The fifth hole on Augusta National's par 3 course. The members and tour pros often play these as a warm up before their round. The most beautiful course I'd ever played, until about an hour later ... I missed a hole-in-one here by one inch. Hit an 8 iron 150 yards to 10 ft behind the hole, it backed up slowly ... slowly ... slowly ... OOOHHH!! Lipped out ...! What a memory.
The clubhouse and familiar U.S. flower garden
Standing on the front lawn
Perhaps the most famous hole in the world, Amen Corner
Me, at Amen Corner
My ball, in the front trap, at Amen Corner
my ball, in the BACK trap at Amen Corner
The Byron Nelson Bridge, taking you to #13, after you've triple-bogeyed at Amen Corner
27 holes, six miles on foot, nearly 1000 acres and every blade of grass looked exactly like these. Never saw ONE weed. NOT ONE. Unbelievable.
Tiger fistpumped here ... (numerous times) ... The fellas on the 18th green
Me, in the clubhouse, with the Masters championship trophy
the champion's green jacket
under "the big oak" ... the most famous meeting place at Augusta National. God knows how old this tree is ... beautiful.
bronze bust of Bobby Jones behind clubhouse
the players' private quarters, which we were privileged enough to tour
Augusta National: 18 holes with God on my bag
Augusta National and the Master of Masters: What an unforgettable day on the world’s most famous golf course taught me about the God I serve