Masters lots full

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 6:21 AM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 11:46 AM
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Traffic heading to the Augusta National Golf Club is heavy and free parking lots are full.

Visitors will have to use paid parking for today's practice rounds.

Observers report Interstate 20 traffic has cleared out and is open at both east and west Washington Road exits.

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up2nogood
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up2nogood 04/07/09 - 09:18 am
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Traffic is bad during Masters

Traffic is bad during Masters Week. That's news?

sueboo418
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sueboo418 04/07/09 - 10:47 am
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Yeah really!! What else is

Yeah really!! What else is new? And what fun for us working folks trying to get to our jobs, having to go half way around
Augusta. I just love Master's week.

gabassist
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gabassist 04/07/09 - 11:09 am
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Cut them a break - they can

Cut them a break - they can just use this same story every day this week! It sure saves the AC a lot of effort in doing actual research or writing.

elm1026
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elm1026 04/07/09 - 11:26 am
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I live right across the

I live right across the street from the Augusta National and traffic isn't that bad if you take back roads. Just try to find alternate routes.

dani
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dani 04/07/09 - 12:25 pm
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It's a matter of timing. I

It's a matter of timing. I only go out in the early afternoon and rather than take a left onto Highland from Downing I take a right. I miss my favorite Publix store but we stock up ahead of time. I love Master's Week!

Former Augustan
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Former Augustan 04/07/09 - 12:27 pm
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Here we go again - Augusta's

Here we go again - Augusta's only days in the spotlight until next year. Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

SuperG151
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SuperG151 04/07/09 - 12:28 pm
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And it is the only time that

And it is the only time that they clean up the area. That should be done year round, not just during Masters!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 04/07/09 - 12:39 pm
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Former, they don't hold the

Former, they don't hold the event for you, so, no worries. The rest of us will have a good time.

voiceofconcern
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voiceofconcern 04/07/09 - 12:44 pm
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Why so hard on the AC? They

Why so hard on the AC? They do great work. Thank goodness, we've still got a daily newspaper. Many cities are losing such luxuries. So, quit complaining about The Chronicle. They are truly trained, qualified journalistic professionals. So, Man-up and let them do their jobs. How would you like it if someone looked over your shoulders and criticized your work on a continuous basis. You wouldn't. So, quit crying and be thankful for what we've got, Augusta!!! A real-live newspaper. The OLDEST IN THE SOUTH. 'Nuff Said. And, AC, thanks for the traffic tip. I live in Evans and was glad to know the latest and greatest, before I ventured to Wash Road.

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drumbeater1 04/07/09 - 01:14 pm
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superg151....when's the last

superg151....when's the last time you got out and helped clean up a roadside, or a park, or a fishing spot ???

up2nogood
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up2nogood 04/07/09 - 01:29 pm
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voiceofconcern, I'm not

voiceofconcern, I'm not knocking The Chronicle's reporters or their expertise. I'm pointing out how pointless this story is. Those that would truly want to know about Masters traffic are the ones stuck in Masters traffic. Perhaps they are reading AC on their iPhones or Blackberries, but I doubt it. So, who does this story benefit?

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themaninthemirror 04/07/09 - 01:50 pm
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I am sure there are a lot of

I am sure there are a lot of out town visitors who are sitting in motel rooms and motel lobbies with their laptops, who consider this a great service. I think so too. It is only once a year that we get to shine like this. However, due to the membership and other patrons of the Augusta National, there are times that other sport celebrities and other well known people,i.e.,(actors,entertainers, and well known members of the media such as Rush Limbaugh), are in town and we do not know about it. So let's show off while we at least know a few prominent sports and media members are looking.

shamrock
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shamrock 04/07/09 - 02:29 pm
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themaninthemirror thinks this

themaninthemirror thinks this is our chance to shine? Get Real!! What I really can't believe is the AC puts this under Breaking News!! It's like the Washinton Post with a bulletin like ... President of the U-S is in town for a visit!

nativeaugustan
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nativeaugustan 04/07/09 - 02:29 pm
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It's horrible what the

It's horrible what the Augusta National has done to the neighborhood around Heath Drive - bull dozing all those nice homes and blocking access to Washington Road for the residents of the Jamestown subdivision...all for parking for one week out of the year. Citizens of Augusta still have to go about their business, even during the Masters. The world doesn't revolve around this tournament. as nice as it is, and the city of Augusta shouldn't allow the Augusta National to completely change traffic patterns and block access to city streets for the year-round taxpayers of Augusta. These citizens are your hosts for the week - why don't you try treating them a little nicer?

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asustudent75 04/07/09 - 05:18 pm
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This story warrants a

This story warrants a "Breaking News" headline???

Junket831
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Junket831 04/07/09 - 07:38 pm
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I guess this is what happens

I guess this is what happens when the AC had to cut back on staff salaries.

asustudent75
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asustudent75 04/07/09 - 08:24 pm
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lol junket831.

lol junket831.

triscuit
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triscuit 04/07/09 - 08:30 pm
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nativeaugustan, I agree but

nativeaugustan, I agree but at least the National keeps the property clean, cut and maintained all year round. It looks almost like a park 51 weeks a year. Sad to see a neighborhood go, but at least it looks nice. Everyone knows the Augusta National does what it wants, when it wants, how it wants, to who it wants.

userone
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userone 04/07/09 - 09:36 pm
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I dont care about the

I dont care about the masters. I hope it boost the economy in Augusta because it needs it.

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