The US Masters : An Overview
There’s something a little bit special about the US Masters. From the first trip up Magnolia Drive to the closing ceremony, it encapsulates the very best in sport – iconic moments in breathtaking scenery by the biggest names – it’s a sporting event like no other, guaranteed to send shivers up the spine of any golf fanatic. Be it Jack’s triumphant raised arm, Tiger’s heart-stopping chip or Bubba’s odd-defying recovery shot, every Masters tournament delivers its own memories and with SGH Sports Events, you will be there to witness the next.
Why we think you will love it?
Unquestionably it is, one of the world’s most iconic and beloved sporting events, - The Masters is a golf tournament like no other. Played out every April on Alister MacKenzie’s career defining course design, the players lucky enough to be invited to take part compete not for money or ranking points, but for the glory of a Major win, membership of a very special club and the right to wear the coveted Green Jacket. Just the merest mention of Augusta National Golf Club is enough to send most golfers into a daze. From the brilliant white sand bunkers and emerald fair ways to the banks of glorious azaleas behind iconic holes like 12 and 13, this former plant nursery is an explosion of colour. And because it’s always played at the same venue it’s a course that we all know intimately despite never having set foot on the hallowed turf.
Columbia : Overview
Columbia is a vibrant city with a rich and fascinating history. Along its iconic wide avenues are historic sites ranging from an antebellum mansion to a number of museums, galleries, music venues, theatres and shops. Its beauty doesn’t stop on the golf course, either. Columbia’s three rivers, lake, canal, national park and several city parks offer opportunities for recreation and relaxation.
In April throughout the day the temperature is often in the 80’s and lows of around the mids 50’s. There may be a chance of an occasional shower, so pack a wind or wet top to be on the safe side. However temperatures and weather conditions are very pleasant throughout the area this time of year.
Columbia : Eating Out
Eating in the South is a way of life, and Columbia does it well. From Southern comfort foods to trendy food truck fare, there are many unique dining options throughout the region.
Here’s just a few to get you started (and some watering holes!).
Overview : Augusta
Everybody knows that Augusta National Golf Club is home to the Masters. It’s Georgia’s dream course which is located in a dream-like setting and the nearest most of us will get to teeing it up on the 1st is in the depths of our dreams. Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most exclusive clubs in the world and was designed by the world’s greatest golfer, who teamed up with the world’s greatest architect. Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie were the perfect duo to lay down the perfect course. The Augusta National is the epitome of the type of course which appeals most keenly to the American taste, the meadowland course.
From tee to green there is nothing but closely cropped green turf. These broad expanses of fairway, punctuated with pines and dotted with flashes of white sand, give Augusta a clean, magnificent appearance.