The History of Golf in Augusta

 Curator of the Augusta Museum of History, Nancy Glaser and and local author and sports historian, Stan Byrdy, share the story of how golf came to Augusta, Georgia

The Masters Tournament has arrived. It's a special time of year when we can reflect on the challenge and beauty of the game against the majestic backdrop of Augusta National.

There is something that seems eternal about Augusta. It's hard to imagine this corner of the world without golf, yet it's only been 85 years since Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie first broke ground at Augusta National, turning a former indigo farm and plant nursery into a masterpiece of golf architecture.

We wanted to learn more about the events leading up to that legendary partnership, so we visited the Augusta Museum of History where we had the pleasure of meeting Executive Director Nancy Glaser and local author and sports historian Stan Byrdy. Together they shared a number of amazing stories and told us about the series of events that led to Augusta's rise in the world of golf.

Get to know a little more about Augusta with Nancy and Stan in our podcast above.

And we’d like to extend our sincere thanks to Nancy and Stan for sharing the history of golf in Augusta with us.

To learn more:

The Augusta Museum of History- Nancy Glaser, Executive Director - Stan Byrdy's official website

And don’t forget to check out our film chronicling the local golf scene with Team Titleist here:

WhereAbouts: Augusta

 Editor's Note: This article was originally published on April 6, 2016.