It’s Masters weekend, and we, of course, are super excited! My husband and I are planning a fun Sunday afternoon with friends propped right in front of the TV. So whether you’re planning a great big party or a cozy afternoon with you and a significant other, here are a few fun tips for how to watch the Masters like a pro.
Grab a Cocktail
First and foremost, make yourself a cocktail. An alcoholic version of an Arnold Palmer (aka a John Daly) might be your drink of choice, but I prefer something green, like this Sour Apple Tequila Margarita. It goes with the whole green jacket thing;)
Share Some Food
This will be my first pimento sandwich experience, pretty crazy, right? Make a few yummy southern-themed recipes and your Sunday’s perfect. Here are a few more of my favorites:
- Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches
- Skillet Fried Chicken and Waffles
- Southern Baked Mac and Cheese
- Mini Pecan Pies
Throw in a Few Bucks
There are lots of ways to bet on the Masters. So organizing a larger pool with lots of friends or just throwing in a few dollars for a prize between spouses, you’re sure to have a blast. Bet on the nationality of the winner, who will make the cut, who won’t, or just bet on your favorite winner. Get creative, there’s tons of options.
Liven it up with Drinking Games
I try very hard to convince many of my friends that, “golf CAN be fun to watch!” Most are not convinced, so come up with a few drinking games and suddenly it becomes a proper sporting event. Here are a few ideas I found from Golf.com.
Take a sip when:
- An announcer says “patrons”
- The camera pans to a shot of the azaleas
- Jim Nantz says “Hello, friends.”
- CBS shows highlights of Jack Nicklaus’ triumph in 1986
- Someone says “the new Big Three”
Take a shot when:
- Zach Johnson reaches a par-5 in two
- 3-wood loving Henrik Stenson hits his driver
- Justin Thomas is referred to as “Jordan’s friend”
- A ball lands in Rae’s Creek
- Someone says “pine straw”
Finish your drink if:
- Someone mentions Jordan Spieth’s age
- Someone brings up Tiger Woods’ return
- Bubba Watson bogeys a par-5
- Rory McIlroy completes his grand slam
What are your plans for Masters weekend?
Have a great weekend!