In what year was the par 3 tournament at The Masters first held?

Category: The Majors
The Masters par 3 Competition
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-when-watch-masters-par-3-contest-2018-4?r=US&IR=T

Clue

Sam Snead won the inaugural event so that gives you an idea of the era.

Answer

The first year the par 3 competition was officially held was in 1960 prior to that year’s main tournament.