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Masters patrons ride in style

By: Kate Tillotson Email
By: Kate Tillotson Email

April 5, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---If you've been out in the area from Augusta Regional Airport to Washington Road, you've seen some rare traffic in Augusta...the kind only a lucky few can afford.

Chances are, if you can afford a Masters ticket, you can afford to arrive in style.

'"Augusta gets big one week out of the year, and this is it," said David Fields, general manager of Augusta Limousine Service.

For some golf fans, paying tens of thousands of dollars for a few hours of convenience is worth it. Roughly one thousand private aircraft will land here this week.

"We are serving the who's who of corporate America, celebrities, as well as professional golfers, making sure they get in safe and sound," said Paul Svensen, Jr. of JetNetwork.

And the first-class options don't end there. Augusta limousine counts on this week for 60 percent of its annual revenue.

"Yesterday I picked up a Saudi prince, and I had no idea!" Fields said.

Chauffeurs, chefs, and shelling out big bucks for them. It sure makes Washington Road a road well-traveled.

So if it's by private jet, limousine, or by a more modest means of transportation, you can bet Masters guests aren't gettin' to the course on foot.

In addition to the Masters, those private jets also fly folks to the Super Bowl and to the Grammy awards.


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  • by Nathan Location: Miami Blue Lagoon on Apr 30, 2009 at 03:51 PM
    Paul Svensen is an *******, a cheat and a fraud - do your homework- google him
  • by not paul Location: miami on Jul 25, 2008 at 07:00 PM
    http://blog.regentjet.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/complaint-jet-network-llc.pdf
  • by Brian on Nov 13, 2007 at 10:24 PM
    Jet Networks has closed.They took all the money and left? Do you know any thing about this. It was Jet service. what a scam.Millions missing?? Brian Judd 502-727-8739
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