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The $50,000 Way to Watch the Masters
The Masters, the first of golf’s four annual major contests, represents the pinnacle for many sports fans around the world; a ticket is often noted as one of the toughest in sports. So naturally, as azaleas and dogwoods bloom each April in Augusta, Ga., the world’s business elite flock to the state’s second-oldest city.
“It’s corporate America’s spring break,” says Morgan Jones, sales director for Executive Marketing Services, an Augusta-based company that makes sure visitors enjoy the show. Executive Marketing operates several large hospitality homes on Azalea Drive and Magnolia Drive—walking distance from the club’s entrance. Augusta National, a private club co-founded in 1932 by golf legend Bobby Jones and Wall Street investment banker Clifford Roberts, ranks among the world’s most elite private clubs and counts Warren Buffett and Bill Gates among its members.
Getting Ready for the Masters
Golfers aren't teeing off just yet, but off the course Masters week is underway.
"Very busy just getting ready trying to make sure everything is in tip top shape around here," Morgan Jones said.
Morgan Jones at Executive Marketing Services said they use their facilities here for one thing, once every year, so they're stocking the bar and cleaning rooms to get ready for a lot of out of town guests.
"Between servers, bartenders, security, maid staff for all the homes we rent, we are hiring over 350, 400 people a year," Jones said.
Students Work During Masters
Many people are working behind the scenes during Masters week.
"We have to be here at 6:00 am and we don't get off of here until 10:30 pm, maybe later so we're running on three to four hours of sleep every night," Danessa Burnette said.
They're busy serving people from all over the world. Many of them are college students, spending their spring breaks hard at work.
"All your friends are going off to the beach are vacationing enjoying their spring break you're working, you're not just working eight hours you're working constantly all day on your feet talking to people," Burnette said.
The Augusta Chronicle
Executive Marketing Services operates two hospitality facilities, Executive Club and Foundation Club, on Azalea Drive across from Augusta National Golf Club. In addition to providing daily hospitality for 5,000 to 6,000 guests throughout the week, Executive Marketing Services plays host to private, gourmet dinner parties at homes or the clubs on Azalea Drive in the evenings....