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Building an incentive plan around The Masters

Posted on September 25, 2019

When it comes to developing an incentive plan, the Masters Tournament provides an ideal opportunity. Golf as a sport is closely associated with business and networking, and you can be certain your employees and recruitment targets will have an interest in it. If your aim is to impress, you naturally go with the biggest and best event there is, which for golf is the Masters Tournament. Nothing sends a stronger message to your employees and the outside world that your company is in the big leagues than associating it with one of the most well-known sporting events there is. Unlike other one-off events, the days-long format of the Masters naturally allows ample opportunity for interaction and networking. 

When it comes to something this big, is a danger for things to go very badly if they are not planned correctly. Just as the Masters can be a great incentive, if the trip goes wrong that can lead to equally great disappointment. Therefore it is vitally important to plan carefully for the Masters as there is little room for error. If something has not been arranged well in advance there will scant possibility for last minute bookings at this extremely popular and well-attended event. Everyone else, maybe even your close competitors, will be making advanced plans to showcase their business at this event and you need to do so too.

By far the best way to ensure your Masters Tournament incentive plan is a success and not a source of disappointment is to partner with a specialist agency. It makes sense to use the services of people whose focus is in making these arrangements year after year. This is well worth it as it gives you and your company the edge over others who did not have the foresight to retain expert assistance. Furthermore, by doing so you build up ongoing relationships allowing your incentive plan to establish a reputation and grow as needed. The ultimate goal is to establish your business as one that sends people to the biggest tournament there is because it is one of the biggest and best players in its own arena.

Getting around at The Masters - The importance of pre-planning your visit

Posted on September 19, 2019

As the nation's premier golfing championship, the Masters Tournament is a highly desirable destination which draws huge crowds every year. If you are lucky enough to be going, it is definitely not a good idea to leave the arrangements – any of them – to the last minute. If you do, once you are in Augusta you will find things are a lot more difficult than they needed to be, and what should be a highly enjoyable experience of a lifetime could suffer as a result. This includes the details of how you are going to get around during your trip. Golf's most famous names are not going to wait before teeing off just because you are running late!

This is an event to be planned for far in advance if possible. Augusta during the Masters Tournament is a busy place, and others will be making their preparations long beforehand, so you should too. Better still, why not retain the services of someone who knows their way around and who specializes in making trips to the Masters as smooth as possible? You do not want to regret being at the Masters and not being able to fully enjoy it because of logistical errors or because you were distracted by mundane details like how to get where you want to be on-time.

As with any major sporting event, simply turning up on the day without any planning is not going to give you the most rewarding experience. By taking the time to invest in some research, and by retaining the right people to help you navigate your way through the crowds of eager spectators, your Masters experience will be as great as it should be. Don’t let what should be a spectacular trip to The Masters become a source of ongoing regret by not selecting the right partner to help guide your experience.

The Best One-Win Wonders of the Masters

Posted on September 11, 2019

Masters 2020 tickets sales ended in June 2019. And because this is, after all, the Masters, you couldn’t simply buy tickets. There’s an “application process” for practice rounds and tournaments. The first round of the process pre-qualified participants to purchase tickets.

If you missed out, don’t plan on buying tickets at the gate. This simply isn’t that kind of event. Remember, if you do attend the Masters, you aren’t a spectator or a “golf fan.” You’re a patron, as in patron-of-the-arts because this golf tournament goes beyond the game and becomes art. Every year.

Masters of the Art of Golf

Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, and Tiger Woods won the Masters two years consecutively. Jack Nicklaus has the most Masters wins. Tiger Woods is looking good for 2020, which would make for his sixth win, should he take the cup. Odds are good Tiger will break the record held by Jack Nicklaus for the most Masters wins (6).

One-Win Wonders by Country

The United States has had 61 Masters wins by thirty-seven golfers. Other competitive nations include Spain, South Africa, and Germany. Surprisingly, England falls into the also-ran category.

The countries with 1 win and one golfer are:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Fiji
  • Scotland
  • Wales

One Win? Wonderful!

U.S. contenders that won once (and winning a Masters once is a huge victory) are:

  • 1935 – Gene Sarazen
  • 1938 – Henry Picard
  • 1939 – Ralph Guldahl
  • 1941 – Craig Wood
  • 1946 – Herman Keiser
  • 1948 – Claude Harmon
  • 1955 – Cary Middlecoff
  • 1956 – Jack Burke Jr.
  • 1957 – Doug Ford
  • 1959 – Art Wall Jr.
  • 1968 – Bob Goalby
  • 1969 – George Archer
  • 1970 – Billy Casper
  • 1971 – Charles Coody
  • 1973 – Tommy Aaron
  • 1976 – Raymond Floyd
  • 1979 – Fuzzy Zoeller
  • 1982 – Craig Stadler
  • 1987 – Larry Mize
  • 1992 – Fred Couples
  • 1998 – Mark O’Meara
  • 2007 – Zach Johnson
  • 2015 – Jordan Spieth
  • 2018 – Patrick Reed

The names in bold are one-winner players you can expect to see at the 2020 tournament.

Save the Date: April 9-12, 2020

The Match Made in Heaven

The 2020 Masters Tournament, 84th Edition is the first of the 4 major tournaments for the year.

One-win wonder Fuzzy Zoeller said winning the Masters was as close to heaven as he would ever get. For the Masters to be considered a divine experience is a bit of an oxymoron, but anyone that has ever played Augusta understands.

Every shot is within a fraction of disaster. That’s what makes it so great! - Gary Player