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The Masters

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by James307, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. James307

    James307 Member

    I covered golf for 25 years, including various tours' opens in a few countries . . . Never been to the Masters, but considering attending in 2009 . . . Visited Augusta last April for another sporting event and caught a break on good hotel rates in the area. Of course, I know it's not that way for the Masters.

    Can any veteran Masters attendees offer accommodation suggestions?

    Anyone know of a cancellation at a place with a good rate?

    james@byjamesraia.com
     
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    This can be a kind and generous place, but someone posting a bargain cancellation for Augusta, Ga., during Masters week would take the cake.
     
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    How's this for a bargain? James, you can stay with me ...

    Meet me outside the Piggly Wiggly at 5 o'clock on Wednesday, April 8th. There, we'll discuss whether you'll sleep on the hotel couch or the floor. And who gets to read the USA Today first!
     
  4. James307

    James307 Member

    That's quite an assumption . . . that USA Today will be published next April.
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The Piggly Wiggly will be a Super Wal-Mart and the Masters will be a combined PGA/LPGA exhibition.
     
  6. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    best way to save is to try to hook up with some reporters and share a house.
    There might be a few groups who have had cancellations from their group.
    Dont know how you find those groups, but they're out there
     
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    By next April there will be l,000 people in Augusta claiming to be James 307
     
  8. James307

    James307 Member

    Thanks for the suggestion on the house rental. Good idea. I'll put the word out via a few of my golf mag editors. If proof is needed, I'm sure I can think of something and only I know what 307 means, and is not my career batting average, which, of course would mean .307.
    Keep the Masters ideas coming . . . it's appreciated.
     
  9. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    The GWAA Web site has stuff regarding housing and the like for tournaments. Only thing is, you have to be a GWAA member to access it. Unless, of course, you can find somebody to give you the password or have somebody post it for you. If you want to PM me something to post on there I'll do it for you.
     
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It is not impossible, although it's a pain, to stay in Greenville, S.C. and drive back and forth. Marriott hounds in the press corps have done it (Not me, I only shared a house with people on my two trips.)
     
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    P.S. I think it's Greenville. The nearest burg down the interstate in South Carolina, anyway.
     
  12. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    I got lucky a few years ago when the organization my brother works for moved him to Augusta and set him up with his own digs. Thank you Roman Catholic Church!
     
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