2011 TAVISTOCK CUP A NEW ERA
TAVISTOCK CUP MARCH 14 & 15, 2011 AT ISLEWORTH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB Since the tournamentâ€™s inception in 2004, Tavistock Cup has pitted the golf professional members of Isleworth versus their counterparts at Lake Nona. In 2011, two more clubs, Albany and Queenwood, will join this unique team competition to determine who will be crowned World Golf and Country Club Champion. Join us for the 2011 Tavistock Cup, and witness one of the most intimate tournaments in golf.
“EVERY TIME LEO TURNS UP ON THE 18TH GREEN, I MAKE BIG PUTTS!” - Justin Rose
UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE Tavistock Cup’s no-ropes experience and invitation-only gallery gives guests an intimate look at the game of golf. Only tournament sponsors, invited guests and members of Albany, Isleworth, Lake Nona and Queenwood have the opportunity to walk 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. 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 throughout the United Kingdom, Latin America 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, more than $5.5 million has been donated to local, national and international charitable organizations over the past seven years.
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FOUR CLUBS COMPETE The 2011 Tavistock Cup will feature four global country clubs: Albany, Isleworth, Lake Nona and Queenwood. Tavistock Cupâ€™s limited gallery and no-ropes structure gives spectators an up-close and personal encounter with some of the best players in the game. Members and invited guests walk the fairways and cheer on their team as contestants compete for prize money along with coveted team Par 3 hole-in-one prizes, including cars, boats, elegant timepieces and private airfare. To date, the members of these four clubs have won a combined total of 59 major championships and more than 825 worldwide victories. This yearâ€™s fierce interclub match will ultimately determine who will be crowned World Golf and Country Club Champion.
Albany, a new luxury resort community on the southwestern end of New Providence in The Bahamas, opened in October 2010 and is the collective vision of its developers, Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. The resort community features an array of amenities, including an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Els, a mega-yacht marina for yachts up to 240 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, 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 cottages and custom homes to luxurious marina residences and equestrian ranchettes.
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“THE TAVISTOCK CUP IS JUST GREAT GOLF, PLAYED IN REALLY GOOD SPIRIT.” - Ernie Els, Team Albany
T E A M A L B AN Y In 2011, Albany will become the third participating club in the Tavistock Cup. Albany members have won seven PGA Tour victories over the past year. Ernie Els took home back-to-back wins at the WGC-CA Championship in Miami and the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and Tim Clark all posted their first PGA Tour victories this year at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, the Memorial Tournament and THE PLAYERS Championship, respectively. With some of the biggest PGA Tour players in the game, Team Albany looks forward to competing for the coveted World Golf and Country Club Championship title.
One of the most celebrated golf communities in the world, Isleworth commands 600 acres set on sprawling freshwater lakes dappled with grand oak and cypress trees. 2011 marks Isleworth’s 25th anniversary and its transformation from a citrus grove to a world-class golf community. Known for its championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, Isleworth is regularly ranked the longest and most difficult course in Florida. Isleworth is home to a Mediterranean-style clubhouse where members have access to multiple dining venues, a fitness center and spa. Members also 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, Isleworth offers many boating, fishing and water recreation opportunities. Isleworth’s natural setting lends the perfect backdrop for its permanent one-of-a-kind collection of monumental sculptures, including works from Philip Jackson, Henry Moore and Eric Goulder, which are displayed throughout the property. Sotheby’s monumental exhibition returns to Isleworth this spring and features extraordinary sculptures by abstract sculptor Eduardo Chillida.
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“IT’S THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE, SPECIAL EVENT I’VE EVER SEEN! IT’S AWESOME AND FUN, BUT THERE’S ENOUGH ON THE LINE TO MAKE IT PLENTY SERIOUS, TOO.” -Nick O’Hern, Team Isleworth
T E AM I S L E W ORTH The eighth annual Tavistock Cup will once again be contested at Isleworth Golf & Country Club. Team Isleworth stands ready to defend its home turf as it successfully did in 2006 and 2008. At the 2010 Tavistock Cup, Nick O’Hern 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 medalist honor has also been won by Stuart Appleby, Tiger Woods, J.B. Holmes and Graeme McDowell. Robert Allenby’s shot on Hole #5 and J.B. Holmes’ shot on Hole #11 earned each of them a closest-to-the-pin win on those two holes. Isleworth members took home seven worldwide victories this year, including two major championships, the Senior Players Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open, won by Mark O’Meara and Paula Creamer, respectively. Stuart Appleby shot a final round of 59 to win the Greenbrier Classic, making him the fifth player to post that score in the history of the PGA Tour.
Set amidst pristine freshwater lakes and a canopy of tall oaks, pines and native cypress trees sits Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. This 600-acre community is comprised of families from more than 30 countries worldwide that have all come to experience a new standard of living. Residents enjoy world-class amenities, take pleasure in exceptional family experiences and create a dynamic yet welcoming atmosphere. Designed by Tom Fazio in 1986, Lake Nona’s championship golf course continually ranks among the top 100 courses in the world and has hosted a number of international tournaments, including the inaugural Solheim Cup, three Tavistock Cups, the World Cup of Golf, the 2008 Southern Amateur Championship and, most recently, the 2010 Senior Amateur Championship. Lake Nona’s premiere amenities include outstanding water-based recreation on a trio of waterways and a 40,000-sq.-ft. Clubhouse offering unparalleled services to its members. The Bath & Racquet Club, with a fitness center and resort-style pool, is often the setting for Nona Crew – the community’s comprehensive youth program. This is all part of Lake Nona’s unmatched lifestyle.
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“IT’S GREAT TO HAVE FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS IN THE CROWD, WHILE PLAYING WITH GOOD BUDDIES. SPECTATORS GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE PLAYERS, AND EVERYONE HAS A GOOD TIME OUT HERE.” - Graeme McDowell, Team Lake Nona
T E A M L A K E N ON A In 2010, Team Lake Nona claimed its third Tavistock Cup in the tournament’s seven-year history. With a final score of 17-13, Team Lake Nona sealed its second consecutive win. With the help of rookies Ross Fisher and Peter Hanson, Team Lake Nona jumped out to an early lead during Round 1 and helped defeat Team Isleworth on its home turf. For the second year in a row, Retief Goosen’s monster drive on Hole #7 secured him the Old Mutual Long Drive Challenge. Goosen and Ben Curtis each landed their shots closest to the pin on Hole #2 and Hole #15, respectively. Over the past year, Lake Nona has claimed 10 worldwide victories, including three LPGA Tour victories and five European Tour wins. Graeme McDowell took home his first major championship title at the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, becoming the first Irishman to accomplish this feat.
Nestled in the heart of rolling Surrey countryside, Queenwood is a traditional private golf club, mirroring the classic clubs which helped foster the ideals of the sport golfers so cherish. Conceived by Frederick D. Green, who brought to the UK his passion for creating exceptional golf clubs following highly successful openings at Eagle Springs in Vail and Nantucket Golf Club off the coast of Massachusetts, Queenwood is a club with proud U.S. roots and British golfing traditions. David Kidd, known for his work at Bandon Dunes, Oregon, was hand-chosen to be the course architect. His commitment to “live on the golf course” during construction allowed Queenwood’s course to open on schedule and set the bar for traditional heathland golf. Queenwood’s clubhouse is a sanctuary providing sophisticated tranquility on London’s doorstep for members and their guests. A wide array of services are available throughout the year, from fine dining enhanced by an astute selection of exceptional wines to the unparalleled comfort of luxurious guestrooms. Queenwood’s members all share a love for the game of golf, its traditions of sportsmanship and etiquette and its history.
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“With the addition of two teams this year, the Tavistock Cup will truly be a World Golf and Country Club Championship!” - Darren Clarke, Team Queenwood
T E A M Q U E E NWOOD In 2011, Queenwood will become the fourth participating club in the World Golf and Country Club Championship. Queenwood members have won a combined total of 64 worldwide victories, including 39 European Tour victories. Coming off a two-win season, Adam Scott collected his eighth PGA Tour victory at the Valero Texas Open, firing two rounds under par on the final day to win by one stroke. Scott also captured the Barclays Singapore Open for the third time. Thomas Bjorn’s come-from-behind victory at the Estoril Open de Portugal earned him his 12th worldwide win. Paul McGinley, Darren Clarke and David Howell have all contributed to historic European Ryder Cup victories. Soren Kjeldsen completes Team Queenwood’s accomplished lineup. Making its debut as the tournament’s first team from across the pond, Team Queenwood looks forward to claiming its first Tavistock Cup.
TAVISTOCK CUP PAST PLAYERS Robert Allenby
Stuart Appleby Robert Allenby
J.B. Holmes Scott Hoch
Arjun Atwal Stuart Appleby
Charles Howell III J.B. Holmes
ArjunDaniel Atwal Chopra
Charles Howell III Trevor Immelman
DanielDarren Chopra Clarke Trevor Immelman Lee Janzen Darren Clarke Lee Janzen John Cook Nick O’Hern John Cook Maarten Lafeber Paula Creamer Maarten Lafeber Paula Creamer Graeme McDowell Ben Curtis Graeme McDowell Ben Curtis Mark McNulty Robert Damron Mark McNulty Robert Damron Nick O’Hern Brian Davis Brian Davis
Mark O’Meara Mark O’Meara
DiMarco ChrisChris DiMarco
Craig Craig ParryParry
Ernie Els Ernie Els
Ian Poulter Ian Poulter
Nick Faldo Nick Faldo
Justin RoseRose Justin
Ross Fisher Annika Sorenstam Ross Fisher Annika Sorenstam Sergio Garcia Henrik Stenson Sergio Garcia Henrik Stenson Retief Goosen Sven Struver Retief Goosen Sven Struver Peter Hanson Tiger Woods Peter Hanson Tiger Woods
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