The Masters is an annual sporting event unlike any other. To the uninitiated attendee, the planning process can easily become overwhelming.
While there is much to consider when planning a trip, here are three top points to keep in mind:
Number 1: Know the best way in
Known as “the toughest ticket in sports”, there are only 3 ways to obtain badges to the Masters.
- The first way is to be on the Patron List where they are offered to you yearly by the Augusta National Golf Club. As there are only a select number of these badges currently in circulation, a "waiting list" was created in 1972 and closed in 1978. In 2000, the list was opened briefly and new patrons were added by random selection.
-The second way in is to try your luck and enter the badge lottery for Practice Rounds and daily Tournament Round access. Getting passes like this is nearly as difficult as becoming a Patron as the tickets & badges awarded by random selection and you're up against a large number of world-wide applications.
- The third and most common way in is to enlist the services of a credible sports travel provider. It is also the most precarious way as not all service providers or brokers can be trusted sources.
This is the best way to not just procure tournament badges, but plan out every aspect of your trip. Unlike other methods which (at best) only account for access to the event, coordinating your efforts with a company that can customize a travel package will afford you the comfort of knowing that every single one of your needs are met.
Whether this is a personal trip, a corporate excursion intended to “wow” potential clientele, or a way to reward your dedicated employees, every aspect should be planned and accounted for well in advance.
Number 2: Choose the Right Travel Partner
When it comes to working with the best provider to plan your Masters event, you have a choice.
You can either:
-Acquire badges from an unknown source throughout the vast online marketplace and take hope that everything will work out…
You can look to a well-known company with verifiable experience. Your best option is to work with an agency who not only provides sports travel services but specializes in hosting at the Masters.
The right provider will work with you to identify your individualized needs and utilize their extensive network of partners to create a customized package for you.
The right provider will offer a full range of services that fit your budget that includes everything from event access to a full turnkey experience that exceeds your expectations!
The right provider isn't the big-box national brand who offers "cookie-cutter" group travel. You need to work with a direct source; an Augusta, GA based company that works directly with you on every step during the development of your travel package. A partner who understands and appreciates your vision for this trip as well as your investment.
You may find plenty of options offering a variety of services to attend the Masters Golf Tournament. But there is only one right choice: Major Sports Augusta!
Number 3: Trust the Professionals
The one thing you should avoid at all cost when planning for your Masters event is trusting the efforts of an un-reputable source.
The success or failure of your trip often turns on the most seemingly unimportant detail. The key is planning your trip with a trusted travel partner who understands that all details are important.
You want professionals invested in your peace of mind and complete enjoyment. From the moment you arrive into Augusta until the moment when our trained drivers drop you off at the airport for your return flight home, Major Sports Augusta is there with you every step of the way!
Major Sports Augusta, is YOUR TICKET IN!!!