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TPC Tampa Bay Raises $106,000 in Support of U.S. Troops

Lutz, FL – TPC Tampa Bay, part of the Heritage Golf Group Collection of golf properties, raised over $50,000 on Monday February 17th, 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 Tampa Bay hosted their 9th annual Birdies for the Brave tournament with a full field of over 200 golfers playing two golf courses. 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, TPC Tampa Bay hosted a reception which included dinner for all participants and guests, a silent auction, raffles and an awards presentation.

“We are proud to host the Birdies for the Brave event in honor of our military heroes,” said Justin Wink, General Manager of TPC Tampa Bay. “We are truly grateful for the daily sacrifices that our military members and their families make and I hope that we can continue to make a positive impact in their lives.” Since 2008, the Heritage Golf Group Collection of Clubs has enthusiastically championed the Birdies for the Brave program, raising more than $1.8 million in support of the military homefront charities. TPC Tampa Bay is one of nine Heritage Golf Group properties to host Birdies for the Brave fundraisers this year. The Birdies for the Brave program provides much needed support to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families and is a primary element of Heritage Golf Group’s philanthropic endeavors.

Funds from these Birdies for the Brave events benefit numerous military homefront groups that are supported by PGA TOUR players, including:

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About The Collection On Hilton Head Island

The Heritage Golf Collection ( 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 (, 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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