Why am I doing this?
Almost 3 years ago, I was introduced to the game of golf through the Minneapolis VA Recreational Therapy golf program, in partnership with PGA Hope. While attending those clinics I learned more about the PGA Hope golf program, and the clinic being hosted at the PGA Tour Superstore. I jumped at the opportunity to participate in that clinic as well. Up to this point I didn't even have my own clubs, I used what they had on hand to participate & learn. After the 1st clinic I attended there, the PGA Hope team presented me with a bag & a complete set of used clubs so that I could start to play the game. They might of created & unleashed a golf monster. I have now started my second season of actually playing the game, and (as of this writing) I have recorded 125 rounds with those clubs, with some additional off-season sim rounds. Since I have now graduated from the program, I jump at the chance to give back to PGA Hope. I now volunteer with the PGA Hope program and see 100 Holes of Hope as a another great way to give back to a great organization that has helped me so much.
I am a 40 year old, disabled Marine veteran, with multiple combat tours to Afghanistan & Iraq as a Scout Sniper. I now call Burnsville, Minnesota my home, am a father to 2 young daughters, 8 & 5 years old, and a husband to a wonderful wife, who has been an instrumental part in my therapies & recovery. I now spend my time raising the family I'm lucky to have, home projects, volunteering, and enjoying the newfound love for the game of golf. Which has become such a great therapy and passion for me.