My father used to talk about sneaking on the course when the Masters was occurring. That was in the mid-50's and he was stationed in Augusta. My cousin, a golf course designer/builder of minor fame & fortune, noted that they used to make the run from Columbia SC to Augusta - they'd sneak out of high school for the day to watch the practice rounds. He used to hustle guys when he was in high school also for "spending money". He and his dad, who worked at a highway construction firm, built a driving range together to channel his energy and give him some experience growing up. That was in the early 70's. That's the kind of tradition I like!