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TPC Tampa Bay Supports The First Tee Campaign for 10 Million Young People

Heritage Golf Group, Inc. and the Heritage Golf Group Collection of Clubs joins forces with PGA TOUR’s TPC Network to host a series of fundraising events benefiting The First Tee – a non-profit youth development organization that promotes character-building among young people through the game of golf.

The “Tee It Up for The First Tee” fundraising initiative is part of The First Tee Campaign for 10 Million Young People, a comprehensive effort to raise $100 million which will enable the organization’s character education and life skills programs to positively influence 10 million more young people between now and 2017. Heritage Golf Group is proud to be a part of the 115 participating golf courses across the country.

In April 2012, Heritage Golf Group’s private clubs will open their doors to non-members on one or more designated days, with green fee proceeds donated to the Campaign. For a list of participating golf clubs, information on fundraising activities, to book a tee time or to make online donations to The First Tee, please visit

The First Tee Campaign for 10 Million Young People will culminate October 7-8, 2012, with a golf event at Pebble Beach that will include lead donors to the Campaign playing alongside PGA TOUR, LPGA and Champions Tour players.

For more information on The First Tee and its Campaign for 10 Million Young People, please visit

About The First Tee

The First Tee ( is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and on military installations.

Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 6.5 million young people in all 50 United States and six international locations. The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation and its Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.

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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