The Masters Experience is a once in a lifetime dream come true. Everything you’ve been told by people that have gone to the Masters is true. TV does no justice to this piece of property and you have to be there to experience the customer service and the patrons – I never knew being in the middle of 40,000 patrons at a sporting event could be so polite and conversational.
The golf course is truly one of a kind. The hills are huge, the grass is green, the trees are amazing and the azaleas are stunning. Add all of them together and you have one of the most beautiful pieces of land I’ve been on in my life. And the golf course itself – you can’t stop thinking how great it would be to play 18 holes just once. From the patron view it’s the 2nd and 3rd shots that add the drama. How will the green react? What direction is the wind blowing? The blind shots like the 2nd shot at 18 – there is no way a player can see where they are hitting to on the green from the uphill slope they are playing. It’s completely a know the course and trust your game mentality.
Highlights from our Tuesday and Wednesday;
Phil Mickelson on #8 hitting a lob wedge 60 feet over the trees to 3 feet from the cup for a birdie.
Phil Mickelson mentoring the young guns on the course.
Ben Crenshaw sitting on a bench next to the putting green and carrying on conversation with the gallery.
The largest crowd at the Par 3 tourney following Watson, Player and Nicklaus.
Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler making back to back hole in one’s followed by Jordan Spieth putting it to 2 feet and getting booed.
Watching the sun go down behind the tee box Amen Corner with a cold beer and my son on our last day at Augusta.
In closing, truly a wonderful golf experience. Adding the family of both brothers, my son and two nephews took it to a different level. In years past I kept saying, “I can’t go this year, I’ll make it next year.” Don’t make the same mistake, make your inaugural trip so the memories exist.