The Masters: A Tradition Like No Other

As the biggest names in golf arrive at Augusta National for the first major of the year and one of the most revered golf tournaments of all time, General Manager of Prestige Golfshire Patrick Wynn reflects on growing up watching The Masters in the US and what it means to him. 

Growing up on the east coast of the United States, The Masters always meant something special to me. Not only was it the first Major Championship of the year, but it also meant spring was around the corner. It was time to start practicing in the front yard to hone my golf swing for a summer of walking the local municipal courses with my friends. The Masters was beginning of the nine months a year when you can play golf, and it showed just how beautiful and exciting golf can be.

The Masters has so many traditions it’s hard to list them all. From the blooming Azaleas to Par 3 competition to the opening tee shots by The Masters Legends to The back nine roars on Sunday to the green jacket presentation each has a special place within the event. Everyone who watches the event has a favorite moment or aspect. As an avid golfer, I always look forward to the back nine on Sunday afternoon. With course set up for good scoring, you’re likely to see multiple lead changes, birdies, eagles and maybe a few balls in the water.

Some of my personal favorite memories would be Tiger’s win in 97’, Tiger’s 05’ chip in on the 16th, Bubba Watson’s shot over the trees in the playoff in 12’, and Jordan Spieth’s dominance over the field last year. Not all Masters memories are of triumph, some are of heartbreak, but that’s what makes for such interesting television.


Catch some of these iconic moments here:



So now it’s time for me to make my prediction of who I think will be able to take home the green jacket this year. Will it be the defending champion Jordan Spieth (Last repeat winner Tiger 01’-02’)? Will it be Rory McIlroy who always seems to be in contention? Or will it be one of the past champions who know the course so well?


I think I will have to go with the golfer who is currently in the best form and recently showed he has the pedigree to win a Major Championship, Jason Day. Hopefully, he will become the second Australian in the last four years to don the green jacket. Our Head of Agronomy Mike McKenna is also favouring Day to claim the title while Lead Instructor Shivtaj Singh predicts Henrik Stenson to make a play for it.  Our AGM of Sales & Marketing Tarun Ghogale is going for Rickie Fowler
. Let’s see shall we boys?!


Though the time difference to India makes it tough to watch, I’m sure I won’t be the only one staying up to catch a glimpse of Augusta National. One day I hope to be there to see it live.


What are your predictions for this year’s Masters? We hope you’ll get a chance to catch it!

Prestige Golfshire Fun Run in support of Manasa Orphanage

Hello there –

Have you ever thought about how lovely it would be to run around the golf course? Well, we have and we are very excited to be organising our first charitable fun run this coming Sunday 13 March in support of the Manasa Orphanage.

Here’s a little bit about our cause…Prestige Golfshire has been associated with the Manasa Orphanage in Chikballapur since 2014, an organization that works to provide education and shelter for underprivileged children. Following the event, the team will personally deliver proceeds to the orphanage. We are also proud to say Dr. Madhukar from the organization will be attending on the day. 

The run itself will be just over 2 miles long and will go through our picturesque front nine with amazing views of Nandi Hills. The starting point will be at our luxury guest villas before going onto the second hole tee box and through to the ninth hole running back into the clubhouse. For those of you who know our course, you will know that there are few places in Bangalore more refreshing first thing in the morning – definitely worth getting out of bed for!

Our team has even been warming up this week and getting some practice in, here’s a preview of what you can expect on Sunday.




Not only will there be a great atmosphere for the run but there will be a lovely breakfast waiting for all our guests back at Falcon Greens restaurant following the  event along with fun family activities and games on the lawn for everyone to enjoy.

We are looking forward to a great day for a great cause and we sure hope you be able to join us!

What you need to know…

  • Entry Fee: 1500 -/ (proceeds will be donated to charity)
  • Registration starts at 6:30am at Guest Villa 120 (at the entrance to Prestige Golfshire) | Run will start at 7am sharp
  • You can sign up for the event at Prestige Golfshire clubhouse reception or call +919900042715
  • The run is open to members and non-members and welcomes all ages  – those taking part are welcome to walk or run – it’s the taking part that counts!