TAVISTOCK CUP mARCH 19 & 20, 2012 • LAKE NONA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
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to the 2012 Tavistock Cup at Lake Nona. Join us for the 2012 Tavistock Cup, a fierce interclub match that brings together four global clubs in the ultimate showdown to determine the World Golf and Country Club Champion. This two-day tournament will take place on March 19 and 20 at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, where the inaugural matches began in 2004.
Each year, invited guests walk alongside many of the worldâ€™s greatest players giving them one of the most intimate experiences in the golf world. Guests cheer on their team as contestants compete for prize money along with coveted team Par 3 hole-in-one prizes, including cars, elegant timepieces, private air travel and more.
EXPERIENCE golf in an unconventional way.
The Tavistock Cup’s invitation-only gallery and no-ropes structure is unlike anything else in the game of golf. Only tournament sponsors, invited guests and members of Albany, Isleworth, Lake Nona and Queenwood have the opportunity to stroll the fairways with golf’s most elite touring professionals. Tickets are not sold to the general public, and the gallery is limited to approximately 3,500 guests. The Tavistock Cup is broadcast live on the Golf Channel in the U.S., Canada and Japan. Sky Sports and other international affiliates also air the live broadcast through the United Kingdom, Latin America, Asia and South Africa. Tavistock Cup’s live coverage, re-airs and highlights reach nearly 100 million households in more than 200 countries worldwide. Through the commitment and generosity of Tavistock Cup patrons and sponsors, millions of dollars have been donated to local, national and international charitable organizations over the past eight years.
At the 2011 Tavistock Cup, Team Albany finished second amidst an all-star line-up of players. Ian Poutler took home lucky career win 13 at the Volvo World Match Play Championship in Spain by edging out Luke Donald. Justin Rose finished the season strong with a rain-soaked win at the BMW Championship at Cog Hill. With a great course to call home and some of the biggest PGA Tour players in the game, Team Albany looks forward to claiming their first World Golf and Country Club Championship title.
Albany, a luxury resort community in The Bahamas, is the collective vision of its developers, Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. Positioned along 600 oceanfront acres on one of New Providenceâ€™s most pristine beaches, Albany features an array of amenities, including an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Els, a mega-yacht marina accommodating yachts up to 300 feet in length, a luxury boutique hotel, a family water park, a kidsâ€™
clubhouse, an adult pool and bar, a full service spa and fitness center, a racquet center, and fine dining and casual restaurants. Albany is island resort living at its best with the sophistication, amenities and services of a world-class destination. Albany features a collection of private residences to suit every lifestyle, from villas and custom homes to luxurious marina residences and equestrian ranchettes. albanybahamas.com
“It’s quite a unique situation to play clubs versus clubs against some of the best golfers in the world. But, we have two days of fun more than anything else.”
- IAN POULTER, Team ALBANY
At the 2011Tavistock Cup, Team Isleworth stood ready to defend its home turf against three powerful global clubs. Following Round 1, Team Isleworth led by two strokes, but no one could stop Team Lake Nonaâ€™s dominance during Round 2. Stuart Applebyâ€™s shot on Hole #11 earned him the closest-to-the-pin prize. Over the past year, Isleworth members have won four worldwide victories, including three on the Champions Tour. Team Isleworth looks to recharge in the offseason and take back the coveted Tavistock Cup trophy at Lake Nona.
Stuart Appleby, 2004 Salver Award Winner
Isleworth celebrated its 25th anniversary and its transformation from a citrus grove into one of the world’s most prestigious luxury residential communities. Dappled with grand oak and cypress trees and surrounded by freshwater lakes, Isleworth’s natural setting lends the perfect backdrop for its one-of-a-kind collection of monumental sculptures, on permanent display throughout the community. One of the best conditioned golf courses in the world, Isleworth’s magnificent greens, fairways and lakes are a sight to behold, but beyond its beauty lies a golf challenge unlike any other. Originally designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay and later
redesigned and enhanced by Steve Smyers, Isleworth consistently ranks as one of the longest and most difficult courses in Florida. Isleworth is also home to a Mediterranean-style clubhouse where members have access to multiple dining venues, a fitness center and spa. Members enjoy tennis facilities, a year-round children’s program, concierge services and 24-hour gated security. Bordering more than seven miles of shoreline along the Butler Chain of Lakes and offering boating, fishing and water recreation, Isleworth is a celebration of how good life can be. isleworth.com
“I really wanted the hole-in-one on #15, so I could drive that R8 right out of the gate.” - ROBERT ALLENBY, TEAm ISLEwORTH
Team Lake Nona captured its third consecutive win and fourth Tavistock Cup title at the 2011 tournament. Oliver Wilson posted a score of 7-under par 65, tying Isleworth’s competitive course record and claiming the Payne Stewart Salver Award during Round 2. This prestigious honor has also been won by Stuart Appleby, Tiger Woods, J.B. Holmes, Graeme McDowell and Nick O’Hern. Graeme McDowell took home the closest-to-the-pin prize on Hole #2. Lake Nona members claimed 14 worldwide victories, including two major championships, the Wegmans LPGA Championship and Ricoh Women’s British Open, both won by Yani Tseng. Gary Woodland posted his first PGA Tour win this year at Transitions Championship in Tampa. Team Lake Nona stands ready to defend its home turf and its World Golf and Country Club title at the 2012 Tavistock Cup.
Graeme McDowell, Salver Winner 2009
Oliver Wilson, Salver Winner 2011
Set amidst pristine freshwater lakes and a canopy of tall oaks, pines and native cypress trees, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is a 600-acre community, offering a new standard of living in Central Florida. Residents enjoy world-class wellness, education and recreational amenities in a dynamic yet welcoming atmosphere. Lake Nona’s premier amenities include a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course, water-based recreation on a trio of waterways, a 40,000 square-foot Clubhouse with an 18-room guest
Lodge and 24-hour gated security. The Bath & Racquet Club, with all-inclusive fitness and tennis facilities and a resort-style pool, is often the setting for Nona Crew – the community’s comprehensive youth program. The community’s finest amenity is its vibrant population of members and residents from more than 30 countries who are all unified by one common thread – a passion for Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.
“The Tavistock Cup is a pretty relaxed atmosphere and quite a unique event; spectators get up close and personal with the players, and everyone has a good time out here. It’s great to play with your mates, too.”
- Graeme McDowell, Team LAKE NONA
Queenwood members had a record year claiming five worldwide victories during 2011, including a major championship win. In August, Adam Scott claimed his eighth PGA Tour victory at the World Golf Championship - Bridgestone Invitational. Darren Clarke took home his first major championship title at the 2011 British Open at Royal St. Georgeâ€™s, his second victory of the year following his win at the Iberdrola Open. Thomas Bjorn also posted two wins this year on the European Tour at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters and the Johnnie Walker Classic. Team Queenwood will come out fighting at this yearâ€™s World Golf and Country Club Championship and looks forward to carrying the trophy back across the pond for the first time.
Adam Scott WGC Bridgestone Invitational, 2011
Darren Clarke British Open Champion, 2011
Nestled in the heart of rolling Surrey countryside on London’s doorstep, Queenwood is a traditional private golf club offering a quintessential golf experience and a perfectly formed membership. Founded by American entrepreneur Frederick D. Green, Queenwood enjoys an international community of members who share a passion for the game of golf and the etiquette and traditions of sportsmanship that define the game. Designed to capture the rich heritage of British golf design,
Queenwood’s golf course is the creation of David Kidd, known for his work at Oregon’s Bandon Dunes. Queenwood’s clubhouse is a sanctuary providing sophisticated tranquility for members and their guests with an array of amenities that include fine dining, an astute selection of exceptional wines, and distinctly appointed luxurious guestrooms. Queenwood is a club with proud U.S. roots and rich British golfing traditions. queenwood.co.uk
“It’s been a dream since I’ve been a kid to win the Open, like any kid’s dream is, and I’m able to do it, which just feels incredible.” - DARREN CLARKE, Team Queenwood
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