Southern Texas PGA Presents Layne Ricks The Patriot Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | OCTOBER 29, 2015
Katy, TX. – Heritage Golf Group, proudly congratulates Layne Ricks, General Manager of Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club (a Heritage Golf Group property), for being this year’s Patriot Award Winner presented at the 2015 Southern Texas PGA (STPGA) Awards. The STPGA Patriot Award is presented in special recognition to an individual PGA Golf Professional for outstanding and continuing contributions to the PGA of America’s efforts that that benefit our servicemen and women and their families, including Patriot Golf Day and the Folds of Honor Foundation.
Ricks has been the General Manager of Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club since 2006. Furthermore, he has been a PGA of America member since 1986. Ricks, a long time Katy, TX resident, has held prominent teaching and management positions at Lochinvar, Meadowbrook Farms School of Golf, Tennwood, Glen Oaks of New York, River Ridge, and Cinco Ranch Golf Clubs.
Ricks has been dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the PGA TOUR Charities, Inc.’s Birdies for the Brave® program, a national military outreach initiative dedicated to support military homefront charities that provide critical services to meet the specialized needs of military members, wounded veterans and their families. Since 2008, Ricks and his team of member volunteers have raised almost $1M. For the upcoming Birdies for the Brave event on November 7, 2015, Ricks has facilitated the donation of a new mortgage-free home to a military veteran. The home was provided by the Military Warriors Support Foundation; a non-profit organization providing support for America’s wounded veterans as they transition into civilian life.
“Layne’s heartfelt passion for the Birdies for the Brave program has made the charitable contributions grow exponentially. Layne and his committee of member volunteers continue to expand awareness, increase donations and engage the community; we recognize that they endeavor all year long to make this happen,” said John Hungerford, President for Heritage Golf Group.
For more information on the upcoming Birdies for the Brave event at Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club on November 7, 2015 visit www.meadowbrookfarmsgolfclub.com/groups/birdies-for-the-brave/ or call (281) 693-4653.
For more information about Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club please visit www.meadowbrookfarmsgolfclub.com or call (281) 693-4653.
Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club
23230 Meadowbrook Farms Club Drive
Katy, TX 77494
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 a boutique owner and operator of premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties across the United States. The Heritage Golf Group portfolio represents some of the most well-known and acclaimed golf properties spanning Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas.
The key to our success is the development of customized facilities and tailored operational systems to augment each individual club's one-of-a-kind assets to foster creative and innovative hospitality experiences that exceed the expectations of members and guests. To further build upon this success, Heritage Golf Group continues to expand its team of seasoned experts who specialize in golf, operations, culinary, lodging, fitness, service training, 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 first-class clubs. Under the leadership of Davis Sezna (CEO, Partner), Heritage Golf Group is evolving the private club and golf business experience to the highest level—on the cutting edge of tradition—by honoring the current traditions while enhancing and elevating the member experience.