2019 Masters Photo Parade: Augusta in top condition

By |  April 11, 2019 0 Comments

The Golfdom team captured a few shots of the preparation work at Augusta National Golf Club for the 2019 Masters.

Rolling at Augusta National (Photo: Seth Jones)

Two members of Augusta National’s maintenance team meticulously mow a green with Jacobsen walk-behind mowers. One southern superintendent we saw joked that, “those greens are mowed down so tight, they’re just guessing on the lines at this point!” (Photo: Seth Jones)

 

Tree work at Augusta National (Photo: Seth Jones)

A big chore on Wednesday at the end of the round was cleaning up walking areas for patrons. (Photo: Seth Jones)

 

2019 Masters prep work (Photo: Seth Jones)

A train of Toro Reelmaster 3550-D fairway mowers move up the sidewalk between No. 11 and No. 14. One of the security guards told me, “Buddy, you just missed the best photo of these guys all mowing together!” Little did he know that the mowers were circling back … (Photo: Seth Jones)

 

Prep work for 2019 Masters (Photo: Seth Jones)

10 fairway mowers do their jobs while a single walk mower focuses on the massive No. 14 green. (Photo: Seth Jones)

 

2019 Masters prep work (Photo: Seth Jones)

The fairway mowers purr like kittens as they roll up No. 18 fairway on Wednesday afternoon. While most Masters patrons are enjoying the Par Three tournament, patrons who stay on the golf course get to enjoy the beauty of the maintenance team at work. (Photo: Seth Jones)

 

2019 Masters prep work (Photo: Seth Jones)

Reels up and the fairway mowers traverse the front nine in unison. (Photo: Seth Jones)

 

2019 Masters prep work (Photo: Seth Jones)

No. 13 green is in peak condition and shining brightly as the crew gives this beauty a quick clip at the end of the Wednesday practice round. (Photo: Seth Jones)

 

2019 Masters prep work (Photo: Seth Jones)

Most of Augusta National’s Toro fairway mowers are custom painted green … seeing the standard red paint job out there is almost surprising. (Photo: Seth Jones)

 

2019 Masters prep work (Photo: Seth Jones)

A John Deere tractor tows a Wiedenmann Mega Twister to blow off the No. 9 fairway at Augusta National. (Photo: Seth Jones)

 

2019 Masters prep work (Photo: Seth Jones)

Seeing the grounds crew make a sweep across Amen Corner should be a bucket list item for any golf maintenance professional … some of the best holes in golf, being quickly cared for by some of the best in the business. (Photo: Seth Jones)

 

2019 Masters prep work (Photo: Seth Jones)

The only thing sad about this sight is it means the course is about to close … just like this photo parade! (Photo: Seth Jones)

 


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