From San Antonio to Dallas/Ft. Worth, to Augusta the first weekend in April is full of super sporting events for Sports Traveler. Our staff and our clients have fanned out across the country for some of the greatest sporting events of the year. This weekend is special for us at Sports Traveler - and busy! We have the triple header of The Final Four, Texas 500 and The Masters kicking off, all at the same time!
I'm reporting to you from Augusta, Georgia tonight after a nice long delayed-filled day of flying. I'm tired but I'm here and ready for another great Masters Week. The town is ready to go. The flowers are in bloom and the grass is really green. And I found a great place to catch a true southern meal with excellent food - be sure to check out Sconyers Bar-B-Que, 2250 Sconyers Way, Augusta, GA 30906, Phone: (706) 790-5411. This place has been around since 1956 and is only open 3 days a week (Thursday, Friday, Sat.) It's so good, President Carter used to have this sauce flown up to the White House. This is my new "can't miss place" to eat at here.
Bring and/or Buy:
A chair, sunblock, a hat - not a visor to avoid head burn - yes this can happen. Put sunblock on your ears - yes, these can get burned really bad and yes this happened to me last year and a certain other staff member at the US Open.
My Tips for relaxing Masters watching:
Park yourself on a green and watch them putt for awhile. Then park yourself at a tee and watch them tee off for awhile. Do both of these things at Amen Corner (11,12) where you can see both from your chair or sit by 15, 16, 17. If you try to follow Tiger he will leave you in his dust. The guy walks so fast that he could take up speed walking for his next career. Right after the golfers finish up their rounds, they usually hit the driving range behind the main clubhouse to hit a bucket of balls. Watch them tee it up and work on their swings with their coaches from the bleachers and rest your feet.
Remember ladies, measure your purse before going in (must be 10"W x 5"H x 5"D). If it's too big, you will have to check it. No cameras, no cell phones, no pagers. Camera's are ok on practice round days!