More than 100 donors, volunteers and participants in Project Golf gathered recently for the 2022 Project Golf Jamboree at the organization’s North Myrtle Beach, S.C. headquarters, to celebrate its achievements and thank supporters for aiding the non-profit organization’s mission both to grow the game and to apply it as a therapeutic tool to help those in need.
To date, Project Golf has helped more than 400 individuals – including first-time golfers benefiting from its “Introduction to Golf” group instruction series, and disabled veterans who are part of Project Golf’s PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) initiative.
“This program, and this wall, would not be possible without the support of all of you,” said Dennis Nicholl, Project Golf board president.
Former PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions player and Golf Channel analyst and current Myrtle Beach golf ambassador Charlie Rymer offered a brief clinic to attendees, after which they were invited to participate in a “drive, chip and putt” contest.
Among the day’s most compelling testimonials:
Jason Potter, Project Golf Board of Directors: “The most powerful thing we can do in this world is give someone HOPE and a purpose. We are directly helping our community through golf, we have big goals, and we are going to need your help to do that.”
Wanda, “Introduction to Golf” student: “Learning properly from the start with Project Golf is the only way to begin your own journey into the world of golf. I continue to take lessons from one of the training pros. I try to golf three to four times a week. Golf has given me a purpose and keeps me motivated to stay active. Golf has brought me so much joy. I am still a beginner and learning the game and especially how to be patient, but as they say: the more you practice, the better you will become. This sport has given me so much that I will never, ever be able to thank Angel and his team enough, and Project Golf for introducing me to this unbelievably crazy, frustrating, stressful, amazing, and fun sport!”
Chris Jackson, PGA HOPE graduate: “This game has helped me through my journey of integrating back into the community from being deployed. Project Golf taught me the fundamentals of golf and I continue to play as much as possible today.”
Jason, PGA HOPE Graduate: “Project Golf has changed my life. It gave me a purpose to play golf and motivated me to fine tune my game. I love the sport and the people I meet along the way through golf.”