Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Master's

(I've posted a good bit tonight - so keep reading)
Note about the pictures... you are allowed to take pictures on practice round days (mon-wed) but not on actual tournament days (thurs-sun) - That's one reason why practice round days are so much fun. It's casual, less crowded, the players will talk to the crowd, and you can snap photos till you drop.
Oh what a day for golfers everywhere.... The conclusion to the Master's.

The winner is.... Trevor Immelman!

This past Tuesday, Tom and I got to go to Augusta for a practice round with our friends John and Patrece (Thanks guys!). It was great fun and I wanted to share a few fun shots... Tom and I have been before but every time is a new experience. Even is you don't golf, it's an amazing place to be. My first trip in 2003 was a washout - literally. We never even made it in due to horrible weather. After spending a few hours in the car in the parking lot (during a tornado warning no less) it was cancelled so we drove home - the men in the car were brokenhearted! The good part of that story - the next year we got to go for 2 days.

Moving on to this year.... Allow me to impress you with my amazing recollections of the day... (this is for you Dan and Papa).

The golf buddies at the start of the day (Tom and John)

A practice round for the current champ! Gary Player is on the tee, Retif Goosen is on the Rt., and Immelman is on the left in the blue shirt. This is on the 12th tee (part of Amen Corner).

Can't say you've been to Augusta without a shot of Tiger! This is Tiger in the fairway on the 15th.

Michelson is the little guy in the green in the middle of the green. This is also at Amen Corner on 13th.

Tom and I.... and John and Patrece

(Did I mention it was colder than anticipated.. Patrece and I were very very thankful that we had jackets - whereas Tom and John were a bit chilled in their shorts. We warned them....)

And after a full day of golf action (at least as spectators) the boys zonked out on the ride home.


Whitlamy said... I thought you weren't allowed to take pictures there? A friend of ours had his camera confiscated. So, lucky you.

Whitlamy said...

Good to know about the photos. When we went last year, it was a tournament day, so that must have been the difference.