Before Augusta National the grounds were part of Fruitlands Nursery. Fruitland planted a large variety of trees and shrubs on the 365 acres that were occupied by the nursery. Most notable were the wide variety of Azaleas that have come to be associated with Augusta National.
MacKenzie's Watercolor plan of Augusta National.
The Original Routing
1932 Augusta National Routing by Mackenzie.
The Manor House
Originally constructed in 1854 and the first house built of concrete in the South. It was spared during the building of the course, restored in 1938, and now serves as the core to the Augusta National clubhouse.
The trees of Magnolia Lane, planted by seed around 1861 (photo from 1900).
Augusta Chronicle Unveiling
The cover of the local newspaper on July 15th, 1931 - announcing the plans of Bobby Jones to build Augusta National.
Before the Opening
Bobby Jones testing out the course before the initial opening.
The players for the second Masters Tournament in 1935.
What we're buying...
Sugarloaf Social Club
SSC gear is a must. There's never enough of it and just about everything is gone by the time you find out it's been released. Great collaborations with great companies. And the recent Masters-inspired gear is amazing.
Pimento Edition Crossknit Boost
While Adidas rarely make our list of favorite shoes, they've done a great job with the Pimento Edition of the Crossknit Boost. These will go on sale on April 3rd and are limited to 100 pairs.
Lie + Loft Print
Keep your eyes on the Lie + Loft site for the Augusta National print that they've been teasing on the Instagram account. #golfishome
What we're watching...
Masters and Chill
With all of the online coverage, we're looking forward to the binging that starts with Drive, Chip, & Putt on Sunday (The Golf Channel) and moves into the real deal starting on Monday. See the tournament coverage schedule here.
The movie will open on April 14th in select theaters. We haven't seen it yet, but expectations are certainly high. The movie is being directed by John Connery (Sean Connery's son).