Talkin' April 2012
Photos by Chris Thelen
Ebonye LaSha’ Smith
Ebonye LaSha’ Smith, 12, of South Augusta, lives with her parents and sister. She attends John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School.
Favorite Possession: My golf clubs my dad bought me.
Love or Hate Golf: I love it.
Favorite Thing About Masters Week: Watching Tiger Woods play.
Song Playing in Her Head: No One by Alicia Keys.
Favorite Indulgence: Playing the piano.
Words She Lives By: Faith. Courage. Integrity.
Friends Say She’s: Interesting.
Favorite Place To Be: At my Nana and Poppie’s house on the weekends.
Admires the Most: My mom.
Well Known Person She’d Like To Meet: Alicia Keys and Tiger Woods.
Russell E. Foster
Russell E. Foster, 42, lives on “The Hill” with his Maine Coon Cat Samson. He works as project manager of the Augusta Canal Authority.
Likes To: Caddy at the Augusta National.
Favorite Possession: Invicta Watch.
Love or Hate Golf: Love it!
Favorite Thing About Masters Week: Knowing that of all the four majors, it is the only one that will always be in Augusta.
Least Favorite Thing About Masters Week: All the people at the tournament. As a caddy since 1988, I’ve grown accustomed to seeing the course with no people, no scoreboards, no ropes and no traffic.
Favorite Indulgence: Bacon.
Words He Lives By: A brilliant mind is never closed.
Finds Inspiration: From the goodness that undoubtedly resides in most people and the fact that we have a country where this trait is allowed to flourish.
Sarah Turner Simkins
Sarah Turner Simkins, “over 70,” is married to Roy Simkins. The couple has two children, five grandchildren, one scruffy cat and two white labs.
Likes To: Read, cook, arrange flowers, yoga, audit classes at ASU...
Love or Hate Golf: Don’t play. Everybody else does. I do like to watch. I don’t much play anything.
Favorite Thing About Masters Week: The whole thing. The family, the friends united and the Masters itself.
Least Favorite Thing About Masters Week: Well, there is a lot of dish and towel washing and a little ticket confusion.
Favorite Place To Be: Our house on the river.
Favorite Indulgence: Indolence. Just reading and being lazy.
Message in a Bottle: “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” -Louis L’Amour.