Author: Charlie Palmer

2017 Masters Highlights

CaddyTrek Newsletter April 2017

The Masters began with an emotional ceremony to celebrate the legacy of Arnold Palmer. It was the first Masters since 1954 without “The King” presiding.

The somber moment later turned into a duel, as Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia battled for supremacy.

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Team CaddyTrek Hits the Road

Haggin Oaks Golf Expo 2017Join us in Sacramento, CA from April 28 – 30, 2017 for the Haggin Oaks Golf Expo.

Keri, Danny and Charlie of Team CaddyTrek will be there to meet customers old and new. So stop by booth #127 and say “hi!”

Show hours are as follows:

Friday & Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 4:00pm

More info for the show is available on the Haggin Oaks Golf Expo website.

The Debate Over Use of Distance Measuring Devices (DMDs)PGA tests distance measurement devices

The use of DMDs in competition by local rule has been in place since 2006. Although DMDs have become standard equipment for average golfers at state amateur events and even USGA competitions, they are still currently banned from PGA Tournaments.

Last month the USGA and R&A announced that it would allow DMDs during competition beginning in 2019. Yet, professional tours could adopt a local rule that banned their use.

So how did the PGA Tour come to the decision to test DMDs during tournaments this year?

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Interesting Facts About the MastersInteresting facts about the masters

  1. Course architect, Alister MacKenzie, never saw his famous course completed. He died 2 months before the Inaugural Masters Tournament, January 6, 1934.
  2. Augusta National looks almost nothing like it originally did when it was first opened. It took 15 architects to make changes to the course since 1935. The original routing is the only thing that has stayed the same.
  3. In 1983, Harukanaru Augusta was the first 8-bit video game to feature Augusta National.
  4. Gary Player is the only Masters Winner to not have his jacket locked up at Augusta. He was able to keep it by “forgetting” to bring it back after he won the 61′ tournament.
  5. The color of the famous jacket has changed over the years from forest green to hunter green. Due to the change in manufacturers and tailors, the green color of the jacket has many different hues.
  6. A duel it is! The Masters has gone to extra holes a whopping 21 percent of the time, including the last two years. Will we see a three-peat this year?
  7. Masters Officials have been known to remove tournament announcers who do not follow club decorum. Saying words such as “Fans” or “Spectators” is not allowed. They must be called “Patrons” or “Gallery.”
  8. On Tuesday night of the tournament week, the last year’s winner gets to host a Champions Dinner. That winner chooses what will be on the menu for all past winners of the tournament.

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