The Masters

I remember the feeling when I first stepped onto the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters Golf Tournament. I was 13 years old, and to a golf-crazed boy from Chattanooga it was the closest thing to heaven on earth.

And even now, 17 years and nearly 10 visits later, it’s still a golf experience like none-other. Monday was my first time back in about 5 years. The weather was perfect, the course was extraordinary, and it was an all around great day.

Monday through Wednesday are the practice rounds, where the participants show up to practice for the tournament that takes place Thursday through Sunday, where they compete for the most coveted prize in golf.

Of course the best part about the practice rounds is that they allow cameras.

Former US Open Champion and #2 ranked golfer in the world, Jim Furyk

Augusta National

Another former US Open Champion, Retief Goosen, from South Africa

Augusta National's famous tall pines

Tiger's tee shot on the par 3 sixth

Tiger chips to the par 5 8th

Tiger's approach to the green on #9

Tiger teeing off on #17

Marching toward a 5th green jacket???


Anonymous said...

i wish i'd known you were here. you guys are always welcome at our home! we actually were there on monday...too bad i didn't know you were also! next year...

J said...

Great Stuff!

Looks like a great day and I am sure it felt good to be shooting for fun!

Anonymous said...

Love your work. I am guessing you are a Tiger fan from the number of shots. Just wasn't meant to be...Maybe next year. Nice timing on the "club on ball shot."