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"Augusta National Golf Club"

Button # 778
Image submitted by Bob Zafian

Button # 778a
no back mark

Button # 781
Image submitted by a Private Collector

Button # 781a
Augusta, Ga

Button # 782
Image submitted by a Private Collector

Button # 781a
Augusta, Ga

Button # 263
Image submitted by a Private Collector

Button # 263a
Back of Button

Button # 264
Image submitted by a Private Collector

Button # 264a
Back of Button

Button # 672
Image submitted by a Private Collector

Button # 672a
Back of Button

Button # 776
Image submitted by a Private Collector

Button # 776a
'Waterbury Co's Inc. Waterbury Conn.'
Description


The Green Jacket - Every member of Augusta National receives a green sports coat with the club's logo on the left breast. The idea of the green jacket originated with club co-founder Clifford Roberts. Many believe it is because he wanted patrons visiting during the tournament to be able to readily identify members. The real reason for the green jackets was to eliminate competition among the members. Roberts had grown tired of men wearing flashy clothing which he considered inappropriate for a golf club and decided a uniform jacket would be the best solution.[19] The winner of each year's Masters Tournament receives a green jacket and can play in every subsequent tournament. The jacket is presented to the new winner by the winner of the previous tournament. If the previous champion is either unavailable or has won consecutive tournaments, then the current chairman acts as the presenter. Until 1967, the jackets were manufactured by Brooks Uniform Co., NY (Brooks Brothers), and since have been made by Hamilton of Cincinnati, OH. Masters champions receive a jacket, and have since 1949. In that year, the winner, Sam Snead, and all previous champions, first received jackets.

Button 778 came off a blue vest worn by the waiters at Augusta. Unknown if button 776 is a Masters button. Anyone additional information would be appreciated.

Augusta National Golf Club

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