How To Get Involved

Become a PGA HOPE Instructor

Interested in serving our nation’s heroes through the game of golf and earning some extra income?  The Gateway PGA REACH Foundation is always looking for instructors to teach at PGA HOPE golf clinics and hopes you will be able to join us! There is no requirement for professionals to commit to teaching all the golf clinic during a 6-8-week program, so please do not hesitate to jump in and get involved however you can!

To see scheduled dates for PGA HOPE clinics throughout the Gateway Section, please click here. Interested PGA Professionals should contact program lead PGA Professionals or Cameron Dinkins at

Please note: all PGA Professionals who teach a PGA HOPE clinic must be adaptive golf certified. (2020 Adaptive Golf Training TBD).

Start a PGA HOPE Program

Interested in starting your own PGA HOPE program? To learn more on what it means to be a Lead PGA HOPE Professional or to take the next steps in starting a HOPE Program, please contact Cameron Dinkins at 636-486-4059 or

Support PGA HOPE at Your Facility

Support PGA HOPE  veterans anytime of the year by involving your facility’s events or leagues with fundraising. One option is to name Gateway PGA HOPE as a “recipient” to an event at your facility! Contact Ali Wells at to learn more information.

Check out what Dee Welshans  has to say after supporting PGA HOPE through Whitmoor County Club’s Ladies League!

“For many years around Memorial Day the 9 and 18 Hole Whitmoor Ladies Leagues have come together for a scramble. Several years ago due to our Head Pro Brian Maine’s involvement in PGA HOPE it was decided we should develop our Memorial Day Scramble into an event that would pay homage to our Veterans who we honor on this special day. We decided the funds that would be made from our 50/50 Drawing, raffle items, Fast Forwards and the sale of Mulligans could be donated to PGA HOPE. I contacted one woman Veteran who has benefited from PGA HOPE and she came from Illinois and played in our tournament and stayed for lunch and took time to speak shortly to our membership. She was so friendly and her involvement was greatly appreciated! The funds raised by our small tournament was not huge but every donation helps and we were proud to give to your much needed organization.”
Dee Welshans, Head of Whitmoor Ladies League

Rise Up for HOPE

October 7 – November 11th is Rise up For HOPE Month!

“The game & people of golf raising HOPE and improving the lives of our nation’s heroes”

Rise up for HOPE is a 5-week call to action opportunity each year for PGA Professionals and their facilities to adopt fundraising endeavor(s) that will raise awareness & donations for our Gateway PGA HOPE programs and veterans.

Hire a PGA HOPE Veteran at Your Facility

Are you a facility looking for help in entry level roles?  The Gateway PGA is happy to serve as a mediator for facilities looking for reliable passionate individuals to serve in entry level positions at your golf facility.  

For a sample list of potential employment opportunities, please click here.  If you have an opening at your facility that you would like to be shared with PGA HOPE graduates, please send a job description to Cameron Dinkins at  Your job position will be posted on the HOPE Hub (Veteran Employment Opportunies button) for PGA HOPE veterans to view. The Gateway PGA REACH Foundation will send email updates to all PGA HOPE graduates as well. *All hiring decisions are to be determined by the facility posting the job and not the Gateway PGA REACH Foundation.*

Check out what Whitmoor Country Club Director of Golf, Brian Maine, has to say on his experience hiring PGA HOPE graduate, Bill Wiegand!

“By hiring Mr. Wiegand as our Outside Services Supervisor we have put a very organized and driven individual at one of the most visible and customer service oriented positions. It is a win-win for the club and for Mr. Wiegand’s sense of service and well being. He has taken ownership of the position and the young people who work for him are a reflection of his sense of pride and professionalism.”
Brian Maine, PGA