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  • 很有幸我在去年赢了四张星期三练球日的入门票, 以下是我用英文作的打油诗以娱大家:(另附相片)


    The Masters Chronicle
    (aka Watch Wednesday Practice Round at Augusta and Play Golf)

    They talk about the tradition
    They talk about the perfection
    And they talk about the beauty.
    What is it that really attracts the fans?
    The only way to find out is being there….

    T’was spring again
    Easter was 2 weeks ago
    Entered the draw for Masters tickets
    First time online, they said
    I would give it a go

    Millions would enter
    Chances were no better than slim
    But lo and behold
    Somebody above was looking after me
    4 tickets to the Wednesday Practice round
    Augusta, here I come!

    Moment to ponder, who should I bring?
    Didn’t have to think long…
    If I went without them,
    My regular foursome
    My neck they would wring

    My regular foursome, 2 puppies and 2 FOMs
    That is, 2 working stiffs and 2 retirees
    All golf crazy, more so the other three
    One has clubs to fill the garage
    7 drivers of the same model, one for each day
    Practice all winter so called rotary swing

    2 responded quickly, one hummed and hawed
    Had to talk to his better half he said
    The rest of us just said
    Put it down on the calendar Honey
    The first week of April, I will be down at Augusta
    Watching Tiger, Rory and Phil!

    2 weeks later, the last guy said yes
    Finally convincing his sweetheart
    He would come back loving her more
    Or maybe diamond or some other precious stone
    Would blind her enough not to say no?

    Planning the trip was quick
    Fly down to Charlotte
    Play 5 games in 3 days
    Watch the practice round on Wednesday
    And walk the sacred grounds
    No time for anything else
    Just golf or watch Masters, eat and sleep, all in one day!

    Come the day before the trip
    Back started to hurt
    Twas Sunday, no chiro on call
    Damn it, I am going come high, hell or water
    Even if I have to limp
    Up the fairway of the 18th!

    Woke up at 3, out of the door at half past
    Bumped a ride with a puppy
    The flight was uneventful
    Got to the golf course at 1
    Too bad I wasn’t playing
    Weather was balmy but I could only watch

    Went to the local chiro
    Twisted me back in shape
    Massage in the evening
    Come morning ready for 36

    Miracle of all miracles!
    I was able to play
    Slightly tender muscles but the back held up
    Thankful that I was playing
    Score was ignored
    Even came out positive,
    Dogmeat and 3-putt game we played

    The super FOM made our day,
    By saying,‘You gonna make me putt this?’
    Over a 2 footer
    ‘I will tell you why’ I said
    And promptly he missed
    We all bent over with laughter
    My sore back was no more
    Thanks to you, Mike!

    2 hours drive to Augusta, everybody in anticipation
    Quizzing with Masters trivia
    Soon into Augusta, street lined with signs
    We want your tickets!
    Could have sold for 800
    But come on be real
    Money can’t buy happiness
    When heaven is in sight

    Parked the car and walked up the hill
    At 7:30 huge crowd was already forming
    Gate to open at 8:30
    Time to shop for souvenirs
    What! Green Master golf shirts were sold out in my size?
    Had to settle for stripes
    At least I had a green Masters cap

    2 steps onto the sacred grounds and already in awe
    Was that real grass or Astroturf
    It’s so perfect it looked unreal
    And that’s only the sidewalk
    No bald spots, not to mention weeds

    Went to the driving range and watched the pros swing
    When they went to their driver
    Their balls soon disappeared
    Beyond 250 my eyes couldn’t see

    There was Ryo, so young and nimble
    Hit the ball a mile not breaking a sweat
    Mikey Weir, our Canadian hope
    Alone in the far corner
    Hitting shot after shot
    Relive your past glory, our sincere wish

    There was Luke, world’s number 1
    Dressed in bright orange
    Like telling Brandel Chamblee…
    Don’t ignore me! I have as much chance
    As Tiger, Rory or Phil!

    Saw KJ, Lucas and Zach
    Francesco, Mark and Johnson
    There was an unknown with a non-pro swing
    Turned out to be a 54 year old
    Who won the Mid-Amateur
    Thrilled to death to be in the mix

    But Tiger was not in sight
    Finally caught him hitting the ball
    Onto the 18th green
    Playing with his buddy O’Meara and O’Hair
    Seeing Tiger in action
    Was already worth the price of admission

    Watched KJ tee off with Bae, a young Korean
    Smack right down the middle of the fairway
    Tipped his cap when we yelled
    ‘Way to go KJ!’

    Sauntered off to the Par 3 grounds
    What a beautiful setting!
    Holes scattered around 2 ponds
    Pros used to skip the ball over the water
    And right on the green!

    Bought lunch at the concessions
    Pigmento Cheese and Egg salad
    2 sandwiches and a drink
    All less than 5 bucks!

    Settled down at the 1st Green of the Par 3
    There was Ricky, dressed in lime green
    And Trevor with his 2 cute girls
    And Coody, an ex-champion
    Still hit the ball with deadly accuracy

    Wanting to be noticed on TV
    I donned on my red Canadian top hat
    Some grumpy old man complained
    That I was blocking his view!

    Started walking the course
    Soaking in the sight
    If there is heaven on earth, this must be it
    Manicured to the ying yang
    Not a divot in sight!

    Greens were magnificent
    Though ne’er a flat spot
    Fast and furious
    Add a stroke per hole
    If we were to putt

    Went to sit at the stand at the 4th green
    Where on Sunday Phil’s ball hit its railing
    Ended up with a triple
    And costing him the jacket!

    Saw Rory hit a shot on the 7th hole
    His ball on the left rough
    Hooked the ball around the trees
    And almost onto the green!

    Went to quench our thirst with a beer
    When a distant rumble was heard
    Inclement weather warning, they said
    Close the shops and concessions
    Everybody out!

    Walked out of Gate 9
    But had to get back at Gate 6
    To collect our booties
    Waited for hour and half
    And rain finally came

    We were soaked to our skin
    When they handed out umbrellas
    Free for our taking
    Free souvenir and a happy ending
    Despite being cut short
    Of our wonderful time in Augusta

    Another 36 holes the next day
    Flew back the day after
    With a dream to come back
    Some unfinished business
    To walk the entire 18!
     

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    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing the experience!!! :cool::cool::cool:
     

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    有人感兴趣吗?有人作伴我倒是可以考虑。。。

    TICKET INFO

    Practice Rounds Tickets and a very limited number of Daily Tournament Tickets are available by random selection this year. Applicants may apply for any and all days, however, are eligible to win only one day.

    Practice Rounds Tickets
    Practice Rounds tickets are daily grounds passes valid for one of the three Practice Round days (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday). Practice Rounds tickets cost $50 each.

    Practice Rounds tickets are sold in advance, by random selection, only after receipt of an online application. Only one application per person or address will be accepted (i.e., one per household). All applicants must be 21 years of age or older. No applications will be accepted through the mail. The application deadline for Practice Rounds tickets for the 2013 Masters® Tournament is July 30, 2012. All applicants will be notified in mid-August via email when the random selection process is completed.

    Daily Tournament Tickets
    Daily Tournament tickets are daily grounds passes valid for one of the four Tournament days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday). Daily Tournament tickets cost $75 each.

    A very limited number of Daily Tournament tickets are available. Tickets are sold in advance, by random selection, only after receipt of an online application. Only one application per person or address will be accepted (i.e., one per household). All applicants must be 21 years of age or older. No applications will be accepted through the mail. The application deadline for Daily Tournament tickets for the 2013 Masters® Tournament is June 30, 2012. All applicants will be notified in mid-July via email when the random selection process is completed.

    Series Badge patrons (those individuals currently on our patrons list receiving badges each year), employees, and other related ANGC parties are not eligible to apply for Daily Tournament tickets. They may however apply for Practice Rounds tickets.

    No additional tickets/badges will be sold at the Masters® Tournament gates. Persons of all ages must have a ticket to gain entry to the grounds.

    Applications for Practice Rounds and Daily Tournament tickets are only good for the next upcoming Tournament. If you would like to be considered for credentials in future years, you will need to re-apply.

    This is not a sweepstakes or "give-away," but rather, a pre-qualification drawing from those persons wishing to purchase tickets to the Masters® Tournament. No purchase is necessary to submit your request online; however, should you be notified that your name has been selected to purchase tickets, you will be required to make your payment in full.

    For additional information regarding ticketing please, contact the Masters Tournament Ticket Office at 706-667-6700.
     

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    有人感兴趣吗?有人作伴我倒是可以考虑。。。

    TICKET INFO

    Practice Rounds Tickets and a very limited number of Daily Tournament Tickets are available by random selection this year. Applicants may apply for any and all days, however, are eligible to win only one day.

    Practice Rounds Tickets
    Practice Rounds tickets are daily grounds passes valid for one of the three Practice Round days (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday). Practice Rounds tickets cost $50 each.

    Practice Rounds tickets are sold in advance, by random selection, only after receipt of an online application. Only one application per person or address will be accepted (i.e., one per household). All applicants must be 21 years of age or older. No applications will be accepted through the mail. The application deadline for Practice Rounds tickets for the 2013 Masters® Tournament is July 30, 2012. All applicants will be notified in mid-August via email when the random selection process is completed.

    Daily Tournament Tickets
    Daily Tournament tickets are daily grounds passes valid for one of the four Tournament days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday). Daily Tournament tickets cost $75 each.

    A very limited number of Daily Tournament tickets are available. Tickets are sold in advance, by random selection, only after receipt of an online application. Only one application per person or address will be accepted (i.e., one per household). All applicants must be 21 years of age or older. No applications will be accepted through the mail. The application deadline for Daily Tournament tickets for the 2013 Masters® Tournament is June 30, 2012. All applicants will be notified in mid-July via email when the random selection process is completed.

    Series Badge patrons (those individuals currently on our patrons list receiving badges each year), employees, and other related ANGC parties are not eligible to apply for Daily Tournament tickets. They may however apply for Practice Rounds tickets.

    No additional tickets/badges will be sold at the Masters® Tournament gates. Persons of all ages must have a ticket to gain entry to the grounds.

    Applications for Practice Rounds and Daily Tournament tickets are only good for the next upcoming Tournament. If you would like to be considered for credentials in future years, you will need to re-apply.

    This is not a sweepstakes or "give-away," but rather, a pre-qualification drawing from those persons wishing to purchase tickets to the Masters® Tournament. No purchase is necessary to submit your request online; however, should you be notified that your name has been selected to purchase tickets, you will be required to make your payment in full.

    For additional information regarding ticketing please, contact the Masters Tournament Ticket Office at 706-667-6700.
    朋友你要是找不到伴,我可以免为其难陪你去。:)
     

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    朋友你要是找不到伴,我可以免为其难陪你去。:)
    好啊!你轻车熟路,再好不过。我再问问其他球友,deadline前订票碰运气。订票时不需要指定持票人姓名吧?
     

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    Practice Rounds Tickets
    April 8th - 10th
    Application deadline July 30, 2012
    $50

    Daily Tournament Tickets
    April 11th - 14th
    Application deadline June 30, 2012
    A very limited supply of Daily Tournament tickets are available.
    $75
     

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    昨天申请了4张星期三的练习票, 2张周六比赛票,2张周日比赛票。看运气了。:)
     

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    好啊!你轻车熟路,再好不过。我再问问其他球友,deadline前订票碰运气。订票时不需要指定持票人姓名吧?
    Great! No names needed. It is an experience you will treasure.
     

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    No good luck on Masters:(

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    2013 Masters Daily Tournament Tickets Random Selection

    We have completed the random selection process for 2013 Daily Tournament tickets and regret to inform you that your application was not selected for tickets.

    At this time you may apply for or change your original request for Practice Rounds tickets. The application deadline for Practice Rounds tickets is July 30, 2012. All applicants will be notified in mid-August when the random selection process is complete.
    :flaming::flaming::flaming:
     

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    No good luck on Masters:(

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    2013 Masters Daily Tournament Tickets Random Selection

    We have completed the random selection process for 2013 Daily Tournament tickets and regret to inform you that your application was not selected for tickets.

    At this time you may apply for or change your original request for Practice Rounds tickets. The application deadline for Practice Rounds tickets is July 30, 2012. All applicants will be notified in mid-August when the random selection process is complete.
    :flaming::flaming::flaming:
    The chance of getting tournament tickets is extremely small. There is a much better chance of getting practice round tickets.
     
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