Southern Hospitality Is Not ‘Gone With The Wind’
Augusta Sports Council and CVB offer private lodging for ‘at-home’ comfort during the Masters
By John Buchanan
My mother had a lifelong obsession with Clark Gable. As a young woman, before I was born, she had encountered him in a revolving door at a New York City hotel, just after “Gone with the Wind” had made its 1939 premiere in Atlanta. She never fully recovered from the experience. As a result, particularly since I grew up in the Civil War town of Petersburg, Va., a certain notion of Southern grandiosity and hospitality has always shaped my work as a travel writer. I may not be the next William Faulkner, but I know a good thing when I see it.
Editor’s Note: Click here to read John Buchanan’s special report, “The Masters Secrecy To Success.” Read how the CIA-like secrecy of the event has helped build its tradition as the most prestigious sports event in the world.