First Trip To The Masters At Augusta National Golf Club

The 2015 Masters tournament was my first of hopefully many visits to Augusta National Golf Club. Continuing to run well in random lotteries and jackpots, I was fortunate to win four tickets to the Monday practice round of April 6, 2015. Along with my sister & parents, I enjoyed a day that is hard to put in to words. So hard, in fact, that I’m not even going to try to do so other than to say that walking in, I was not in tears but I was overwhelmed to the point that for just a second, I thought I may have an anxiety attack. The feeling soon turned to one of awe, reverence & excitement as we spent the next 10 hours traversing every square inch of Augusta National Golf Club.

For any golf fan, let alone a fan as big as myself, the Masters at Augusta National is quite literally the #1 experience in all of golf. With this expectation in mind, I was still blown away. My expectations were exceeded in every way, shape and form. Suggestions for first time visitors to the Masters would be to get there early, bring a smile and bring your pocketbook. While the tales of food & beverage being as cheap as can be are certainly true (see pics), the golf shop can entice even the most prudent of shoppers to spend hundreds of dollars or more. After all, the golf shop at the Masters is the only place to buy first hand, brand-new items that bear the iconic Masters logo.

Below are just a sampling of the 600+ photos I took on April 6, 2015 at Augusta National. While we were not lucky enough to see Sir Nick Faldo, we did see Tiger Woods! I hope that you get to enjoy the course in person as I have – it’s truly a unique & uplifting experience that is not paralleled anywhere on Earth.

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Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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Just a small sampling of hats

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The Golf Shop @ Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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As happy as I can be!

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A delicious ice cream sandwich, Georgia Peach, the Masters

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The food menu @ Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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Pimento cheese?! Yes, please! #Masters

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With my family @ Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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#Masters #selfie, Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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#16 @ Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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Tiger Woods @ Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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Tiger Woods @ Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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Tiger Woods @ Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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Pine needles, Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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Founders Circle @ Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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With my family at Founders Circle, Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015

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Just a small sampling of items I bought at the golf shop @ the Masters!

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Of course my #Masters hat got its own bin at airport security

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Tiger Woods @ Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters, April 6, 2015, photo by C. Ryan Fightmaster

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2 Responses to First Trip To The Masters At Augusta National Golf Club

  1. Esther Nicastro says:

    Nick, I love your article on the Masters and the pictures are fantastic!!!!! Great job, as usual. If I hadn’t been there, it would definitely make me want to go. So if your day job doesn’t work out (ha), just become a writer/photographer.

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