Masters: The Patron Look

Going to The Masters is a big deal.  Lucking out with a badge for a chance to set foot on the hallowed grounds…it’s fair to say that being a patron is a bucket-list item.  I’ve had the pleasure to go quite a few times, and it never gets old.

I get asked by a lot of guys: ‘what do I wear to Augusta National?’.  Fair question.  My feeling is that it comes from a place of not screwing up vs. literally not knowing what to wear.  Having been quite a bit, I’m happy to give some advice:

1 Comfort is key.  You will be walking…A LOT.  Take care of your feet.
2. You are a patron, not a player.  I’ve seen guys show up dressed like peak Rickie Fowler.  Don’t do that.  Augusta National isn’t a place where ‘standing out’ is the goal.
3. Go light on logos – especially from places where you aren’t a member.  I was in line next to a guy wearing a shirt from a very private, very prestigious club.  A guy walked up to him and asked him who he was playing with at the Member-Member.  It didn’t end well.

Here’s what I’d recommend:

From top left:

1. Holderness & Bourne Taylor Shirt:  A comfortable shirt that isn’t too loud.  Go tech or tech blend.  We usually clock about five miles, so sweat could be a thing.
2. Onward Reserve UGA National Championship Hat:  You’ve got to have a hat – the sun can get brutal.  Go with a relatively generic logo or from a club where you are a member.  Tour visors are OK here as well.
3. Warby Parker Hatcher Sunglasses:  Good sunglasses that aren’t too expensive…in case they get dropped or lost.
4. Duck Head Gold School 7″ Chino Shorts:  Easy on the shorts.  Wear something comfortable that has a back pocket.
5. Sea Island Seersucker Belt:  Have fun here (you’ll always hear me pushing for some waist flare).  However – same rules as #3 above…folks notice logos.
6. Peter Millar Forge Quarter-Zip:  You’ll probably need an additional layer if you are sweeping the dew or hanging out until the last group putts out on 18.
7. Swiftwick Golf Socks:  You know what makes comfortable shoes even more comfortable?  Good socks.  Trust me.
8. True Linkswear Knit IIs:  I’ve been wearing mine for a couple of weeks now, and I’m convinced these would be great for The Masters.
9. TSG Packable Rain Shell:  Think ahead – there aren’t a lot of places to hide from the elements.  Wear this into the round and stash it in your bag after you hit the merch tent.

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10 Comments

  1. CCE
    03/28/2022 / 10:54 AM

    I always leave my phone in the car when I’m at a PGA event, so a wristwatch is clutch (especially if you don’t normally wear one). Also, plenty of cash, usually in a front pocket wallet or something slim.

    • SMB
      03/28/2022 / 11:54 AM

      I am always meeting up with a group of friends so the phone is a must.

    • RMK
      03/29/2022 / 6:51 AM

      They don’t take cash anymore at the Masters. They actually had a reverse ATM last year. Cash in, card out….

  2. PJF
    03/28/2022 / 12:13 PM

    Need to learn more about the interaction with the guy wearing his imposter shirt…..I couldn’t imagine wearing a big logo from someplace I’ve never been…people are weird

    I went in 19’ and wore a hat from a prestigious club that I picked up in a member guest…..very small logo with no lettering – after I got inside I felt weird (you truly are hit with shock and awe the second you stop on the grounds for the first time) that I was wearing it, even though I’ve played multiple rounds there. Grabbed a Masters hat and left my old hat at the pick up with all the other gear.

  3. scott
    03/29/2022 / 7:59 AM

    Several things to consider as I’ve been lucky enough to be able to go
    1. Bring/use sunscreen you will get torched otherwise
    2. Don’t wear too many Masters logo items. One is enough.
    3. If you wear masters gear that’s dated, wear as old as you can. It’s weird inside the grounds older means you’ve been there before but outside means poor guy hasn’t been there in so many years.

  4. KMB
    03/30/2022 / 9:06 AM

    Any insight on how to score passes? Other than finding a reseller online, I never know how people who don’t have the renewable/family passes get them. I’m sure it’s still worth it to just pay the going rate, but curious to hear your thoughts. Thanks

  5. Trey
    03/30/2022 / 10:33 PM

    I’ll be repping my H&B RCS shirt at Berckmans on Friday. Go El Tigre!

  6. Barry
    03/31/2022 / 3:26 PM

    Who’s going to be at Berckmans Friday?

    I’’ll be the one rocking my holderness & Bourne rcs shirt…!

  7. Will
    04/07/2022 / 9:05 PM

    For the love of god don’t be that guy who shows up in golf shoes.

  8. matt
    05/03/2022 / 1:53 PM

    do the true link knit 2 fit true to size?

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