I have my camera packed... and so will I the moment we get the green light. Here's what I would emphasize if you communicate with Augusta:
1) WGT is beyond a game -- we are 5-million passionate golfers from around the world who live & breath this sport. We are not arcade-gamers. We are golfers. We are passionate about this sport and we only want to see it grow around the world.
2) the experience of playing Augusta on WGT would build greater appreciation for this course and it's place in history -- past, present & future. We've all seen that birdie save Tiger made on 16, but what if you could
play it again and again in your attempt to match it? Or Bubba's epic
approach on 10 in the sudden death round? WGT would allow fans and
historians of The Masters to experience the challenge posed by past & present champions.
3) WGT is beautiful. No other product in history has recreated golf courses with such beauty and detail. Augusta would simply look sensational.
4) watching on TV is good... but experiencing the course online via WGT -- as you watch THE MASTERS on TV -- would be the ULTIMATE for all golf fans around the globe. Every year, history is made on these hallowed grounds. WGT would allow players to participate in this history... as it's happening.
5) Charity -- WGT has shown a commitment to help golf-related charities both on & off the course. A relationship with Augusta would deepen this commitment with The First Tee, Skin Cancer Foundation and many others.
6) THE MASTERS & Augusta are now sold in bargain bins at Target and WalMart (thanks to a now dated console game). WGT will never - EVER - have a course or brand represented or associated with a bargain bin.
Just remember... Augusta has no real interest being in a videogame. They've been there / done that. We need to express to them why we are better... in so many ways... than "just a game."