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
Greetings from Singapore. As mentioned a in the previous post, a family emergency has brought me here. Things are going well and according to plan so all is good on that front at this point. I hope to return home Thursday or Friday.
For breakfast I asked the hotel if they had pimento cheese sammiches but this was as close as they could get.
I do have some Masters Tournament posts coming down the pipe so stay tuned.
Masters week is without a doubt the best week of the year in the golf world. Nothing compares. For the next week we will be deluged with the greenest grass ever seen, azaleas, tradition, history both past and new, and incredibly exciting golf. There is no better tournament in the world. There is no golf product that is as consistently entertaining and exciting, year in and year out, as the Masters Tournament.
10th Hole at Augusta National Golf Club – Photo by Tony Korologos © 2016
Thank you Bobby Jones.
A Different Masters Week
This Masters Week is going to be far different than any other for me. I’m currently in the Salt Lake International airport waiting for a flight. Unfortunately it isn’t a flight to Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a flight to Los Angeles. From there I’ll be connecting to Tokyo. From Tokyo I’ll be on another flight to Singapore. There has been a family emergency. That’s about all I want to say about it at this point.
Stay tuned for as much Masters coverage as I can provide. I’ll have 30 hours of flying to write some posts and will hopefully post some unique perspectives to the Masters and Augusta National Golf Club soon.