Swinney details being kicked out of Augusta National


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Dabo Swinney is one of the most high-profile coaches in college football as he prepares for the upcoming 2016 Clemson season.

However, his fame was not always in such high regard as Swinney recalls being booted from the Augusta National grounds back in May of 1996.

"Back then you didn’t have GPS devices or anything like that,” Swinney said via the Augusta Chronicle. "So I’m driving around Augusta and all-the-sudden I look over and, boom, there’s Augusta National. I couldn’t believe it – I literally just stumbled across it. So I called my brother and said, ‘You won’t believe this, but I’m looking at Augusta National!"

Swinney decided to check out the famous property and headed towards the iconic clubhouse.

"This is how naive I was," said Swinney. "I decide to go check the place out. In my mind, I knew I couldn’t play, but I was going in to take some pictures. So I’m cruising down Magnolia Lane, and then I look in my rearview mirror. "So I stop, and he says, ‘What in the world are you doing?’ I say, ‘I’m just coming to take a few pictures.’ He said, ‘No, no, no, I don’t think so."

Swinney has been invited to play Augusta National almost every year since he has become the Tigers coach back in 2009.

"I pulled up to that very same guard gate (in 2009), and the man said, ‘Hey there, come on in’" Swinney said. "I thought, Boy, I’ve come a long way since being chased out of here."

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mcdowecu
spacer Hey Dabo - I'm sure that was Loose Boltz who had you kicked off the grounds in '96!! He's a
orangeman
spacer I must admit, having driven by Magnolia Lane many times
scooter
spacer understand the need for security and not allowing just
Clemson81to85
spacer Re: understand the need for security and not allowing just
ruatiger®
spacer You realize you can't even purchase a ticket to the
Clemson81to85
spacer Re: You realize you can't even purchase a ticket to the
ruatiger®
spacer Re: understand the need for security and not allowing just
aiken44tiger
spacer I called a golf club out for being snobby and tacky. You
Clemson81to85
spacer If Bernie sanders wins, everyone can play Augusta for free
mpercy®
spacer Re: If Bernie sanders wins, everyone can play Augusta for free
cougar11
spacer You forgot the best part! The wall will
TigerFace
spacer And here you are with a "hate filled" heart calling someone
Clemson81to85
spacer No doubt; silly, shallow snobbishness on steroids.***
Smiling Tiger®
spacer aoooo.. i am guessing you have never beem invited
deserttiger85
spacer Think of it like running down the hill before a game...
ParrotHdBE
spacer He shoulda sucker punched him and resumed
TigerFace
spacer elitist indeed. The funny thing is they get the people that
Clemson81to85
spacer wow, somebody did a number on you
scooter
spacer Re: wow, somebody did a number on you
orangeman
spacer Re: wow, somebody did a number on you
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MaukaTiger®
spacer Archived Security Footage of Dabo Being Booted!
TeachingTiger13®
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