How big is the ANWA? It has its own theme song
Italy's Alessia Nobilio preps for the ANWA (ANWA photo)
We should all know by now that Augusta National does nothing halfway. This is why it’s unsurprising that as Augusta National Women’s Amateur week starts, a newly composed tournament riff is also making its debut.
Augusta National tweeted a two-minute compilation video on Monday that explains the thought behind the melody that will become synonymous with this event in the coming years. The ANWA melody is decidedly more upbeat than the famous riff that plays throughout Masters coverage.
“Music will always set the backdrop for the emotion,” one musician says in the video. “Even more important than that is having a melody that if someone is not standing in front of a television set, they hear it and go, ‘Oh, I know that.’”
That describes the Masters theme perfectly, and one can assume that the ANWA theme will intertwine with its event in a similar way.
For one thing, there are deliberate touches that make the ANWA theme fit the tournament. Perhaps the best touch is that the strings section of the orchestra is entirely female, and those instruments drive the piece.
Have a listen:
The first round of the ANWA kicks off Wednesday April 5. After two rounds at Champions Retreat, the final 18 holes will be played at Augusta National on Saturday April 6, and that round will be televised on NBC from noon to 3 p.m.
ABOUT THE Augusta National Women’s Amateur (ANWA)
54-hole stroke-play tournament that will include a
72 player international field. The field will include
winners of other recognized tournaments while also
utilizing the Women's World Amateur Golf Rankings.
The first two rounds will be played at
Retreat Golf Club before the field is cut to the low 30
and ties for the final round at Augusta National.
The tournament will be played the week before
Masters, concluding on Saturday.
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