Fowler, PGA and Will Weimer, PGA.

For more information on PGA HOPE Oswego at Oswego Country Club, please contact program coordinator Michael Hogan, PGA at

Matthew Jaynes, PGA

PGA Hope Sessions Southern Tier

Instructors include Steve Volpicelli, PGA.

For more information on PGA HOPE in the Southern Tier, please contact program coordinator Matthew Jaynes, PGA (Corning CC) at

Ryan Evans, PGA

PGA Hope Sessions Vestal

For more information on PGA HOPE in Vestal, please contact Ryan Evans, PGA (Dick’s House of Sports) at

Recent News



May 30, 2024

For the second straight year, Bellevue Country Club was the site of the PGA REACH CNY Pro-Am Tournament on May 28.   Despite intermittent rain,

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PGA HOPE Training at Turning Stone

PGA HOPE Training at Turning Stone

February 14, 2024

JP Lunn, PGA of America Golf Professional conducted PGA HOPE Training at Turning Stone Resort Casino Feb. 12, 2024 Twenty-two PGA of America Golf

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PGA HOPE clinic debuts in Binghamton

PGA HOPE clinic debuts in Binghamton

November 20, 2023

  Ryan Evans, PGA, decided golf would be the best way to achieve his goal of helping Veterans in the Binghamton area.   Evans’ desire to

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