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Wonderful story, I just wish more stories like this would get out about Augusta and it's members, as well as golfers in general.

 

So often the media portrays Augusta's members as snobs and elitist, but as with professional golf and the PGA tour in general, they are often the most generous, and most importantly, they do so not for recognition or publicity, they do it quietly and for the right reasons.

 

You have to respect that

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Unbelievable. What a great story, I actually caught myself getting "misty eyed" while reading it.

 

I grew up near Augusta in South Carolina, and the Masters / Augusta National has always been a part of my life. I have dreamed of playing it many times.

 

What an awesome experience for Mr. Rosin and his friends. I wish there were more people like Mr. Kulhke.

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One word... WOW. That was one amazing story. Up to this point, I've pictured Augusta members as rich people who think too highly of themselves to care about anybody else. But now, now I have a whole new perspective on them, and so much more respect, especially for Mr. Kulhke. What a great man he is.

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Excellent story. God given gift right there of kindness and joy.

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What a wonderful story.

 

I feel compelled to share my story. It nowhere near compares however. My Dad past away in 1994 at the age of 51. He was a huge golfer. Taught me how to play. Taught me the love of the game, etc. I grew up watching the Masters with him on TV every year. It was his dream just to go there and see the course. Well 5 years after his death I ended up buying Monday Practice Round Tickets off of Ebay. When I told my Mother that my wife and I were going down to Augusta she bought tickets off of Ebay for her and my two younger brothers. We me met down in Augusta and spent the day walking the course. It was amazing! As we walked the course my brothers and I each took a little bag of my Dad's cremated ashes and spread them at different parts of the course. I chose to spread my Dad's ashes in the pine needles at the dog leg on 13. A place where inevitably each year someone loses their drive to and you can see on TV. It is a great thing to see on on TV each year and knowing he has the best seat in house.

 

Additionally I was fortunate enough to make a return trip to The Masters in 2005 (for the 10 year anniversary of my Dad's passing). I was a guest of a major sports magazine for 4 days. The best part is that I was given a Clubhouse badge. I was able to walk through the clubhouse with members and players alike. I could go anywhere except for the players locker room, it was incredible. In fact I watched the Woods/Dimarco playoff on TV in the clubhouse sitting next to Hank Haney at one table and Rick Smith and Mickelson's wife and parents at the other table. I actually watched the Green Jacket Ceremony from the 2nd level balcony of the clubhouse, right under the big tree! No words can explain it.

 

Needless to say Augusta National has special memories for me. I can only pray that someday I might be able to play the course. I am comforted that my Dad rests in peace there.

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