For most people, The Masters is something only viewed on television and it’s only a dream to step foot inside the gates of Augusta National Golf Club.
We have a few photos and little gems of a visit to Augusta National Golf Club. Here are the things you may not know about The Masters and the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club:
The Etiquette – Of course, with this being a gentlemen’s game, there are rules and etiquette to follow. There is the dress code, which consists of collared shirts and no blue jeans. But, did you know that there are specific rules regarding reactions for when your opponent makes a bad shot? You are not allowed to clap or even cheer under your breath. It just isn’t done at The Masters. All spectators are handed a 68 page spectator guide that outlines what is expected of visitors to this prestigious event.
No Cell Phones – No cell or mobile phones are allowed inside The Masters. You know why. There’s always one person who forgets to turn off their ringer. Plus, during the actual tournament days, unauthorized photographs are not allowed, even from a phone. Don’t worry if you need to make a phone call while you’re there. There’s a house phone so you can call your BFF and say, “Guess where I am?”
Pimento Cheese Sandwiches – The pimento cheese sandwiches are a tradition at The Masters. They’re one of eight sandwiches served at this event, but especially the pimento cheese because it’s said they were a favorite of Bobby Jones. The concessions are moderately priced with these Southern comfort food sandwiches priced at $1.50.
The Restrooms – You may think I’m mentioning the restrooms because they’re made of marble or something. Nope? It’s the service. An employee wipes the stall down each time someone enters.
Fruitland Nurseries – Augusta National Golf Club is built on a former 356 acre indigo plantation turned tree nursery. One of the popular pre Civil War plants populized on the property and still can be found on the grounds are the azaleas. The holes are named after the plants that adorn each hole, in honor of its former site use.
1949 – Bobby Jones first penned his spectator suggestions, which are followed on the course today. That’s also the year the first Green Jacket was awarded.
It’s About the Experience – The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club is not about making money. It’s about a time-honored tradition that brings in the best of the golf game from all corners of the world. This year marks the 75th year of The Masters which originally began as an invitational tournament by Bobby Jones and a gathering of his friends.
You can learn more about The Masters at the official website – www.Masters.com