There has always been an obsession for every golfer towards the Augusta National. The hallowed grounds of Augusta National even flaunted many famous presidents. Do you know who are the famous members of Augusta National and which president was the member of Augusta? Discover the crazy facts about Augusta National here.
- Until now Dwight D Eisenhower was the only president who has worn the club’s green jacket from 1948 to his death. He is one of the famous Augusta National members as the tree which stood on the 17th hole was nicknamed after him as his remembrance.
- Do you know? At Augusta National, every hole has a separate unique tree name like Magnolia, Carolina Cherry, Azalea, Holly.
- Alister McKenzie, who designed this Augusta National, never had a chance to enjoy the course. He died just before the 2 months of inauguration.
- The Master Tournament is one of the most peculiar sporting tournaments. It’s all about tradition, and it has been established by a collection of old rules and rituals that aren’t seen in other tournaments.
- It is known that the famous Augusta National has only two female members – the former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and the financier Darla Moore.
- Unsurprisingly, the Augusta National members are not younger. When the USA Today published the Augusta National members list in the year 2002, 39-year-old Jefferson Knox was the youngest member.
- Few famous golfers were also members of Augusta National like Jack Nicolaus and Arnold Palmer.
- Another well-known golfing figure among the membership is Sir Michael Bonallack, a former leading amateur golfer who three times competed in the Masters as the champion of the preceding year’s Amateur Championship.
- The Masters established the standard for what we now refer to as tournament golf. It was the first 72-hole four-day tournament with an over/under par system. The Masters also saw the introduction of the first grandstands for spectators.
- If you happen to win the Masters, you’ll be given the distinction of wearing a shamrock green jacket to complete the look.
- The distinctive jackets first appeared 12 years ago at Augusta National, when members began wearing them throughout the event.