Jim McCabe: From Milton to the Masters - MASSGOLF

Writing From The Masters: Milton’s Jim McCabe Has Found A Second Home At Augusta National

As a golfer, by now you have surely taken part in the annual tradition of re-downloading the best app in sports – The Masters mobile app. Assuming you have taken a spin through the app, you have likely come across the work of one of your fellow Mass Golf Members and didn’t even know it.

For many, The Masters Tournament marks the beginning of golf season.

Online: Masters.com | Tiger Woods Still Feels the Joy of Being at the Masters (Jim McCabe)

This week, our friends in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine were lucky enough to fall within the Path of Totality for Monday’s Solar Eclipse. Sure, Massachusetts just missed out on that honor, but Mass Golfers should consider it a fair trade. After all, we have the privilege of falling within golf’s version of the Path of Totality.

Each year the Bay State is blessed with the opening of courses across the Commonwealth as the buzz of golf’s first major stokes the flame of excitement.

Jim McCabe (right) is covering the Masters on the tournament’s official website again this year. (Photo: David Colt)

One talented individual responsible for adding coal to the fire can be found on the fairways of The Milton-Hoosic Club and Boston Golf Club each summer. Milton’s Jim McCabe is one of golf’s most respected journalists having spent over 30 years covering the game for the PGA TOUR, Golfweek and the Boston Globe.

With the daily grind on TOUR behind him now, McCabe has settled in nicely as one of masters.com’s key contributors. Over the past few years, McCabe has been trusted with the official stories explaining the many changes and modernizations being made to Augusta National.

Last year, McCabe was the voice behind A First Look: No. 13 and Par 3 Course Changes, describing the modifications made to one of golf’s most iconic holes. In 2022, he gave us A First Look at Changes to Nos. 11 and 15.

Just like his fellow golfers back home in Massachusetts, McCabe has been busy with the game this week. And while he surely looks forward to putting a tee in the ground himself, one has to assume this version of Making Today A Golf Day is even more fulfilling.

The Par 3 Course is one of the many subjects of Jim McCabe’s writing at Augusta National Golf Club (Photo: Garren Poirier, 2018)

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