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New Yorker Longform Piece on ANGC

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Obviously the writer is so banned. For twenty lifetimes. You probably know most of the stuff mentioned as this is written for a general audience. But there are bits I didn't know. Or obvious things I should have reasoned out.

 

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The home of the Masters Tournament is a prelapsarian golf paradise, combining good manners and Southern delights with exclusion and...
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The New Yorker unleashed a 10,000-word story about the exclusivity of Augusta National on Friday. And the author did not hold back.

 

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Well, I read it. I'm a sucker for anything negative about Augusta, but ... I was underwhelmed. First, the New Yorker needs to invest in better editors. This was not well written. But I digress. There isn't much new in this. It's interesting for the first half, I suppose. But the Tiger/Trump stuff was unnecessary and seemed sort of crow-bared in. Sort of like the writer went down to write this story, and then the real story of the Masters was Tiger and he had to put it in somewhere.

I don't know. I don't find it ground breaking that this is a play place for the ultra-rich, especially on Masters weekend. Yes, everything is controlled and choreographed to the second.

It's written for a general audience, but I feel like a lot of us here won't find much new information.

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I read it a few days ago. It was a whole lot of words without really saying anything. If you're going to criticize Augusta for its membership policies, or Tiger for paling around with Trump, or fans for going along with it all, then do so. But the author seemed much more to want to briefly mention a lot of topics without actually saying anything about them. 

I also agree with @DeadMan that it could have been edited better (aside from the issues I already mentioned). The pacing and structure were off, and it ended strangely abruptly. It reads like a gussied-up haphazard first draft. 

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I read it a few days ago, too. It was just an article. I didn't take anything from it either way. But i think its very unlikely that writer is ever credentialed for the Masters again. Maybe on some level thats the point he was trying to make. 

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It was a lazy attempt to somewhat convey a sentiment (perhaps a personal one) and let readers develop it into something the author didn’t have the talent or balls to do. Sloppy and amateurish for the most part. But I hadn’t read it prior to this post so thanks for sharing it.

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Call me shallow, but I found the most interesting part of the article to be the description of the air blower-vacuum system under the Augusta National greens.

Other than some 2019 tournament vignettes, the story mirrors past works about the culture of the Masters. The attempts at social and political commentary revisit the 2003 sparring match between reporter Martha Burk and Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson over the club's then male-only membership policy.

At any rate, the Nick Paumgarten piece likely scored points with the left-of-center readership of The New Yorker.

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On 6/17/2019 at 2:05 PM, WUTiger said:

Call me shallow, but I found the most interesting part of the article to be the description of the air blower-vacuum system under the Augusta National greens.

Other than some 2019 tournament vignettes, the story mirrors past works about the culture of the Masters. The attempts at social and political commentary revisit the 2003 sparring match between reporter Martha Burk and Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson over the club's then male-only membership policy.

At any rate, the Nick Paumgarten piece likely scored points with the left-of-center readership of The New Yorker.

Absolutely! As we say out here in the country, it was "good enough for who it's for!" In this case the east and left coast "intelligentsia" who would like to think they run everything! 

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A lousy article. Crap like this:

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Utterances of “Tiger” popped up out of the murmur of the crowd—hundreds of white people just standing there staring at him.

And many, many minorities, too. But don't mention them.

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