Couple Living On Masters Golf Course Refused $1 Million Offer For Their Home

Would you sell your home for a million dollars, especially if it's been your family home for a few decades? Some people definitely would, but that is not the case for everyone, and you'd be surprised who wouldn't. Regardless of circumstance, a house is more than a piece of land or a price tag; there are just some things money can't buy after all, and some people really do value their homes and the lives they created in them. 

The Augusta National Golf Club holds the Masters Tournament every year, and they are not shy about owning the land surrounding the residence. In the last ten years, homes were bulldozed for $40 million to create space for the club's current parking lot. Being known for securing most of the land and properties around its border, the National Golf Club is used to getting what they want, but this time seems to be different. A Georgia family has refused to give up their home for one million dollars, and they made it very clear that they do not plan on leaving any time soon, according to New York Post. Looks like money can't buy everyone's happiness.

The homeowners

Herman and Elizabeth Thacker built their 1,900 square foot three-bedroom, two-bath residence in Augusta, Georgia, in 1959 and have lived there ever since, according to New York Post. Every year, once a year, for the popular and well-known golf tournament, they are surrounded by cars and people, but they don't seem to mind. The Thackers were offered the big check to sell the home on a number of occasions and kindly refused every time. Can you blame them?

They had two children and raised their family in the home. Now with five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, according to New York Post, they make it a point to all get together for the holidays at the family home. During an interview in 2016 with, the elderly couple expressed that they planned to live in their home until their last days when their time came, and that's just what was done. Herman passed away in his Georgia home in 2019 at the age of 86 after living there for 65 years, and his wife, Elizabeth, is still living in the home today after 64 years.