Press Release

TPC Prestancia Raises Over $60,000 To Support Our Troops

Sarasota, FL. – Heritage Golf Group is proud to announce, TPC Prestancia, a Heritage Golf Group property, raised over $60,000 at their annual golf tournament on Monday, November 9th, 2015. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit PGA TOUR Charities, Inc.’s Birdies for the Brave®, 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’s golf tournament benefitting Birdies for the Brave had a full field of over 200 golfers playing two golf courses: Club Course & Stadium Course. The tournament commenced with a patriotic Opening Ceremony featuring bagpipes and 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 speech by guest speakers, retired Major Steven McLeary, Executive Director for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Catherine (Cartwright) Tumbleson, Retired LPGA Professional & Original Founder of Operations Birdies which transpired into Birdies for the Brave, & Major Rob Kilmartin, US Army (Ret) & recipient of the Bronze Star as well as two Purple Heart Medals. Reception events included dinner for all participants and guests, a silent auction, raffles and an awards presentation.

“We would like to say ‘Thank You’ to our TPC Prestancia Members for their continued commitment to events benefitting Birdies for the Brave,” said Bob Holzman, TPC Prestancia General Manager who also served in Vietnam. “Without the support of the Members, sponsors and community, we wouldn’t be able to support the brave Men and Women of our armed forces.”

One of six Heritage Golf Group properties hosting an event benefitting Birdies for the Brave, TPC Prestancia has raised more than $60,000 for the Birdies for the Brave program in 2015. 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 2016. Since 2008, the Heritage Golf Group Collection of golf properties has been dedicated to raising awareness and generating more than $2.6 million benefitting Birdies for the Brave.

For more information about TPC Prestancia, contact Donna Hunter Smith at
or call (941) 922-2800.


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Heritage Golf Group
4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 250
Charlotte, NC 28210

About TPC Prestancia

TPC Prestancia ( features two 18-hole championship golf courses designed around spectacular coastal wildlife providing a beautiful venue for its challenging playing conditions. TPC Prestancia is a member of both the Tournament Players Club Network and the Heritage Collection of properties. TPC Prestancia offers 36 challenging holes in the beautiful Palmer Ranch area. The Stadium Course and the Club Course sprawl out over 565 acres of lush landscape, providing a balance of aesthetics and spectacular coastal wildlife with outstanding playing conditions. The Championship Stadium Course was fashioned after the TPC Network's Flagship, TPC Sawgrass, which 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.

About Heritage Golf Group

Heritage Golf Group (, established in 1999, is an innovative, industry leading hospitality company and owner/operator of premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties spanning Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas. Guided by the principle of evolving the private club and golf business experience to the highest level, each individual club’s amenities and operational systems are tailored to augment their one-of-a-kind assets. With a commitment to delivering memorable experiences to its members and guests, the company is constantly expanding their team of experts in operations, golf, culinary, lodging, fitness, agronomy and special events. Backed by the financial strength of Tower Three Partners, an operationally oriented private equity firm, Heritage Golf Group is uniquely poised to expand through the acquisition of a tightly focused and selective group of upscale clubs.

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