Military Veteran Thomas Gilmore of Augusta, GA was named a PGA HOPE Ambassador following the completion of a specialized training program during the PGA HOPE National Golf & Wellness Week at the famed Congressional Country Club. PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is a rehabilitative golf program that positively impacts more than 3,500 Veterans each year living with physical and cognitive challenges such as PTSD, TBI and amputees. As a PGA HOPE Ambassador, Gilmore, United States Army Sergeant, 1965-1968, will help Champion the program throughout the Georgia PGA Section. Gilmore was nominated by the Georgie PGA Section, and participated in the four-day program, which provided advanced golf instruction and wellness training. Thomas started PGA HOPE in 2019 at the PGA HOPE Evans program. Although he has been playing golf since 1970, PGA HOPE has given him a renewed energy for the game through being connected with his fellow Veterans. Thomas lost his leg in Vietnam but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing the game and continuously trying to improve – in his own words “golf saved me”. Since starting PGA HOPE, his PGA Professional saw that Thomas was someone who was willing and giving of his time both to help their team set up and tear down each week but also with other Veterans in the program. During his service, Thomas received the following honors and awards: Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart.