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Tigerfan19
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Member since Mar 2004
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1st time going to the Masters
Just wanted to get a little info before I go to the Masters. Was lucky enough to go to the opening round on Thursday. Flying up Wednesday, have passes just for Thursday. Have to fly back on Friday

1st time attending, looking for a little advice since I'm just going for 1 day wish it was for the week. Pass is just for Thursday. Huge fan of golf and the tournament. I want to experience as much as possible and not just walk around blindly which I know may end up happening. Staying off site, taking a bus to and from the lake house.

Have to be back on the bus by 5:30, getting there early in the am

Been a bucket list item obviously, any help would be appreciated!

Thanks


agreenway6
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SE Texas
Member since Aug 2017
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
If you go back a page or two, someone just recently asked the same question. Lots of good info in there


Croacka
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Member since Dec 2008
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
Go to proshop when you first get there and then check your bags and pick them up on your way out.


Save all your masters cups. They are decent plastic cups and basically free souvenirs


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Winston Cup
El Tri Fan
Member since May 2016
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
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travel board thread, i tried to ask a few questions i have as a first timer. good responses, you should bump that if you think of something.


ctowntiger
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Centreville, MS
Member since Jul 2005
467 posts

re: 1st time going to the Masters
First of all I hate you. I have been trying to get to go for years ha ha. My parents have been several times and things they have told me was: leave your phone in the car, they won't let you in with it. Also resist the temptation to kick off your sandals to feel the grass, they saw a woman do it and Marshalls warned she would be gone if caught doing it again. Hope that helps give us a report


Tigerfan19
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Member since Mar 2004
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
Shit, I looked a few pages back must have missed it, my fault.

I'll go back and read the thread


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Tigerfan19
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Member since Mar 2004
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
Man I have been looking to go since I could remember. Got real lucky with this and want to experience as much as possible.
They are keeping our phones on the bus so go straight to the club house and buy all souvenirs 1st thing
Any holes to post up on it course I want to be around Amen corner I would love to be near 15 & 16 as well


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Dawgsontop34
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
Get there as early as possible and do 1 of 2 things. Go to the pro shop or walk all 18 holes.

Walking all 18 is a must. Some people like to do it with a group, but I love doing it when there's nobody out there on the course. Make sure to wear good walking shoes because it's incredibly hilly. I'd be more than happy to post a more detailed list of recommendations sooner to the tourney with food, drink, holes to watch at, etc.


Tigerfan19
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
thanks that would be helpful!


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jordan21210
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
As mentioned, get there early, hit the pro shop, bag check your purchases, grab a pimento sandwich and walk the whole course, then find a few places to settle in and watch for a while. The grandstands at the 14th teebox are good because you can watch players go for eagle on 13 and watch them tee off on 14. The grandstands on 16 are good too bc that’s the hole-in-one hole. Also the stands near 16 tee get you very close to the players. When it comes time to leave, just a warning that the line to pick up your stuff with be really long, so plan accordingly. Put your souvenirs on the bus if possible
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Navajo61490
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Member since Dec 2011
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
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thread i made with pictures from when i went to the practice round.

When/IF i got back i would only make sure i do this:

BUY A MASTERS CHAIR AND SET IT UP AT 12

There was plenty of space to set one up on Tuesday. Youre going to want to sit and chill/eat/drink. Why not do it at your seat (which nobody will mess with) at the most famous hole in golf


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TheMightyTerrier
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Member since Nov 2010
2052 posts

re: 1st time going to the Masters
I have been every year since 2006 so I can answer any specific questions you have. It's the most well run sporting event I've ever been to. Here is a quick overview of the holes:

Disclaimer: there are no bad spots, it's the Masters after all! Generally I sat my chairs down in one of my spots and then walk the course. I'll try to get back to my chair to see the big names roll through, then go back to walking. Big name players (Tiger, Phil, Rory, DJ) will have a following of people that make viewing golf harder when they are around.
1-Tee box is always full since it's number 1 and closest spot to the main entrance. It's elevated so you can see tops of the players' heads but I generally avoid it. There really isn't a great spot to sit in the fairway but you can see ok. The green gets crowded and since it is elevated it is hard to see the ball go in the hole.
2-It's on the west edge of the property so it's less crowded. Tee can get crowded with people following big groups. Down the right fairway by the bunkers is fun place to sit. If you sit a while someone will hit one outside the ropes. You can also get an appreciation for how downhill that 2nd shot plays. 2 green is a great spot because it's large and sits down in the landscape. You can see the approach as well as the putt.
3-This is the first "crossroad" as I call them where you can see multiple holes in a small area. The green of 2, Tee of 3, fairway of 7, and tee of 8 are all together. 3 tee is a good place to sit as well as up the left side of the fairway. If you want to see the green you have to go up the right side of the fairway.
4-Good place to view a par 3 shot. Green is above the tee so it's hard to see the result. You can't get to the green or 5 tee, but there is a good bleacher viewing spot on the left side of 4 that sees both.
5-Also on the west edge of the property so it's hard to see all of it. Limited to mainly the right fairway and a bleacher on the green. Behind the green of 5 is the least used restroom and concession on the course. A honey hole for quick beer runs.
6-One of my favorite spots is the tee box. Always shady, it is a spot that doesn't "flow" well with the rope lines so it's rare it gets overcrowded. Also a quick walk to honey hole behind 5 mentioned above. Big downhill par 3 so you can see the hole from start to finish.
7-Love sitting behind the tee box. You get to see how far these boys hit the ball and it's always shady and a great back drop. Fairway is good but an uphill approach means you can't see the result. The Green is also a great spot since the patrons are above the green which means you can see the putts drop.
8-The tee is a good place to be since you can maneuver to multiple holes quickly. Severely uphill second shot. The right side of the fairway dead ends far away from the green since players walk that way to get to 9, but the left side offers some good access to a flat green. Lots of birdie opps. Great bleacher view from 8 green.
9-Similar tee shot to 7. Very narrow looking and they bomb it. Down the right fairway near the bottom of the hill is a great place to get close since lots of players end up there. Another severe uphill approach that's hard to see from the fairway. Green of 9 ends up by the tee box of 1 so it gets really crowded, but it a really fun green. Crazy slopes.
10-The drive of ten drops off the most dramatic slope of the course. I recommend trying to watch a few drives from here. #10 fairway is an amazing spot. Shady and you can see the approach and putt. Awesome hole.
11-You can only access the tee box and the right fairway. It's hard to see because it doglegs right and has heavy trees. Not a great spot but you won't have to battle for good views.
12 - If you get close to the ropes it's awesome. If not, you will have to strain around people to see. It's beautiful but you are far away from the golf action and it's the crowdiest spot on the course. Large bleachers though.
13-Tee box in inaccessible. Fairway is far away from the rope line but it's a beautiful hole and you can appreciate how far the dogleg is. The right fairway dead ends so players can get to 14, but this is a great spot to see the green. #13 offers my favorite bleacher spot which is beside 14 tee.
14-Great spot on the bleachers of the tee. Can see 13 green and 14 tee. Fairway is ok. Most people in that area are trying to get to 13 or 15/16 so you can get a decent rope line spot. 14 green has lots of slopes and can be hard to see the hole depending on the location.
15-Fun tee spot to watch. They all try to bomb it so it's great to watch. Wide open fairway down the right side. It's always crowded but you can find a spot and since it's downhill you can see the approach land as well as the putt. There are bleachers on both sides of the green. I prefer the left side so you can see some of 16. You can't get very close to the green since 16 is immediately behind it.
16-my favorite hole to sit on. I usually walk in the back gate (gate #9) since it offers quickest access to 16. I try to get behind the tee box with my chair but it fills up really quick. Anywhere down the rope line on the left is pretty and you can see well. Same goes for the green but be mindful of the hole location as some mounds block the view of the cup depending on where you are. My favorite hole. Easily.
17-Underrated hole. You can get a great view from 17 tee box since everyone in that area is on 15 or 16. The fairway offers good views but the landing of the approach shot is blocked by the elevation. It's hard to get a good view on 17 green since it's elevated but it's possible if you get there at a good time. Great bleacher on the green.
18-Not many people go to the tee box unless it's Sunday, but it's my favorite spot to watch tee shots. It's so incredibly tight. The fairway is usually crowded because it's the last hole and close to 1,9,10, etc. Sort of a choke point, but the left side has the old driving range which offers a great spot to spread out and eat lunch. The green is below the chairs so offers good views but it's easily the most crowded green. Especially on the weekend. You better get there an hour before the gates open to get a good spot on 18 green.


Winston Cup
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
thank you for taking the time to type all of this



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Nature Boy
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Negatiger
Member since Jan 2008
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
Bookmarked for my first visit this year!

Are cell phones allowed on practice round days? Just curious if the rules are much different on a Monday as opposed to a Saturday. Buddy I’m going with has only gone during tournament days. TIA. Can’t wait!


iheartlsu
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
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Are cell phones allowed on practice round days? Just curious if the rules are much different on a Monday as opposed to a Saturday. Buddy I’m going with has only gone during tournament days. TIA. Can’t wait!

No phones any day. You can bring a camera in on practice rounds.


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lsugorilla
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Member since Sep 2009
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
Bring Sunscreen, a hat, shades, binoculars, comfortable shoes to stand and walk in
don't drink if you can;t hold it. miss action use restroom. drink afterwards
Master's do and dont's

enjoy




MNCscripper
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
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When it comes time to leave, just a warning that the line to pick up your stuff with be really long, so plan accordingly. Put your souvenirs on the bus if possible


You can ship your stuff back, mine arrived the same day I got home.


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LSUballs
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Member since Feb 2008
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
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don't drink





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WinnPtiger
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re: 1st time going to the Masters
I hate these years threads so much. frick you for bragging. I hope you don’t make it there







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Usafgiles
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Augusta, ga
Member since Oct 2009
1451 posts

re: 1st time going to the Masters
All great stuff. 16 grandstands have been my go to for about 10 years now. Usually it gets pretty hot around here in time for master's and it's shaded, and right next to a beer tent/bathrooms.

and come to my bar downtown afterwards. free drink on me.


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