Tuesday, April 1
Masters Food: A Tradition Unlike Any Other
The Patrons Menu. (Wally Baba/Flickr)
To my knowledge, I’ve never eaten a pimento cheese sandwich. Unless my parents served me one when I was a boy, in which case I ate every bite. That was the rule.
However, I may eat one next Monday when I attend my first Masters. It’s a tradition, and I can see myself being duped by tradition, especially at Augusta National Golf Club.
The crazy thing? Even if it makes me gag, I’m only out $1.50. I repeat, buck-fifty. (7% tax included.) Like most things Masters, the food prices are frozen in the 20th century.
Of course, I could splurge and get a Master Club sandwich. That would set me back $2.50. Throw in a bag of chips and a beer and I’m shelling out more than a Lincoln. Me and my big-spending ways.
Seriously, if you add up everything on the Patrons Menu (that’s Masters insider talk) I don’t think it comes to $30. The Masters is definitely in some kind of weird time warp.
Food aside, I just hope the course will be in decent shape. I’ve heard it can be pretty nice this time of year.
−The Armchair Golfer
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