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The 2013 Tavistock Cup PDF Print E-mail
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This years Tavistock Cup marked the 10th Anniversary of the tilt between two exclusive golf

clubs in the Orlando area: Isleworth & Lake Nona. What was originally a crosstown rivalry, is

now a global match of 6 clubs that now also includes - Albany, Primland, Queenwood, and Oak

Tree National.


Although the Tavistock Cup has no historical significance, no world ranking points, and no Fedex

Cup points, some of the worlds best continually show up each year in the spirit of competition.

The event offers a spectator experience like no other, allowing members and invited guests the

opportunity to stroll the fairways with the players.


Team Albany came out on top at the 2103 Tavistock Cup




In the Team competition, Ian Poulter sank the winning putt in the playoff to give Team Albany

the victory over four time Defending Champion Lake Nona. It was the first time the Matches were

decided in extra holes . . . both teams were tied at +7 in regulation (after a tough day in blustery

conditions) at Isleworth Country Club.


Webb Simpson of Team Primland won the Payne Stewart Salver award shooting -2 (70). Graeme

McDowell was second with a 1 under par 71.


Notable images from Tuesday at Isleworth:


Photos by Jason Bruno




Adam Scott's bag . . . luckily Stevie Williams wasn't there guarding it, so I could get this shot.





The bag of the #1 player in the world: Tiger Woods





Adam Scott rolling the rock on the 9th green.





Fred Couples can still Boom it





Rickie in good form on the 11th tee





Tiger next up





G-Mac watches his putt, check the Shoes . . .





G-Mac's Lake Nona Blue





Tiger chipping to a tucked hole location on the 10th, as Rickie looks on.





Just about 45 minutes before TW had this shot, Adam Scott holed out from here for par (after his

1st attempt rolled back down the slope to his feet)




Will Tiger be a future guest on Feherty's show? Perhaps David was negotiating here.





Ian Poulter rolled in the winning putt against Lake Nona in a playoff, here he goes for birdie on the 9th.





Not to be out done by playing partner G-Mac, Ian Poulter rockin the Team Albany colors (custom Puma shoes).





Adam Scott hitting his approach to 18.





Tiger winding up





Ricky punches his shot from the rough, the ball at his feet was the tee shot of  . . .





Boom Boom



12th green at Isleworth


If you get an invite to this event, don't pass it up . . . as far as being a spectator, it's a chance to really

watch the players up close and without the huge crowds, truly a casual atmosphere. For more info on the

Tavistock Cup visit:



Next years event is scheduled for March 10th & 11th at Lake Nona










U.S Professional Hickory Golf Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by BRUNO   



Temple Terrace, Florida - In the third Annual U.S Professional Hickory Golf

Championship, 26 players from the U.S, Scotland, Canada, and Switzerland

teed it up at the historic Temple Terrace Golf Club on a chamber of commerce

day in late January. Using clubs of authentic classic hickory and golf balls that

are modern reproductions of the 1902 mesh ball (manufactured by McIntyre

Golf Company), the vibe felt as if we had booked a ride in Doc Brown's DeLorean

Time Machine for the Walter Hagen/Bobby Jones era.


With Model T Fords parked out front, and knickers, Tam O Shanter caps, and

dress ties being donned by the participants . . . this event is a site to see.

Founder of the event Mike Stevens (Teaching Pro at MacDill Air Force Base in

Tampa) said it best,“This is a day to celebrate and remember how the game

of golf came to this country and the great champions who made the game

popular with the masses.”


Mike Stevens presents the John Shippen Cup to Paolo Quirici

The 2013 Champion is Paolo Quirici from Switzerland, Quirici birdied the 18th hole

to shoot 74 and earn $1500 for the victory. Quirici beat out local professionals

Richard Bullock and John McCann who both shot 75.

replica 1902 Mesh ball


A Hickory Scramble is held for amateurs the day before the Professional

Championship. Cheers to Mike Stevens and his great vision to create such

a unique event that pays homage to the game's origins.


For more info on the U.S Hickory Professional Golf Championship visit:





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