Masters patrons offer tips on improving perfection

Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:33pm EDT
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By Larry Fine

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - The lords of the Masters are dedicated to putting on an ideal golf tournament, and most of the competitors and thousands of patrons judge it to be just about perfect.

An on-course bank of tablets by the 15th hole is used for feedback, but an informal survey by Reuters of over 50 patrons allowed spectators a chance to utilize a verbal suggestion box to air any pet peeves.

What the survey reveals is, it is hard to improve on perfection.

With one of the most coveted tickets in all of sport in hand, few could find fault in the Masters' experience beyond nit-picky, minor improvements.

"I would appreciate an organic option for food or gluten free option," Carol Fread of Noblesville, Indiana, said near the concession stand off the eighth fairway.

"I’ve got some dietary restrictions so I’m trying to work around what they have. But I love the carrots. Perfect."

Air quality was also a talking point, with some objecting to the pungent smell of cigar smoke obscuring the aroma of azaleas and magnolias.

"Cigars. It was my number one 30 years ago and it’s still my number one," said veteran Masters patron Tommy Drew of Virginia Beach, Virginia. "It’s still nasty."   Continued...

Eric Frost, who is on a golfing holiday from Freeland, Michigan, U.S., poses for a photograph as he hits a tee shot in Perthshire, Scotland, August 19, 2014.   REUTERS/Paul Hackett