Proprietor of holdout home on Masters golf course shun $1M supply to go away

The Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership the place the Masters Match takes place yearly has a particular technique of getting what it needs — searching for up most of the land and houses that when surrounded its borders.

Nonetheless one Georgia family has put its foot down and said they’re not leaving — even when it means giving up a whole lot of hundreds of {{dollars}} to take motion.

Throughout the closing decade, a whole neighborhood that when stood all through from the golf membership has now been grew to become a free parking lot. The membership spent larger than $40 million to bulldoze it. Now, all that continues to be is the modest three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 1112 Stanley Avenue throughout the metropolis of Augusta that Herman and Elizabeth Thacker inbuilt 1959.

In a 2016 interview with, the two revealed that their 1,900-square-foot home is the place they hoped to remain out their closing days.

“We truly don’t have to go,” Elizabeth said.

“Money ain’t each little factor,” Herman added.

Herman and Elizabeth Thacker in entrance of their residence in Augusta, Ga., in April 2016.

And, definitely, it seems Herman did take his closing breaths throughout the residence he lived in for larger than 65 years.

Herman, an avid golf fan himself, handed away in 2019 at 86 years outdated. His partner of 64 years stays throughout the residence within the current day.

Yearly, their home is surrounded by vehicles for the big golf spectacle, which has taken place yearly since 1934.

Each time a guide from Augusta Nationwide stopped by to make a proposal, as a lot as $1 million, the two always invited him inside.

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The proximity of the Thacker house to the August National Golf Club.
The proximity of the Thacker house to the Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership.
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Herman and Elizabeth Thacker built the home back in 1953.
Herman and Elizabeth Thacker constructed the home in 1953.
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“He’ll come by proper right here every so often and he’ll say, ‘Merely have to allow you to understand we’re nonetheless excited by your property,’” Herman said on the time. “And we’ll inform him the an identical issue as soon as extra.”

The house is estimated to be value $300,000 within the current day.

The couple raised their two kids throughout the residence. Since then, their family has expanded to include 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. When the holidays come, they nonetheless uncover a technique to pack all individuals inside.

Thought of one among their grandchildren is now an skilled golfer and is a PGA Tour member. Scott Brown has however to qualify for the Masters.

Within the meantime, the Thackers owned a smaller house all through the street that they did finally promote for $1.2 million.

“They referred to as us over there the first time and made us a proposal,” Herman said. “I requested him, ‘Is that your bottom line?” He said, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘Properly, we’ll see you then,’ and we obtained up and walked out. It wasn’t prolonged sooner than he was calling once more over proper right here, desirous to know if he might come focus on to us as soon as extra.”

After the sale closed, the house — and each little factor in it — have been gone inside each week.

Beforehand 20 years, complete, the membership has spent larger than $200 million searching for larger than 100 properties that span a colossal 270 acres, in keeping with the Wall Avenue Journal.

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The Put up has reached out to the North August Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the match, for comment.