What it’s like to stay in the Augusta Crow’s Nest, according to the Masters low amateur

Sure, having a ticket to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game must have been nice, but we think the way Neal Shipley, Jasper Stubbs and Cristo Lamprecht took in the game might have been cooler.

The three amateurs crowded around a small television in the top room of the Augusta National clubhouse to watch the game on Monday night of Masters week.

“That thing is slightly bigger than a computer monitor,” Shipley told GOLF Supar co-hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz on this week’s podcast. “That was a super fun night.”

As is tradition, amateurs competing in the Masters are inviting to stay in the Crow’s Nest during tournament week. These days, most choose only to stay for a night, but it’s an experience unlike any other.

Tiger Woods with amateur Neal Shipley walk and talk on the third hole during the final round of Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2024 in Augusta, Georgia.
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It’s a small space but that adds to the charm.

“When one person wakes up in the crow’s nest, everybody wakes up,” the Masters Low Amateur said. “But you know, that’s it’s it’s actually it’s quite comfortable. It’s small, there’s twin beds.

“I was really comfortable out there and had a really good night with the guys.”

However, it’s definitely not appropriate accommodations for someone of the 6-foot-8 Lamprect’s stature. Pictures of the South African’s feet hanging off his bed and standing well above the shower head went viral during the week. He was believed to be the tallest Masters competitor ever.

“The shower situation is really tiny,” Shipley explained. “The space you have in your own bedroom, and it’s not even really a bedroom. It’s just kind of like a wooden, like, wooden partition. And there’s like probably about a foot space on the bottom. So that’s why you can hear everything from everyone.”

Despite the close quarters, Shipley loved his night up in the Crow’s Nest.

“It’s a really cool little area,” he said. “And to think about the history up there is awesome. Like the amount of guys have been up there. The names of golf, everyone.”

For much more from Shipley’s appearance on GOLF’s Subpar, check out the entire episode below.

Jack Hirsh

Golf.com Editor

Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State University, earning degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his high school golf team and recently returned to the program to serve as head coach. Jack also still *tries* to remain competitive in local amateurs. Before joining GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as a Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but also producing, anchoring and even presenting the weather. He can be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.