Team Isleworth reclaims The Tavistock Cup

ORLANDO, Fla. – Team Isleworth reclaimed the 2008 Tavistock Cup as they defended their home turf against Team Lake Nona. Team Isleworth won in a 19 ½-11 ½ victory and was crowned the World Golf and Country Club Champion.Tavistock Cup

The 2008 Tavistock Cup presented by Citi Private Bank was highlighted by a spectacular performance by rookie J.B. Holmes, as he took home the Payne Stewart Salver Award, the Old Mutual Long Drive Challenge and the Cadillac Closest to the Pin.

Holmes led Team Isleworth to victory with a 4-under (68) score to claim the low medalist for Day Two, winning the $500,000 purse. Ian Poulter of Team Lake Nona finished runnerup while Mark O’Meara and Tiger Woods shared third place.

Holmes’ sweep of prizes include a 2009 Cadillac Escalade hybrid for his 1 ft. 9 in. closest to the pin shot as well as $110,000 to be split equally among Team Isleworth for the Old Mutual Long Drive Challenge.
Team Isleworth netted $2.1 million, of which $1 million is donated to charities selected by each player.

Participants for Team Isleworth included captain Mark O’Meara, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Daniel Chopra, John Cook, Paula Creamer, J.B. Holmes, Charles Howell III, Nick O’Hern, Craig Parry and Tiger Woods. Team Lake Nona participants included captain Ernie Els, Ben Curtis, Chris DiMarco, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman, Graeme McDowell, Mark McNulty, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Annika Sorenstam and
Henrik Stenson. The 2008 Tavistock Cup is the first for Daniel Chopra, Paula Creamer and J.B. Holmes.

The Tavistock Cup pits the touring professional golf members of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club against those at Isleworth Golf & Country Club. Played in team format, the players vie for a purse of $3.88 million, with $1 million donated on behalf of the winning team to charities of their choice. In its fifth year, the Tavistock Cup has donated more than $3.5 million to local and international charities around the world.

Players also compete for team hole-in-one prizes such as 2009 Cadillac Escalade hybrids, Correct Craft Air Nautique boats, Full Swing Golf Simulators and Cartier gifting experiences.


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