Augusta National

Discussion in 'Sports' started by sealsam, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    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!
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  2. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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  3. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Gotta say it, Lindsay Vaughn is looking damn fine. :evil
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  4. tkitna

    tkitna Long timer

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    Yeah, no shit. I went to the US Open up at Oakmont PA 15 or so years ago, and the pricks were charging $5.00 for a bottle of water even then. Luckily, it was only 100 out that day. :lol3
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  5. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    on-line coverage is getting better and better :thumb
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  6. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    too bad her boy friend is a rich jerk. :lol2
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  7. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    good tourney so far!!!

    I think I'll toss my name in the hat to get lottery tickets to practice rounds :D
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  8. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    I'm glued to the TV all this afternoon..
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  9. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    Only caught the playoff, fun stuff. :thumb

    Have to say, Carbrera strikes me as a class act. I don't follow golf much, but I'll cheer for him in the future.

    Congratulations Champion Scott. Well played.
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  10. skwidd

    skwidd where does this lead?

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    That was a great back 9 and finish.
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  11. subvet

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    I thought Angel had it going into the playoff. He's previous jacket holder and about as cool as they come under pressure. Scott pulled it off though. What a couple of putts. Congrats to all the top finishers and the amateurs :clap
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  12. sdthorpe

    sdthorpe Adventurer... yeah right!

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    A good buddy of mine who caddies at the club carried the kid's bag all week. They never made worse than bogey and no three putts for the week. Very happy for him!! :clap

    Overall, an awesome tournament. Freddie got our hopes up again, the playoff was great. I was fine with either one winning. Congrats to Adam Scott and Australia!!

    51 weeks till this town is cool again...
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  13. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    Angel swatted that long iron off the 10th tee with no effort at all. Impressive.

    Tiger probably should have DQ'd himself. But Nike probably would have been a bit pissed about that.

    Adam Scott was brilliant. I'm sure he's not concerned about the (future) long putter ban anymore.
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