The masters is one of the most difficult sporting events in the world to attend. Known for its ticket lottery and high resale value every golfer knows that this is the most exclusive golf event in the world. In this article, we’re going to break down a few different tactics you can try to find your way to the masters tournament.
For those looking to go to the masters but aren’t looking to break the bank the masters ticket lottery is a great opportunity. Augusta national golf club runs a small ticket lottery every year. This allows you the opportunity to purchase tickets at a retail price.
How this process works is that you must head to the Masters official ticketing website. Then enter your information into the lottery. This lottery is typically done in June or July of the previous year.
In this lottery Augusta will draw names that grant them the ability to purchase daily tournament tickets. As well as practice round tickets. If you’re lucky enough to win a practice round ticket you were able to purchase these tickets for roughly $75. You and are able to purchase a maximum of four practice tickets per day.
If you happen to be one of the few that when the daily tournament tickets these will cost you around $115. And you’ll be able to purchase two tickets per round.
This lottery option does not give you great odds to go to your next masters. But it does allow you an opportunity to get to this tournament without spending an exorbitant amount of money.
The next best way to get tickets for the Masters is by getting your hands on a patron badge. A patron badge is essentially a season ticket to the masters. It allows you the opportunity to purchase tickets every year. Once you have the patron badge you’ll pay $325 per year and have access to the entire week of masters events.
These patron badges are incredibly hard to come by and are able to be attained through a waiting list. Unfortunately, the waiting list has been closed since 2000. So you will likely be waiting quite a long time if you looking to own a patron badge.
That being said, you may still be able to use these patron badges to get in the event by purchasing on the secondary market. Often times owners of patron badges auction them off for the week the masters in order to make some money. This means you can find an opportunity to buy these patron badges and get a full weeks worth of access to the masters.
In 2019 purchasing one of these patron badges for the week cost roughly $2000. This of course is a high price to pay but offers you a fantastic opportunity to watch the entirety of the Masters.
Scalping Masters Tickets
One other way to try and get your hands on some masters tickets is through scalping. Though you must know there’s a lawn place that does not allow for any scalping within 2700 feet of Augusta.
One popular way of scalping Masters tickets is to talk to those leaving events with hopes that you can purchase their ticket and head back in. This method became so popular that Augusta has limited the amount of reentries to two times on a single ticket.
This ensures that these tickets are not being passed around to too many people. But also should serve as a warning when purchasing scalped tickets. You should make sure how many times the ticket holder has been in and out of the tournament grounds that day.
Scalped tickets can run in a wide range of prices. But will often end up cheaper than purchasing a patron pass. That being said in person and scalping your tickets you will find you likely not be able to witness the entire event. And of course will need a little bit of luck to find someone selling tickets at a fair price.
Another way you can look to get your hands on some masters tickets is through hospitality packages. Many of the local hotels and airfare companies create packages with Augusta that include tournament tickets.
These hospitality packages are certainly on the more expensive end. They offer you an opportunity to purchase your hotels, flights, and tickets are before arriving at the grounds.
If you do decide to go this road be sure that the hospitality companies you were dealing with are in fact legitimate. Because this option will not be easy on the bank account.
Conclusion How To Get Masters Tickets
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