What's your Masters tradition?

Living in New England, when April rolls around we usually start seeing some signs of Spring, the snow pack is typically gone and most importantly... the local golf courses are starting to set some pins. 

And this all seems to perfectly coordinate with the start of the Masters. For me, there is just something special about the Masters and everything that goes along with it. From Monday to Sunday it's like a symphony of golf that builds to a crescendo until the green jacket is passed to the new champion. 

Then the countdown to next year begins...

Every year, I try to keep my tradition going. It's nothing too crazy but I always try to get an early tee time on Sunday, grab a quick lunch and then head back to the house to settle in for a marathon of Masters action. 

It's simple but effective. 

How about everyone else... what's your Masters tradition?

Mike, great post. 

I would also agree that the Master's is an indication the golf season is officially open.  The clocks have been turned ahead, the grass is starting to turn green, the buds on the trees are growing and every golf course in New England is preparing for the season ahead.  All of the equipement is finely tuned and ready to start mowing, and most importantly all of the clubs are clean and ready to go.

We start off the opening of the course with a ABCD tournement at our club and follow up with an afternoon brunch and take in the 3rd round.  On Sunday we will try and play early so we are done and primed to relax at home with the family and enjoy the breath-taking views of Augusta from tee to green.  It is always more fun when it comes down to the last few contenders.  The last couple of years have been great, no run-a-way, right down to the last put or even extra holes.

It is nice to watch the jacket being handed over in the cabin.  It is truly a tradition, it is truly the Master's.

I try and watch any available coverage the week of the Masters.  From the opening phrases, to the trophy presentation it is truly magical.

Usually play one day on the weekend and either get home or watch it in the clubhouse.   The other days I am planted in front of the TV with my laptop updating what is going on.

 It's like the "superbowlworldseriesworldcupolympics" all rolled into one.

TT

I generally try and play on Saturday and Sunday morning (if the course is not covered in snow) and then spend the afternoon watching the coverage while enjoying a cold beverage in one of the many souvenir cups I have collected over the years from attending.

My wife is a Georgia native and both of us have attended the Masters many times.  Since we have been in Massachusetts for the last 3.5 years,we always have Kathy's famous PIMENTO CHEESE sandwiches during the event. I bring them to the golf course to share.  It is a great touch from home.

Scott



The back nine at Augusta on Sunday is my favorite sporting event viewing ALL YEAR.

Superbowl, SEC Championship football, love em all but Sunday at Augusta is the pinnacle.

I always have a golf club next to me when I'm watching. This year it will be my new Titleist 714 AP1 52 degree wedge.

Masters week is such a great week and really works to get us pumped up for the golf season to really kick into high gear.  For me, it's usually watching the coverage leading up to the event, the speculation of what will happen and who the winner will be and then seeing how things actually play out on Sunday.

I would love to say that I am glued to the TV each day for the tournament, but the reality of life sometimes gets in the way of that plan!  I will usually catch the coverage in the evening, but know for sure that the DVR is burning a record of all that is happening so I can catch up in the evening.  Saturday morning is usually golf as normal then watching the tournament live in the afternoon.  Sunday watching he tournament conclude and the jacket being presented caps off a great week.

Here's to another great week of golf to come from Augusta!

scott m
My wife is a Georgia native and both of us have attended the Masters many times.  Since we have been in Massachusetts for the last 3.5 years,we always have Kathy's famous PIMENTO CHEESE sandwiches during the event. I bring them to the golf course to share.  It is a great touch from home.

Scott

 
Having not had the pleasure of eating a pimento cheese sandwich - do you have a recipe you can share? 
Sure.  I will send it shortly.  i will call my wife.

Scott



Cathi, Titleist Club Concierge

scott m
My wife is a Georgia native and both of us have attended the Masters many times.  Since we have been in Massachusetts for the last 3.5 years,we always have Kathy's famous PIMENTO CHEESE sandwiches during the event. I bring them to the golf course to share.  It is a great touch from home.

Scott

 
Having not had the pleasure of eating a pimento cheese sandwich - do you have a recipe you can share? 

I fondly remember eating pimento cheese sandwiches (wrapped in a green wrapper) at the Masters tournament with my Dad. 1979.

Here is a great recipe from Southern Living.

Basic Pimiento Cheese Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise 1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. finely grated onion 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper 1 (8-oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded 1 (8-oz.) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in cheese. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

We are playing early Masters Sunday and then getting together to watch it - I will have to make these to take!  in green paper :)

Freen waxed paper is what is used at The National.  I have never seen it available.



And Augusta has always kept their concessions prices very reasonable.....a gentleman by the name of Robert Tyre Jones Jr.  wanted it that way.

I might have to get creative.  Is your recipe the same? 

Any other ideas on Masters foods?