–Dan Kelly, Attorney
Although I am not much of a golfer, I have come to enjoy watching that annual rite of Spring known as The Masters Tournament. Held each year at Augusta National Golf Club (and going on this weekend), it is one of four “major” professional golf tournaments for men. If you follow golf, you are likely aware of the many trappings associated with this tournament: Augusta National, Amen Corner, Rae’s Creek, The Hogan Bridge, azaleas, and, of course, the Green Jacket (see also here). Many of these are or could be trademarks for either Augusta National, The Masters, or both, but not all of them are.
If you watch, look for the map-and-flag logo, but pay close attention: it seems that pin placement has changed slightly over the years. See?
Current: Circa 1930s:
Very subtle, but could make a difference depending upon your lie.
P.S. The old logo seems to be a bit more accurate, but it is difficult to tell, since the new logo has stylized the shape of the continental U.S.