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TPC Tampa Bay Named Among 100 Best Golf Shops for 2012

Heritage Golf Group LLC, a leading owner and operator of premier golf properties across the country, is pleased to announce that TPC Tampa Bay was recently named among Golf World’s 100 Best Golf Shops for 2012. The 100 Best Golf Shops consists of 25 shops in each of four categories: private, resort, public and off-course. TPC Tampa Bay, located in Lutz, FL, ranked among the 25 clubs that won in the public sector.

This is TPC Tampa Bay’s third time receiving this honor; previously the Club has been recognized among Golf World’s 100 Best Golf Shops for 2006 and 2011. In 2009 and 2011, TPC Tampa Bay’s Head Golf Professional Justin Wink won the West Central PGA Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Public). Also in 2009, Wink and TPC Tampa Bay were awarded the North Florida PGA Section Merchandiser of the Year Award (Public).

Golf World’s annual competition is intended to recognize those retailers (both on- and off-course) who excelled and earned a place among Golf World’s 100 Best Golf Shops. The nominated shops ranged in size from a few hundred to more than 20,000 square feet, but each golf shop on the 100 Best Golf Shop list was selected for their first-class customer service.

“We are enthused and honored to be named among Golf World’s 100 Best Golf Shops for 2012,” said Brady Boyd, General Manager of TPC Tampa Bay. “We continuously strive to meet and exceed the unique needs of each of our Members and guests. Being recognized by this prestigious competition is a true testament of the hard work and dedication of our golf shop team.”

TPC Tampa Bay features an 18-hole stadium course designed by Bobby Weed with Chi Chi Rodriguez as the PGA TOUR Player Consultant. Opened in 1991 and playing from close to 7,000 yards, the course hosts the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, a Champions Tour event, every April. The facility was recently ranked the 13th Best Public Golf Facility in America in the 2010 Golf World Reader’s Choice Awards, moving up from its ranking as the 18th Best Public Golf Facility in 2009. TPC Tampa Bay has been certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary since 1997.

About The Collection On Hilton Head Island

The Heritage Golf Collection (www.hiltonheadgolf.net) features a group of four premier, resort-style golf clubs including seven award-winning golf courses and 135 holes of golf on Hilton Head Island, SC. Owned and managed by Heritage Golf Group, The Heritage Golf Collection includes Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club, Shipyard Golf Club, Palmetto Hall Plantation Club and Oyster Reef Golf Club. With a variety of resort amenities, “Stay & Play” packages and a private country club atmosphere, the Heritage Golf Collection on Hilton Head Island is the perfect choice for the perfect vacation.

About Heritage Golf Group

Heritage Golf Group (www.heritagegolfgroup.com), 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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