Thursday, April 09, 2009

Scenes from Augusta

I spent the day Wednesday with some old friends at an old golf course. I’m not sure if there is a better place on earth to spend a day with old friends than at Augusta National Golf Club. (L-R me, Jimmy Childre, Jr, Lisa Parker, Howard Catron)

I have had the privilege to attend a lot of Masters over the past 40 something years and I have a ton of mental images of my visits. But I have never recorded any of those images because I have never roamed those hallowed grounds with a camera.

Until yesterday.

In case you don’t know, a camera is not allowed on the course during the actual golf tournament. But since I was attending on a practice day, I took a few pictures. To be exact, I took 157 pictures.

I will share only a few of them with you.

This is the famous scoreboard down the hill from #1 tee. I cannot even remember how many times I’ve walked on this course with others and said, “Meet me at the big scoreboard at 6PM.”

I don’t know who these two guys are but it is easy to see they are very serious about being dressed for the occasion.

This is Jim Furyk’s wife, Tabitha, with their two children. I don’t know which is more fun – watching the golfers or watching the golfer’s wives. These guys have great looking ladies. But more importantly, it was obvious these two kids are just as famous to their dad and he is to the rest of us.

These three guys were playing together during the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday. They are not getting any younger and I don’t know if I will ever have the opportunity to see Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player playing golf together again. I’m having some of these pictures framed. By the way, these three guys, known as golf’s Big Three, have won 159 PGA tour victories and 34 Majors between them. Not too shabby.

On second thought and if you are interested, you can view all 159 of my scenes from Augusta by clicking here. Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I did taking them.


Judy S said...

Bruce this is so cool. I have thought about Howard many times of the years, but had no clue as to where he was.

Anonymous said...

Still have the hat you gave me a few years ago, wear it alot, thanks.