Ok, so we all have a "bucket list", and I would stand to guess that many of us on this site have some similar line items. Mine is "MUCH" longer than Morgan Freemans was in the movie but it is consisstant with a typical 30 something. Super Bowl, BCS Championship, Sucessful kids, Play Pepple and Pinehurst....Maybe the 4 tracks at Bandon. And of course go to Augusta for the Masters. Its the one tournament I consider taking holidays for thursday and friday to watch it on t.v. Augusta has been THE corse for me since i read an article on the Masters in Golf Digest. I was about 9 at the time and in love with the game already. I havent missed a green jacket ceremony since Langer pulled it out.
We are not what you would call a "Wealthy" family. Everyone needs to work and times can be tough at certain points of the year, so as a father of 2 Christmas is about the kids and not me. There was something different about this day though. My gift from my inlaws was the last to be handed out...and everyone was silent. I was asked to "shake the small box and tell them what i thought it was....sounds like a golf ball in a box. When I opened the ProV box I found out I was correct....a single Titleist ( my father in law is a Titleist freak as well) but as i opened the box a bit further i realized the logo was that of "The Masters" and the paper with it had the logo as well. My father in law managed to get practice round tickets for my brother in law and myself. I immedialtly broke down in the chair....This was one of the GREATEST gifts i have recieved short of 2 of the greatest kids.
Just about the only thing that would top this off would be tickets to the par 3 tourney (or any round) but i am so excited already!!! Hopefully i can strike up a chat with Duffner or Rory!!! I would even carry there bag!!!!!
Merry Christmas to golf fans everywhere!!!!