Masters patrons make sure to get photos at Founders Circle
The first stop at Augusta National Golf Club for patrons Brandon Colpitts and Jack Holmanch on Friday was picturesque.
The friends filed in a line of about 100 in front of the clubhouse to get a photo taken at Founders Circle, the famous spot at the end of Magnolia Lane with the Masters logo formed by yellow pansies during the tournament.
Colpitts said he couldn’t go back home to Minnesota without the memory.
“It’s a pretty cool spot, and you get a peek down Magnolia Lane while you’re at it,” he said.
Tom and Mary Kovar of Pascagoula, Miss., said they learned something from their first trip last year. They said it’s better to walk the whole course rather than stay in one spot to watch all players instead of just the favorites.
“We know the holes better and understand the course more this year,” Tom Kovar said.
As avid golfers back home, he said there’s no better place in the world for the sport.
“You have to be a golfer to love it,” he said. “It’s amazing. The atmosphere, the fans. Everything.”
Kim Joseph of Jacksonville, Fla., didn’t mind being at the end of the line to get a photo at Founders Circle.
A security guard nearby cupped a spectator guide around his mouth and offered some advice: “I’ll tell y’all a secret,” he said. “If you come back around 2 o’clock there’ll be no wait.”
Joseph, who had some golf to watch, thought about taking the advice.
“I might do that,” she said. “I really want to get out to the course, but it’s our first time and wanted to get this picture.”