While I normally write about things I recommend, I want to have more variation. I will continue to do recommendations of things I come across, but I also want to post my findings of questions that I have (on any topic). These are not questions unique to myself; however, I have taken the time to research the topics and find out the answers. When I find an article that has been written about the subject, I will simply summarize the findings and direct you to the article (for further investigation).
With The Masters currently going on, I was curious in learning about how much it costs to become a member of Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta is known as one of the nicest golf courses in the world, and definitely one of the most exclusive clubs. It is not open to the public, and you can only golf there if you are a member or if you know a member (and you have to be invited to become a member).
According to Golf.com, the initiation fee to join Augusta National is about $40,000, with a couple thousand in yearly dues. Although this is a lot of money for normal people, it seems on the low side to me, as I would have thought it would cost more to join one of the most prestigious clubs in the world.
However, I think being a member of Augusta National is more for the prestige than for the money. You cannot ask to be considered for a membership, and even if you get through the initial screening stages there is still a significant vetting process. Also, as mentioned in the Golf.com article, as well as a separate Bloomberg article, there are only about 300 members of Augusta at one time. Augusta does not release the names of its members though, so no one can be sure of who exactly is part of the 300 or so members (although they are definitely very wealthy and well known people).
I would love to have the opportunity to one day golf at Augusta, although it is very unlikely I will ever get this chance. For now, the best I will be able to do is watch The Masters on TV, but I did learn more about the invitation process at Augusta National Golf Club!
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!