GAFCA MWGB Announcement
For the first time in over 20 years, there will be no FCA Masters Week Golf Breakfast at Warren Baptist Church during the 2019 Masters Week.
Greater Augusta FCA Metro Director Greg Wilson explained that this year’s cancellation is mostly due to the lack of finding a PGA player who would agree to speak at the renowned event.
“Nowadays, the guys on tour are extremely protective of their time in Augusta during Masters Week, and with the way professional sports has become so magnified in our society, who can blame them?” said Wilson, now in his 11th year on staff with FCA after a 14-year collegiate basketball coaching career.
“It was becoming more and more difficult each of the past six or seven years to find someone who was both a qualifier for that given year’s tournament and who was willing to donate his time to speak to breakfast attendees early on Tuesday morning,” explained Wilson. “We hope we can revive the breakfast in a few years, but at this point we just feel it’s best to allow our 90-100 volunteers off the hook so that they can enjoy this magnificent week in Augusta without worrying about serving at the event.”
The Masters Week Golf Breakfast enjoyed tremendous popularity in the early 2000’s with iconic PGA mainstays such as Aaron Baddeley, Stewart Cink, Ben Crane, plus Masters champions such as Charles Coody, Zach Johnson, and Larry Mize. However, attendance waned after 2014 as finding professional players who were willing to serve as featured speakers became more difficult.
“We saw attendance swell to over 1,300 folks when former CBS and Masters commentator Pat Summerall spoke in 2009,” said Wilson. “It was quite a sight to behold.”
Stay tuned to greateraugustafca.org for future announcements regarding the Masters Week Golf Breakfast.