I Belong at the Masters; But Should Never Attend — 8 Comments

  1. I attended 1 Masters-all 4 days in 1979 when I won a sales contest for an Atlanta based software company I worked for whose President was on the Board of Augusta. It was surreal even though the weather wasn’t great as it rained a lot. My favorite was Lee Trevino who played well but was never in the mix and Arnie didn’t even make the cut. Watching Nicklaus was amazing but the story was poor Ed Sneed who had a big lead but bogeyed the last 3 holes and then lost in a 3 way playoff with Tom Watson and Fuzzy Zoeller who birdied the second playoff hole.

    But you’re right the only way in there now is to have a pass bequeathed to you.

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  2. I’m not into golf. My husband is a golfer – a player, not a watcher. He would like the term “golf nazi.”

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  3. @Savvy Boomer: President of the friggin board of Augusta National. Yeah who paid his dues??? Nice perk for him. Nice that he used that perk for the good of the company at least. How long after that did you leave?

    @Nessa: You don’t play? Why not? Maybe someday? DO NOT let him try to teach you.

  4. I was a security guard, night shift, midnight to 8am, at the Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth back in the late ’80s. It was a fun time. The place would go nuts during the tournament and as an employee I’d get two free tickets. Usually I’d give my tickets to a canoeing buddy who was a big golfer. One year I took my dad out there. I femember seeing all the fools who were following after the players, and the club members who were acting like their shit didn’t stink. Your sentiments resonated with me when I read them.

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  5. Every club has “some members who think their shit doesn’t stink”! It doesn’t have to be a big hoity toity club. Even our little club here as members like that. That will never change.

    I think you actually can see more of the tournament on TV; however, if I was to go sometime, I would spend more time (and $$) in the souvenir tents or just gawking at the grounds – the gorgeous azaleas, etc.

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  6. 60: No- he was the prez of the company I worked for but just (just?) a board member at Augusta. His freakin house reminded me of Tara from Gone with the Wind and he talked just like Clark Gable. Ahh, those were the days-1st class air travel, and you got hell if your company AMEX entertainment expense bill wasn’t at least a couple grand a month. Obviously mainframe software cost a lot more back then. I stayed a couple of more years and they eventually got bought out by Computer Associates and I got a nice plump package which let me start my own software company-but no more Masters trips.

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  7. @thesavvyboomer: everybody should have a job at least once where they have an expense account. I used to have one – not as liberal as yours – but more liberal than now, and it’s a nice plus!