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Marriott Golf Tees Off 3rd Annual Hit the Green for HOPE Program; Memorial Day Weekend Promotion Supports PGA REACH & Military Veterans Nationwide


Marriott Golf, one of the world’s premier golf operators, has once again teamed up with PGA REACH—the charitable foundation of the PGA of America—for the 3rd annual Hit the Green for HOPE promotion that supports PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) golf programming for United States military Veterans with disabilities.

Kicking off the year-long campaign on Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-28), golfers have the opportunity to take part in the Hit the Green for HOPE promotion at many participating Marriott Golf properties nationwide. After donating $10, any player who hits the green with his/her tee shot on a designated par-3 hole receives a certificate valid for a 30 percent discount on golf shop merchandise. Participants who do not hit the green receive a certificate valid for a 15 percent discount. The certificates are valid through Dec. 31, 2018, at the golf shop of the participating property. All proceeds from the campaign will support and enhance PGA HOPE programming.

PGA HOPE is the flagship Military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. The HOPE program introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities, in order to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. Led by PGA Professionals, PGA HOPE is a proven activity that has helped thousands of Veterans assimilate back into their communities through the social interaction golf provides. All PGA HOPE programming is fully funded by PGA REACH and offered at NO COST for military Veterans. Participants in PGA HOPE programs include military Veterans living with physical or cognitive challenges, such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and amputees, among other challenges.

“Marriott is excited to team up with our partners at PGA REACH for our annual Hit the Green for HOPE campaign,” said Claye Atcheson, Vice President, Marriott Golf. “It is rewarding to see the immeasurable positive impact the game of golf has on so many Veterans.”

“We’re delighted that Marriott Golf will once again host Hit the Green for HOPE throughout Memorial Day Weekend,” said PGA REACH Senior Director Ryan Cannon. “This annual support will help us provide programming opportunities to Veterans and Service members across the country through PGA HOPE.”

In addition to Memorial Day Weekend, the 2018 Hit the Green for HOPE campaign will also take place at various locations throughout the calendar year. Several Marriott properties offer unique versions of the program, such as donation raffles, clinics and golf tournaments. Golfers should call the golf shop at each property for specific details.

Participating courses in the Hit the Green for HOPE campaign are some of the country’s premier golf venues, including:

• Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix
• Camelback Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
• Starr Pass Country Club, Tucson, Ariz.
• Desert Springs Golf Resort, Palm Desert, Calif.
• Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club, Palm Desert, Calif.
• Marriott’s Grande Vista Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.
• Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.
• The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes, Orlando, Fla.
• The Rookery & Hammock Bay, Naples, Fla.
• Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club, St. Petersburg, Fla.
• The Ritz-Carlton Members Club, Sarasota, Fla.
• Stone Mountain Golf Club, Stone Mountain, Ga.
• Griffin Gate Golf Club, Lexington, Ky.
• Toftrees Golf Club, State College, Penn.
• Gaylord Springs Golf Club, Nashville, Tenn.
• Cattails Golf Club, Kingsport, Tenn.
• Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, Va.

For more information on the Hit the Green for HOPE campaign and additional military programming at Marriott Golf facilities, visit For more information on PGA HOPE, visit

About Marriott Golf
Marriott’s Global Golf Division manages over 50 courses in 15 countries across 5 continents, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for Marriott International lodging brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, Luxury Collection, JW Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Gaylord Hotels, Le Meridien, Renaissance Hotels, Protea Hotels, and Marriott Golf Academy. Since 1971, Marriott has been a recognized leader of integrated resort and golf operations through its award-winning business results and renowned service culture. Marriott provides golf development expertise, golf management, and consulting services to a unique variety of hospitality environments including resorts, private membership clubs, daily fee courses, golf schools, and franchises. For more information, visit

PGA REACH is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America. The mission of PGA REACH is to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA Professionals, PGA Sections and the game of golf. For more information on PGA REACH, visit

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