This student presentation was presented in Dr.  Eric Wilson’s “History of Golf” class at the  College of Golf at Keiser Un...
• 1931-- Shows an early catalog for  Fruitland Nurseries.• The original plot of land was  purchased in 1857 and developed ...
• In 1931 Fruitland  Nurseries was  purchased to be the  site of Augusta  National Golf Club  for $70,000.
• Dr. Alister  Mackenzie was  retained as  golf course  architect.
• The early stages for Bobby  Jones as he watches the      demolishing of  Fruitland Nursery and  visions the greatest gol...
• Bobby Jones shown here  setting the bar as he plays  golf shots to the barren land.• Jones designed the course  with thi...
• This is the earliest  known photo of the  clubhouse. It was  built in 1854 as the  home of Dennis• Redmond. It was  beli...
• 1931– A map of the early, original  design of the Augusta National  golf course. This particular map  hangs in the Bobby...
•   Here we see a photo of the    co-founders Bobby Jones    and Clifford Roberts.•   “Our overall aim at the    Augusta N...
• In which  Horton  Smith  Would be  come the  Inaugural  champion.
•   Gene Sarazen    would be the    winner in the    following year.    Gene would get a    double eagle on    hole 15. An...
•   Then in 1936    Horton    Smith would    take the title    again    becoming the    first two time    winner.
•   In 1940 Lloyd    Mangrum    seen here on    the left scored    a record 64    that would    not be broken    until 1986.
• The course was  closed due to the  war. And in  support of the  war the grounds  were used to raise  cattle and turkey  ...
• Which is an  interesting year  due to the fact  that a man by  the name of  Herman Keiser  won.
• In 1947 a field  was cleared to  Berckmans  road for  parking. And  here is what it  looked like.
• 1948 Bobby  Jones played  his last  competitive  round of golf  seen here on  the right.
• In that same  year Bobby  donated his  Grand Slam  clubs to  Augusta  National Golf  Club.
• In 1949  Sam Snead  received  the first  green  jacket.
• In that same year  Ben Hogan wrote a  letter to Clifford  Roberts suggesting  the idea of a  champions dinner.  Which wa...
• The next year  Ben would set a  tournament  record of 274  beating the old  record by five  strokes this  record would  ...
•    Dedicated to Gene Sarazen    on April 6, 1955 for the    double eagle he hit on the    15th hole during the 1935    M...
• 1956 was  the first  Masters  broadcast  on TV by  CBS
• Then in 1958  Arnold  Palmer takes  his first  green jacket
• 1958-- The Par 3 contest is  designed by George Cobb and  Clifford Roberts and measures  out to 1060 yards over its nine...
•   Jacks first Masters    victory and the last    year Gene Sarazen    qualified•   Introduction of the    honorary start...
•   1964    Arnold    wins his    4th green    jacket    becoming    the first to    do so.
•   A one two three    finish of Nicklaus    Palmer Player•   Great competition    right? NO SIR .    Jack wins by 9    st...
•   Jack becomes    the first back    to back winner•   Byron Nelson    makes his final    competitive    appearance
•   Also in 1966    we see the    first in color    broadcast.
• 1970 was the  first rear-  operated  leader  boards.
•   Jack becomes the    first wire to wire    winner and only    player to finish    under par•   The first Masters    pla...
•   Jacks 5th    Masters    Championship    and 13th major•   Lee Elder is    the first    African    American to    parti...
• In 1978, The Par 3 Course   changed the greens from   Bermuda to Bentgrass.• The Bentgrass greens were• Able to be cut l...
• Here in 1981 we  see the first  Masters that was  played on bent  grass greens. And  a heating and  cooling system is  i...
• In 1982 after  making 23  consecutive  cuts Gary  Player fails to  advance to  weekend play
• In 1983  players were  given the  option of  using their  own caddies.
•   Jack becomes    the first and    only 6 time    winner of the    Masters
• Becomes  the 2nd to  win back to  back titles.
• Sam Sneed  at age 78  went 3  under par in  the par 3  course  contest.
• 1992 Fred  couples wins.  And Ray Floyd  becomes the  oldest- runner  up at age 49. But  that’s not all.
• Jeff Sluman  aces the  fourth hole  becoming  the first to  do so.
1997 TigerWoods at only21 years oldbecomes theyoungestwinner of theMasters.
•   In 1999 Gene    Sarazen at age    97 would    become the    oldest honorary    starter he would    pass away one    mo...
The Masters - History of Golf Class Presentation
The Masters - History of Golf Class Presentation
The Masters - History of Golf Class Presentation
The Masters - History of Golf Class Presentation
The Masters - History of Golf Class Presentation
The Masters - History of Golf Class Presentation
The Masters - History of Golf Class Presentation
The Masters - History of Golf Class Presentation
The Masters - History of Golf Class Presentation
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  1. 1. This student presentation was presented in Dr. Eric Wilson’s “History of Golf” class at the College of Golf at Keiser University.Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, 404.679.4501, to award certificates, associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.Visit: http://collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu for more information!
  2. 2. • 1931-- Shows an early catalog for Fruitland Nurseries.• The original plot of land was purchased in 1857 and developed by Belgian Baron Louis Mathieu Edouard and his son Prosper Julius Alphonse.• Prosper is credited with bringing the azalea plant to Fruitland Nursery which remains the oldest and most popular plant on Augusta National’s golf course.• Fruitland Nursery ceased operations a few years after Prosper’s death in 1910
  3. 3. • In 1931 Fruitland Nurseries was purchased to be the site of Augusta National Golf Club for $70,000.
  4. 4. • Dr. Alister Mackenzie was retained as golf course architect.
  5. 5. • The early stages for Bobby Jones as he watches the demolishing of Fruitland Nursery and visions the greatest golf course of the South.• Jones wanted a golf course that he could design after his retirement from golf in 1930.
  6. 6. • Bobby Jones shown here setting the bar as he plays golf shots to the barren land.• Jones designed the course with this method by hitting golf balls to certain places and marking them. This is where he would later add the greens, fairways, and hazards for Augusta.
  7. 7. • This is the earliest known photo of the clubhouse. It was built in 1854 as the home of Dennis• Redmond. It was believed to be the first concrete house in the south.
  8. 8. • 1931– A map of the early, original design of the Augusta National golf course. This particular map hangs in the Bobby Jones room at the law firm Alston and Bird LLP in Atlanta, GA• The 1934 Augusta National Invitational Tournament remains to be the only time the course was played in a reverse format with the back nine being played as the front and the front nine as the back.
  9. 9. • Here we see a photo of the co-founders Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts.• “Our overall aim at the Augusta National has been to provide a golf course of considerable natural beauty enjoyable for the average golfer and at the same time testing for the expert player striving to better par. We want to make bogies easy if frankly sought pars readily obtainable by standard good play and birdies except on par 5’s dearly
  10. 10. • In which Horton Smith Would be come the Inaugural champion.
  11. 11. • Gene Sarazen would be the winner in the following year. Gene would get a double eagle on hole 15. And since this was the first nation wide radio broadcast it would be called the “shot heard round the world”.
  12. 12. • Then in 1936 Horton Smith would take the title again becoming the first two time winner.
  13. 13. • In 1940 Lloyd Mangrum seen here on the left scored a record 64 that would not be broken until 1986.
  14. 14. • The course was closed due to the war. And in support of the war the grounds were used to raise cattle and turkey as seen here in front of the clubhouse.
  15. 15. • Which is an interesting year due to the fact that a man by the name of Herman Keiser won.
  16. 16. • In 1947 a field was cleared to Berckmans road for parking. And here is what it looked like.
  17. 17. • 1948 Bobby Jones played his last competitive round of golf seen here on the right.
  18. 18. • In that same year Bobby donated his Grand Slam clubs to Augusta National Golf Club.
  19. 19. • In 1949 Sam Snead received the first green jacket.
  20. 20. • In that same year Ben Hogan wrote a letter to Clifford Roberts suggesting the idea of a champions dinner. Which was held for the first time that year.
  21. 21. • The next year Ben would set a tournament record of 274 beating the old record by five strokes this record would stand for 12 years.
  22. 22. • Dedicated to Gene Sarazen on April 6, 1955 for the double eagle he hit on the 15th hole during the 1935 Masters.• The placard reads, “Erected to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the famous double eagle scored by Gene Sarazen on this hole, April 7, 1935, which gained him a tie for first place with Craig Wood and in the play-off the playoff won the second Masters Tournament.”
  23. 23. • 1956 was the first Masters broadcast on TV by CBS
  24. 24. • Then in 1958 Arnold Palmer takes his first green jacket
  25. 25. • 1958-- The Par 3 contest is designed by George Cobb and Clifford Roberts and measures out to 1060 yards over its nine hole structure.• 1960– The first Par 3 contest is played and won by Sam Snead. He shot a 23 in its inauguration.• No player who has won the Par 3 Contest has ever went on to win the Masters. A record that still stand 51 years later.
  26. 26. • Jacks first Masters victory and the last year Gene Sarazen qualified• Introduction of the honorary starter with Jock Hutchinson and Fred Mcleod• First Masters winner Horton Smith made his last appearance
  27. 27. • 1964 Arnold wins his 4th green jacket becoming the first to do so.
  28. 28. • A one two three finish of Nicklaus Palmer Player• Great competition right? NO SIR . Jack wins by 9 strokes. Bobby Jones said “ Nicklaus played a game with which I am not familiar.”
  29. 29. • Jack becomes the first back to back winner• Byron Nelson makes his final competitive appearance
  30. 30. • Also in 1966 we see the first in color broadcast.
  31. 31. • 1970 was the first rear- operated leader boards.
  32. 32. • Jack becomes the first wire to wire winner and only player to finish under par• The first Masters played without Bobby Jones who passed away in December 1971
  33. 33. • Jacks 5th Masters Championship and 13th major• Lee Elder is the first African American to participate in the Masters
  34. 34. • In 1978, The Par 3 Course changed the greens from Bermuda to Bentgrass.• The Bentgrass greens were• Able to be cut lower, which reduced the grain of the• green and allowed the green contour to roll faster.
  35. 35. • Here in 1981 we see the first Masters that was played on bent grass greens. And a heating and cooling system is installed under the 12th green.
  36. 36. • In 1982 after making 23 consecutive cuts Gary Player fails to advance to weekend play
  37. 37. • In 1983 players were given the option of using their own caddies.
  38. 38. • Jack becomes the first and only 6 time winner of the Masters
  39. 39. • Becomes the 2nd to win back to back titles.
  40. 40. • Sam Sneed at age 78 went 3 under par in the par 3 course contest.
  41. 41. • 1992 Fred couples wins. And Ray Floyd becomes the oldest- runner up at age 49. But that’s not all.
  42. 42. • Jeff Sluman aces the fourth hole becoming the first to do so.
  43. 43. 1997 TigerWoods at only21 years oldbecomes theyoungestwinner of theMasters.
  44. 44. • In 1999 Gene Sarazen at age 97 would become the oldest honorary starter he would pass away one month later.

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