Apr 12 2014, 6:10am CDT | by Sumayah Aamir
The bad boy of skiing, Bode Miller got a whiff of the rules-are-rules rule regarding foodstuff. He entered the National Golf Club’s arena. He was stopped for carrying a cheese-filled quesadilla that he and his wife planned to eat in the area.
But the Augusta National Golf club had strict rules regarding any eatables entering the arena no matter who the person carrying them may be.
The facility opened in 2013 and is accessible to Augusta National members only. This facility covers 90,000 square feet. It is divided in 3 main dining areas, walls of Masters history, areas from which to watch the tournament and a practice putting area that’s a replica of three Augusta National greens.
The practice area “gives you a realistic feeling of the undulation and the speed” of the famed greens, said Orin Mayers, an Orlando, Fla., visitor who is in the investment business.
“It’s gorgeous, lovely,” said Matt Kwatinetz, the director of the Augusta Regional Collaboration Project.
“It’s the greatest corporate tent I’ve ever seen,” said Richard Johnson, a businessman on his third visit to Augusta. “When you get tired and hungry, come in here and get lunch.”
It was definitely a club for the rich and famous and despite its very exclusive membership there were certain conditions that had to be seen to. The rules and regulations were quite strict as befits the highly paid clientele.
The fact that a super star celebrity sportsman, Bode Miller, was stopped on his way to the area where food items were not allowed is proof that the establishment of the Golf Club does not like to have its principles flouted.
The fact that in the past many people have been let off by the authorities everywhere due to their being success symbols only speaks against their moral scruples.
Everyone ought to be the same before the law. And anyone who dares to go against its strictures deserves the most exemplary punishment. And yes, that means that a delicious quesadilla will be grabbed from the hands of Bode Miller despite his having paid for it.
Since Miller was in the wrong area where such food was not allowed, he had to suffer the consequences. Next time Bode and his wife will hopefully be more careful. However, Miller stated on his twitter that there was no quesadilla at all.
There was no quesadilla, I asked if I could take my leftovers in a to-go box and they said no, to which we responded, "ok."— Bode Miller (@MillerBode) April 11, 2014
Augusta has been absolutely amazing. The most beautiful land I've ever seen and the best hospitality. Really great to finally see in person— Bode Miller (@MillerBode) April 12, 2014
Unbelievable how impressive these players have been to watch. It's going to be an exciting weekend! #TheMasters— Bode Miller (@MillerBode) April 12, 2014
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