Some entertaining reality TV the next two nights as The Tavistock Cup is broadcast on the Golf Channel in prime time. These are the most famous B-Team inter-club matches of the year-difference being the players are a little better and arrive in helicopters instead of Camrys.
A blatant real-estate infomercial disguised as a golf tournament this involves promoting four Tavistock Group real estate properties-the Isleworth and Lake Nona communities in Orlando, the Albany resort in the Bahamas, and the Queenwood Golf Club in England.
The six players on each team are loosely associated with each property so the team comraderie is a bit contrived. The varied two-man team formats keep it interesting and the overall atmosphere is loose so the pros get to let down their hair for some adult beverage fun.
Team Albany- Tim Clark, Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods
Team Isleworth- Robert Allenby, Daniel Chopra, Charles Howell III, Sean O’hair, Bo Van Pelt, Bubba Watson
Team Nona- Ben Curtis, Ross Fisher, Refief Goosen, Peter Hansen, Graeme McDowell, Gary Woodland
Team Queenwood- Thomas Bjorn, David Howell, Soren Kjeldsen, Tom Lewis, Paul McGinley, and Adam Scott.
This year the matches will be played at Lake Nona, a Tom Fazio course outside Orlando with superb look and charm. Lake Nona is defending the cup so they have real interest in protecting their possession on home turf.
Feherty announces the players on the first tee and you never know what personal diddies that will reveal. With microphones everywhere and a full cadre of the most entertaining announcers let loose this always provides quotes to share with your Saturday foursome.
So make a big bowl of Jiffy Pop, pour yourself a cool one, put the Lazy-Boy
in half recline, and enjoy another bit of March Madness.