The 1957 Masters tournament requested radio operators from the communications school at Fort Gordon Army school at Augusta, Ga., to relay scores to the tote board, using PRC-9 hand held radios. I was a student in the school at this time. I was aware of this social event, but I did not volunteer - sounded kinda boring at the time.

Mr. Doug Ford won the 1957 Masters with a three-stroke victory over Mr. Snead. Mr. Snead was ahead with a three stroke lead going into the final round. (Scouped from Wikipedia).

Tomorrow, April 11, this four day event continues, (from the first event held in 1934 on March 22, a one day event) at the Masters Mega-event. Tickets for the four day event costing ten grand - Sunday only cost of $2,523 average ticket price. These obscene prices leave only standing room for paying spectators.

Middle class Americans were eliminated from the sport of Golf by NAFTA - 1993. The game of Golf needs better trade agreements supporting mid-class golfers. Historically Golf was played by the privileged. In modern times golf needed head-counts at local golf courses.

When written descriptions of today’s sports venues (obscene cost), they become cynical by the facts, attendance cost the equivalent of a family vacation.

Tom Rogers

Moultrie

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