Club pro offers free golf lessons for veterans

Return The Favor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Midstate man is doing his part to give back to those who served our country, and it all starts on the golf course.

“If I can save one veteran, this program has done its job,” Jeff Breiner said.

Breiner is the head golf professional at Country Club of Harrisburg. He’s one of many professionals who will be donating their time over the next several weeks by providing free instructional clinics for veterans who want to learn or improve their golf game. They’ll even provide the golf clubs for those who need them.

This is the first time Country Club of Harrisburg is taking part in this program. Breiner was involved in it last year in Philadelphia. It made such an impact on him, he knew he needed to bring it to Central Pennsylvania. He’s working with the Lebanon VA and other veterans groups across the Midstate to get the word out.

Breiner says while this is about having fun and playing golf, it means so much more to those who participate.

“We’ve talked to a number of veterans and some of them that suffered from PTSD said this is a great format for us,” Breiner said, “It gets us out with guys who are in the same situation as they are. It’s two hours for the day where they don’t have to think about all the other problems they might be experiencing in life.”

Word of the program is quickly spreading. There are already nearly 50 veterans signed up, but there is still time. If you would like to be involved, just give him a call at 717-599-5162 or email Jeff at jbreiner@ccharrisburg.com. 

The program starts Wednesday, April 17 and runs through June.

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