TOUR wives share most memorable New Year's momentsMany TOUR wives, like Carl Pettersson's, have made great New Year's memories at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.December 04, 2013
PGATOUR.COM has asked members of the PGA TOUR Wives Association some questions in the spirit of the holidays. Their answers will run on the website during the next five weeks.
What is your most memorable New Year's Eve or New Year's Day?
DEANNA PETTERSSON (wife of Carl): 2005 - Carl had won (what was then The Chrysler Championship in Tampa, now the Valspar Championship) in the fall. We spent the New Year in Maui. It was a great New Year and the way every TOUR player hopes to start the year off.
ERIN WALKER (wife of Jimmy): We spend Christmas with my family in the snow in my home town of Park City, Utah, and we spend New Year's with Jimmy's family in San Antonio. This will be our first New Year in Maui -- maybe we are starting a new tradition!
MEGAN GORE (wife of Jason): We like to celebrate what we call "New York New Year," 9 p.m. Pacific Time at home with the kids.
JENNIFER STALLINGS (wife of Scott): A couple of years ago we spent New Year's Eve at Kapalua with the Watneys and Haases. We were just so thrilled to be in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. We had dinner at the Plantation Course and lots of laughs which included dance lessons from Nick Watney.
KATE ROSE (wife of Justin): New Year's Day 2010 was when our little girl Charlotte was born, so I don't think anything can ever beat that for memorable!
AMANDA BYRD (wife of Jonathan): Robin Love's (Davis Love III) 40th birthday party. Her birthday is New Year's Eve and it was a night of dancing and celebrating. Davis had arranged fireworks at midnight and then we all went into the kitchen of the golf club where the party was and they served us a huge BREAKFAST! Homemade waffles and lots of southern favorites! So, so, so fun!
ALLISON BROWN (wife of Scott): I believe my most memorable New Year's holiday will be this year, when we celebrate the New Year with our friends and family in Maui for the Tournament of Champions!
HEATHER CRANE (wife of Ben): Most memorable New Year's eve would be celebrating 2000. Ben's parents threw a big party at their country club where Ben grew up playing and I was in El Paso that day cheering for the Ducks at the Sun Bowl. I flew back, threw a dress on, and rang in the millennium with Ben and lots of family and friends.
DOWD SIMPSON (wife of Webb): Webb and I got married January 2 so our wedding celebration fell over the New Year's Eve and New Year Day holiday. That was and always will be the best NYE/NYD memory!
TAMI BLANKS (wife of Kris): Our most memorable New Years was Y2K -- we can't remember anything so it must have been really good.
AMI GARRIGUS (wife of Robert): Robert and I spent our honeymoon in Hawaii for three weeks! The second week of our vacation was New Year's and we sat on the beach in Maui enjoying fireworks. We haven't topped that New Year's yet!