Jim Estes: Former PGA Tour Player Starts The Salute Military Golf Association

How can learning to golf help wounded veterans?

Jim Estes is a former PGA Tour Player. He saw first-hand the positive force the game of golf could play in the recovery process for our nation’s wounded veterans. In 2006, Jim and a childhood friend founded the Salute Military Golf AssociationSMGA eventually evolved into a non-profit aimed at supporting post-9/11 wounded veterans.


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Insights From The Interview

  • How Jim's own battles with anxiety and depression gave him insights into the challenges veterans face.
  • The importance of camaraderie and exercise to recovery for wounded veterans.
  • The obstacles Jim faced from the VA when he first started SMGA.
  • What SMGA's programs entail -- free lessons and swag!

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