After covering the Masters Tournament for 27 years, the last 26 consecutively, I’ve learned a few dos and don’ts and a couple secrets about the Augusta National Golf Club that I’m willing to pass on for a price.

Just kidding. The advice is free. Take it or leave it.

If you’re fortunate to have won the Masters ticket lottery and are attending the tournament for the first time, or like millions it’s on your bucket list, here are 10 things you need to know:

If you want to look me up at the Masters this week, it won’t be hard to find me. I’ll be the guy in the tank top, jean shorts and flip flops, talking on my cell phone. Not.

Gary has covered golf in Wisconsin since 1980 and is a multiple award winner in the GWAA writing contest. He was inducted into the WSGA Hall of Fame in 2017 and joined Wisconsin.Golf in 2018 after a distinguished career at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.