Archive for 7 April, 2012

Golf’s Greatest Tradition

the-masters-by-phillivingstondotcomIt is one of the biggest events in sports, it is hosted at one of the most beautiful places on earth, the trophy….is a green jacket and it is one of the top 5 trophies in sports.

It is The Masters. The Masters was created by my favorite golfer of all time and maybe even my favorite sports star of all time, Mr. Bobby Jones in the 1930’s and man did he create a legendary venue at the Augusta National Golf Club.

It is every golfer, fan, writer and reporters dream to attend The Masters either to play it, watch it or cover it for a newspaper, website, TV Network or radio station. Augusta is known to have some of the toughest holes in all of golf including the famous “Amen Corner” holes which are holes 11, 12 and 13 with no. 12 being the most famous of the three which is named “Golden Bell” and is arguably the toughest par 3 in the world because of the front of the green being so close to Rae’s Creek.

The golfer’s best bet is to choose an iron wisely and make sure to aim towards the middle or back of the green so that the ball doesn’t roll into Rae’s Creek. This is a hole where the bunkers might actually be the safest option.

Many of the worlds greatet golfers and writers have stepped foot on the grounds that is Augusta National including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Jamie Diaz (Golf Digest writer), Dan Jenkins (Legendary golf writer), Teddy Greenstien (Chicago Tribune golf writer) and Michael Collins (Radio play-by-play announcer and reporter, he’s HILARIOUS!). The Masters is also one of the toughest tickets in all of sports with prices ranging to the $10,000 mark making it a dream just to attend the event let alone play it or cover it.

The Masters was ranked as the no.1 event to attend in person, that’s right! NUMERO UNO! Think about it? It out beat the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup and even huge global phenomenons such as The Olympics, Fifa World Cup and Cricket World Cup! Although Augusta Georgia isn’t the most popular city in the world, one thing’s for sure, it is home to one of the most amazing and beautiful sporting events in the world and has inspired many people for decades…Welcome to The Masters.

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