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Comments from Masters Chairman Billy Payne

April 4, 2012 - 11:37 pm
By Chris Gay |

 

COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIRMAN

 

ON 2013 MASTERS TICKETS: Beginning May 1, ticket applications for the 2013 Masters Tournament will be available online at Masters.com. The club offered all practice-round tickets and a limited number of daily tournament badges online for this year’s event.

ON BERCKMANS PLACE: The on-site hospitality building adjacent to Gate 9 “offers the enhanced level of hospitality requested and allows us to provide the Masters experience for a greater number of golf fans. And in years to come, Berckmans Place will be a very substantial contributor to our Masters Tournament Foundation for the growth of the game.”

ON THE REROUTING OF A SERVICE ROAD THAT PREVIOUSLY CROSSED A FAIRWAY: “As a result, we were able to add an additional observation stand to the golfers’ right on No. 14, thereby providing increased patron opportunities of this challenging, fun, and famous putting surface.”

ON WHAT A TEAM WILL DO TO BUILD THE GAME:

• “What ideas might potentially attract kids and other groups of potential golfers to the game; how can these ideas be integrated into the expansive and impressive efforts of the other golf organizations.”

ON IMPROVEMENT SUGGESTIONS:

• “We get all kinds of great comments about how to improve our food service, seating suggestions, all kind of things that we regularly review and incorporate. Plus, we have an entire team of (Alister) MacKenzie (course designer) folks out here evaluating specific things that we know need improvement.”

• “On the online environment, I think we ask mostly for comments about how our Internet presentation could be improved, and we have made dramatic changes again this year.”