MISCELLANEOUS CUPS


PRESIDENTS CUP

The Presidents Cup is a series of men's golf matches between a team

 representing the United States and an International Team representing

 the rest of the world less Europe. Europe competes against the U.S. in a

 similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. The Presidents Cup is

 held biennially. Initially it was held in even numbered years, with the

 Ryder Cup being held in odd numbered years. However, the

 cancellation of the 2001 Ryder Cup due to the September 11 attacks

 pushed both tournaments back a year, and the Presidents Cup is now

 held in odd numbered years. It is hosted alternately in the U.S. and in

countries represented by the International Team.


2007

ROYAL MONTREAL GOLF CLUB, QUEBEC, CANADA


Visor worn by K J CHOI during the 2007 Presidents Cup


2011

ROYAL MELBOURNE GOLF CLUB, AUSTRALIA


13th hole Flag used at the 2011 President’s Cup


TAVISTOCK CUP

The Tavistock Cup is a team golf event played in Florida that features the

 top-ranked golf professional members of four international golf clubs;

 Albany, Isleworth Golf & Country Club, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

and Queenwood Golf Club. The two-day tournament is an officially

sanctioned PGA Tour event that was established in 2004.

Through 2010, the Tavistock Cup was contested by the Isleworth and

 Lake Nona clubs. For 2011, the Tavistock Cup has been expanded with

 the addition of teams representing Albany and Queenwood. Each team

 consists of six golf professional members who play for prize money, team

 hole-in-one prizes and the title of World Golf and Country Club

Champion. Member of the four clubs have collectively won more than

 825 tournaments worldwide, including 59 major championships.

Tickets are not sold to the public; only club members, residents, sponsors

 and invited guests are able to attend the event. Spectators wear the

 official team colors of Albany Pink, Isleworth Red, Lake Nona Blue or

Queenwood Green to show their support for Team Albany, Team

Isleworth, Team Lake Nona or Team Queenwood.


2008

ISLEWORTH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB


Shirt worn by Mark O’MEARA during the 2008 Tavistock Cup


2011

ISLEWORTH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB


Hat worn by Graeme McDOWELL during the 2011 Tavistock Cup

signed by Darren Clarke, Ross Fisher, Trevor Immelman, Graeme

 McDowell, Ian Poulter and Oliver Wilson


VIVENDI SEVE TROPHY

The Seve Trophy was a biennial golf tournament between teams of

 professional male golfers representing Great Britain & Ireland and

Continental Europe. It is named after five times major winner Seve

 Ballesteros, the most successful golfer ever from Continental Europe

who was one of the key instigators of the tournament. He made an

exceptional contribution to the European Ryder Cup successes of the

 1980s and 1990s, and came to be regarded as an exceptionally keen

 team man in a usually individualistic sport. A sponsorship deal with the

 French media conglomerate Vivendi meant that the 2009 was known as

 The Vivendi Trophy with Seve Ballesteros and the 2011 event was the

 Vivendi Seve Trophy.

Like the much more established Ryder Cup, which is now played

 between teams representing the whole of Europe and the United States,

 the Seve Trophy is a team event played over three or four days, with two

 or three days of pairs matches (the precise formats used have varied)

 and a concluding set of singles matches on the final day. Major

differences include the smaller size of the teams, which are ten strong,

whereas in the Ryder Cup they are twelve strong, and the fact that there

 is prizemoney involved. Players are willing to play in the Ryder Cup for

 nothing because of its prestige, although they receive large indirect

 financial compensation from the boost that participation gives to their

 prestige and profile, but as a new event, founded only in 2000, the Seve

 Trophy needed to offer prize money to attract first rate players.


2000

SUNNINGDALE, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND


Shirt worn by Phillip PRICE during the 2000 Seve Ballesteros Trophy (signed)

Continental Europe team visor signed by Jose-Maria Olazabal,

Miguel-Angel Jiminez and Sergio Garcia

Paul CASEY’s Caddie’s Bib from the 2005 Seve Trophy signed by the

Great Britain & Ireland Team, Paul Casey, Stephen Dodd, Nick Dougherty,

 Bradley Dredge, Padraig Harrington, David Howell, Graeme McDowell,

Paul McGinley , Ian Poulter and Captain Colin Montgomerie

Shirt worn by Simon Dyson during the 2011 Vivendi Seve Trophy


UBS WARBURG CUP

The UBS Cup was a team golf tournament contested by the United States

 and a team representing the "Rest of the World" which ran from 2001 to

 2004. Six golfers on each side had to be 50 or over, and the remaining six

 had to be in their forties. It was sanctioned by the PGA Tour (which

 operates the Champions Tour for golfers over 50) and the European

 Seniors Tour. Like the Ryder Cup, the competition was a mixture of

 foursome matches, four ball matches and single matches.

The United States won the inaugural cup in 2001, held on The Ocean

 Course at Kiawah Island, by a score of 12 ½ - 11 ½. The U.S. then retained

 the trophy with a 14 ½ - 9 ½ victory in 2002 on the Seaside Course at Sea

 Island, Georgia. A 12-12 draw in 2003, again at Sea Island, kept the

 trophy in the hands of the U.S. defenders. A 14-10 U.S. victory at Kiawah

 Island in 2004 was the final competition, when Colin Montgomerie lost to

 an American for the first time in matchplay singles.

In 2004 the UBS Cup had a prize fund of $3 million, with $150,000 going to

 each member of the winning team and $100,000 to each member of

 the losing team. Arnold Palmer was captain of the United States team in

 all four UBS Cups, and retained his record of never having lost any team

 competition as United States captain.

The UBS Cup was discontinued after four years, but other team

tournaments on the Ryder Cup model have proliferated around the

 world.


2001

KIAWAH ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA


United States and Rest of World Caddie’s Bibs from the

2001 UBS Warburg Cup


2002

SEA ISLAND, GEORGIA

Flag used at the 2002 UBS Warburg Cup

signed by Paul Azinger, Isao Aoki, Rodger Davis, Denis Durnian, Seiji Ebihara, Nick Faldo, Raymond Floyd, Fred Funk, Bob Gilder,  Stewart Ginn, Scott Hoch, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Barry Lane, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Eduardo Romero, Curtis Strange, Sam Torrance, Tom Watson & Ian Woosnam


2004

KIAWAH ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA

Top worn by John Chillas during the 2004 UBS Warburg Cup


EISENHOWER TROPHY

Conducted by the International Golf Federation (formerly the World Amateur Golf Council), which comprises the national governing bodies of golf in more than 125 countries, the World Amateur Team Championships are a biennial international amateur golf competition rotated among three geographic zones of the world: Asia-Pacific, American and European-African.

Format

Each team has two or three players and plays 18-holes of stroke play for four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.

Eligibility

IGF National Members may enter one women’s team and one men’s team.
Players must be amateur golfers under the Rules of Amateur Status of the R&A and the United States Golf Association and a National of the country which the competitor is representing as defined in the IGF’s Nationality Policy.

Prizes

The winning team in the women’s competition receives custody of the Espirito Santo Trophy for the ensuing two years. The winning team in the men’s competition receives custody of the Eisenhower Trophy for the ensuing two years. Members of the winning teams receive gold medals, members of the second-place teams receive silver medals and members of the third-place teams receive bronze medals. The lowest individual score in each championship is recognized at the respective closing ceremony, but no prize is awarded.


1994

THE NATIONAL GOLF CLUB, VERSAILLES, FRANCE

Official United States Team Blazer worn during the 1994 Eisenhower Trophy

 by  Todd Dempsey