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By Dharmesh Sheth, Andrew Hawkins and Ali Stafford at Augusta National
Last update: 22/04/08 19:14
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The tagline “a tradition like no other” is synonymous with The Masters, though the tagline can only be truly appreciated once you’ve experienced Augusta National in person.
The tournament is one of the defining moments of the sporting calendar and Georgia’s layout offers some of the most recognizable holes in golf, with nearly every aspect of the year’s opening men’s major unlike any other. calendar event.
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Signs stating ‘no cell phones’ are posted at every parking lot and most entry points around the course, while even cameras are banned outside practice days, with those caught with offensive objects being invited to leave the course.
The Masters – Live
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In a world where people are constantly interacting with technology and keeping up to date with other people’s lives via social media, you may at first feel a bit lost without a phone in your pocket.
The natural instinct at an event is often to use a device to check scores, take photos of whatever you’re watching, and message all of your friend groups about your experiences, although these options be immediately withdrawn with the obligation to leave them elsewhere
The rules also apply to media, who have lockers to store their stories in the press building or content center, depending on which area they are working from. What started out as a frustration quickly became a release, with the sight of customers actually watching the action, rather than through a small screen often pointed at themselves, a pleasurable experience.
What a view!
For a beginner, Augusta National is a masterpiece. Before coming here I kept hearing “you don’t realize how hilly and hilly the place is compared to watching TV” from people who had been.
They had been very quick to feast on stories and now that I’m here you realize what they mean.
A nice spot is an amphitheater between the 11th green and the 12th tee. 12 is iconic – 11 is understated. The experience is unforgettable.
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Tiger frenzy is real
“Well done Tiger!” and “Go Tiger!” are two very common phrases around Augusta National, with patrons paying homage to the Pied Piper of the Masters.
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When he plays, everyone follows him and the frenzy is very real. To borrow a line from a 1983 classic, “every move you make, every step you take, I’ll be watching you.” And they do. If you want an obstructed view of Augusta Golf, follow Tiger.
If you want to see the course and others playing golf, follow the group behind Woods. You can still hear the roars and be part of the “way to go Tiger” squad.
You’d be forgiven for thinking Woods was in the goods building, given how consistently packed he’s been this week. Queues stretch for hundreds of meters outside and zigzag a similar distance once inside the building.
The Masters – Live
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Once you’ve made your way through the hordes of customers, the store is so crowded there’s little chance of swinging a club there! Whatever golf merchandise you can think of, chances are you can find it with The Masters logo on it.
If you’re looking for gifts for friends and family, my advice is to head straight to the checkout area. You’ll find flags, towels, field repairers, balls, markers – almost anything you can imagine. Accomplished job.
Customers have priority with prices
Speaking of shopping, one thing that customers don’t get shortchanged with is the cost of food and drink when attending the Masters, with some of the cheapest prices I’ve ever seen at a sporting event. .
The Pimento Cheese sandwich, a staple in this part of the world, costs just $1.50, with a variety of bread products priced similarly and all delivered in Masters-branded wrappers. Where would you find these prices? !
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