As you may have figured out by now, we jump at the chance to turn anything into a party, and that includes watching a group of men walk on miles and miles of chemically-treated grass while trying to get a tiny ball into a tiny hole. This past weekend we dusted off our putters, pulled up our argyle socks and donned our green blazers (read ‘Adidas green track jacket’) to celebrate the final day of the 2018 Masters Tournament.
Lindsay’s home was transformed into Augusta National Golf Club on a snowy Sunday afternoon. Lots of greenery and bright blooms were peppered throughout the main level to bring the outdoors in. Signage included “Members Only,” “Clubhouse,” “Washrooms,” “First tee,” and much more. Upon entering the house, guests were asked to retrieve their individual scorecards and a pencil to keep track of the afternoon’s events.
While the pros were vying for the ever-coveted green blazer, our guests were duking it out for serious bragging rights (and a small prize). We went head-to-head in multiple challenges, including chip shots into baskets, guessing how many tees are in the jar, Tiger trivia and a par 3 course that would rival any mini putt in town.
Our Masters clubhouse featured a delicious spread for hungry golfers. Individual cheeseballs, zucchini patties, deviled eggs, breadsticks, meatballs and lots of munchies kicked off the afternoon. Our main course featured lentil burgers with red potato salad and spiralized zucchini salad. A delectable carrot cake and peach crisp seriously satisfied our sweet tooth. (We’re still full!)
Lindsay’s bar was transformed into the ‘watering hole’ featuring signature cocktails and refreshing bevvies for all. The azalea cocktail is a favourite at Augusta so we knew we wanted to give it a try. With pineapple juice, lime or lemon juice, a splash of grenadine and gin, this Southern staple was a refreshing drink after a long day on the greens. Perrier, local brews from Nine Locks, Gatorade and a classic sweet tea with fresh lemons were just some of the other options for thirsty golfers.
For the second year in a row, Jacqueline proudly took home the prize. She clinched the victory after guessing the exact number of tees in the jar (83). And her acceptance speech? Well let’s just say there were tears, cheers and more emotion and excitement than all of the best actor and actress speeches at the Oscars combined.
Masters Party 2018 was a success, and the only question now is, how will we top it next year?
Jacqueline and Lindsay are sisters and new moms living on the East Coast of Canada.