Golf at.... The Masters!

Mr.Lob

G.O.A.T.
More: It was pretty cool to be so close to some of the greatest who ever played. Often while players crossing from green to tee, other times if a player hit into seated area. Really close to Fred Couples, Phil, Tom Watson,Bubba Watson, KJ Choi, Ricky Fowler.

The players were oh so calm. Rarely even speaking to their caddies when moving from place to place. Kucher approached the 18th tee whistling once. No audible obscenities.

Service: Impeccable. Unbelievable. Staff always greeted you with smiles and "Enjoy the Masters". The lines moved swiftly due to the abundance of staff and facilities. Usually in and out of concessions and restroom within 3-7 minutes tops. Restroom floors, you could eat off of. The second you stepped in the restroom, you met up with the air traffic controller dude, who greeted you and directed you to a urinal or a stall. If you needed a stall, they had a attendant open the door and clean the toliet seat for you. Upon exiting you hear,"Thanks for attending our restroom, enjoy the Masters".

The crowd: Amazing how quiet and respectful everyone was. No calling out or nutty behavior. Polite applause for all contestants. Words of encouragement and support when players moving between crowd. Most players remained focused. A few nodded and smiled. KJ Choi seemed like a really nice guy. A slight tip of his cap even if only one individual is applauding. Gimengues(so) also seemed really cool. Gave a high five to Rickey Fowley on 9 after Fowler made an incredible long putt to save par.

More: Most of the patrons, about 80%, were male. Mostly middle aged or older. A lot of attractive ladies in their sheer sun dresses. No pushing or jostling for position to get close to greens.

Seats: Have to get out early to place you chair in a good spot. Gates opened at 6:30am. I understand the more wealthy patrons pay up to $200 to have a "runner" get out early and place a chair for them. Masters chairs were only 30 bucks, which is quite amazing. My brother and I sat on the low end of 9th green the last two days.... opposite the sand trap. A difficult green, as any ball that land short, has too much spin... Will roll back down green a good ten yards.

We were right there when the matches turned to Bubba Watson. Bubba hit a great approach shot and made birdie. Jordan Spieth, was short...ball rolling off green. Nice chip up to about 7 feet, missed his par putt. Two shot lead, and Bubba held on.

Souvenirs: Reasonable. A Masters tee shirt was $26. Very nice polo shirts ranged from $95 to $150. I got a couple tee shirts, a yellow Masters flag, Masters can holders, and a Masters Tumblers.

For those who go to Masters in the future: Buy souvenirs the first day or two. The last day, they were out of many sizes of shirts, and a coffee cup I wanted. Also, they had the most delicious white chocolate chip pecan cookies. Stock up. They were gone by end of third day. The peach ice cream sandwiches were decent.

Most unusual observation: A guy with a huge white cross standing at front of parking lot, megaphone in hand, trying to convert people, or they will go to he'll. Also saw this dude walking in with a printed tee shirt, where the entire front of tee shirt was a photo of a a Glock pistol. Can you believe it? Dress code calls for collared shirt. I'm sure security had a good laugh with this guy. Assume he didn't make it.

Great time. Great memories. Glad to be home though... haven't played tennis in well over a week. :)
 
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Mr.Lob

G.O.A.T.
Mr. Lob, you promised pics of the parking lot. Where are they? ;)

LOL. Sorry. We were shuttled to our corporate sponsored R.V, parked at a jewelry store, instead of the parking lot. Had about a 15 minute walk to get to the entrance gate. I did get some photos of the R.V from my cell phone camera, but would probably get too frustrated trying to figure out how to post it. :cry:
 
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Vanhool

Hall of Fame
LOL. Sorry. We were shuttled to our corporate sponsored R.V, parked at a jewelry store, instead of the parking lot. Had about a 15 minute walk to get to the entrance gate. I did get some photos of the R.V from my cell phone camera, but would probably get too frustrated trying to figure out how to post it. :cry:

Sounds like you had a great time anyway! :D
 

dParis

Hall of Fame
This is one of my favorite posts of the year. I'm going to have to figure out how to incorporate this in my signature someday.

...Restroom floors, you could eat off of. The second you stepped in the restroom, you met up with the air traffic controller dude, who greeted you and directed you to a urinal or a stall. If you needed a stall, they had a attendant open the door and clean the toliet seat for you. Upon exiting you hear,"Thanks for attending our restroom, enjoy the Masters"....

"You appear to have missed a spot; let me take care of that for you. There we go - all set. Enjoy the Masters!"
 
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