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

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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 as well, an invaluable part of my career.

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

Mindy Derr
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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 as well, 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 four decades of service.

Brian Larson
PGA Golf Professional, Member since 1982

Mindy Derr
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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.
Mindy does excellent work through her non profit Fore Hope. She has built a well respected organization and her genuine personality and compassion for everyone shines through in every conversation you have with her. I look forward to watching Mindy positively impact many more lives in future years to come

Chris Harrington
HER Realtor

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2019-06-12T18:13:02-04:00

Chris Harrington
HER Realtor

Mindy does excellent work through her non profit Fore Hope. She has built a well respected organization and her genuine personality and compassion for everyone shines through in every conversation you have with her. I look forward to watching Mindy positively impact many more lives in future years to come
Mindy Derr is one of those rare make-it-happen people who combines vision with an ability to produce results. The work she is doing in transforming lives is not only impressive...it is truly "extra mile." Mindy's passionate desire to bring hope to the lives of others inspires me greatly.

Shawn Anderson
#1 ranked Motivation and Self Help Author and International Keynote Speaker with his "Extra Mile" philosophy

Mindy Derr
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2019-06-12T18:14:28-04:00

Shawn Anderson
#1 ranked Motivation and Self Help Author and International Keynote Speaker with his "Extra Mile" philosophy

Mindy Derr is one of those rare make-it-happen people who combines vision with an ability to produce results. The work she is doing in transforming lives is not only impressive...it is truly "extra mile." Mindy's passionate desire to bring hope to the lives of others inspires me greatly.
Mindy has done a fabulous job building Fore Hope into a very effective non-profit that serves the community through the game of golf. They recently celebrated their 20th anniversary this year, showing the longevity of Mindy's efforts! Fore Hope has been dedicated to serving persons with disabilities and as a small non profit, they have survived through some of the most turbulent economic times. This is a testament to their hard work and dedication!

Joyce Domijan

Mindy Derr
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2019-06-12T18:21:47-04:00

Joyce Domijan

Mindy has done a fabulous job building Fore Hope into a very effective non-profit that serves the community through the game of golf. They recently celebrated their 20th anniversary this year, showing the longevity of Mindy's efforts! Fore Hope has been dedicated to serving persons with disabilities and as a small non profit, they have survived through some of the most turbulent economic times. This is a testament to their hard work and dedication!
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.

Kathleen Johnson
Fore Hope Participant

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2019-06-24T19:24:50-04:00

Kathleen Johnson
Fore Hope Participant

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.
Throughout the golf world including the United States Golf Association, USGA, Ladies Professional Golf Association, LPGA and Professional Golfers Association, PGA, Ms. Derr spoke, wrote and made lasting changes challenging golf facility owner and operators to also embrace inclusive golf.

Victor Kibalchich
Adaptive Golf Equipment

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2019-06-30T20:47:07-04:00

Victor Kibalchich
Adaptive Golf Equipment

Throughout the golf world including the United States Golf Association, USGA, Ladies Professional Golf Association, LPGA and Professional Golfers Association, PGA, Ms. Derr spoke, wrote and made lasting changes challenging golf facility owner and operators to also embrace inclusive golf.
Mindy has always been an amazing partner in developing programs and organizing events to educate and introduce people to the importance of wellness and the value of golf. Mindy was advocating for and actively pursuing wellness for our patients before the term ”wellness” ever was established.

David Rupp
Director of Rehabilitation, OhioHeaIth Neurological Rehabilitation

Mindy Derr
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2019-06-30T22:29:43-04:00

David Rupp
Director of Rehabilitation, OhioHeaIth Neurological Rehabilitation

Mindy has always been an amazing partner in developing programs and organizing events to educate and introduce people to the importance of wellness and the value of golf. Mindy was advocating for and actively pursuing wellness for our patients before the term ”wellness” ever was established.
Mindy Derr’s Fore Hope program has given much hope to those experiencing neurological challenges like MS, stroke, Parkinson’s. Many felt they had lost their passion for playing golf until Fore Hope was created for them. My husband, Tom, is one of those participants.

Joy and Tom Smith
MS patient and wife

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2019-07-02T15:33:03-04:00

Joy and Tom Smith
MS patient and wife

Mindy Derr’s Fore Hope program has given much hope to those experiencing neurological challenges like MS, stroke, Parkinson’s. Many felt they had lost their passion for playing golf until Fore Hope was created for them. My husband, Tom, is one of those participants.
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