TPC Prestancia to Host The Drive, Chip & Putt Sub-Regional

TPC Prestancia in Sarasota, Florida, a Heritage Golf Group owned and operated golf club, is proud to announce that they will be hosting The Drive, Chip and Putt competition Saturday, August 19, 2017. The USGA, Masters Tournament and the PGA of America officially launched the 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship by announcing the local qualifying schedule for the program’s fifth year. TPC Prestancia is one of 53 host locations for sub-regional competitions.

The top three juniors in their age division from local qualifiers will compete in the Sub-Regional at TPC Prestancia. Only the top two juniors from each age/gender category will advance to the Regional Qualifying event at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida September 16th with a chance to play in the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on Sunday, April 1st, the Duffer’s Birthday, the eve of the 2018 Masters Tournament, televised live by the Golf Channel.

“We are proud to be a part of The Drive, Chip and Putt Competition. It’s great to be able to inspire the next generation of golfers,” said Bob Holzman, General Manager of TPC Prestancia. “We want to continue to connect more young players to the game of golf through a fun and exciting experience and see the smiles on the kids’ faces as these junior golfers pursue their dream.” The Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf.

TPC Prestancia, a private and social club in Sarasota, Florida, features two 18 hole championship golf courses- the Stadium and Club courses sprawl out over 565 acres of lush landscape, providing a balance of aesthetics and spectacular coastal wildlife with outstanding playing conditions. The Stadium Course was fashioned after TPC Sawgrass, the TPC Network’s Flagship venue, which allows for maximum gallery enjoyment from the many mounds and hills dotting the broad fairways. Designed by Florida’s own golf course architect Ron Garl, with PGA Tour Player, Mike Souchak, as consultant, the par 72 Stadium rewards shot making more than length, and features undulating greens that rise and fall as players approach the duo signature 9th and 18th holes. TPC Prestancia is recognized as an Audubon Cooperative Golf Sanctuary for its commitment to quality by meeting required standards for protecting the environment, conserving natural resources and providing wildlife habitats.

To learn more about the club and memberships go to or call 941-922-2800.

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