Orlando’s version of the East Coast West Coast battle known as the Tavistock Cup is underway today. Two of the area’s best country clubs battle it out at Lake Nona for the next two days.
It’s flat out hard to get into this club tournament. If you wanna represent SW Orlando’s Isleworth, you gotta beat out Robert Allendy, Stuart Appleby, Daniel Chopa, Darren Clarke, John Cook, J.B. Homes, Charles Howell III, Nick O’Hern, Mark O’Meara, and probably the easiest one to beat out, Tiger Woods. SE Orlando’s Lake Nona has Ben Curtis, Chris DiMarco, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman, Graeme McDowell, Mark McNulty, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, and Henrik Stenson.
Let me tell ya, there’s other great golfers that got left out. The good news is that you get play alongside these guys if you belong to one of these clubs, but there’s pretty much no chance of playing in their club tournament unless you’ve proven yourself on the tour. Heck, most PGA events don’t have such a star studded field.
I’m a SW Orlando guy, so I’ve gotta pull for Isleworth who’s been puttin on the Lake Nona crew for the past couple of years. Come on Tiger, keep the cup on this side of town. Everyone in Dr. Phillips and Windermere are pullin for ya.
The Golf Channel will be televising the event, so I’ll be checking things out here and there for the next two days to see if SW Orlando retains the Tavistock Cup.