It seems that I have been making a habit of taking quick trips recently. We were in Hong Kong for less than 48 hours, San Francisco for less than 48 hours and now Augusta, GA. For the past three years I have been lucky enough to attend the Net Jets Masters party, which Jim Nantz of CBS called “The best party of the year”.
Now most people who go to the Net Jets party fly in on their private jet go to the tournament for a couple days hit up the party and fly home on their private jet. Mallory and I took a different approach. We wanted to do the trip as cheap as possible without having to drive 9 hours each way. It took me a while to convince Mallory that the trip was worthwhile, so we didn’t get the best deal on flights, but still were able to fly Delta with one quick stop in Atlanta for less than $300 each using the ITA Matrix. I even got upgraded from Atlanta to Tampa on the way home as a measly Silver Medallion member (that never happens!). All four of our flight arrived ahead of schedule and we experienced one of Delta’s new 757-200 with much larger overhead bins. The leg room seemed a bit smaller than usual, but there were no comfort+ seats available together when I booked the flights.
Each year Net Jets has their hospitality with Club Magnolia an amazing venue that is only used for one week of the year during The Masters tournament. There are 15 different complimentary food and drink stations located through out the venue and a three hole putting course!
Club Magnolia offers ticket packages, baggage and valuable storage, and a place to keep items that are prohibited on the course such as cell phones. There is also live music every afternoon. The staff of Club Magnolia was very friendly and helpful and the food as always was terrific!
Each year The Masters Net Jets party is held at this house with a HUGE tent set up in the back.
The event starts with hors d’oeuvres and drinks and some time to look around and check out the vendors such as Ketel One, Don Julio, and The Calling winery.
This year there was even a mock up Citation Latitude – the newest addition to the Net Jets fleet, a golf simulator and photo booth.
After getting our gifts, a couple polo golf shirts, dinner was served. While we were eating Jim Nantz took the stage and introduced some of the Net Jets Golf Team – Jim Furyk, Ian Poulter, Harris English, Scott Piercy, and Butch Harmon.
After a short Q&A with the golfers it was time for the main event, Dierks Bentley!
The entertainment the past two years was Zac Brown Band and Darius Rucker and I have to say while both of their shows were fun they did even come close to Dierks. He was having a lot of fun and really engaged with the crowd. It may have helped that we had the best spots in the entire tent!
Mallory didn’t care too much for the golf, but said she would come back to The Masters if we could go to this party again. I really hope we get to go up to Augusta for the Net Jets party again, but until I hit the lottery I will have to rely on my Dad’s connection to Net Jets! Thanks Dad – I got you your free hats!