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A Guide For Your First Time To The Masters

Posted on December 26, 2018

Whether you are rewarding your top employees as part of an incentive program, enticing a potential client, thanking a current client for their continued business or event to check one off your bucket list, there are few events that even come close to rivaling the tradition, exclusivity, and scope of the Masters Golf Tournament!

Considered by many to be the “toughest ticket in sports”, attending the Masters requires precise planning and management from a true professional. Held annually at the historic Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, being at the Masters can be one of the greatest events any golf enthusiast can experience if properly coordinated.

Once you’ve made the decision to make Augusta and the Masters your destination, it is important that every aspect of your trip is properly designed and executed.  The key is choosing the right travel partner to work with.

A common mistake that many first-time attendees make is trusting this responsibility to the online marketplace where you don't have any connection with who's on the other side of the transaction. What you need is a company that not only provides you with guaranteed event access, but one that offers complete travel planning to include premium private home rentals, event transportation and dedicated concierge services during your event.

Beyond those service, you want a provider who will take the time to identify your needs and expectations while simultaneously providing you with a customized travel program specific to your needs as well as budget.

Ultimately you want peace of mind; the comfort and security of knowing that every aspect of your trip is carefully orchestrated and executed by a dedicated professional company based in Augusta who holds your satisfaction as their number one priority.

You need the Major Sports Augusta advantage!

Major Sports Augusta not only provides logistical support in the planning stages, we maximize your experience through our extensive network of affiliates, hotel properties and local homeowners & patrons to ensure your investment is has significant return.

Beyond planning for your event, our trained consultants will share insider knowledge with you such as the best vantage points to watch the action on the course. Spots like the “Amen Corner”. From this perfect position you have a clear view of putting action on the 11th hole, a flawless sight-line of 12, and witness the players tee off on 13 without moving a step.

Whether your plan is to attend the practice rounds early in the week, getting a few rounds of golf at one of Augusta's Championship courses before attending the Tournament or closing out your day with some amazing food at one of the local popular restaurants like Frog Hollow Tavern, Abel Brown and T-Bonz Steakhouse, you want to partner with someone who knows you and the Augusta area well enough to maximize every moment of your trip.

If you prefer to see if from the green rather than the screen, trust the Major Sports Augusta advantage!

We’re your ticket in!

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. 

Major Sports Augusta is YOUR TICKET IN!  Reach out to one of our trained associates today and begin your planning to be in Augusta next Spring!