KG’s Blog Post #139 – 4/4/12 6:13pm (KG’s Masters Memories)
Being as that we are in full bloom this week with the azaleas and Augusta, I thought I would babble on about a few memories.
1- The 16th hole skip shot in practice rounds that all seem to give it a try now was started by yours truly (goal is to skip and keep on the green – Calc and I used to play 100 whip out if the shot was pulled off)
2- The kids caddying in the Wed. Par3 was also starters by me – in fact I got a letter asking me not to do it again and now they actually make uniforms up for the little guys & girls
3- I may be the only participant to have to sneak members of your family into Augusta via the floor and trunk
4- Hord Hardin, ex-chairmen, once told a CBS member, “that Ken Green is a pain in my ass”
5- People think I don’t like the Masters, but it’s the powers at be that disgusted me, not the event. The event is awesome – today’s chairmen seems to be a better fit but they still think they are God’s chosen people
6- I have more fines from Augusta than anywhere – it was like they had officials all over the place and shazam, as soon as I did something shaky I was flagged. Some were legit I may add.
7- Augusta power to be once told to get a better control on my wife. Fat chance on that one
8- I once hit my 3rd shot out of the water on 13 and as I was hitting the ball there was a rush of water that came from the back end, and my club touched the water on my backswing. Before I had a chance to even say something to my partners, the official camping running down to tell me that I touched the water with my club. It was like it was a planned release of some water from their damn system and they wanted to nail me to the post. I also once hit it out of the woods on 13 from the back left area, after I pulled hooked my 3-Wood into the azaleas. I elected to hit the shot and had to move away from the area and take many whacks at the azaleas to see if I could actually get the club through the flowers. After about 10 different whacks I went over and hit the shot out and actually hit a good shot. I however left immense carnage of the azalea clan. I actually felt bad. That night they had replaced every one I destroyed, and it looked like I was never there. I being the clueless wonder never even thought that was possible.
9- I’ve had the low round of the day there twice
10- I’ve had without a doubt the best one day of putts ever at Augusta. It was stupid crazy how long and how many putts I made in my very first round at Augusta. I was tied for the lead and I was asked if I would be nervous as this was my first round and the lead and all that good ship. I said, no I have no chance I’m hitting it like a pig and it has nothing to do with nerves when I slip from the lead.