Augusta – where one word is never enough


ONE thing I love about the US Masters is how damn poetic the US television commentators get at its outset.

Before a ball is struck and as the field is just settling in they haven’t got much actual current golf to talk about to their huge international television audience so they wax lyrical basically on a formula of sporting tournament with rich history takes place in naturally beautiful setting.

So they have continuous montages of natural often (human) empty scenes of the admittedly stunningly beautiful course and say things like: “Augusta…where nature’s renewal meets golf’s quest for immortality.”

I didn’t have to make that quote up as it has been sitting in my notebook since last year waiting to get out.

I can remember watching the early stages of the event last year and thinking, basically, that I can’t believe the amount of waxing lyrical and woods and flowerbeds and the bridge over Amen Corner is going on here.

And if you think they get eloquently excited over the flowerbeds, wait till they start talking about that Tiger fellow and his new knee.


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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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