Augusta, GA – April 2013- The Masters

Thanks to a really good friend I was able to secure tickets to the Masters Golf Tournament Wednesday Practice Round. This was important because you are permitted to take photos on a practice round, and even better Wednesday is the day the pro’s do a par 3 tournament where their family and friends tag along as caddies.

I was instructed to get there early, so I did, before the break of dawn.

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The sand traps on the pitching range had one of the ubiquitous groundskeeper in the coveralls grooming them.

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The cottages were beautiful with their shrubberies in full bloom.

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The players were much more relaxed with the fans.

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On one hole the players would try and skip their ball across a pond.

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Early April in Georgia provides the perfect weather for the grounds to be immaculate.

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For the par 3 tournament the families were out, complete with the coveralls.

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The tees were up close, making for easy photography.

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The par 3 course.

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As the day was ending there was a sighting of ‘The King – Arnold Palmer’

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In the end it was a great day at a very famous place, but for shooting photography of the greatest golfers in the world I had better luck at the World Golf Series events at Firestone Country Club in Akron.