Stay in Georgia Timeshares for the Masters
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Golf’s greats are at Augusta this week for the Masters. Sell My Timeshare NOW’s favorite golfer, Bobby Cole, tells us about playing there for the first time as an amateur.
Since this is the week of the Masters tournament, one of golf’s most historic and prestigious events, I asked Bobby about the times he played at Augusta. Bobby Cole’s first trip to Augusta was in 1967.
As the 1966 British Amateur champion, a tournament he won at Carnoustie, Scotland, he earned the right to play in the Masters the following spring.
If you or I were going to Augusta to take in this tournament, we would hopefully have scheduled a Georgia timeshare within convenient driving distance of the golf course. But for Cole, accommodations weren’t a concern. He would stay in the cupola section of the Augusta National Clubhouse, known as the Crow’s Nest.
The Crow’s Nest houses five players, and the privilege of staying there is offered only to the amateurs who are invited to play. In the past, the Masters tournament often included a dozen or more amateurs, but in recent years the number has been set at five. Each year the US Amateur winner and runner-up, the US Mid-Amateur winner, the US Public Links champion, and the British Amateur champion are invited to participate.
The room itself is large and simple. It is accessed only by a narrow stairway, and the five occupants must share a single bathroom. But the thrill of spending the week in the Crow’s Nest has little to do with décor or amenities. Instead, accommodations in the Crow’s Nest mean you have earned the right to bunk in the same quarters once shared by Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods. The windows afford some of the best views of the golf course, and every detail of the room reminds you that you are standing on golf’s hallowed ground.
Bobby Cole, like so many of the men who stayed in the Crow’s Nest before and after him, will tell you that a week there is unforgettable. For Cole, it was also historic. As an eighteen-year old amateur, he made the cut in the 1967 Masters, and for that accomplishment he holds a record that still stands today as the youngest player to make the cut and play the weekend in a Masters tournament.
You may never get to the Crow’s Nest. And you may never play Augusta National. But Georgia timeshares, from Tybee Island timeshares to Apple Mountain timeshares, offer great opportunities for sharing memorable vacation moments with your family and friends.