It's our favorite time of the year again, The Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Here at Golftini HQ, we have a special connection to The Tournament, Why? Well... Golftini Owner/Designer, Susan Hess, was born into the golf mecca -- her hometown is Augusta, GA! Susan went many times (see her tickets above), and has some important tips to share with our fellow golf lovers!
#1. DO Get Your Photo Taken In Front of the Club House
#2. DON'T Forget Your Chair
Trust us, your feet WILL get tired. Each person is allowed to bring in one chair. The best chair you can bring is a lightweight armless, collapsable sports chair. If you don't feel like lugging one in, you can purchase one at the Merchandise Tent for only $29. It's a no-brainer! You can place your chair next to any green (do this ASAP in the morning) and walk around for hours. No one will touch or move your chair like they do on the beach at your last vacation.
#3. DO Dress Modest and Sensible
#4. DON'T Bring Your Cell Phone
Yes, this one of the few times in life that you will have to part ways with your phone. Cell phones are strictly prohibited on the grounds at all times. Leave your cell at home! If you do want to take pictures, you can go on the practice round days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). Those are the only days cameras are allowed.
#5. DO Bring Layers
Early in the morning and later in the afternoon it could get chilly! The average temperature in Augusta, GA in April is a high of 77° F and a low of 55°. You can check on your Masters Weather Forecast at AccuWeather.
This Golftini Navy Cotton Cashmere Topper
(Comes In 5 Colors) rolls to conveniently fit in your
purse and is ready-to-wear! We swear by this poncho at Golftini HQ. Someone's always wearing one in the office. Tip: Be sure to roll it to avoid wrinkling rather than folding it in half. This is also a space-saver!
#6. DON'T Wear High Heels
#7. DO Get a Pimento Cheese Sandwich
Lunchtime is one of the best parts about The Masters. Everything is affordable and DELICIOUS! This Sandwich costs $1.50. Golftini Owner/Designer Susan Hess (shown above) always get a Pimento Cheese Sandwich. The main concessions area is near the first fairway. Picnic grounds are near Gate 10 and at the end of the patrons' corridor, near the main entrance. You're not allowed to bring in any alcoholic beverages or coolers.
#8. DON'T Bring a Backpack or Large Purse
Handbags larger than 10"W x 10"H x 12"D are prohibited, so are backpacks. We recommend a cross-body style purse. They're a safe and easy way to transport your belongings. It's a good idea to clean out your purse before you go to The Masters. Women are notorious for accumulating things in their purses! Keep it simple. All you really need a is a pretty lip gloss, sunscreen, bug spray and any other necessities.
#9. DO Bring a Hat
It's easy to get a sunburn walking around all day. Do not forget sunscreen when you go to the Masters! Our favorite sunscreen for golfers is SKIN SUNSCREEN which is "made for golfers by golfers". In addition to your SPF, a hat is a really good idea. Baseball caps or visors are the best options. We sell a Dolly Mama Audrey Ribbon Visor which is the perfect visor for a golf tournament. Its Swavorski embellished diamonds add a flair of trendiness to a conservative visor. It's light weight clip-on style also features a sand-colored terry cloth sweatband underneath for comfort just in case it gets hot out and you start sweating. BONUS! It also won't leave a mark on your forehead.
#10. DO Bring Bug Spray
Have fun and watch in style whether you're attending the Masters or watching from home. Here are some ways you can throw The Ultimate Masters Party at your house
. Invite some friends over and get the party started.
Email us a picture of you in your Golftini whether you're at the Masters or watching The Masters at home to be entered to win a free Golftini skort.