PGA Hope program teaches golf to veterans


FRANKLIN -- There aren't enough ways to thank veterans for their service, but golf professionals in SE Wisconsin are doing their part to give back.

Tuesday night is golf night at Oakwood Golf Course. A group of 30 men learn and practice the basics.

"Golf is a humbling sport. It's an easy game to play, but it's a hard game to play well," Mike Kleiber said.

"I've already learned how to adjust my stance. The 3:00 to 9:00 was important to know. My problem is I wanna kill the ball every time," Ray Martinez said.

But the desire to learn more about the game of golf wasn't the only thing these men have in common.

"I served early on from '81 to 2008 -- both the Marine Corps and the Army National Guard," Martinez said.

"I served...I gotta do the math. I went in '87 through '95. It was a short one, but it seems like yesterday," Rick Tafoya said.

Thanks to the PGA Hope program, local veterans are given the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of golf, from Milwaukee County golf professionals.

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