Well, I got through the Monday-after-the-Masters! It's such a depressing day after the gates to the most beautiful place I know are closed. We had a wonderful time at the Augusta National...great weather, saw some awesome golf, and ate good food. They certainly know how to run a golf tournament and of course they have THE best Southern Hospitality ever. Seriously, from the time you enter the gates, you are greeted with friendly smiles and all the workers saying "Welcome to the Masters. Enjoy your day!" I heard this greeting on Sunday: "Welcome to the Masters. This will be one of the greatest days of your life. Enjoy it!" And...the course is just as beautiful in person as it is on television.
Sunday started with the Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship Tournament, sponsored by the Augusta National, U.S. Golf Association, and the PGA. Open to boys and girls ages 7-15, this a wonderful program aimed at drawing more juniors to golf. I was over at Mama's house watching the tournament when this precious little girl pranced across the screen. Fashion is everything inside the Augusta National and I just adore her little outfit and bonnet.
This is a close-up look at the little bonnet with the Masters logo! I had just seen this bonnet on the Instagram account of the lady who makes them...For Monogram Sake. While you are visiting her site, check out all the other Masters stuff she designs...love, love, love it all!
Wednesday night I prepared our traditional Par 3 Supper. You can read more about our tradition with this meal here.
At the start of the tournament, these are the golfers I was watching...Freddie Couples is one of my long-time favorites, but he unfortunately did not make the cut. Rory McIlroy had a chance to win a Grand Slam, but didn't get it done. Everyone says Tiger is good for the game, but I just like to watch him play golf...and of course, you can count on there being some Tiger drama. (Tiger: "I hit a tree trunk with my club and a bone popped out on my hand, so I pushed it back in.") You gotta love that! Bubba Watson doesn't seem to be all that popular with his fellow tour players, but I love him! Brooks Koepka (FSU) did pretty good. Last but not least, I was happy to see Ben Crenshaw. He was my late BFF Teresa Jane's favorite golfer, so I love him too!
I wore Lilly Pulitzer "White Tag Lilly" skorts all week. They are perfect to wear at the course and comfortable too!
Pimiento Cheese in the morning and a Barbecue Sandwich in the afternoon. I pretty much eat all day at the Masters!
Congratulations for Jordan Spieth for his wire-to-wire win. The 21-year old started the tournament with a huge lead and stayed the leader until the end. Records were broken and traditions were kept. It was another beautiful Masters week in Augusta.