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Masters Delight

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 posted by LWGS

Masters Delight

For many, it would be an opportunity of a lifetime to attend the US Masters. Gareth Reid and Jules Preston spoke to us about their experience. 

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They jetted set off for America on Wednesday 4th for their six day trip. The trip included five nights all inclusive accommodation, three rounds of golf and a hospitality ticket to the fourth and final day of the 82nd Masters Tournament.

They stayed at the 4* Downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbia described as a swiss replica watches lovely hotel with great facilities and very friendly and welcoming staff.  During the trip they had the opportunity to play at Cobblestone Park Golf Club, Woodcreek Private Members Golf Club, and Jonescreek Park Golf Club. Gareth and Jules thought the courses were excellent, with lots of water hazards and extremely quick greens. All three courses provided a great challenge.

So then it was time for the Masters! It was the 5th day of the trip and the day everyone had been eagerly awaiting. A hospitality ticket for the final day of the Masters can only be described as golfing heaven. An experience described as overwhelming with a certain wow factor to it. A place where you could feel the history, and the perfection of the golf course was going to leave a lasting impression.

When asked was Augusta National Golf Course what you expected Jules’ immediate response was ‘No. It exceeded my expectations greatly. The design of the course along with the undulations and the lush green grass made it picture perfect. The wildlife was amazing also’. 

Throughout the day there was plenty to see. They managed to visit almost every hole on the course. The most notable players they watched were Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed (Champion), Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Tommy Fleetwood.

It’s certainly not every day you get to watch world class players. They were treated to many incredible shots throughout the day. However the one that stood out the most and indeed the best shot they witnessed all day was that of Tiger Woods’ on the par three 4th Hole when he struck his iron shot to within 4ft of the hole to make birdie.  

Having spent a total of 12 hours at Augusta National Golf Club there was plenty of other things to experience not only the golf. A huge Professional Shop, the famous food and beverage and of course meeting a few other famous people to go with it.

The Pro Shop could only be described as being huge. Needless to say there was some time and money spent here! There was then of course the food and beverage. With the famous Egg Salad sandwich only costing $1.50  and a drink $2.00 this represented the uniqueness and the value at the Masters.

As the day drew to a close, they managed to get the perfect view by the 18th green to witness the 82nd Masters champion Patrick Reed clinch the winning putt and claim the famous Green Jacket. A memory that will no doubt be ingrained in their minds forever.

A fantastic day throughout and one they certainly will not forget. The most memorable moment relived from Jules, ‘When I walked through the entrance to Augusta National and saw the practice range first hand it really hit me just how amazing this place was’. Gareth’s most memorable moment came watching World No.1 golfer Dustin Johnson hitting driver off the second tee. Gareth described it as ‘an absolute pleasure to see him hit the ball and how far it travels. He said he will never be able to explain the sound the driver makes when he strikes the ball’. Gareth has already informed us that he has already started saving for next year!

 

 

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