Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Last Day at the Masters

I am writing this on Sunday morning, the last day of the Masters. I thought I would share just a few more facts before this year's Tournament is in the history books. I am pulling for Phil and was thrilled at the roars when he eagled back to back on Saturday.

The wisteria vine in the photo is one of the largest in the country (I should have taken a shot far away as it goes a long way up the tree) and is also the first wisteria introduced to the US. This property was orignally an indigo plantation and then a nursery so there are many types of plants here. Hole 4 where we spent Saturday morning has a palm tree on it, thus sometimes known as the Palm Hole.
Above is the big oak tree where many interviews take place. It is in front of the club house, which was the first concrete house built in the south. It has cracks in the thick walls from the earthquake that hit Charleston. When you come in the gate, they give you a free (yes, free!) Spectator Guide that is filled with many interesting facts and historical things that have happened here.
The flame azaleas were beautiful this year, though the azaleas have not hit their prime. There are many varieties of azaleas here.Of course, there was six inches of snow on this course Valentines weekend! I have seen photos and it was beautiful covered in snow.
Dwight Eisenhower was a club member and he chose the spot above (Par 3 course) for a pond where he used to fish. It is spring fed. A dam was built and Ike had a place to fish. There was a tree he wanted taken down as he often hit it with his golf ball, but it was not taken down and is now known as Ike's tree!

Well, unless something noteworthy happens today, that will be it for the Masters this year. Thanks for reading!
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Sandy said...

I love hearing all the facts about the Masters. This is about the only golf I watch on TV every year. Your pictures are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to hear descriptions of this event from a woman's point of view, Holly! I don't know how many times I said, "what a gorgeous scene!" over the week-end, but to be there - wow, it must have spectacular! Thanks for your reporting! joyce haefke

Jan Castle said...

What beautiful wisteria...wonderful pictures Holly...thanks so much for sharing. Looks like you had good weather too! Really enjoyed your point of view on everything.