Augusta National has been offering an elderly couple 7 figures for their house to make it a parking lot but the couple has no intention of ever selling
ยท Apr 8, 2022 ยท

The Masters is one of the all-time great sporting events. No doubts there. And Augusta National is one of the premier golfing clubs in the world. It's a great institution that deserves all the prestige for which it is known.

Still...this is pretty great. You got to give the old folks some serious credit for this.

Off the northwest corner of the club sits a free parking lot, Gate 6-A, a stretch of empty land that was once a fully lived-in neighborhood. The club spent $40 million to buy and bulldoze the homes, offering the residents prices too enticing to turn down.

One family, however, refuses to sell โ€” even as the offer increases.

Despite regular million-dollar offers from club officials, Herman and Elizabeth Thacker don't want to leave their home.

"We really don't want to go," Elizabeth Thacker told

"Money ain't everything," her husband, Herman, added.

A powerful motivator for keeping the home: Family and memories.

They raised their two children there, and as that family expanded to include five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, they still found a way to cram everybody inside those simple brick walls for the holidays.

That's the kind of thing that'll make even a hard-hearted Augusta real estate lawyer choke up:

Herman's right: Money ain't everything.

Happy Master's week!

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