Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Golf Channel Offers Viewers Exclusive, Inside-the-Ropes Access at Tavistock Cup

Twenty-Four of the World’s Top Professionals Revive Friendly Country Club Rivalry


Jacobsen, Feherty and McCord on Same Broadcast Together for the First Time


Expanded Coverage on Morning Drive Monday and Tuesday

ORLANDO, Fla., (March 21, 2013) – Golf Channel will air 20 hours of live, exclusive tournament coverage of the Tavistock Cup Monday and Tuesday, showcasing the top touring professional members of Albany, Isleworth Golf and Country Club, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Queenwood Golf Club, and newcomers Oak Tree National and Primland in match-play competition with both pride and the title of World Golf and Country Club Champion on the line.  Taking place at Isleworth in Orlando, Fla., live coverage will air Monday from Noon-5 p.m. ET and Tuesday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. ET, with primetime replays at 7 p.m. ET.

With the Tavistock Cup closed to the public, the only way to watch 24 of the world’s top golfers – who boast a resume of more than 1,000 worldwide victories and 67 major championships combined – revive a friendly feud between the six elite country clubs will be on Golf Channel.  Golf Channel’s coverage will include three of the most colorful personalities in golf on the same broadcast team for the first time – David Feherty, Gary McCord and Peter Jacobsen. Jacobsen will join host Rich Lerner in the broadcast booth as lead analyst, with Feherty and McCord joining Jerry Foltz as on-course reporters.  Lake Nona resident Frank Nobilo will be a tower announcer for Golf Channel’s coverage.

Morning Drive will get viewers prepared for all of the action at the Tavistock Cup with special hour-long preview shows Monday at 11 a.m. ET and Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET.

Golf Channel will feature “Super G,” the network’s super slow motion camera, throughout tournament coverage.  Members of Golf Channel’s on-air team will break down the players’ swings during the tournament.

Isleworth Golf and Country Club Roster Lake Nona Golf & Country Club Roster
Brian Davis Ross Fisher
D.A. Points Peter Hanson
Bo Van Pelt Graeme McDowell
Bubba Watson Henrick Stenson
Albany Roster Queenwood Golf Club Roster
Tiger Woods Thomas Bjorn
Justin Rose Tom Lewis
Ian Poulter Paul McGinley
Tim Clark Adam Scott
Oak Tree National Roster Primland Roster
Charles Howell III Fred Couples
Rickie Fowler Bill Haas
Bob Tway Jay Haas
Scott Verplank Webb Simpson

Defending champion Lake Nona has five Tavistock Cup victories, with Isleworth winning three.  The 2005 matches ended in a tie.  Established in 2004, the Tavistock Cup began as a friendly cross-town rivalry between Isleworth and Lake Nona’s touring professional members. In 2011, the Tavistock Cup introduced a four-way competition for the first time by bringing in Albany and Queenwood.  On its 10th anniversary, the Tavistock Cup expanded to a six-team contest with the addition of Oak Tree National and Primland golf clubs.

Tavistock Cup / Golf Channel TV Times (All Times ET)

Monday, March 25    

Morning Drive                        11 a.m.-Noon

Tavistock Cup Day One         Noon-5 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)

Tuesday, March 26    

Morning Drive                        10-11 a.m.

Tavistock Cup Day Two         11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)