• When: 2020-04-14
  • QIC: Alter Boy
  • The PAX: Booster, Little Giants, Wapner, Eve, Voltron, Tuff Guy, Columbo, Dropped Call, Yellow Cake, Swanson, Bing, PickAxe, Hatchet, Sunday Driver, Globo Gym, Chedda, Elaine, AB

A Tribute to The Golden Bear’s 1986 Masters Tournament

Hello, Friends. 18 pax relived one of the greatest comebacks in Masters history this AM, going shot-for-shot with Jack Nicklaus’ performance on the back nine at Augusta in 1986 to claim his record 6th Green Jacket.


The Thang:

Windmills x 10
Hillbillies x 10
Imperial Walkers x 10
Slo-mo Squats x 10
Thru The Tunnel x 10
Lil’ baby arm circles x 10
Overhead arm claps x 10
Raise the Roof x 10
‘Mercans x 10 (OYO)
Crunches x 10

Jack Nicklaus’ 1986 Sunday back-9 at The Masters tribute workout

Complete 10 reps of each exercise for corresponding golf club used for each shot. After completion of each hole, run, run in place or SSH for 30 seconds for cardio between holes.

The Back Nine:
Hole 10 Camellia 485 yards Par 4
Score: 3 Clubs: Driver. 3 iron. Putter.
10 ‘mercans 10 napalms 10 squats

Hole 11 White Dogwood 455 Yards Par 4
Score: 3 Clubs: Driver. 6 iron. Putter.
10 ‘mercans 10 crunches 10 squats

Hole 12 Golden Bell 162 yards Par 3
Score: 4 Clubs: 6 iron. PW. Putter x 2
10 crunches 10 flutter kicks 10 squats 10 calf raises

Hole 13 Azalea 465 yards Par 5
Score: 4 Clubs: Driver. 4 iron. Putter.
10 ‘mercans 10 curls 10 squats 10 calf raises

Hole 14 Chinese Fir 405 yards Par 4
Score: 4 Clubs: Driver. 7 iron. Putter x 2.
10 ‘mercans 10 Russian twists 10 squats 10 calf raises

Hole 15 Firethorn 500 yards Par 5
Score: 3 Clubs: Driver. 4 iron. Putter.
10 ‘mercans 10 curls 10 squats

Hole 16 Redbud 175 yards Par 3
Score: 2 Clubs: 5 iron. Putter.
10 overhead presses 10 squats

Hole 17 Nandina 400 yards Par 4
Score: 3 Clubs: Driver. PW. Putter.
10 ‘mercans 10 flutter kicks 10 squats

Hole 18 Holly 405 yards Par 4
Score: 4 Clubs: 3 wood. 5 iron. Putter x 2
10 Turkish getups 10 overhead presses 10 squats 10 calf raises

Back-9 Score: 30
Exercises for Clubs Used:
Driver – ‘Mercans
3 Wood – Turkish Getups
3-iron – Napalm’s
4-iron – Curls
5-iron – Overhead presses
6-iron – Crunches
7-iron – Russian twists
Pitching Wedge – Flutter kicks
Putt #1 – Squats
Putt #2 – Calf raises

15 flutter kicks (IC)
2 Turkish Getups OYO
15 crunches (IC)
2 Turkish Getups OYO
15 Russian twists (IC)
2 Turkish Getups OYO


BOM led by Elaine

Moleskin: YHC had a great time putting this workout together. As a longtime fan of Jack Nicklaus, and soon to be turning 46 years old (the age of the Golden Bear back in 1986), this was a most enjoyable workout for the QIC this AM!

The yardages for the holes were those from 1986. Since the broadcast didn’t mention which club was being used on most shots, YHC assumed the club Nicklaus used on several of them. An article about this historic round told which clubs were used on a few of the pivotal shots, so the 5-iron tee shot on 16, pitching wedge approach on 17, and 3-wood off the tee on 18 are accurate.

The total reps in the workout were 300, not counting those in the COP and Mary.

YHC also peppered in some of the famous quotes uttered by the announcers over the final holes throughout the workout…

On 15: “Yes sir! The battle is joined. My goodness. There is life in the old Bear yet!” – Ben Wright

On 16: “And there’s no doubt about it… the Bear has come out of hibernation.” – Jim Nantz (This was actually Jim’s first Masters tournament at 26 years old. He proved right off the bat his ability to interject a cheesy one-liner to the broadcast).

On 17: “Maybe… Yes, SIR!“ – Verne Lundquist

T-claps to Elaine for joining the workout from over in Georgia. It was great “seeing” him this AM! It was also great having Dropped Call in the gloom after the birth of their 3rd child and transitioning from man-to-man over to the zone defense.

Final comment: This was YHC’s first time leading a virtual workout on Zoom, but it went well and proved that if AB can do it… ANYBODY can do it! With that said, step up and sign up to Q a workout for your Brothers.



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