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masters “patron” t-shirt

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no one really needs a new t-shirt, but this is one you can’t miss.  we’re 14 days away from masters week 2017 and to celebrate classic georgia has made their very own “patron” t-shirt.  they nailed the colors.  it’s perfect.  i ordered one immediately.  do yourself a favor and do the same, so that it will arrive in time for the greatest week in sports.  i’m already dreaming about cheap beer and pimento cheese sandwiches.  it can’t get here soon enough.

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happy masters week

mastershat

it’s masters week.  this has to be the best week of the year.  my dad and i hit the monday practice round.  i left with more loot than i probably should have including this vintage looking hat.  don’t quote me on this, but i believe they introduced it in 2013.  like the tour visors, it sells out quickly.  i did a little research (i.e. 15 second google search) to see if i could find a masters hat from the 70’s that looked like this one, but it appears to be a new design made to look vintage.  normally, i would scoff at something like this, but not this hat – i’m into it.

you didn’t ask, but i’m going to give you my picks this year.  i think bubba wins again.  he was drilling the ball on monday.  tough to bet against him.  if you’re looking for some wildcards, check out hideki matsuyama, branden grace, gary woodland, and russell henley.

congratulations to bubba watson

masters week is my favorite week of the year.  i’m already sad it’s over.  the tournament started on thursday with the promise of being one of the best in recent memory.  the story lines were all there.  tiger has been playing better.  rory was primed to pick up the pieces from last year’s collapse and leave with a win.  luke donald, the number 1 player in the world, was ready to take home his first major, but in the end, bubba watson stole the spotlight and the prized green jacket by defeating louis oosthuizen on the second hole of a sudden death playoff.  it was a great win for bubba and a great week for golf.  now i just need to figure out where i can get one of those awesome ping tour visors (below).

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masters loot

i’m back from my week long journey.  it’s good to be home.  on thursday morning at 7:40 am i watched jack nicklaus and arnold palmer open the masters golf tournament by hitting the first two balls off the first tee.  it was an incredible sight to see arguably the two greatest golfers ever on the same tee in the flesh.  after they walked off the tee, we hit the masters gift shop.  i’ve been lucky enough to attend the tournament a couple of times now, so this year i knew what i was looking for: a navy pullover, a green hat, a red golf shirt, and a tie.  success.  i was in and out of there in 5 minutes.

there’s no telling how much money augusta national racks up on merchandise during the week of the masters.  when you’re in the gift shop, you’re not just shopping for yourself; you’re shopping for you and the 10 other people that have asked you to get them something.  it feels like black friday with people running around grabbing everything in sight and heading to the check out lanes.  there’s also the fear that you’ll never be back, so you might as well buy everything this trip.

what is it about masters gear that’s so special?  well, you can’t get it anywhere else.  it’s not for sale online and i bet it never will be.  it’s like a secret club.  inevitably someone will notice the logo and ask you if you’ve been.  i’ve never seen an item of clothing spark more conversation than something with the masters logo on it.  sadly, if you asked me my favorite part about the masters, golf would come in third behind the sandwiches (post to come) and the merchandise.  money well spent.

masters bound

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apologies for no new posts since thursday. it’s been a busy 4 days. i went to vegas last friday for the academy of country music awards. in vegas, dudes dress like they’re on their way to tape an epsiode of mtv’s “the grind.” the statement hats there are out if control, so is the irony. i returned last night to a house with no power, so i was unable to auto-post for the week. the good news is that i downloaded the wordpress app for the ipad which is why you’re getting a post tonight.

i’m now on my way to augusta by way of atlanta for the masters golf tournament. this morning I had the pleasure of playing the east lake country club aka the home of bobby jones (above). his southern golfer stlye is impeccable. you can expect a post on bobby and the masters golf tournament this friday when I return from my journey. i will have much to report.

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