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Fundraising Events

PlayYellow Birdie Bash

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club

The Play Yellow Birdie Bash will feature club professionals from the Southern Ohio Section competing in a two-person scramble to raise money by making as many birdies as possible. Each player is responsible for recruiting as many donors as they can, who will pledge to contribute a donation for each birdie their team makes throughout the day.

Each team will play 72 holes in total, providing ample opportunity for birdies and donations. This all-day event is intended to be a fun and laid-back experience for all who participate, with the added bonus of raising money for a great cause.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit our Southern Ohio PGA REACH Foundation, the PlayYellow for Children’s Hospitals Campaign and the three local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in our Section; Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton.

Click here to visit The Birdie Bash website for more information.

PGA REACH Southern Ohio Pro – 4 Am

Date coming soon | Columbus Country Club

The PGA REACH Southern Ohio Pro – 4 Am is one of the premier fundraising events for PGA REACH Southern Ohio. The event features teams of one SOPGA Professional and four amateurs playing 18-holes in a Shamble format.

Proceeds from the event will support the three pillars of Southern Ohio PGA REACH; Youth, Military and Diversity and Inclusion.

For more information, visit the Event Information Page by clicking here.

PGA HOPE Programs

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.

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.

Click here for more information about PGA HOPE in the Southern Ohio PGA Section.


PGA HOPE – Centerville Chapter

Location – Yankee Trace Golf Course
Dates –  Session 1: Spring 2023 – Session 2: Fall 2023
Time – 3:00 – 5:00 PM

PGA HOPE – Cincinnati Chapter

Location – Meadow Links & Golf Academy
Dates –  Saturday, May 13, 2023 through Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time – 3:00 – 5:00 PM

PGA Head Professional Matt Starr runs one of our longest running and largest PGA HOPE programs in Southern Ohio. Participants will enjoy learning the game at this nationally ranked practice facility and short course.

Click here to register & for more information about the facility.



PGA HOPE – Zanesville Chapter

Location – Eaglesticks Golf Club
Dates – Weekday, May – June 2023
Time – 1:00pm to 3:00pm

PGA Head Professional Kelly Morrow hosts a PGA HOPE program in east central Ohio at one of the area’s premier public facilities.

Click here to register & for more information about the facility.



PGA HOPE – Columbus Chapter

Location – the Golf Club of Dublin
Dates – Saturdays, July – August 2023
Times – 2:30 – 4:30 weekly

The Golf Club of Dublin and Kemper Sports play host to the largest program in Central Ohio. PGA General Manager Jeff Olson and his team welcome close to 60 veterans at their Dublin area course each year.

Click here to register & for more information about the facility.


PGA HOPE – Cincinnati – East Chapter

Location –  Little Miami Golf Center
Dates –  Saturday, September 23, 2023 through Saturday, October 21, 2023
Times –  2:00pm -3:30pm weekly

PGA HOPE – Cincinnati East Chapter is held at Little Miami Golf Center. The program started in 2021 and offers a great opportunity for participants to learn the game on the east side of Cincinnati.

Click here to register & for more information about the facility.