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Tea-Time at the MastersĀ®

Tea-Time at the Masters® 

The initial printing of Tea-Time at the Masters® was released in October 1977 and included a run of 10,000 copies.  The initial printing sold out within four weeks, a second printing of 10,000 was ordered and sold out again, three months later,  In its own right,Tea-Time at the Masters® has defied the ages and become a part of Masters® lore, selling more than 350,000 copies and spawning two additional titles. 

The cookbook writing began in 1974, when the Junior League membership, then at 426 members, approved a cookbook project as a fundraiser.  Funded with $25,000, the League asked for and received recipes from wives of PGA Tour players.  Recipes in the cookbook include Crab Casserole from Mrs. Jack Nicklaus, Zucchini Bread from Mrs. Arnold Palmer and Three-Bean Casserole from Mrs. Tommy Aaron. Two-time Masters® Champion Byron Nelson also contributed, with recipes for Spanish Pork Chops and a Mustard Ring.  The relationships the Junior League formed with the players and their families continued to strengthen over the years, and the 2005 Par Three Tea-Time at the Masters® includes an introduction by Barbara Nicklaus, wife of six-time Masters® champion and golfing legend, Jack Nicklaus. 

The 292-page cookbook contains more than 650 recipes.  The cover, a then-futuristic graphic design of a golf ball on top of a red tee in a teacup, was designed by Woody Kay, a former Augusta resident and now Managing Partner/ ECD of Arnold Worldwide, a global advertising and design company.  The organization received approval from then Augusta National Golf Club Chairman, Mr. Clifford Roberts, to use Masters® in the title. 

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