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Gary Botkin, PGA

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Goal: $1,500

$1,002

Gary has been a PGA Professional for 14 years, 9 years as a Head Professional, Certified in Teaching & Coaching, Player Development, Golf Operations, General Management and PGA HOPE. In the latter part of his career, he has found great joy in Teaching & Coaching. The change in career path has revitalized his love for the game, and as a Veteran of the United States Air Force he wanted to focus on our Veterans.
Learning to engage with his fellow Veterans on their terms. Understanding what it takes to provide a place and atmosphere where they are safe and welcomed. Sharing the story of PGA Hope Minnesota with others. He has seen firsthand what the HOPE program can do to help Veterans in our communities. As a PGA Professional, serving others is our greatest success.

Being a PGA Professional has brought Gary many opportunities. It has allowed him to teach and aid seniors, men, women and juniors while enjoying golf and all its benefits. Serving in the USAF (United States Air Force), he has a common interest in PGA HOPE and the benefits it can bring to the men and women who have served at the sacrifice of mental and physical ailments. If playing 100 holes of golf can help these men and women have a better life, it is an easy decision.

2023 Birdie Total: 24 Birdies

Please support Gary and help reach the 100 Holes for HOPE fundraising goal of $50,000. Your donation benefits PGA of America REACH Foundation Minnesota and its military program, PGA Hope. Choose to make a financial pledge for every birdie made over 100-holes on July 26 or make a flat, one-time donation. 

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July 26, 2024 | The Loop at Chaska 

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