Police warn about Masters badge sales

Monday, April 4, 2011 10:10 AM
Last updated 11:28 AM
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Deputies will be issuing warnings today to anyone caught trying to sell their Masters tickets near the Augusta National Golf Club.

Signs of season: Masters badges for sale  Augusta Chronicle File
Augusta Chronicle File
Signs of season: Masters badges for sale

But the warnings will end Tuesday.

By Tuesday morning, anyone caught selling their ticket within 2,700 feet of the Augusta National could be subject to a fine as high as $750.

"Normally on the first day we warn a lot of people," said Powell, who spoke from the Richmond County Sheriff's Masters Command Center at the Augusta National.

Sellers won't be able to be any closer to Augusta National than Sherwood Drive to the west, Calhoun Expressway to the east and Ingleside Drive to the south.

Those spotted trying to sell their tickets will, at the very least, have their badges taken away.

Georgia law prohibits anyone but a broker from selling tickets for more than face value.


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etlinks 04/04/11 - 11:30 am
On the ticket it reads "not

On the ticket it reads "not for resale." Why should brokers get a free ride?

Taylor B
Taylor B 04/04/11 - 02:02 pm
Etlinks, because you dont

Etlinks, because you dont have lobbyists, thats why.

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