Do you agree with what Trevino says here...
"I (didn’t have a problem) with the Masters itself, my problem was with Cliff Roberts,” Trevino said during his visit to Memphis Thursday to appear at a FedEx St. Jude Classic function. “He and I did not see eye to eye and we couldn’t stand each another. "
After visiting Augusta last week, and having time to reflect on how Augusta chooses to operate it's tournament and it's club, I think there are plenty of golf courses and tournaments that I can spend my time and money at, more so than catering to some of the more ridiculous nuances of trying to please the green coats.
I think visiting Pinehurst this past weekend got me thinking about such things; most specifically of how exclusive ANGC is and how they have a "keep out" sign on everything, and every one. I can go to Pinehurst, or Pebble Beach, and drop a ton of money at any of these places, and I don't have to win a lottery for tickets, or know someone just to get in the gates. Heck, I was even reading up on how difficult, if next to impossible it is to even volunteer at the Masters. Sure, I get it, you get to volunteer, and then come back and actually are afforded the opportunity to play the course. But there are so many other beautiful golf courses in fantastic shape that are happy to welcome you, and of course, take your money.
I had the opportunity this past week to caddie for my brother in a hickory golf tournament at Mid Pines. And due to someone cancelling at the last minute, I actually played hickory golf with his group on Sunday, for free no less. Mid Pines was in impeccable shape, and the greens were as good as any course I have every played. And as fast as you would want.
So I guess to put it all in perspective, why fight those that are doing everything they can to keep people out, when you can go other places that will openly make you feel welcome and invited without having to win the lottery.