The cut has come at the 2016 Masters Tournament. Below are the apparel scripts which didn’t make the cut. Sadly these apparel choices cost their players a chance at the ultimate piece of apparel, the green jacket. All the man-hours golf PR put into contriving these apparel scripts, designing them graphically, and pumping them out to all the blogs and golf sites who eat up this spoon-fed content they don’t have to write themselves, is sadly wasted.
This is a tribute to those fine apparel scripts who won’t see the light of day this weekend at the Masters. We don’t want them to be forgotten. We love them.
No flat bills on the weekend. The traffic cone will be missed.
The Schwartzel was not with Charl this week…
Who? I don’t know either… But he has a scripter
I can’t remember who this script belongs to… Don’t care enough to look it up.
This is a complex situation, because some of the shoes were meant for the weekend which were used Thursday and Friday
Where do apparel scripts go after they die? Do they get recycled into the next “scriptable” event? Are they donated to charity (hope so). Are they destroyed, never to be used again?
I feel bad for these poor lost scripts. They’re like lost drunken souls who no longer know who they are and no longer care. Offer them a drink.
While flying to and from Singapore this week (see this post as to why), I wanted to write some comments about the Masters Tournament and the course, Augusta National Golf Club. I wanted to make it fun and challenging, so I decided to try and describe the course hole by hole, but with only one sentence per hole. Having walked the course many times these are my single sentence takes on each hole below:
Hole #1 – Par-4 445 Yards
The first green is an upside down soup bowl which would give fits to any player with a weak short game.
Caddies in a low spot in front of the 10th green – Photo by Tony Korologos ©
Hole #2 – Par-5 575 Yards
The green looks like a sliver from the fairway.
Hole #3 – Par-4 350 Yards
Though this hole could be drivable from the tee, a full swing from 100+ yards could be easier than a long pitch or chip.
Hole #4 – Par-3 240 Yards
From the Masters tees this long downhill par-3 is frightening.
Hole #5 – Par-4 455 Yards
The 5th green reminds me of the 2nd green at the old course, which may have a Volkswagen Beetle buried under it.
Hole #6 – Par-3 180 Yards
Huge elevation drop results in massive air time on this par-3.
Hole #7 – Par-4 450 Yards
Craziest green complex on the whole course on a steep slope with lots of bunkers.
Hole #8 – Par-5 570 Yards
This reverse-S shaped hole is like two separate worlds between tee and approach.
Hole #9 – Par-4 460 Yards
If you like hitting shots onto a table which is tilted 45 degrees from back to front you will love #9.
Hole #10 – Par-4 495 Yards
TV can’t translate how big this hole is or how dramatic the elevation drop from tee to green is.
Hole #11 – Par-4 505 Yards
The tee shot and approach are the two most challenging consecutive shots at Augusta
Hole #12 – Par-3 155 Yards
Simply the most beautiful par-3 in golf, both aesthetically and architecturally.
Hole #13 – Par-5 510 Yards
The most famous risk/reward hole on the course, until you get to the 15th.
Hole #14 – Par-4 440 Yards
If a hole at Augusta National could be called boring, this would be it.
Hole #15 – Par-5 530 Yards
Anything other than a perfect approach yardage and execution is penalized harshly.
Hole #16 – Par-3 170 Yards
The amphitheater surrounding the 16th (also 17 tee, 6th green, 15th green) is, to coin the phrase, like no other.
Hole #17 – Par-4 440 Yards
The green is very exposed and has many places a player should avoid hitting to, which will result in the ball rolling away.
Hole #18 – Par-4 465 Yards
Every aspect of one’s game, from driving to approach to short game, is fully tested on the finishing hole.
This time of year is great, except for all the articles written by media who know nothing about golf and cover it maybe a max of four times per year. I’ve heard people call major tournaments “Masters,” as in “there are four Masters each year…” Then there are the boneheaded “The Masters have begun” statements, like below.
The Masters is a golf tournament. It is singular. The Masters Tournament is one of four “Major Championships” per year in golf. One should say, “the Masters has begun.”
I’ve worked hard on this one, my 2016 Masters Tournament cigar scripting. It’s a script like no other, for the ages, and it’s its time.
To see the actual reviews of these cigars visit the links below:
Romeo Y Julieta House of Capulet Toro
Kristoff LIgero Maduro Matador Toro
La Gloria Cubana Serie RF
Ave Maria Crusader
Today is the par-3 tournament day at the Masters Tournament. 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
I walked every hole of Augusta National’s par-3 course a couple of years ago 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 they still look 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