Next generation of golf fans take in The Masters

It was a beautiful Friday in Augusta for the second round at The Masters.
Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 3:58 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WTOC) - It was a beautiful Friday in Augusta for the second round at The Masters.

Walking onto the course at Augusta National is a special experience for patrons of all ages. Throughout the week, we’ve gotten the same reaction from adults and kids taking it in for the first time- indescribable, but Friday at The Masters is a special occasion no matter your age.

It is said that the best way to experience something is through the eyes of a child.

“It looks brighter,” said 9-year-old Addi Mae Glover, as she took in Amen Corner for the first time.

11-year-old Presley Turner was impressed too.

“Like, on TV it’s really awesome, but like actually being here is really incredible.”

The Masters is all about tradition, and passing that tradition down is unlike anything else.

“I remember the first time my dad brought me,” one patron told WTOC. “A dream come true.”

The kids say they’ve not only watched The Masters tournament on TV, but also the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, and the Drive, Chip and Putt competition. The opportunities are inspiring a new generation of golfers.

When Glover was asked if her goal was to play at Augusta National one day, her answer was clear and concise.

“Yes ma’am.”

Turner shares that goal.

“I definitely want to play here. It is amazing here and playing here would actually be, like, wow,” she said with a laugh.

Her 10-year-old brother, Jett, says he would love to tee off on the famed course too.

“I always dream of coming here when I grow up to just play here.”

Making memories at The Masters, a time-honored tradition.

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