Well this is the year – It will be my first trip to the hallowed grounds of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA.
Granted, it will only be for the practice rounds but that’s fine with me. As long as I get to walk the course and see all the famous locations, holes and maybe have a pimento sandwich (or 2) I will be more than grateful.
I can’t say there is one *specific* thing that I want to see more than another (one thing I guess I won’t be seeing is the Eisenhower Tree*) but there are so many.
I can’t wait to see Magnolia Lane and Butler Cabin and Hogan’s Bridge and Amen Corner and, of course, the azaleas. There’s so much more I’m probably missing but that’s ok, I’m going to be there to soak it all up.
What I’m really looking forward to is walking the entire course. There are many holes on the front 9 that I am still very unfamiliar with so to actually walk and get a feel for the slope and distance will be very cool.
Most people I’ve known who have gone have come away with a really enjoyable experience. You would think, at this point, that the Master’s committee really has the logistics figured out by now. They plan for every little contingency I hear.
As far as predicting a winner I don’t have a clue (but that’s what makes it fun, right!) I’m going to go out on a limb and pick Tiger this year. I just have a feeling it might (finally) come all together for him at the right time for his 15th major. Runner up, Jason Day. For other tourneys you just might want to check out these golf betting tips.
I’ve been thinking of that great quote from the movie, “The Shawshank Redemption” when Red (Morgan Freeman) is hoping to get to see his long lost friend Andy (Tim Robbins) from prison who has escaped and is now living by the ocean,
I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.
I, too, am very excited, and am hoping Augusta National is as green as it’s been in my dreams.
PS: Have you been to the Master’s before or are going? Please comment. Would love to hear YOUR recommendations.
* The Eisenhower Tree was removed in February 2014 due to an ice storm.