ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tavistock Cup returns to Isleworth Golf & Country Club this spring showcasing six teams for the first time in the tournament's history.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Tavistock Cup will add Oak Tree National and Primland golf clubs to the team competition, which already includes Albany, Isleworth, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club and Queenwood Golf Club. The PGA TOUR-sanctioned event will take place March 25 and 26, 2013 and air live on Golf Channel.
"Tavistock Cup is a unique tournament which has inspired excitement among golf enthusiasts and the pros themselves," said Andy Odenbach, Tavistock Cup tournament director. "The addition of Albany and Queenwood two years ago, and now Primland and Oak Tree, alongside the original teams of Isleworth and Lake Nona will undoubtedly bring together a strong field and set the stage for new spirited rivalries. We remain committed to finding ways to make this tournament an unforgettable experience for players and fans alike."
Oak Tree National, located in the countryside of Edmond, Oklahoma, has a history of golf excellence and has staged several major events, including the 1988 PGA Championship. Pete Dye's work on the golf course is consistently recognized as one of his best. Oak Tree National's team promises to have a strong connection with Oklahoma State's alumni roster.
Located in southwest Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Primland is an eco-conscious and thoughtfully developed golf resort that features a magnificent golf course designed by noted European architect Donald Steel. Team Primland will carry a solid Wake Forest presence. Teams will be announced in March.
At the 2012 Tavistock Cup, Team Lake Nona celebrated its fourth straight victory to claim the title of World Golf and Country Club Champion. For the first time since the tournament's inception, the Payne Stewart Salver Award was shared by five participants who finished the final round at 5-under-par (67): Retief Goosen, Ross Fisher, Robert Allenby, Ernie Els and Thomas Bjorn. The Salver Award is given each year in memory of the former Isleworth member and late champion golfer Payne Stewart to the player with the lowest score in the final round.
Past Tavistock Cup participants have included Darren Clarke, Paula Creamer, Graeme McDowell, Sean O'Hair, Mark O'Meara, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Annika Sorenstam, Bubba Watson and Tiger Woods.
With a longstanding commitment to philanthropy, the Tavistock Cup through the Tavistock Foundation has generated more than $7 million for charity. Beneficiaries include various player charities as well as The First Tee of Lakeland, Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, The UCF Foundation and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.
ABOUT TAVISTOCK CUP
Established in 2004, the annual Tavistock Cup is an officially sanctioned PGA TOUR event that brings together the best golf and country clubs in a team competition. The two-day tournament admits just 4,000 invited guests and is broadcast around the world. Featuring the best players in the game, the Tavistock Cup crowns the World Golf and Country Club Champion. For more information, visit www.tavistockcup.com.
ABOUT TAVISTOCK GROUP
Tavistock Group is an international private investment organization founded by Joe Lewis. With investments in more than 200 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, visit www.tavistock.com.
Albany, located in The Bahamas, is a luxury resort community jointly owned by Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. Opened in 2010, Albany is nestled along approximately 600 oceanfront acres on the southwestern end of New Providence and 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 more information, visit 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. For more information, visit www.isleworth.com.
ABOUT LAKE NONA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club has delivered the highest quality of living in Central Florida for more than 25 years. A vibrant, international population of members and residents enjoy an active lifestyle along with a full social calendar for recreation, celebration and entertainment. Lake Nona's Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course is world-ranked. The community also features a newly renovated fitness center, guest lodge, tennis courts and pool, year-round children's programming as well as a trio of pristine lakes providing freshwater fishing and boating opportunities. Just outside the gates of this private sanctuary lie numerous parks and trails, diverse workspaces, as well as forthcoming retail and entertainment choices beside a cluster of hospitals, universities and research institutions setting new benchmarks in medical education, patient care and scientific research. For more information, visit 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 just 23 miles from London and very conveniently situated for Heathrow and Farnborough airports. Founded by American entrepreneur Frederick D. Green, Queenwood features a heathland course noted especially for its tournament quality greens and bunkering, extraordinary clubhouse facilities and its sophisticated invitation-only 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. For more information, contact [email protected].
SOURCE Tavistock Group