AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) — On Wednesday, golfers took one last swing at practice rounds and patrons are allowed to bring their cameras in, one last time, to capture their memories on the course.
Like the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but how can you measure the value of memories at the world famous golf course? Patrons weigh in.
On their 50th wedding anniversary Larry Tenhaken and his wife checked off visiting Augusta National Golf Club from their bucket list.
“Our tickets today were a gift from our children. So it’s very special, very special. So we are here on their money, which is really nice,” Tenhaken told WJBF News Channel 6.
Right down this path the couple, like thousands of others, walk to the Founders Circle to get their picture taken. A new amenity the golf course started offering to patrons 5 years ago. Many patrons will tell you that it’s almost impossible to take a bad picture here.
“Augusta National is such a fabulous place more than anything, it’s just so unique,” said Mike and Patty Gendernalik.
But a still frames of your favorite players, Amen Corner, the fairways, or even the iconic scoreboard holds more than just the value of a once in a lifetime experience for patrons.
“I mean this is something that we have always wanted to do and we were able to come down here today and we are pretty pumped about it. So I would definitely say it was priceless,” Corey Adams told WJBF News Channel 6.
“It can bring memories, just that we came and just wanted to check it out. Yea just the history of this place and our history,” said, father and son duo, Brian and Noah Johnson.
“My son I called him yesterday and I said what would you like me to bring you home? And he said lots of pictures and memories. So yea we will take lots of pictures for them,” Tenhaken said.
So what is the value of a picture at Augusta National Golf Club?
“Oh that’s a good question. There is no amount you can put against it,” said the Gendernalik’s.
Although Wednesday may be the last day to bring a camera to the course, patrons can still get their picture taken for free at the Founder’s Circle through Sunday.