Ko-Mar Productions out of West Palm Beach produced a special about a PGA sponsored charitable effort which helps veterans. The program, called PGA HOPE: Helping Our Patriots Everywhere, was hosted by sports caster James Brown and aired on CBS Sports. The unique program uses the sport of golf to enhance the physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being of United States veterans with disabilities from all branches of the military. It is offered at no cost to the vets.
Professional golfers Jack Nicklaus and Jordan Spieth appeared in the televised special, which highlights the healing power of golf. The show also included an introduction from six-time major champion and US Marine Corps Veteran Lee Trevino. Producer and Ko-Mar Productions Vice President and COO Jim Gallagher said of the project, “We’ve filmed hundreds of hours of golf content over the years, but it was truly an honor to be a part of this project. To witness, capture, and share the healing and transformative effects the game of golf has had on the lives of these men and women was a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget.”
On the Course with PGA HOPE
According to their website, PGA HOPE impacted 2,500 veterans nationwide in 2019, with lessons taught by more than 350 PGA professional golfers. Once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, golf instruction and motivational support has shifted to video “hangouts” and virtual instruction. To learn more about PGA Project HOPE and other elements for the PGA’s charities, please visit pgareach.org.