Us average golfers could hit fairways, and occasionally hit greens - but stopping the ball on the greens would be a challenge for us. However it is the short game where we would be shown up - a precision is required in pitching, chipping and putting which most of just could not comprehend.
These guys are good!
The Masters is extremely organised - the long queues for refreshments, Masters memorabilia, or the facilities move quickly and efficiently.
The food and drinks are cheap , but come prepared for a limited Southern menu:
egg sandwich, peach icecream sandwich, iced sweet tea...
And the crowd all know the etiquette at The Masters - no need for those "quiet please" signs - no one runs, or gets loud, or misbehaves for fear or losing their ticket and being ousted. It is all very genteel.
And no corporate boxes, or priority seating - everyone gets to put down their green chair - and then those standing behind can all see...
It just works beautifully...
And then when the course is full with players and spectators, the roars start coming from all corners of the property.... it sends a chill down your spine!
You would appreciate that the Americans are very patriotic, with USA flags everywhere, and the US players given a rousing reception. Some of the US players like Phil , and Freddy are 'rock stars' - they have that charisma, speak well, are confident, and have the crowds flocking to watch them.
We are Aussies are no less supportive of our men, but in a quieter way. However we had 4 great ambassadors in 2013 with Senden, Day, Leishman & Scott. They all did us proud.
Adam Scott's win was one for the ages, and will inspire others to follow suit.
We were so excited and proud of his effort...
We can now expect The Aussies to do well at The Masters the next few years.
The Masters is a unique world sporting event - nothing else comes close.
Already I am excited about next year!!
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