Wellness and Golf

Mindy’s history with healthcare, golf and non-profit industries has crafted her art of wellness through golf for the public good.

Her passion speaks, educates and motivates her audiences to live their best lives.

Reach Mindy to hear her “gospel” on the powers of golf, community need and implementation.Her story unfolds as her recent health diagnosis has forever changed her perspective on the importance of golf and its influence on improving lives.

Mindy created the first ever therapeutic golf program absorbed by a prominent healthcare system.
Vicki Doe

Expertise

Four decades of wellness, golf and non-profit experience including these specialties:

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Mindy & Guy Derr

My Story

Even as a young lady, I was intrigued by the excitement of golf…the camaraderie, competition, sportsmanship and the joy it brought to many. Little did I realize, when I was young, that my lot in life was to utilize the game of golf as a way for healing and hope!

I founded a nationally recognized grassroots therapeutic golf program that celebrates our 30th anniversary this year. My dad was the reason that the Fore Hope organization was born. He became ill in the best years of his life and ultimately became depressed and isolated. My father, Guy, was an avid and excellent left handed golfer and everyone in our small town, knew his talents and love for the game. I could not let my dad lose his way in life to a health condition that challenged his day to day, I needed to do something.

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Testimonials

Mindy has been a tireless, selfless and caring Crusader for people with disabilities and her focus on golf as a tool to improve the physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being has proven effective. I am proud of her and Fore Hope, what you have accomplished, and to be a small part of your legacy.

Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan
American Society of Golf Course Architects

5.0
2019-10-27T16:52:21-04:00

Dr. Michael J. Hurdzan
American Society of Golf Course Architects

Mindy has been a tireless, selfless and caring Crusader for people with disabilities and her focus on golf as a tool to improve the physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being has proven effective. I am proud of her and Fore Hope, what you have accomplished, and to be a small part of your legacy.
I have known Mindy for 30 years and I've always had great admiration for her kindness, her love of golf and her passion to help others. Mindy and I will always share a bond born by our love and relationships with our fathers. She created Fore Hope to help her dad and my dad was an invaluable part of my career.

Dennis Walters
World Renowned Golf Trick Shot Artist, Bob Jones Recipient, World Golf Hall of Fame Member

5.0
2019-06-12T18:09:04-04:00

Dennis Walters
World Renowned Golf Trick Shot Artist, Bob Jones Recipient, World Golf Hall of Fame Member

I have known Mindy for 30 years and I've always had great admiration for her kindness, her love of golf and her passion to help others. Mindy and I will always share a bond born by our love and relationships with our fathers. She created Fore Hope to help her dad and my dad was an invaluable part of my career.
Mindy and I have years of history and golf experiences. She has kept her organization going through the difficult times of the turndown in the golf industry. I have witnessed her passion, commitment and wisdom regarding golf and how it can improve quality of life. Her impact has been influenced thousands around the country and especially those with life health challenges, families and care partners. Mindy’s supporters, alongside the golf and healthcare industries, have believed in her mission of therapeutic golf, now 30 years of service.

Brian Larson
PGA Golf Professional, Member since 1982

4.0
2018-10-27T07:33:17-04:00

Brian Larson
PGA Golf Professional, Member since 1982

Mindy Derr is one of those dreamers who is a doer! I have witnessed first hand the power of the organization she created...many years ago. I was a participant in her program and the confidence it gave me was real. I felt more comfortable in socializing, playing golf and ultimately returned to work to help others with life challenges.
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