ORLANDO, Florida, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Twenty-four top players to compete in team golf competition
Twenty-four of the world's top-ranked golfers will compete in the 2011 Tavistock Cup, which returns to Isleworth Golf & Country Club March 14 and 15.
The eighth installment of the team event will feature a four-club competition for the first time between the golf professional members of Albany, Isleworth, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club and Queenwood Golf Club.
Tim Clark, Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose and Tiger Woods will represent Team Albany. A new luxury resort community in The Bahamas developed by Tavistock Group, Woods and Els, Albany has amassed a total of 198 worldwide victories. Five of Team Albany's players are ranked in the top 30 in the world.
Team Isleworth's lineup features Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Brian Davis, J.B. Holmes, Sean O'Hair and Lee Janzen. Isleworth, a luxury residential community nestled amongst the Butler Chain of Lakes in southwest Orlando, has notched 244 worldwide wins. Isleworth's players include four of the top 70 in the world.
Team Lake Nona has assembled Ross Fisher, Retief Goosen, Peter Hanson, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson and Oliver Wilson. Lake Nona boasts a victory roster of 319 worldwide wins. Ranked among the top residential courses in the world, Lake Nona is situated in southeast Orlando and forms a cornerstone to Tavistock Group's emerging life sciences cluster becoming known as Lake Nona Medical City. Each player on Team Lake Nona is ranked in the top 100 in the world.
Team Queenwood's competitors include Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, David Howell, Soren Kjeldsen, Paul McGinley and Adam Scott. Queenwood, one of the most exclusive private members' golf clubs in the United Kingdom, has secured 64 worldwide victories. Queenwood features four players in the top 110 in the world, as well as a number of Ryder Cup veterans.
Through 2010, Tavistock Cup's participating clubs have won more than 825 worldwide victories, including 59 major championships.
Tavistock Cup's world-class field hails from all corners of the globe, making this year's tournament the most internationally diverse one yet.
Tavistock Cup contestants play for prize money, team hole-in-one prizes and the title of World Golf and Country Club Champion.
Established in 2004, the Tavistock Cup began as a friendly interclub match between Isleworth and Lake Nona's golf professional members. The past seven matches have left Isleworth and Lake Nona tied in the series. Each club has claimed three Tavistock Cup titles, with the 2005 matches ending in a tie following a sudden-death playoff.
The Tavistock Cup through the Tavistock Foundation has donated millions of dollars to local, national and international charities since the tournament's inception. Some of this year's beneficiaries include Audubon of Florida, The First Tee, Health Central Foundation, Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association, University of Central Florida Foundation and Valencia College.
The two-day tournament will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel in the U.S., Canada and Japan and airs on international affiliates throughout the United Kingdom, Latin America and South Africa. TavistockCup.com will feature real-time live scoring of the matches.
ABOUT TAVISTOCK GROUP
Tavistock Group is an international private investment company founded by Joe Lewis. With investments in 175 companies across 15 countries, Tavistock Group's investment portfolio includes: life sciences, sports teams and sporting events, manufacturing and distribution, oil, gas and energy, financial services, restaurants, commercial properties, private luxury residential properties, resort properties and master-planned real estate developments. For more information on Tavistock Group, visit http://www.tavistock.com.
Albany is a new luxury resort community created by Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. Nestled among approximately 600 oceanfront acres on the southwestern end of New Providence in The Bahamas, Albany is conveniently located seven minutes and five miles from Nassau's international airport. Albany features an array of residential offerings and amenities for all members of the family, including a well-appointed boutique hotel, a 71-slip mega-yacht marina, an Ernie Els-designed golf course, a fitness center and spa, an adult pool and bar, a family water park, a kids' clubhouse and casual and fine dining restaurants. Albany's deep-water marina is being designed and built to aesthetically rival the great resort ports of the world. For information about Albany, visit http://www.albanybahamas.com.
ABOUT ISLEWORTH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Nestled amongst the Butler Chain of Lakes in southwest Orlando, Isleworth Golf & Country Club is a 600-acre private residential community with more than seven miles of shoreline and a championship golf course. Conceived by Arnold Palmer, designed by Ed Seay and enhanced by Steve Smyers, Isleworth's course features generous, undulating and fast greens and is consistently ranked one of the longest and toughest in Florida. Isleworth is home to an 89,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse where members have access to multiple dining venues and a fitness center. Members also enjoy tennis facilities, a year-round children's program, concierge services and 24-hour gated security. Isleworth's natural setting lends the perfect backdrop for its collection of monumental sculptures. Elegant estate homes, priced from $2 million to more than $20 million, are afforded commanding golf to water views. For more information, visit http://www.isleworth.com.
ABOUT LAKE NONA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club is a 600-acre private residential golf club community set amidst pristine freshwater lakes and tall oaks, pines and native cypress trees. Located in Southeast Orlando, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club features a Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole championship golf course, which is recognized as one of the top residential courses in the world. Lake Nona Golf & Country Club boasts a splendid array of neighborhoods and residences, priced from $1 million to more than $7 million, constructed by some of the leading custom builders in the south. Lake Nona Golf & Country Club forms a cornerstone holding to the Tavistock Group's 7,000-acre mixed-use development plan highlighted by a life sciences cluster becoming known as Lake Nona Medical City. For more information, visit http://www.lakenona.com.
ABOUT QUEENWOOD GOLF CLUB
Queenwood Golf Club is a traditional private golf club nestled in the heart of the rolling Surrey countryside near London. Founded by American entrepreneur Frederick D. Green, Queenwood features a heathland course, extraordinary clubhouse facilities and a limited membership. Queenwood's course is the creation of David Kidd, widely known for his work at Bandon Dunes in Oregon. Providing sophisticated tranquility for members and their guests, Queenwood's clubhouse offers a wide array of services available throughout the year, including fine dining experiences and luxurious guestrooms.
SOURCE Tavistock Group