The biggest promoters at Augusta National are Traditional Masters

From left to right: Chip Brown, Lindsay Brown, Laurie Brown and Christian Baits.

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Augusta, Ga. – The Masters are the home of traditions. From the Champions League to the honorable start to the par-3 tournament, these traditions help the season to stand still on the Augusta National Stadium. The more things that change outside of these gates, the more they live together within. For the Brown family, a tradition lives on behind the 16th tee box to make them one of the Masters television shows.

On Friday, Lindsay and Laurie Brown were seen celebrating Stewart Cink’s ace at No. Are those faces familiar? Because they need it.

Lindsay and Laurie Brown celebrate a Stewart Cink hole-in-one.

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In 2019, the golf world was introduced to Lindsay and the Brown family and they didn’t even know it. Remember when Tiger Woods scored his key at No. 16 to help secure his Masters win with Michael Phelps later? Relying on the ropes to follow the ball jump. Yes, only to the right are Lindsay and her husband Chip.

Linday and Chip Brown, as well as some 16th regulars, Julie, will be seen with Michael Phelps at the 2019 Masters.

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“A friend who knows we live behind a 16 tee box every year asked if we could help save Michael a seat,” Lindsay said. “When she came, she just asked, ‘Are you Lindsay?’ and he flew to the place where we had heaped him. She was very happy to be with. One thing we let go of Phelps was that Tiger was just a ‘ger’ and he said ‘Let’s go!’

This has been one of the most viral moments since the 2019 Masters. Lindsay can be seen in each photo with two large photos of the sports.

“When I got back on my phone later that day, I got over 100 emails from people watching at home,” Lindsay said. “We went to Augusta that night wearing our same clothes and it was CRAZY – tons of people came to ask to be photographed with us, as well as autographs. I’m often approached now that competition days “

Phelps sent the Browns a photo of their viral moment signed by himself and Tiger. Aside from Tiger’s green jersey, he’s probably one of the most valuable items from the 2019 Masters.

“I have that picture hanging in my office and I look at it every day,” Phelps told “Lindsay and her family have different traditions. That seat, coming down over Augusta, is nothing better than that. Living with the Browns was crazy. Visitors to Augusta pay tribute to the contestants because they are there to watch, without a phone call, and explore the history instead of the history. I’ve been there once and I can’t wait to go back. “

The Brown family is always seen at some of the most important moments of the Masters.

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But for the Brown family, from Rome, Georgia, this Masters tradition began 37 years ago. Chip and his sister Laurie’s father got tickets in 1972. This is a lottery before holding a ticket is like holding a ticket to your favorite sports club. Once you get a sponsorship certificate, you’re for life and Brown now gets inheritance tickets.

In 1990, Laurie’s birth gift went with the family for her first Masters. Between 1990 and 2001, Chip and Laurie’s interactions with family and friends made good use of patronage symbols.

“There’s not the same rule for every nurse,” Laurie said. “In those days, we planted chairs in different places on the board for us to use. It’s more about finding the best ideas and the least bit about being captured by the cameras. Those things also go hand in hand when it comes to No. 16. “

Laurie kept this family tradition. Her son, Christian Baits, had to stay on the sidelines before being hugged.

“I waited four and a half years of dating before taking Christian with us,” Laurie said. “It’s important to be invited into our family tradition.”

The Browns watched the shootout at Tee 16 at Augusta National

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Chip and Lindsay met in 2002 at graduate school. In 2003, they began dating and Lindsay was brought into the Brown Masters family culture. The two married in 2006 to give him the name Brown.

In 2004, Chip and Lindsay were sitting on the main stage at 16 when a volunteer pointed to a desired space behind the tee box. Both were grateful for the advice and flew at the right time. As a result, Padraig Harrington and Kirk Triplett made aces in the final teams later that year.

The two were arrested, and the family found a new home among the returning visitors.

Lindsay Brown interviews close associates between groups at No. 16

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Lindsay Brown is often recognized for her regular airtime during the Masters announcements

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“This is an amazing place to watch golf,” Lindsay said. “It’s a family atmosphere with all the time we’re together (for free technology!), With other families who love the 16 we see every year, and people who all working around that hole that we know so well around the world. years old.”

If you park around the 16th tee area to watch some tee off teams, you’ll notice before that some people are squeezing in and out of the ropes to say hello to the Browns. These include security guards, volunteer workers, and advertising agencies. Lindsay is often confined to places that visitors allow visitors to take a few moments to see when they see her.

Lindsay Brown talks to an inter -team advertising worker on the 16th tee.

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The Browns rent a house and bring their kids to work at the Masters on a family holiday year round. After missing the last two Masters due to COVID limitations, this year serves as a long family vacation even though they are once again surrounded by their traditional congregation. Their pastor, Tony Sundermeier, is on hand this year standing right behind the Browns ’seats.

They have more familiar faces than the people around them. Chip is a teammate and roommate of Matt Kuchar at Georgia Tech. They were members of the 1999 ACC team. They remain friends today, and the Brown boys can always expect a bite to eat from Kuchar when he arrives at the tee.

Chip Brown and Matt Kuchar are co -residents and partners at Georgia Tech.

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Although Chip’s playing days in college were over, he played for Augusta National several times. The unforgettable circle that came with his father was the man responsible for starting this family Masters culture.

Lindsay is doing well outside of the Augusta area. He grew up in Japan. Serious. Hardcore fans Hideki Matsuyama and Collin Morikawa always stand to visit Lindsay after the 16th grade every year. They exchanged fun things and brought her gifts from establishing these friends. They don’t mind having a few minutes of advertising time during their visit.

With this little bit of fame comes preparation. There are so many things to go on a trip with and millions of visitors at home see you every now and then.

“There’s a lot about this,” Lindsay said. “We like spring clothes. We have clothes for leaving the chairs, clothes for the day on the table, and clothes for going out at night. Casual shoes for pine grass and dirt. The bright colors matched the Masters vibe and looked great on TV. We start planning and booking about a month before the competition but sell out clothing options that can be made every year. We have 25+ years of Masters swag editing and pre -ordering clothes. “

The Brown family had a well -played key

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The Browns are a real golf family. They see the game, appreciate its history and live to celebrate it. That was a common theme among this family and the people at Augusta National. They don’t lose the character of this week for more than the competitors. They also laugh about their website popularity. Whenever they find something interesting in their lives, Chip and Lindsay send out a GIF of the ’19 Masters celebration featured in the ad.

Lindsay has become the de facto face of the family, but this is a real family. He knew it had started well before him and that was something he hoped would help keep it going.

“We’re a golf family at our core — and the Masters are our new club every year where we have lived and worked or taught for many years,” Lindsay said. . “And we hope it continues.”

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Reilly is GOLF’s social media editor. In September 2017, he took the reins on the brand’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. He oversees GOLF’s short and long -term social media program and publishes social media videos. In addition to the community, he serves on and GOLF Magazine as an author. His rank is one of the best golf models around Seinfeld His great work.

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