Yes, from April 8 - 11, 2021, we will once again have The Masters back where it belongs - in the spring! A November Masters was fun (and actually probably really necessary given the year we went through!) but was spring in 2020 really spring without Jim Nantz saying hi to us while we looked at beautiful picture of azalais blooming everywhere - we say no and can hardly wait for this right of spring to be back in 2021!
With spring and The Masters upon us, it is time for our first Men's Major Pool of the year so in this newsletter you will find details of how you can enter with a new prize in place for this year - bonus entries into our Win a Trip to Ireland contest. We will be awarding multiple bonus entries in this free to enter pool so winning The Masters Pool could land you in Ireland!
Also in this newsletter you will find:
- TJ's always highly anticipated Masters preview. This could give everyone joining the pool an idea of who not to pick!!!
- A chat between TJ and Adam Stanley as they discuss the Masters, Augusta National and much of the lore and history of this amazing event and location.
- In our destination guide, we will be focusing on a destination you would get to visit if you win our Trip to Ireland contest as we explore Ballyliffin Townhouse Hotel and the surrounding Ballyliffin area.
- Our hole of the month will feature the par 3 7th hole on the Ballyliffin Glashedy Course, and the new tee they added to enhance an already great hole.
Spring is here, the weather is warming up and we are getting the clubs ready for a great summer of golf. We have said it before, and we will say it again - talking golf, and golf travel, is our passion so get in touch with us anytime and we would be more than happy to share that passion with you.
Stay safe, stay healthy, enjoy this month’s newsletter and give us a call when you're ready to build your golf getaway, we’ll be happy to bring it to life for you!!!
Our good friend, great golfer and fantastic colleague Matt Palermo will be leaving Golf Away Tours to take on the challenge of working for the family insurance business. Matt joined Golf Away Tours in 2016 and since day one he has been invaluable to the company. His detail-oriented approach to the business ensured that he provided the ultimate level of service to our clients.
As a single digit, dedicated golfer, Matt had the opportunity to travel the world over the past few years and had to learn how to control his shot trajectory on those windy days in Ireland and Scotland! He earned the trust of not only our clients, but all of our suppliers around the world with his honest, kind and hard-working attitude.
I know we will stay in touch and play lots of golf together this summer still, but we’ll miss having Matt as part of our team. He’s become a great friend and we wish him all the best in the future.
Thanks for all of your hard work Matt, and keep it in the short stuff! You will be missed!
We really can't wait until we hear those familiar words because it means Masters Weekend is upon us and our good friend Jim Nantz is there to take us on the journey.
As great as the tournament is (and it is one of the great sporting events of the year), it is even better if you have someone specific to root for and we are going to give you that chance.
In 2021, we are once again planning to run pools for all the Men's Majors and new this year, we will also be running pools for the U.S. Women's Open and Women's Open Championship (which is at Carnoustie this year BTW - that will be a great event to watch!).
We will be going with the same format as last year but with some slightly different prizing as we give everyone the chance to win extra entries into our Trip to Ireland contest.
Click below to go to the entry page and all the details will be there.
Good luck to everyone and enjoy The Masters.
As always, we want to help you, the reader, to know who not to pick when you submit your majors pools so once again, TJ will be sharing his thoughts on the tournament and who he thinks will ultimately come out on top.
There is definitely some great insight to be gained by taking a look at this preview - how you use it is up to you!
about The Masters
Adam Stanley, as part of his freelance journalist career where for a number of national and international publications including The Globe and Mail, PGA.com, LPGA.com and his own podcast (amongst many other outlets), has been at Augusta covering The Masters since 2016. Adam even had his name chosen in the famous "media draw" and played Augusta National on the Monday after The Masters in 2016 so he has first hand experience on the famed course.
Earlier this month he joined TJ to talk about all things Masters, and maybe a few more things as well, and we have a chance to listen in on that chat.
Ballyliffin Townhouse Hotel and Area
If you are lucky enough to win the trip for 2 we are giving away to Ireland, one of your stops will be at this wonderful hotel in the North West of Ireland.
Ballyliffin is a beautiful town located against the backdrop of the hills of the Inishowen Peninsula with panoramic views of Glashedy Island and the Atlantic Ocean.
With a population of around 500 it may be small but Ballyliffin is big on scenery and hospitality, and the Ballyliffin Townhouse Hotel is the perfect example of the hospitality.
If you follow the link below you'll discover everything this great hotel, and the Ballyliffin area, has to offer.
7th hole - Ballyliffin Glashedy
It's a beautiful day in North West Ireland and your standing on the tee of the 7th hole at the Glashedy Links Course at Ballyliffin Golf Club. A beautiful Irish links day includes, of course, about a 30km gentle breeze and it's coming coming off the left as you look 175 yards look down at the green where you can't help but notice the large pond on the right side of the green. Since the wind is such a gentle breeze (?!?!), it really shouldn't be a problem but you can't get it out of your mind as you step up to the ball and get ready to hit your shot into the green.
What happens next?
Well, hopefully you enter and win our "Win a Trip to Ireland" contest so you can find out how you fared with this shot but, no matter what, this course, and this specific hole with its new tee box, should definitely be on everyone's list of courses they plan to play.
a trip to Ireland