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Wednesday 12th April 2017

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 12.4.17 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE CONTENTS AGENDA COLUMNS & OPINIONS PREVIEW THIS WEEK'S EVENTS NEW GEAR THE LATEST KIT REVEALED WEEKLY ROUNDUP THE LATEST GOLF NEWS VIDEO OF THE WEEK Digital Editor: Peter Finnan Tel: 01 5036099 Print Editor: John Shortt Tel: 01 5036090 Sub Editor: John Craven CONTACT US Match Play Media Publishers: Match Play Media Limited, Golf House, Buckley's Lane, Main Street Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Contributors: Ivan Morris, Kevin Markham, Bernie Maguire, Paul Kelly, Denis Kirwin, Niall O'Shea, John Craven, Mary Doyle, Mark McGowan, Donal 'Doc' Hughes, GolfCentralDaily Design: Photography:, R&A, Pat Cashman, Getty Images, Disclaimer: Copyright Match Play Media 2017. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for, nor do they agree with any of the views expressed, statements or claims made in any article, news items or advertisement published in this magazine. WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE Peter Finnan, on behalf of the team My first Masters experience was definitely a week to remember W ow, what a week. This year was my first to make the pilgrimage to The Masters and what a special week it was. To witness Rose and Garcia battle it out down the home straight on Sunday at Augusta National was very special, the finish was incred- ible. For me personally, just being present was ticking an item off of my bucket list so when I got notification on Friday afternoon that I was selected from the media ballot to play Augusta National on the Monday morning it was like winning the lottery. Like most golfers I have an inter- nal bucket list of courses I would love to play once in in my lifetime. I had ticked off St Andrews a few years ago and still have Pebble Beach, Merion, Cypress Point and of course top of the list, Augus- ta National Golf Club. Augusta National holds a special place in the hearts of most golfers, even if they have never set foot on its hallowed grounds. All of my first golfing memories were of watch- ing The Masters growing up. To drive up Magnolia lane Monday morning and get assigned a locker in the champions locker room be- fore teeing it up was amazing, but to share a locker with Seve was just mind numbing. I am already working on a full feature for the May edition of IGM where I will share my unbelievable experience that will resonate with me for the rest of my life. Sergio was not the only one leaving Augusta a very happy man this week! AN AUGUSTA NATIONAL DREAM COME TRUE

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