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Golf, Gulfstreams and Green Jackets: The Masters of Golf

It’s that time of year again when the days are getting longer and the first major golf event of 2014, The Masters Tournament, is getting ready to start in Augusta, Georgia.  Adam Scott of Australia took home last year’s green jacket. The last two Americans to win on their home turf were Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson, who both have quite a large fan base which will hopefully draw even more spectators.

Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts The Masters every year, has some of the most powerful and wealthy members in the world.  Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, who happen to be number one and four respectively on the 2014 Forbes billionaires list, are two of the more notable members of the prestigious club.

The tournament starts on Thursday April 10th and continues through Sunday April 13th. The Masters attracts thousands of golf’s most enthusiastic fans every year.  A great number of the spectators are successful business men and women that love the game. Because of Golf’s fan demographic it is a prime target for sponsors who wish to reach the upper echelons of the business world and “high society”.

Many of the players will be traveling to Augusta by private jet. The two closest airports are Augusta Regional (AGS) and Daniel Field (DNL).  Last year’s winner, Adam Scott, owns this 1989 Gulfstream IV and a 2010 Gulfstream G450. According to our friends at Flight Aware, it looks like this aircraft was in Augusta on March 24th before heading to Nassau, Bahamas.  It’s likely he was there to get in some March warm up rounds before heading to the Islands for some pre-tournament relaxation.

Adam Scott's Private Jet

Adam Scott is not the only tournament winner traveling in style.  The Tournament Champion from 2004, 2006 and 2010, Phil Mickelson owns a Gulfstream G V jet pictured below.

Phil Mickelson's Private Jet

Interior of Phil Mickelson's Private Jet

While the average professional golfer may not have the means to own such aircraft it doesn’t mean they can’t travel in the same comfort.  Many players and fans will be chartering private jets and aircraft to get to the tournament.  Those who elect to do so have their choice of airport, minimal ATC delays, no security strip searching, etc.

If you are interested in chartering a private jet to this year’s Masters, or would like to learn more please give Jet Partners a call.  As the tournament date approaches aircraft availability will become more and more limited so we encourage our customers to book their flights as early as possible.  Jet Partners’ representatives are on call 24/7, so give us a call and let us help you plan the ultimate golf fan experience.

 

PGA Championship at Whistling Straits

This year’s PGA championship at Whistling Straits will be held August 10th-16th.  This is the last major of the year and proves to be an exciting event for golf fans.  Many questions will be answered surrounding golf’s top athletes.  Will Jordan Spieth secure his 3rd major championship of this year? Will Zach Johnson defend his British open championship? Will Rory McIlroy recover from his recent injury in time to compete?  Will Tiger Woods finally find his stroke and get back to prominence? All of these questions will be answered by the tournaments end.

PGA Whistling Straits

Those traveling to the scenic course on beautiful Lake Michigan by commercial airline have their work cut out for them. The course is located an hour south of Green Bay and an hour north of Milwaukee.  For those traveling by private jet or aircraft, they have the option of flying into Sheboygan County Memorial Airport (KSBM) which is only a 15 minute drive from Whistling Straits.  With a runway length of 6,802 feet, Sheboygan County Memorial can accommodate almost every business jet on the market.

SBM Airport is most likely the airport where Golf’s top athletes and fans will be parking their private aircraft.  Anytime there is a sporting event that is located well outside of a major city more fans ultimately elect to take private aircraft because of the ease of travel. Instead of needing a whole extra day, spectators can leave late the night before or early in the morning on the starting day of the tournament and still make it to the event on time. Here are flight times to Sheboygan from some major cities around the country:

Chicago to Sheboygan: 30-45 min.

New York City to Sheboygan: 2 Hours.

Los Angeles to Sheboygan: 4 Hours.

Houston to Sheboygan: 2 Hours 45 min.

Due to Whistling Straits close proximity to Lake Michigan there are several posh resorts nearby for fans to stay at such as the American Club in Kohler, WI.  Fans could potentially check into the American Club and get to Whistling Straights within 30-45 Min of landing at Sheboygan County Memorial.  More information about the surrounding area can be found on the PGA’s area information page.P90081452 (3)

Weekly tickets to Whistling Straits have been sold out since last year. Only a limited supply of daily ground tickets remain so any fans who don’t have their trips planned need to act soon.  Slots and parking are also limited at KSBM Airport as is aircraft availability for the tournament dates. If you are interested in getting a quote on a private jet or aircraft to the last major of the year, call or email Jet Partners today.

Private Jet Charter For Golf Trips Make a Great Gift

Recently Golf Digest Magazine did an article titled 13 Elaborate Golf Gifts and one gift mentioned was a golf outing using a private aircraft from Jet Partners.

Private Jet for Golf OutingOf course, to really do a golf trip right, you don’t waste your time with security lines, layovers, and screaming babies. The ideal golf vacation includes your own private aircraft shuttling you to and from the destination of your choice. Looking to fly you and your golf buddies private from the New York area to Bandon Dunes? Prices start at a little more than $41,000 according to Benton Morgan, managing partner of Jet Partners Worldwide, which offers on-demand private jet” rental and air charter services. A New York to Pebble Beach trip for eight passengers will cost you about $53,000. It might cost a hair more than a middle seat through Oakland. But think of all the work you’ll catch up on along the way! “

Jet Partners is extremely experience arranging golf trips for clients just playing single rounds or going on week long golf excursions.  We can get you and your party closer to the courses you wish to play in less time letting you spend more time on the links and less in lines at the airport.   Anyone who has traveled on a commercial airline with golf clubs knows how stressful and annoying it can be.  Leave all the worries at home and travel in luxury; knowing your clubs are safely on board.  We can arrange the best private jet or aircraft for you that will be able to accommodate all of your passengers, along with golf clubs and luggage.  If your choice aircraft cannot fit all of your needed gear, Jet Partners will arrange for you clubs or luggage to be shipped overnight so they are waiting for you when you arrive at your destination.

 

Check out empty leg listings at airporst near popular golf courses in the United States:

 

Augusta National Golf Club –http://www.augusta.com/   http://www.masters.com

Augusta Regional Airport – AGS| https://jetpartners.aero/airport/augusta-ags/

 

Pebble Beach Golf Links–       http://www.pebblebeach.com/golf

Monterey Peninsula Airport – MRY | https://jetpartners.aero/airport/monterey-mry/

 

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort– www.bandondunesgolf.com

Southwest Oregon Regional Airport – OTH | https://jetpartners.aero/airport/northbend-oth/

 

To get information about booking a private jet or aircraft for a golf outing, either as a gift or for yourself, call Jet Partners today.  Aviation and Golf are two things our staff is passionate about.  Take advantage and start planning the ultimate golf getaway now!