Podcast: The History of Golf in Augusta

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By Abby L., Team Titleist Staff

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    Hi everyone - 

    As we inch closer to the year's first major, we wanted to share our podcast with you, "The History of Golf in Augusta."  

    It's hard to imagine this corner of the world without golf, yet it's only been 85 years since Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie first broke ground at Augusta National, turning a former indigo farm and plant nursery into a masterpiece of golf architecture.

    We wanted to learn more about the events leading up to that legendary partnership, so we visited the Augusta Museum of History where we had the pleasure of meeting Executive Director Nancy Glaser and local author and sports historian Stan Byrdy. Together they shared a number of amazing stories and told us about the series of events that led to Augusta's rise in the world of golf.

    Get to know a little more about Augusta, courtesy of Nancy and Stan.

    Lastly, our team will be headed to Georgia this weekend to bring you exclusive Titleist content from Augusta. Follow along here, as well as on our social media channels: @Titleist on Twitter, @Titleist on Instagram and on our Facebook page

    All the best, 

    Abby
    Team Titleist Staff 

  2. Tyler H
    Appleton, WI

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    Thanks for the history lesson. Looking forward to your updates from Augusta.
  3. Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

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    Very classy presentation. Augusta is one of a kind and I think it is awesome that they never move the Masters. Making it the most unique of all the majors. For the record, Sherman is someone we do not mention in GA or SC with kind words. Thank you for taking the time to do this one of a kind course and city due justice.
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    Really enjoyed that thanks
  5. Steve S
    Tuckerton, NJ

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    Great Post Abby, really enjoyed it. Have a blast at the Master's.
    Play Well,
    Steve S.
  6. greg p
    Algonquin, IL

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    Well done.

    Make sure you pack your FJ Hydrolite gear. We may need it.
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    That was awesome Abby, thank you!
  8. Dan H
    Columbus, OH

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    Well done Team Titleist team and enjoy your week in Augusta!
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    How cool was that post, Abby! Thanks for the share :) Now as I'm teaching my students, I'll have "Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, badadadada, I knew that I would, badadadada, I feeeeeeeel good, badadadada..." replaying on my head, lol. Gonna be a good day! Also, how good is the winter in Augusta? The podcast mentioned it, and now I'm interested. Have a great day, Team!
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  10. Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

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    JRDotel said:

    How cool was that post, Abby! Thanks for the share :) Now as I'm teaching my students, I'll have "Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, badadadada, I knew that I would, badadadada, I feeeeeeeel good, badadadada..." replaying on my head, lol. Gonna be a good day! Also, how good is the winter in Augusta? The podcast mentioned it, and now I'm interested. Have a great day, Team!
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    Yeah, James Brown and the Famous Flames. He put the soul and funk in music and got a lot of GIs thru some difficult times. That was one thing we all had in common in the 60s, his music. JB was the man.
  11. Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

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    Both SC and GA lay claim to Mr Brown. The "Godfather of Soul," James Brown, was born James Joe Brown Jr. on May 3, 1933, in a one-room shack in the woods of Barnwell, South Carolina, a few miles east of the Georgia border. His parents split when he was very young, and at the age of 4, Brown was sent to Augusta, Georgia, to live with his Aunt Honey, the madam of a brothel. Growing up in abject poverty during the Great Depression, a young Brown worked whatever odd jobs he could find, for literally pennies. He danced for the soldiers at nearby Fort Gordon, picked cotton, washed cars and shined shoes.
  12. David T
    Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

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    Very cool - Thanks for sharing that!
  13. Rich F
    hingham, MA

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    As is always the case you have given us an extremely well done presentation. Please keep them coming. Here in NewEngland the Masters is the start of our season. Will you do more this week as play begins, starting tomorrow withnthe Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals
  14. Don M
    Windsor, WI

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    Abby -
    Nancy and Stan give a great historical perspective on the most beautiful golf course in America. I am a Hickory Golfer and appreciate the history of golf more than most. I have a set of Robert T. Jones, Jr. golf clubs hanging on my wall in my home among other pre and post 1900 clubs. Thanks for sharing.
    Donald G. Madelung
  15. luby w
    canton, GA

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    Augusta isn’t close to Pinehurst for golf. Would love for someone to tell the real reason for golf course being built.
  16. luby w
    canton, GA

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    Augusta isn’t close to Pinehurst for golf. What good is a golf course if can’t play it?
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  17. luby w
    canton, GA

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    Augusta isn't close to Pinehurst when it comes to golf courses. What good is a golf course if you can't play it.

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