Spirit of the Game: NCPGA Foundation to Host 'The Salute at Pebble Beach'
March 14, 2023 / by Jerry Stewart
In the spirit of gratitude, honor and paying it forward, PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), the flagship charitable program of the Northern California Section PGA Foundation, will host The Salute at Pebble Beach at the iconic Pebble Beach Resorts.
The five-day celebration of independence, held June 30-July 3, will support U.S. military veterans while celebrating golf at its finest. This fundraising event will offer participants the chance to play Pebble Beach Golf Links the day before it closes for the 2023 U.S. Women's Open and includes tickets to the championship event.
Jack Nicklaus states, on the impact of PGA HOPE, “Across the United States, brave men and women have answered the call. They have sacrificed. They have done their duty honorably. Now as they return home, it’s our duty to look after them.”
“Our Veterans are responsible for our country and individual freedoms. By utilizing the great game of golf, The Salute at Pebble Beach honors those Veterans, both active and retired from service through the only Department of Veterans Affairs approved rehabilitative program. We owe it to our veterans to give back and raise funds to help them return from service in the best way we know how – through the game of golf,” said Len Dumas, PGA, Chairman of the Board, NCPGA Foundation. “PGA Hope and The Salute at Pebble Beach fundraising initiative provides participants with an opportunity to be a part of U.S. Women’s Open history and support our nation’s heroes.”
The Salute at Pebble Beach Package is priced at $12,500 for one golfer and one guest for the festivities. It includes a five-day, four-night stay at The Inn at Spanish Bay and two one-day tickets (participant’s choice) to the 78th U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach (Wednesday-Sunday). Alongside sports stars Nancy Lopez, LPGA World Golf Hall of Famer, and David Wells, 1998 Perfect Game thrower and 2x World Series champion, the five-day itinerary includes:
● June 30: Welcome fireside reception.
● July 1: Golf at the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links before it closes for the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open. The day includes lunch, dinner at leisure and hosted desserts at The Inn at Spanish Bay.
● July 2: Salute Tournament at The Links at Spanish Bay. The day includes breakfast and a gala dinner featuring an auction and a salute to Veterans.
● July 3: Play at Spyglass Hill Golf Course. The day includes lunch, a Patriot Parachute Team flight viewing, and a farewell Clambake & Cocktails dinner.
● July 4: Independence Day farewells at The Inn at Spanish Bay.
All proceeds from The Salute at Pebble Beach will go to PGA HOPE programming through the Northern California Section PGA Foundation, whose three-fold mission is to serve Veterans, their health, and their families; to provide resources to PGA Members serving their communities in Northern California and Northwestern Nevada; and to grow the game of golf.
Jim Nantz states, “PGA HOPE is one of the greatest fundraising initiatives in golf. It truly Helps Our Patriots Everywhere. I’m thrilled to see the NCPGA supporting our nation’s finest.”
The full itinerary, along with Patriot Sponsorship Packages starting at $100,000 can be viewed at