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Questions about Masters practice round

Is there someplace that I can find out specific information about the do's and donts of attending Monday's practice rounds? We have never attended the Masters and have questions regarding dress code, etc. I have been on the Masters web site and found some of my questions answered but not all. I know a camera is OK on Monday. Food available on site. Will we get a diagram of the course? Is there a book or visitors pamphlet out there somewhere with little tidbits of general history and information? I did find a little info on someone's blog that said to "hang around the par 3 16th hole especially on Monday and Tuesdays practice rounds. There is a great traditon of the pros having to skip there shots across the large pond in front of the green." I am looking for this type of information to make our day a day to never forget. Thanks

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1. Re: Questions about Masters practice round

Not sure if you are still looking for info or not but I promise you, no matter what, it will be a day that you will never forget.

The dress code is comfortable casual. Just like you would wear on any spring day. Shorts are fine. Make sure you have comfortable shoes because you will probably want to do a lot of walking to see the course.

If the weather is cloudy, I would take a light jacket and umbrella

You can also take a chair as long as it is the fold up type that fits into a bag.

You have to keep your badge/ticket in view at all times so take something you can attach it to. I usually put mine on a pin and attach it to my waste. Just make sure you don't lose it.

You can get a diagram of the course. Go to any of the information booths and they will give you that plus a pamphlet for the tournament.

Cameras are fine Monday-Wednesday but absolutely none during the tournament. Par 3 tourney on Wednesday you can take your camera. NO cell phones. Leave them in the car.

The “skipping” on the pond is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. You’ll really enjoy that.

Have a great trip and welcome to Augusta!

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LOL...I attach the ticket to my waist, not my waste...

;-)

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moncherrie, Thank you so much for the information. I do very much appreciate your response.

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I'm attending the practice round on Monday, but not staying in Augusta. How is the drive that morning? Crazy or not bad?

Thanks,

todd

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I am not from Atlanta, but from all we have heard about the traffic the week of the Masters is that it is very heavy. We will be driving in from Columbia SC and are planning on lots of extra time.

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I would come in early. If you get here by 7-8 you should be able to park inside the parking gate. I have never went later than that so I really don't know how much longer you will have after 8 AM. If the gate is closed when you get there, it is already full. I don't think they open it until 7 am and the course gate opens at 8 am.

If possible, stay off of Washington Road. If you are coming in on I-20, take the Wheeler Road exit and follow that all the way to Berckmans RD. If you come in from Wheeler RD, take a left on Berckman's. Follow that all the way until you get to the parking gate of The National. It will be inside the fence, not one that is just marked "parking". I am pretty sure there is just the one parking gate.

Welcome to all of y'all...Have fun!

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The most important advise is to leave home (or in your care) you pager, cell phone, and turn of you’re the alarm in your watch. If any of them beep, you will loose your ticket and will be IMMISIATELY escorted out. No exceptions.

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8. Re: Questions about Masters practice round

Thanks everyone. Unfortunately we had to cancel our trip. Our 19 yo son had 2 seizure this past Saturday and was admitted to the hospital. He was discharged late Sunday. We just cannot leave him here alone at this time. I sold our Masters tickets on Stub Hub and cancelled our Tennessee Smokey Mountain cabin.

Maybe next year.........

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Doggy1

So sorry to hear about your son, hope he is doing well. I don't blame you for staying home, there will always be other opportunities...

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