Quest for Augusta
Quest for Augusta: If there is one illusive dream that nearly all golfers share, it is to play a round at Augusta National. Every so often, my buddies and I will try to put a percentage on our chances to reach the holy land of golf. Mostly the number is predicated on how many influential people we think we will run into over the next 20 years. Personally I put my chances in the neighborhood of 5% based on the few heavy hitters I kinda know and the fact that my flexibility makes me a perfect candidate for a last minute fill in.
Some Quests Never End
Unfortunately, my probability calculation is likely flawed from the beginning since I surely over-estimate the number of people who actually play the course. I have no idea what the real number is, but given that it is open only about 4 months a year the percentage of golfers who actually get onto Augusta must be about .001%. Despite the odds, I shall remain faithful to the quest in true Don Quixote fashion. To date, I have at least managed to go to the Masters and last month I played a round of golf with a guy who actually teed it up at Augusta National (and who knows, maybe this post will get me one step closer- Hint, Hint).
Until then, I shall keep the faith.