QUICK LINK: Augusta National Par-3 Course Photo Gallery
Today is is par-3 day at The Masters Tournament. On the Wednesday of Masters week there is a tournament at the Augusta National par-3 course. This tournament has been going since 1960. The par-3 is a fun tournament where players interact closely with fans. Some players who are not in the Masters Tournament are allowed to play the par-3 tournament. Prior to the par-3 tournament there used to be a driving contest.
Augusta National Golf Club – Par-3 Course – Click for more images
The par-3 tournament takes place at Augusta National’s par-3 course, possibly the most beautiful par-3 course in the world, though the folks at Three Tops located at Treetops Resort might argue that point. As you will likely hear, no player who has won the par-3 contest has gone on to win the Masters Tournament.
Tiny greens… Augusta National Par-3 Course (click image to view gallery)
Did you know there’s a boat on the grounds of Augusta National? I found one!
Ahoy there…. Click to view more
I walked every hole of Augusta National’s par-3 course one of the last times I was at the Masters, and shot a ton of photos. For one shot I even snuck onto a little boat I found in the lake. The skies were a little gray the day I shot them but the course still looks great. I put together a gallery of 77 images of the course, the largest and most complete online photo gallery of the course that I’m aware of. All for you HOG “patrons.” Click the photos or the link below to view the gallery.
Augusta National Par-3 Course Photo Gallery
Dustin Johnson came into the 2017 Masters Tournament last year having won four tournaments and cemented himself as the #1 golfer in the world. But a slip and fall in the rental home he was staying in crushed the thought of parlaying that momentum into a Masters win. Clearly his sock scripting failed him, a crucial mistake made by his apparel scripting team. Hooked on Golf Blog is the first to debut the hard work DJ’s apparel scripting team did to prepare for the 2018 Masters Tournament, and insure no more slip and fall accidents during Masters week.
Yes sir! This sock scripting is Nailed (with a capital N). We won’t see DJ withdrawing on the #1 tee this Thursday if the sock scripting has anything to do with it. The touch of championship red for Sunday, even though those are children’s socks, is perfect.
Welcome to the best week in golf, Masters week! The best part of the Masters tournament isn’t the incredible golf course or the amazing competition, or the traditions. Noooo. The best part is the apparel scripting. Today I have a Hooked on Golf Blog exclusive apparel script for Sergio Garcia and his wife Angela, the 2018 Masters Nappy Scripting.
Sergio Garcia Masters Nappy Scripting
This is truly “a nappy script like no other.” I love how the script pays some respect to Augusta National’s security team, the course, his friend Rickie Fowler, and Tiger Woods. Well played. FORE!
Stay tuned for more exclusive HOG Masters coverage.
You heard it first from Hooked on Golf Blog. Everyone thought Phil Mickelson was crazy when he put two drivers into play at the 2006 Masters. One driver was draw biased for left-to-right holes, and was fade biased for right-to-left holes (remember he’s left handed).
Connections close to Hooked on Golf Blog have told me, under condition of anonymity, that Phil will be gaming three drivers at the 2018 Masters Tournament. The first two are fade and draw biased like before. The third driver is “straight biased.” It goes straight. This will be good for some of the more straight holes like the 7th, 15th and 17th holes.
Phil will be removing his gap wedge to make room for the third driver.
Stay tuned to Hooked on Golf Blog this whole week for more Masters news, Augusta National course information, apparel scripting, Masters betting odds, and apparel scripting analysis.
I’m happy to once again team up with MMO Golf to offer a contest for patrons of Hooked on Golf Blog and the HOG social networks. This year’s contest winner will receive a 2018 Masters Tournament pin flag. To enter is easy, and you can do it as many times as you want. Just follow these easy instructions below. If you want to purchase Masters items, hit MMO Golf‘s website. They’ve been doing it for years.
This year’s contest will take place on Twitter. To enter, post a Tweet with the hashtag #hogmastersflag and tag @HOGGOLFBLOG. Say anything you’d like or even post photos/videos. Bonus points for creativity and sharing with your friends. Enter as many times as you’d like.
I’ll announce the winning tweet the Monday following The Masters and post the tweet here at Hooked on Golf Blog!
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