“I always said that if they have a golf course like this in heaven, I want to be the head pro.” Those are the words of Gary Player, three-time champion of The Masters.
A Waynesboro woman will be part of the wonder next month when she travels to Augusta National Golf Club, the site of the fabled tournament in Augusta, Georgia, April 6 to 9.
Devyn Blubaugh, daughter of Harold and Lori Blubaugh, has been hired to work as a bartender in the clubhouse at Augusta.
“It should be exciting,” said Blubaugh, a 2017 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School who earned a degree in mass communications from Towson University in 2021.
“I thought it would be so fun to work there, so I looked into it.” Blubaugh said she submitted a resume online, listed her work experience and answered questions before completing a virtual interview at the end of November. “I just found out I got the job Jan. 27. I did a little happy dance.”
In addition to earning an hourly wage and tips, Blubaugh’s airfare and hotel stay are included. “They haven’t told me a whole lot yet, just that more information is coming. And we’ll have an orientation when we get there,” she said. “The only thing they’ve said is that we must uphold the standards of the Masters.”
Blubaugh is no stranger to golf and plays when she can. “I grew up around golf. My father took me out all the time. We watch The Masters and know a lot about it,” she said. “No one in my family has ever been there.”
Blubaugh said her father didn’t believe her when she told him about the job. “I still don’t think he believes me,” she said. “He thought I was kidding.”
Blubaugh is working as a bartender at Michaux Brewing Co. in Rouzerville as well Rough Edges in Waynesboro. She bartended at Waynesboro Country Club, were she serves as event coordinator. Blubaugh also is the former manager of Waynesboro Theatre.
“This is something I’ve always wanted to do … travel somewhere to work,” she admitted. “There are cool, short term experiences not everybody knows about.” Blubaugh also has her sights set on applying to work at the summer Olympics in Paris in 2024. Applications open in March.