Photo of Masters patrons packing up to head out of town
Augusta, GA -
As Masters Week comes to an end, patrons set their sights on the course one last time before the gates close.
The traffic is picking up with thousands hitting the road to head home. As another week at the Masters wraps up, first time patrons, and regulars, reflect on memories from this week.
Patrons are soaking up every last minute as they leave the gates of Augusta National Golf Club for the final time this year. For some, it was their first time stepping foot on the famous greens.
“Just to see the set-up and how smoothly it ran, and the beautiful gardens, and just the elegance of it all,” said Lynda Doyle.
For seasoned patrons, it was taking in all the new additions made to the course.
“The new buildings and the grounds, and the way the parking is handled now, oh fantastic,” said Randy Kowalski.
Many left the parking lots and rushed to catch a flight back home, like Drew Romans. “We missed our flight by five minutes, so that means we have a layover of another 6 hours, I think, so we are renting a car now, and we are going to watch the tournament back downtown,” said Romans.
Spending a few more hours in Augusta didn’t bother the Baltimore native.
“The weather, goodness gracious, 80 degrees for the first time in a long time, and of course I’ve been here. It’s my fifth time here, and you will never ever have a bad experience at the Masters,” said Romans.
Jeanna Lubozynski packed up the last of her Masters gear before saying goodbye to her father. “It was great, beautiful course, great weather, awesome sandwiches,” said Lubozynski.
For father and daughter, first timers to the Masters, it was a family vacation for the books. “I just think the ambiance of the whole Augusta National, everything is so nice, pristine, and everybody is happy, the fans are happy, the workers are happy, everybody does a nice job,” said Dennis Lubozynski, Jeanna's father.