Promontory’s first member trip to the Masters was an exciting trip to remember! You may have heard from the Simmons’, the Hogan’s, or some of our other Members who attended what an amazing experience the week was.
For those who arrived in Georgia earlier than others, we played a quick round at The River Club at Sawanee in Atlanta on Monday. Once all of the Members arrived to Augusta on Tuesday, we kicked off the trip by playing a round of golf at the famous Palmetto Country Club.
With green speeds to match Augusta National, the course that week was all we could handle. I know I fancy myself as having above average putting skills, but when I four putted the first hole I knew we were in for a special day; good and bad. There are so many great traditions and history at the Palmetto, and their USGA certificate is believed to be the oldest certificate still in existence! Many golfers have played there, including Bobby Jones, William C. Campbell, and even Presidents Eisenhower and Taft. The pure golf experience we enjoyed at the Palmetto is one to remember.
Wednesday started off with the par 3 contest, which we had incredible seats for. Our seats were right behind the 9th green and we could see all of the action, including front row to Jack Nicklaus’ grandson’s hole in one. It was great moment, and one Jack would say is his most favorite moment ever at Augusta. Now that’s saying something!
All Members on the trip attended the Masters on Wednesday and Thursday, and some Members continued on to stay and watch through the weekend. Our trip was filled with a lot of golf, as Members expected, and we played again on Saturday at Jones Creek Golf Club. We concluded our Masters trip with the Sunday round and saw some unbelievable golf (as I am sure all of you watched). Overall, we had an unbelievable experience at the event and we are looking forward to attending with a Promontory group again next year!