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PE-backed Heritage Golf Group hires co-managing partner

Heritage Golf Group, which is backed by Tower Three Partners, has appointed Davis Sezna as co-managing partner. He will be serving alongside founder Bob Husband. Most recently, Sezna was the president and CEO of The Cliffs Communities. Heritage is an owner and operator of golf properties across the U.S.

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Heritage Golf Group (“Heritage” “the Company”), a leading owner and operator of premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties, today announced that Davis Sezna joined Heritage as Co-Managing Partner, alongside founder Bob Husband. Mr. Sezna and Mr. Husband will oversee all the operations and the strategy of the Company.

Together with the previously announced partnership with Tower Three Partners, this expansion of the Company’s leadership team reflects Heritage’s positioning for significant growth and operational excellence to enhance the member experience and elevate its portfolio of best-in-class golf properties.

“I am pleased to welcome Davis to the Heritage leadership team,” said Bob Husband, Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Heritage. “Davis brings a longstanding track record of success in golf and hospitality operations, and together we will provide a unique offering in the industry – a collection of high-quality clubs with customized facilities and tailored operational systems to augment each individual club’s one-of-a kind assets. We are revolutionizing the conventional concept of the country club while maintaining the tradition of the game and delivering an outstanding golf experience and uncompromised service.”

Davis Sezna, Co-Managing Partner of Heritage, said, “I am excited to play a critical role in the new Heritage as it enters this next phase of growth. With Tower Three Partners and the strategic deployment of significant capital, Heritage will be able to redesign and improve our existing high-quality, unique properties, and assure that our future acquisitions achieve their full potential. We want to revolutionize the golf industry and, to that end, we are taking a distinctly different approach from our competitors. It is our goal to have the ‘Heritage Experience’ be not only great golf, but also the highest level of hospitality incorporating culinary, fitness and other popular sports for all of our members and guests. Stay tuned for the country club of tomorrow!”

Bill Forest, Founder of Tower Three Partners added, “Bob and Davis share our vision of providing a truly world-class golf and club experience. They are the perfect duo to elevate Heritage’s current portfolio, through strategic acquisitions and improvements, in the pursuit of providing the ultimate experience for members and guests. Tower Three is looking forward to working with Heritage’s leadership team as they further expand their best-in-class golf properties and deliver more offerings and exceptional service.”

About Davis Sezna
Davis Sezna brings over 35 years of experience and a longstanding track record of success in the golf and hospitality management industry, purchasing his first distressed property and reinventing it as a local restaurant in Newark, DE in 1980. His hospitality corporation continued managing restaurants with great success and then ventured into hotels and golf courses. In 1990, Davis founded 1492 Hospitality Group and Tandem Hospitality and served as its CEO and President. The company, which consisted of more than 30 restaurant concepts and 12 golf courses, focused on restaurants, golf courses, private clubs, hotel design, master planning, and development. With over 100 private clubs and resorts as clients, the company designed, built, owned, and operated restaurants, golf properties and hotels from its inception to 2005.

As the President of La Quinta Resort and PGA West for five years, Davis was responsible for asset management and community relations. In addition, he oversaw the concept and design of Doral Golf Resort in Miami, Arizona Biltmore Golf Club in Phoenix, Grande Lakes Golf Resort in Orlando, and Desert Ridge Golf Resort in Scottsdale for Morgan Stanley. Most recently in 2012, Davis became the President and CEO of The Cliffs Communities, a collection of luxury real estate communities and gated golf communities.

Currently, Davis is a Managing Partner of Heritage Golf Group and also serves on a National Golf Committee for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He attended and played golf for The University of Georgia and is a past winner of the Delaware State Junior Golf Championship and the Delaware Open.

About Heritage Golf Group
Heritage Golf Group, which was established in 1999, is a leading owner and operator of premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties across the United States. The Heritage portfolio represents some of the most well-known and acclaimed golf properties spanning Texas, Florida, and South Carolina. Heritage is now led by Managing Partners, Bob Husband and Davis Sezna. Heritage Golf Group is committed to delivering unrivaled golf and hospitality experiences.
For more information, please visit www.heritagegolfgroup.com.

About Tower Three Partners
Tower Three Partners is a leading operationally-oriented private equity firm that invests in a concentrated portfolio of U.S.-based middle market companies. With long-term committed capital from major institutional investors and a senior management team that collectively has decades of experience revitalizing businesses, the firm targets equity investments of $50M to $150M that provide a catalyst for growth.
Alongside management, Tower Three Partners prioritizes and implements transformative changes in operations, strategy, growth and/or capital structure to significantly improve business performance. Our professionals are experienced in operational improvement, mergers & acquisitions and financial restructurings.
For more information, visit our website at towerthreepartners.com or call 203-485-5800.