The Top 5 Greatest Shots In Masters History

Posted on December 7, 2018

While many will debate which shots should make the list of “the greatest ever”, there are a few rare moments that transcend the sport of golf itself, becoming elevated to the ranks of timeless.   

Even among the greatest of the great, there are fleeting moments of brilliance, glorious shots that encapsulate the very spirit of excellence and the embodiment of perfection. 

Here are five of the greatest shots ever seen at the Masters:

#5- 2010. Phil Mickleson parts the pine from the rough.

Standing on a bed of pine needles off of the 13th hole, 207 yards away from the glory and sitting on a narrow 1-stroke lead; Mickelson stares at the sliver of light between two massive pine trees. Instead of playing it safe and chipping back to the fairway, with a single flawless swing, he sends the ball sailing through that tiny space into the air, landing miraculously a mere 4 feet from the hole. Setting him up for a birdie and sealing the victory for him.

#4-1975. Jack Nicklaus schools Tom Weiskopf and Johnny Miller in living color

For the first time ever, the world got to witness (in Technicolor) the Masters with the birth of the first color televised broadcast of the tournament. With a magnificent 40-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole, the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus, earned his 5th green jacket, ushering in a new era in sports viewership.

#3-2005. Tiger Woods on the 16th

While it would be easy to point to 1997 when a 21-year-old Tiger Woods obliterated the field to become the youngest winner in the storied history of the Masters behind a record-braking 12-stroke victory, claiming his first of 14 major tournament titles. Instead, the honor for his greatest Masters shot goes to the Par-3 16th hole of the 2005 Masters. A beautiful chip-in shot that strolled along the slope of the green before coming to rest at the lip of the hole, linger there for what seemed like an eternity and leaving the viewing public breathless with anticipation, before casually dropping in to seal the win.

#2-1935. Gene Sarazen. The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

In the second Masters tournament ever played, Sarazen sat three shots behind the leader, Crag Wood with only four holes left to play. Then, on his 2nd shot on the par-5 15th hole, with 235 yards between him and the pin. With his trusty 4-wood in hand, he summoned all of the strength that he could muster, and blasted single shot that sailed majestically over the water, bounces twice, and dropped in for a impossible double-eagle.

#1-1986. Jack Nicklaus. The Golden Bear Reemerges.

In his final Masters victory, at the age of 46, Jack Nicklaus broke the record for oldest winner of the Masters when he fought from behind to overtake the likes of Nick Price and Greg Norman with a magnificent birdie putt on the 17th hole to claim the lead and win him his 6th green jacket.  Single handedly establishing his legacy forever.

The next greatest shot can happen at any time and you can see it in person!  Wouldn't you love to say "I was there when..."?  It's never to early to begin planning for an unique sporting event of this nature.  Major Sports Augusta is your most direct local provider with complete travel packages available to meet a variety of travel needs for both groups and individuals. 

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Why Companies Reward Their Top Clients With A Trip To The Masters

Posted on November 22, 2018

In today’s global market, competition for premium clients is at an all-time high. The space separating Fortune 500 companies from businesses just struggling to stay afloat is shrinking every day.

Success is often determined not by chance, reputation, or even the latest innovation in your industry, but instead by your ability to attract, sign and maintain high-level clientele. A company’s top asset is often its client list. Forged with dedication, creativity and loyalty, these unique relationships are the life-blood of your business.

The most successful companies in the world understand this; they also recognize that the best way to attract and maintain these valuable commodities is by incorporating a dynamic and rewarding incentive program into their promotional policies.

The key is implementing a strategy that maximizes ROI while providing a reward that embodies a spirit of excellence and an experience that separates you from the competition.

Travel incentives are that distinction—specifically Sporting Event Travel Incentives.

There is no sports destination that encapsulates status and luxury and separates you away from the pack like the Masters: the singular event that signals to the world that the golfing season has begun.

Held annually at the iconic Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters is the legendary embodiment of elegance and style as it sits atop the pinnacle of travel experiences! It's the ideal setting to lock a client in for life.

From their pristine course—a gloriously curated scene where no blade of grass is out-of-place—to the legendary Amen Corner featuring the challenging Rae's Creek dancing along before cascading in front of the green and the gallery of patrons waiting breathlessly for every single shot, it's the unabashed reverence for the tradition and splendor of golf in its purest form that makes the Masters unlike any other sporting event in the world.

A trip to the Masters has the unrivaled ability to instill in your top clients a clear picture of their worth to your business and the extent to which you will go to show that appreciation.

And, simply put, Major Sports Augusta is unrivaled in its ability to serve you as your exclusive travel provider. Based in Augusta, Major Sports Augusta is your most direct source for coordinating a complete turnkey experience for your top-tiered clients that distinguishes you as a first-rate organization.

Give your clients the benefit of Major Sports Augusta’s world-class individualized care as we can provide:

  • Guaranteed event access and tournament credentials
  • Private executive-styled rental and estate-classed properties
  • Executive event transportation
  • Hosted dinners with private chef

The goal of any incentive program is to provide a benefit to your client that simultaneously increases your value to them while demonstrating their value to you.

Trust Major Sports Augusta and our inimitable dedication to the success of your trip coordination to be the factor that sets you apart from the rest and shows your clients how much you appreciate them.

Major Sports Augusta is your most direct source to the Masters!

How The Masters Golf Tournament Became What It Is Today

Posted on November 9, 2018

Simply put, in terms of sheer scope, historic significance, and prestige, few events can compare to The Masters. Steeped in tradition and sportsmanship, while other sporting events acclimate to a faster, more complicated world, this event prides itself on remaining true to its origins and values. The original beautiful game.

To truly appreciate what it has become, you must first take a look at the moments that made it what it has been.

Played annually at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, it is the most coveted ticket in all of sports. For over 80 years, The Masters has been the gold standard in the golfing world and the yearly event that attract people from across the world.

The creation of this magnificent tournament is attributed to former golfer Bobby Jones (previous winner of the 1930 Grand Slam) partnered with investment banker Clifford Roberts to build an iconic golf course where they could invite the best players in the country to play.

This was the dawn of The Masters.

No Masters story would be complete without mention of The Big Three. Throughout the 1960’s and well into the 70’s Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus dominated the event winning 11 tournaments over 20 years.

Jack Nickluas (the Golden Bear) holds the distinction of being the only player to win 6 times (1963, 65, 66, 72, 75, & 1986)

While there are few names that carry as much gravitas as Nickluas and Palmer, the global force that The Masters has become is due in no small part to the emergence of players like Tiger Woods who in 1997 set the record for youngest winner and largest margin of victory, or Mike Weir, who in 2003 became the first Canadian to wear the green jacket.

From Gene Sarazen's “Shot heard 'round the world” in 1935, to Sergio Garcia’s close win over Justin Rose in 2017, and finally Patrick Reed’s 1-stroke win to capture glory in 2018, this annual event has always been, and continues to be the pinnacle of class and excellence in annual sporting events.

More than winners and losers, The Masters is a showcase of American sports at its very best. A rare glimpse into a stunning portrait of tradition and the highest levels of athletic competition and elegance in an otherwise chaotic landscape.  A beautiful game indeed!

World-renowned in its splendor and ability to leave an indelible impression on its attendees, not many people know the ease by which a fantastic trip to the Masters can be orchestrated.

Your pass to this once-in-a-lifetime experience will be tailor-made to suit your needs and desires with the help of the most reliable and direct source for attending this prestigious event...Major Sports Augusta!

Allow us to be your personal guide to this veritable wonderland of historic beauty and first-rate style and grace. Give yourself the gift of individualized care and accommodation worthy of this event. Trust your time and resources to a company committed to your satisfaction...Major Sports Augusta!

For more information on how to attend the 2019 Masters Golf Tournament, please contact our office to speak with one of our experienced travel coordinators.  Your planning starts today!

Augusta's championship golf courses and playing a round while visiting for the Masters

Posted on October 24, 2018

Start off with a narrow stance, feet shoulder-width apart. Grip the handle of the club firmly without clenching.

Head down. Arm straight. Knees bent.

Keep your elbows close together and bend your back elbow ever-so-slightly as you start your back swing, making sure to keep your eye on the ball.

Dipping your shoulder and shifting your weight to you back leg as you drive into your downswing. Use your lower torso to create power as you twist your hips and weight-shift to your front foot.

Keep your swing smooth and even as you make contact with the ball and finish up with a clean, fluid follow-through.

Watch your perfect shot sail through the air like a bird in flight as the members of your group watch in awe.

You may not be playing at the Masters, but as you see that tee-shot float through a crystal blue sky and come to rest on a pristine fairway, it sure feels like it.

It is at this moment when you truly appreciate the meaning of the "Major Sports Augusta Advantage."

Securing your passes to the Masters is just the beginning as they will create a custom experience starting with the initial planning stages all the way up to dropping you and your guests off at the airport for your return home.

And in-between rounds of watching the best golfers in the world battling it out for global domination over on the iconic Augusta National Championship golf course… you and your group can play a round of your own for slightly lower stakes as a part of your custom-travel package on one of the numerous other beautiful courses located in idyllic Augusta Georgia.

Entertain your important clients or employees as you grab your golf clubs and travel in style from your executive rental property to one of the premium golf clubs in the area before attending one of the Tournament Rounds.

Major Sports Augusta is far different from a ticket brokerage firm, they are an experience specialist! Major Sports Augusta is a full service provider that plans and coordinates each individual package to exceed your needs and expectations while providing you with a spectacular story to share and relive for years to come.

By offering a personalized turnkey trip in which the smallest details are accounted for, you and your guests are free to fully indulge in what the Masters and Augusta National can truly offer…

An experience of a lifetime.

Keep your eye on the ball and allow Major Sports Augusta to be your trusted partner in planning your trip to the Masters.

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The Masters - An Experience Of A Lifetime

Posted on October 10, 2018

This life, more than anything, is about everyday moments that are elevated to the realm of cherished memories. Snapshots in your mind of which you retain every minute detail.

Every sight, sound, smell, and sensation to be revisited over and over again.

These are rarely scripted and often the product of serendipity and chance. Spontaneous flashes of pure joy that come too few and far between.

Typically rooted in personal accomplishment, reward, or earned success like your first paycheck, promotion, or acquisition.

Often the result of hard work and dedication culminating in the achievement of a goal. 

Ultimately, everything you do in life is in pursuit of these perfect intersections of time and space that form the tapestry of your fondest recollections.

But among the MOST amazing of these are the ones, through will and careful coordination, you can witness and experience as a part of a collective. Once in a lifetime fan experiences that you can plan, prepare for, and witness. These are unforgettable performances of athletic prowess exhibited by those rare individuals operating on a level that transcend human potential, allowing you to observer perfection.

Standing in a sea of screaming fans at the 50-yard line during the last seconds of overtime of the Super Bowl as you watch a desperation Hail-Mary sail through the air towards the end zone.

Watching dirt and mud fly as colts stride down the final stretch of the Kentucky Derby neck and neck to a photo finish.

However, there are few annual sporting events more stunning and memorable, more capable of delivering on the promise of providing an experience of a lifetime like the Masters Golf Tournament.

Steeped in tradition and scenic beauty unlike any other event in the world, the Masters is the ultimate test of skill and determination in the world of professional golf.

Played at one of the world’s most exclusive clubs, walk the fairways of Augusta National where Nicklaus, Palmer, and Woods have taken on the challenge many times over.

The Masters is the rare annual event that combines majestic beauty and heart-stopping excitement with a sense of class and style that you will never forget. It is the crown jewel of the golfing world and the one experience of a lifetime that no golf enthusiast should go without.

Allow Major Sports Augusta to be your guide and travel provider to the creation of a cherished memory.

Whether you want to be one of those screaming fans at the Super Bowl, watch the horses run at the Kentucky Derby, or build an indelible memory as you bask in the history and tradition of The Masters, Major Sports Augusta is your most direct source for attending these prestigious events and witnessing these transcendent moments.  They are YOUR TICKET IN!