It’s that time of the year again when the two best country clubs just about anywhere duel it out at the 2008 Tavistock Cup. Isleworth and Lake Nona fight to see which club has the best golfers as its members. With the impressive list of players at these two club, it might as well be for the world.
To see the event in person, one must have an invitation although it seems like it’s pretty easy to find someone with an invite. I don’t believe I’ve quite made it to the point where they’ll send me a personal invitation but at least I know people who get the invitations who feel urged to bring me along. That’s good enough for me.
The Isleworth team included the best golfer in the world, Tiger Woods, along with Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Dan Chopra, John Cook, JB Holmes, Charles Howell III, Mark O’Meara, Nick O’Hern, Craig Parry, and Paula Creamer. Lake Nona was made up of Ben Curtis, Chris DiMarco, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman, Graeme McDowell, Mark McNulty, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, and Annika Sorenstam.
The event takes place at the home country club every other year and this year it was at Isleworth in Windermere. This year’s Tavistock Cup featured a duel of the ladies between hall of famer Annika Sorenstam and young gun Paula Creamer. Annika got the best of Paula this time but I would imagine she wanted a little revenge after the defeat she suffered from Paula at the Solheim Cup.
This year’s battle was a landslide win by Isleworth winning 19 1/2 points to Lake Nona’s 11 1/2 points. It was the other way around last year with Lake Nona trumping Isleworth.
Either way, the Tavistock Cup is one of the most anticipated events in SW Orlando. We’ll all be awaiting its return in a couple of years.
There are 45 properties available for sale at Isleworth as today ranging from $1.5 million to $7.5 million. You can download a pdf of the available properties below.
download pdf: 45 Properties Available at Isleworth
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