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TPC Prestancia Contributes to Birdies for the Brave Program

SARASOTA, Fla. — TPC Prestancia, part of the Heritage Golf Group Collection of golf properties, raised over $50,000 on November 10th, 2014 to help support U.S. troops and their families. Proceeds will benefit PGA Tour Charities, Inc.’s Birdies for the Brave program, a national military outreach initiative dedicated to raising funds and awareness for military homefront charities that provide critical services to meet the specialized needs of military members, wounded veterans, and their families.

TPC Prestancia hosted their 9th annual Birdies for the Brave tournament with a full field of over 200 golfers playing two golf courses. The tournament commenced with a patriotic Opening Ceremony featuring bagpipes, a Celtic Band, and opening address by CHAMPIONS TOUR player, Scott Dunlap. Each foursome of golfers was joined by an active duty military member. Their participation brought real-world military heroism to life through the round of golf. Following tournament play, the post-round reception featured a profound speech by guest speaker, retired Major Steven McLeary, Executive Director for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Additional reception events included dinner for all participants and guests, a silent auction, raffles and an awards presentation.

“Birdies for the Brave events are becoming even more important financially to the charities that support the military, as certain services are no longer provided through the government,” said Bob Holzman, TPC Prestancia’s General Manager who also served in Vietnam. “These fundraisers allow charities to help individual servicemen and women as well as their families deal with circumstances as they return home.”

TPC Prestancia is proud to honor their long-standing commitment by continuing its dedication to the cause and is currently selecting sponsors to promote its next event in November 2015. Since 2008, the Heritage Golf Group Collection of golf properties has been dedicated to raising awareness and generating more than $2.4 million for the Birdies for the Brave program in support of the military homefront charities.

Funds from these Birdies for the Brave events benefit numerous military homefront groups that are supported by PGA TOUR players, including:
• Homes for Our Troops (homesforourtroops.org) – Supported by Phil Mickelson
• Operation Homefront (operationhomefront.net) – Supported by Corey Pavin
• United Through Reading (unitedthroughreading.org) – Supported by Rory Sabbatini
• Green Beret Foundation (greenberetfoundation.org) – Supported by Bubba Watson
• Military Warriors Support Foundation (militarywarriors.org) – Supported by Ted Purdy and David Toms
• Navy SEAL Foundation (navysealfoundation.org) – Supported by Jerry Kelly, Vijay Singh, and Frank Lickliter II
• K9’s For Warriors (k9sforwarriors.org) – Supported by David Duval and Bob Duval
• Feherty’s Troops First Foundation (troopsfirstfoundation.org) – Supported by Rod Pampling
• Special Operations Warrior Foundation (specialops.org) – Supported by Phil Mickelson
For additional information, visit birdiesforthebrave.org

For information on TPC Prestancia, call (941) 922-2800 or visit tpcprestancia.com

ABOUT TPC PRESTANCIA
TPC Prestancia (tpcprestancia.com) is a private Golf Club featuring two 18-hole championship golf courses designed around spectacular coastal wildlife, providing a beautiful venue for its challenging playing conditions. TPC Prestancia has a strong TOUR history having been host to eight Chrysler Cups Tournaments and five American Express Invitational CHAMPIONS TOUR events. The Stadium Course and Club Course sprawl over 565 acres of Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. TPC Prestancia is a Member of both the Tournament Players Club Network and the Heritage Golf Group Collection of properties.

The Club Course is a Robert Von Hagge design, with PGA TOUR player Bruce Devlin as consultant, featuring Florida classic doglegs and appealing water features. The championship Stadium Course, fashioned after the TPC Network’s Flagship, TPC Sawgrass, allows for maximum gallery enjoyment from the many hills dotted along the broad fairways. Designed by Florida’s own Ron Garl, with PGA TOUR player Mike Souchack as consultant, the Par 72 Stadium Course rewards shot making more than length, and features undulating greens that rise and fall as players approach the signature 9th and 18th holes.

TPC Prestancia is located at 4409 Tournament Players Club Drive, Sarasota. Florida 34238. For more information visit their website at tpcprestancia.com or call (941) 922-2800.

ABOUT HERITAGE GOLF GROUP
Heritage Golf Group (heritagegolfgroup.com), established in 1999, is a leading owner and operator of premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties across the United States. The Heritage portfolio represents some of the most well-known and acclaimed golf properties spanning Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas. The company, led by Bob Husband and Davis Sezna, Managing Partners, distinguishes itself through its dedication to “Unrivaled Golf, Uncompromising Service, and Unforgettable Experiences” with over 150 years of collective experience as business professionals and golfers. In April 2014, Heritage Golf Group was recapitalized by an investment from Tower Three Partners.

ABOUT TOWER THREE PARTNERS
Tower Three Partners (towerthreepartners.com) is a leading operationally-oriented private equity firm that invests in a concentrated portfolio of U.S.-based middle market companies. With long-term committed capital from major institutional investors and a senior management team that collectively has decades of experience revitalizing businesses, the firm targets equity investments of $50M to $150M that provide a catalyst for growth.

Alongside management, Tower Three Partners prioritizes and implements transformative changes in operations, strategy, growth and/or capital structure to significantly improve business performance. Related to the recapitalization, and operating from a strong financial position, Heritage Golf Group is actively engaged in identifying and acquiring top tier golf properties. Heritage Golf Group is also further upgrading the experience of Members and Guests through improvements across the portfolio.

Contact:
Bob Holzman (941) 922-2800

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