ORLANDO, Fla. – (March 15, 2011) – Team Lake Nona dominated Round 2 of the Tavistock Cup capturing its third consecutive win and fourth World Golf and Country Club Championship title in the tournament’s eight-year history. With a score of 43-under par, Team Lake Nona overtook Team Isleworth on their home turf in the singles stroke-play format. As the low medalist for Day Two, Lake Nona’s Oliver Wilson helped lead his team to victory with a score of -7 (65). Wilson took home the Payne Stewart Salver Award and the $200,000 prize. Team Isleworth’s Robert Allenby was runner-up with a score of -6 (66).
Team Albany came in 16 shots behind Lake Nona at 27-under par. Isleworth came in third place with a score of 25-under par. Queenwood finished fourth at 18-under par. Team Lake Nona’s Graeme McDowell won the closest to the pin challenge on Hole 2, Team Queenwood’s David Howell on Hole 5, Team Isleworth’s Stuart Appleby on Hole 11 and Team Queenwood’s Adam Scott on Hole 15.
The annual two-day tournament will be held at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club next year in March.
ABOUT ALBANY Albany is a new luxury resort community created by Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. Nestled among approximately 600 oceanfront acres on the southwestern end of New Providence in The Bahamas, Albany is conveniently located seven minutes and five miles from Nassau’s international airport. Albany features an array of residential offerings and amenities for all members of the family, including a well-appointed boutique hotel, a 71-slip mega-yacht marina, an Ernie Els-designed golf course, a fitness center and spa, an adult pool and bar, a family water park, a kids’ clubhouse and casual and fine dining restaurants. Albany’s deep-water marina is being designed and built to aesthetically rival the great resort ports of the world.
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I just thought I would share this stunning photo of the Albany Bahamas Marina, it was snapped on New Year’s Eve during the club’s “Casino Royale” bash. As you may recall the club house was featured in the recent James Bond movie Casino Royale. The two center yachts pictured top out at over 200 feet in length.
Albany resdients kicked off the New Year not only with an amazing gala, but also with an Albany Founder’s Club Golf Tournament. Given the number of professional golfers who have homes there, I bet the competition was pretty tough!
Pro golfer Ian James Poulter, who is a resident of Albany, was tweeting about the tournament: playing with Tiger and Justin Immelman on the Ernie Els designed course. Here’s what he had to say about the new years’ eve party at Vespers: “Great opening party last night. 1200 people going for it. License to Thrill; Sean Connery was there in fine form, a proper legend.”
Wouldn’t it be great to have a second home at Albany Bahamas to get away to when the winter snows decend on us?
Albany Bahamas officially opened at the beginning of October to a host of members and their guests, all discovering what has been the best kept secret on the island of Nassau.
With approximately 300 member families already, and this number growing weekly, we have been extremely encouraged by the positive feedback we have received…. not just about the world class facilities, but the excellent food, service and ambiance.
Families have been taking full advantage of the kid’s amenities, and in particular the Treasure Island water park and the Conch House. Already we have hosted 6 Birthday parties with many more to come. Our Blackbeard’s Halloween Party was a huge success with over 200 attendees playing games by Azul and feasting in Footprints…
On adult side – Aviva and Vesper have been booked solid each weekend. Aviva is establishing itself as the best and most exclusive restaurant on the island and the upstairs Vesper Lounge is attracting a lot of attention as the new weekend hot spot on the West End of the island.
This of course has spurned an increase interest in the Real Estate in ALBANY. We have only 1 Beach Front Lot remaining and we have had 7 transactions in the past 3 weeks! Also – we have most of the available cottages rented over the holidays at between 5 and 6 thousand dollars a night.
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72nd Street is changed forever – and that’s a good thing. Ralph Lauren unveiled his new refined and luxurious mansion this past week which will house his women’s collection. A stately four floor mansion replaces a low-slung, serve and quite spare ‘high tax- payer” style building (good riddance to that!). The new style is Beaux- Arts and is a throw-back to a small palace in France; with ornate wrought iron and perfect symmetry. The Indiana limestone that it is sheathed in, is a glorious butter color, only to be made better with the passage of time. 888 Madison is a wonderful compliment to Ralph’s other corner — the more gothic and masculine Rhinelander Mansion. The south west corner of 72nd and Madison has a storied past and count several “A” list residents and among its owners including a Bayard – Cutter, a Vanderbilt and a Tiffany. This most fitting reincarnation is collaboration between Weddle Gilmore and Thomas Huto of HS2 Architecture. The Friends of the Upper East Side Historic District were split in its opinion of its place on the UES- none the less – Landmarks Preservation Commission approved.
Go see for yourself, what do you think?
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Tudor City Place is a unique enclave of New York City- It’s an amazing collection of Pre War Fredrick French architecture built in the late 1920s. This cozy enclave is awash English Tudor Dynasty lore: The golden Age of Arts and Letters; gargoyles, lion, eagles, ornate ornamentation and stained glass abound……. all within walking distance of Grand Central Station and the United Nations, Take a look at what I found.
Calling all “starchitect” buffs….The Store Front for Art and Architecture has a new exhibition of parallel video installations by film makers Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine. These four architectural movies take an everyday/insider’s look at iconic contemporary buildings and the people who inhabit them.
Koolhass Houselife centers around a house in Bordeaux designed in 1998 by Rem Koolhass and its daily care, Xmas Meier looks at the impact of Richard Meier’s contemporary Jubilee Church on the Tor Te Teste neighborhood Rome, get a rare look at Frank Gehery’s Guggenheim in Bilbao from the dizzying perspective of the climbing team in charge of daily care of the structure in Gehry’s Vertigo and enjoy a slice of life with the line dancing grape pickers of Pomerol Herzog & de Meuron. Each of the films is a 20 minutes well invested and will leave you with a new appreciation for contemporary architectural vision. The perspective runs from January 21st through February 26th.
Storefront for Art and Architecture
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One of the great things about being a real estate broker is that you find yourself in all over the city in any given day. And many times with a half hour or 45 minutes at loose ends. I was picking up a board package in the Sutton Place area just before lunch recently and ran across a fabulous patisserie called “Financier”. Fresh, light foods with a French flair- I had the best slice of quiche I think I have ever eaten – gruyere, portobello mushroom and white truffle oil- just sublime. The pastries and coffees are off the charts- in fact for those of us who miss “Payard” on Lexington – this one of their new spots — so the best croissants in all of New York have a new home.
I truly love my office – Manhattan!
I was recently showing a customer a gorgeous and charming corner of the city that most New Yorkers let fall off their radar screens — Tudor City Place. It’s an amazing collection of Pre War Fredrick French architecture built in the late 1920s. This cozy enclave is awash English Tudor Dynasty lore: The golden Age of Arts and Letters; gargoyles, lion, eagles, ornate ornamentation and stained glass abound.
The true gems are the Tudor City named buildings perched just above the United Nations and East River. Their detail is show stopping – each is crowned by magnificent pairs of 20 foot high Griffens protecting the rooftops. In fact, a many movies and TV shows have been shot in the area; producers love these few blocks for their refined look. Recently the new spy thriller “White Collar” show shot many of its exterior terrace scenes beneath a pair of the Griffens – with a backdrop breathtaking views of The Chrysler building and its Midtown compatriots – what a way to live!
All of this amazing brick and mortar is the setting for an almost block sized community park, planted with tulips and cherry trees which are magnificent in the spring, the specimen trees provide a shady glen in summer and a riot of color in the fall all enveloping a burbling lion’s head fountain. Just steps from midtown offices, it’s a lovely spot to grab a sandwich and have a quick picnic or a great place to read the Sunday paper.