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 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.
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.