The Tavistock Cup is on Golf Channel today and tomorrow from 12-5PM Eastern Time.
The Tavistock Cup is a team golf event featuring top golf professionals from these four golf clubs: Albany, Isleworth Golf & Country Club, Lane Nona Golf & Country Club and Queenwood Golf Club.
DAY 1 – Better Ball Stroke Play
Justin Rose & Tiger Woods (Team Albany)
Charles Howell III & Bubba Watson (Team Isleworth)
Ben Curtis & Peter Hanson (Team Lake Nona)
Soren Kjeldsen & Paul McGinley (Team Queenwood)
Tim Clark & Ernie Els (Team Albany)
Thomas Bjorn & Adam Scott (Team Queenwood)
Sean O’Hair & Bo Van Pelt (Team Isleworth)
Ross Fisher & Retief Goosen (Team Lake Nona)
Robert Allenby & Daniel Chopra (Team Isleworth)
David Howell & Tom Lewis (Team Queenwood)
Trevor Immelman & Ian Poulter (Team Albany)
Graeme McDowell & Gary Woodland (Team Lake Nona)
DAY 2 Individual Stroke Play
Tim Clark (Team Albany)
Robert Allenby (Team Isleworth)
Ben Curtis (Team Lake Nona)
Paul McGinley (Team Queenwood)
Ernie Els (Team Albany)
Charles Howell III (Team Isleworth)
Retief Goosen (Team Lake Nona)
Soren Kjeldsen (Team Queenwood)
Trevor Immelman (Team Albany)
Daniel Chopra (Team Isleworth)
Ross Fisher (Team Lake Nona)
David Howell (Team Queenwood)
Justin Rose (Team Albany)
Bo Van Pelt (Team Isleworth)
Peter Hanson (Team Lake Nona)
Adam Scott (Team Queenwood)
Ian Poulter (Team Albany)
Bubba Watson (Team Isleworth)
Gary Woodland (Team Lake Nona)
Tom Lewis (Team Queenwood)
Tiger Woods (Team Albany)
Sean O’Hair (Team Isleworth)
Graeme McDowell (Team Lake Nona)
Thomas Bjorn (Team Queenwood)
20 year old Ryo Ishikawa from Japan has accepted a Special Temporary Membership for the rest of the 2012 PGA Tour Season.
He is now eligible to receive unlimited sponsor exemptions through the rest of the year. He was previously limited to seven.
If Ryo is able to finish in the top 125 of the money list at the end of this year (including WGC events), he can become a full fledged PGA Tour member for 2013.
Fantasy Golf Update
Week #7 (Transitions Championship) winner: Black Eddie
Weekly prizes will be provided by Champ (Flix divot tools), but product won’t ship until late March. I do have some schwag from Sun Mountain too, some very cool waterproof golf hats or a beanie. Contact me to let me know if you want to wait for the Flix Divot tool from Champ or want to claim a hat/beanie from Sun Mountain.
PRIZE BREAKDOWN (prizes still in process)
- 1st Place: Nike Golf VR_S Irons (forged or cast), value up to $1200
- 2nd Place: FootJoy complete golf apparel makeover including shoes, pants/shorts, shirt
- 3rd Place: Sun Mountain Club Glider Journey Golf Travel Bag
- 4th-10th Place: To be announced
- Special Events: Bridgestone Golf B330 golf balls with new dual dimples
- Weekly Prizes: Champ Spikes Flix switchblade divot repair tool
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A couple of weeks ago I was down in southern Utah to visit the spectacular Sand Hollow 27 hole facility and the Oasis Palmer Course in Mesquite, Nevada. During my travels I found a new course, “Free High Speed Wireless Internet Mini Golf.”
Entrance to Free High Speed Wireless Internet Mini Golf. Love the desert landscape.
Free High Speed Wireless Internet Mini Golf is located in the desert of southern Utah, a few miles northeast of Sand Hollow Resort in the town of Hurricane (pronounced “her-uh-kn” by the locals). The course is part of the Comfort Inn facility, located in the desert behind the motel.
The desert area around the course provides great scenery, as well as presenting a challenge to the player if his ball finds the native areas outside the hole boundaries. I recommend playing the course in the early morning like I did. The lighting can be fantastic.
I was unable to get much information on the course designer. No name available. The only other course I’ve played in which I couldn’t get a designer’s name was the Old Course in St. Andrews.
Certain missing qualities in the layout do tell me that this isn’t a Tom Fazio design. There are a few elements of Robert Trent Jones II, Tom Doak and Olympic designer Gil Hanse, but those are overshadowed by traits more similar to a Coore/Crenshaw layout. With many holes lined by bricks, one might think this is a Pete Dye design (bricks instead of railroad ties).
Regardless of who designed Free High Speed Wireless Internet Mini Golf, the architect did a fine job utilizing the existing landscape and shapes in the terrain to route a challenging and aesthetically pleasing 18 hole layout.
From the tee the course can be intimidating and visually menacing. It is hard to stay focused on the target and not the hazards which penalize bad shots. The hole shapes and routing force the player to work the ball both directions from the tee, with a few holes requiring the hardest shot in golf, the straight ball.
From the first tee (pictured above) to the last, Free High Speed Wireless Internet Mini Golf is very challenging. I love how the designer brings the natural desert vegetation into play (left of tee).
The fairways at Free High Speed Wireless Internet Mini Golf are extremely tight. Landing areas average only about 3-4 feet in width. Tee shots which don’t find the fairway will find the native desert area. Snakes, bunnies, cacti, sagebrush, tumbleweeds and random wind-blown trash will make recovery shots difficult. Missing the fairway at Free High Speed Wireless Internet Mini Golf is a quick way to make bogey or worse.
The most notable fairway is the quadruple dogleg 6th, pictured below.
Hard to keep it in the fairway on the quadruple-dogleg 6th hole. As you can see, my conservative tee shot did make the fairway, but the next shot is extremely challenging.
The greens at Free High Speed Wireless Internet Mini Golf are perhaps the greatest challenge. Many obstacles and slopes require the utmost in concentration and putting skill. Two-putting is more than acceptable and one-putts will gain many strokes on the field.
Don’t let this short hole and easy looking green deceive you. This is a tough hole.
Perhaps the best part of playing Free High Speed Wireless Internet Mini Golf is the price. Unlike many resort courses which can range anywhere from $150-$500 per round, Free High Speed Wireless Internet Mini Golf runs $2.00.
Caddies are available upon request.
This course is a hidden gem in the Utah desert. Not a long drive from Sand Hollow or Coral Canyon, Free High Speed Wireless Internet Mini Golf will give all aspects of a player’s game a fine test. Combine that with the fantastic scenery of the area and the very reasonable price and the result is a winner.
I’m going to be attending this year’s Monday and Tuesday practice rounds at the Masters. I can’t wait to be back on the grounds at Augusta National. Haven’t been since my first trip in 2010. I’ll be in the Atlanta area Sunday the 1st and flying out of Atlanta on Wednesday. Between then my only firm plans are attending the Monday and Tuesday practice rounds.
Masters Meet Up
Any friends or HOG readers who would like to meet at the tournament, I’m considering making a meeting place and time each day since we can’t use cell phones or PDA’s to coordinate online. Perhaps a well known place like Butler Cabin or under the Isenhour Tree.
Maybe we can meet here? Not a bad view...
Outside of the tournament there’s always the possibility of having a frosty beverage Monday or Tuesday evening.
Let me know your thoughts and if you have a hookup on lodging. Looks like some of my arrangements have fallen through.