Thanks to some popular theories in Psychology, we are often led to believe 10,000 hours of practice results in the mastery of a task.
Others argue that innate ability has a larger role to play and someone who has practiced something for a mere two years may outdo someone who has practiced for ten years due to their natural talent at the task. Therefore, practice does not make perfect and really the only thing stopping you from achieving your goals is your own inadequacy. Pretty miserable theory.
Luckily for some legendary golfers, this isn’t an issue. They’ve gotten to the top of their games because they’ve taken their natural talent and with practice, have turned it into gold. Or rather green – a much sought-after green jacket that they get to wear one day a year, if they happen to win the US Masters.
Set in Georgia, on the rolling greens of Bermuda-overseeded-with-Rye grass, at the Augusta National Golf Club, this tournament is the epitome of exclusivity, style, elegance, tradition and old southern charm. It hasn’t always been a smooth course, however. Since it’s opening in 1933, the club has had some ups and downs over the 83 years of its existence, weathering WWII, the financial crisis of the Great Depression, changing ideas surrounding race and gender, and the suicide of one of its founders, Clifford Roberts. Despite all of this, only 2 years of The Masters have been missed – during the Second World War.
The tradition of The Masters is, naturally, more traditional with each passing year, and 2017 will be no different as the golfing elite turn up on April 3rd looking to ride their luck through Amen Corner and into golfing immortality, much like the Englishman, Danny Willett, accomplished in this year’s edition.There’s a lot of speculation going on about the next champion, but most people’s money is on World #1 Australian Jason Day, American Jordan Spieth or Irishman Rory McIlroy.
Direct tickets to the US Masters are harder to come by than a hole-in-one. Very few are available and you have to apply by May of the previous year when a random selection is done. Luckily, we’ve mastered the art of securing tickets and can also supply you with accommodation, transfers, golf rounds and more. If you’d like to join us at the most prestigious golfing tournament in the world, have a look at our packages here.