There is nothing quite like the annual iconic golf tradition that is The Masters. Lush green grass, colorful azaleas, and gorgeous dogwoods set the Augusta National Golf Club apart as a stunning backdrop for this time-honored and revered tournament.

Some of our State Traditions team had the chance to experience this long-running sporting event, watching golf greats as they competed for the coveted green jacket. 

Take inspiration from some of the masters of the game and play like a pro next time you're on the links. Here's a few tips from previous green jacket winners.

Bubba Watson:

"It's about hitting the ball in the center of the club face and hitting it hard." (Golf Digest)

Adam Scott:

"It's totally a game of confidence...When you're that confident, you have to take it and run with it, because who knows how long it's going to last?" (

Phil Mickelson:

"The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win." (World Golf Hall of Fame)

Here's to a great Masters week!

April 08, 2015 by Angie Brown