There are many golf courses in the world that golfers like me and you would give anything to play. Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, Bethpage and Augusta National come to mind.
It is the host venue of The Masters that I would like to focus on. We asked our readers a very tough question, a question that was first formulated by @DJGolfDude on Twitter.
The question simply says: Would you miss the birthday of your child, aged between 1 and 12 years old, for 36 holes at Augusta National with a guest on a sunny Spring day?
Of course, for people who don't play golf, this is a simple question. But for millions of golfers around the world, Augusta National is hallowed turf that very few people have walked on.
You would have the opportunity to walk the same fairways that the great players have. You could share the history of legends such as Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.
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You could take aim at the treacherous par-3 12th hole and try and right the wrongs of your favourite players in past tournaments. You could walk the greens and attempt to hole magical shots such as the chip-in Tiger made at the par-3 16th hole in 2005.
However, your partner and child may not be as empathetic. Family is one of the most important things in the world and you would have to miss the birthday of one of your children.
In both situations, you are creating memories that will last in your mind for years and it is certainly a debate worth posing to our passionate readers.
Here is what some golf fans had to say on the matter:
"How is this even a question? I'd tell them they aren't getting a present as I've got green fees to pay," one golf fan said.
"I'd miss their birthdays Christmases and my own wedding anniversary to play there," another fan said.
"Birthdays come every year. The chance to play Augusta doesn't. Question answered," one fan commented.
"Make it a family vacation. That way you wouldn't have to miss the kids birthday. Celebrate it after your round is over," another fan commented.
"Definitely not. Golf is fun; having kids is a lot more important," one fan said.