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A New Year
Monday, Jan 3, 2011




Happy New Year! Parker and I could not be more excited to start the New Year as a family of 3. We have had an amazing last few months with the arrival of our little baby girl. She has been such an wonderful addition to our lives and we are loving being parents more and more each day. She has already been a great traveler, coming with us to all 5 events in the Fall Series! This year Parker will be playing on past champion status so our schedule will be a little less predictable. We are all looking forward to beginning our year in Hawaii and getting the season off to a great start! Wishing everyone a great 2011!



 

Waiting Patiently
Monday, August 2, 2010




Excited for Baby Mac's Arrival

You might be curious why Parker's schedule says TBD.... Parker and I are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby McLachlin!!! We are enjoying this time at home together and are looking forward to the amazing adventure that lies ahead.



 

HSJGA
Wednesday, July 28, 2010


We are so excited that the Birdies for Juniors program was such a success this year! We just found out that so many of the kids from Hawaii participated and all together everyone raised over $15,000 for the program! Thanks to everyone's involvement! Look forward to kicking it off again next season! www.hsjga.org


 

St. Jude Classic
Friday, June 25, 2010


Parker enjoyed an afternoon with some of the children at the Golf A Round Event at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He met some wonderful kids and great families. Their strength and positive attitude was totally inspiring and puts everything into such perspective. It was a very memorable afternoon of mini golf with the kids.
This is my first tournament that I am officially grounded at home waiting for Baby Mac to arrive in August!


 

Quail Hollow
Wednesday, April 28, 2010



Baby McLachlin Shower

We always love the Quail Hollow tournament! It is one of our favorite spots of the year. We had a great time seeing family friends and love being in Charlotte. On the golf course was not what we had envisioned but it was still an extra special week. I wanted to thank all of my girlfriends for hosting such a beautiful baby shower for us that week! It was such a nice celebration and we are so grateful for the friends we have out on TOUR.

 

Hilton Head, SC
Saturday, April 17, 2010


this is the photo I captured on friday! didn't want to get to close to the water :-)


 

Courage Awards
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Parker and I had the incredible honor of attending the 17th Annual Courage Awards with our good friend DJ Gregory! Parker was invited as the presenter for DJ's 2010 Courage Award. The award is presented by the Tempe Sports Authority Foundation to courageous Athletes who inspire people across the nation. The night was filled with wonderful people, all with inspiring stories of courage. It was a fabulous evening and we thank the Tempe Sports Authority Foundation and DJ for including us!




Parker introducing DJ



Presenting DJ with the 2010 Courage Award






 

Sun Valley Trip
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We just got back from a fabulous get away in Sun Valley. It was a perfect relaxing weekend to recharge the batteries for a demanding golf season ahead. We love that town and enjoyed a wonderful vacation with great friends! Here are some highlights...

Just about to Land in Sun Valley


Thank you Tempus Jets for the memorable ride into Sun Valley



All the boys at the local hockey game! Go Suns!




Ready to hit the slopes!




Last Meal .... Grumpy's - Best burgers in town!!



 

West Coast Swing 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It always seems like I upload the photos from the West Coast Swing around end of March! It is such a crazy and fun time that it just flies by before we have a chance to share it all! Here are some of the highlights from our journey!

Sony Open, Honolulu Hawaii

*** DJ Gregory sharing his story with the La Pietra Varsity & JV Girls Basketball Teams, (organized by Parker's Mom, Beth McLachlin - Teacher at La Pietra)


Blessing in a Backpack Program in Hawaii

The PGA TOUR Wives Association partnered with Blessings in Backpack and Friends of Hawaii Charities (Charity sponsor of the Sony Open) to feed Hawaii's underprivileged school children. The program provides undernourished school children food for the weekends. Participating schools have seen dramatic increases in test scores, reduced number of school nurse visits on Monday, increased attention/focus in the classrooms! To learn more about how to get involved... visit http://www.blessingsinabackpack.org/

Parker Paddle boarding
Unfortunately Parker missed the cut at the Sony but we spent our weekend enjoying the water and trying out Paddle Boarding!



Sunset View
last evening before we had to leave


Waste Management Open - Phoenix, AZ



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Blessings in Backpack Program in Phoenix
The PGA TOUR Wives Association partnered with the Thunderbirds to enable children from 7 different schools to now benefit from the Blessings in a Backpack program! It was wonderful to see this program expand in Arizona and make a difference for the children in our own community.
Sunday Afternoon at the Phoenix Open
Our great friend Andrew caddied for Parker at the Phoenix Open!


 

2010
Friday, January 8, 2010

Parker and I are loving being back in Hawaii. Its been a full year since he has been back home. We've spent this week catching up with family friends, and of course fitting some beach time and practice time in.

We had a great off season spending most of the time at home. We were able to get in a great routine and enjoy getting settled into our new place. Our highlight was probably hosting our very first Thanksgiving at our home. It was so much fun and hope will be a tradition for many years to come!


Right now Parker is on the Big Island hosting his junior clinic at Waikoloa! It is always such a treat to be back there and spend some time with the kids.

Parker has continued to put in a lot of hard work on his swing and has been focused on developing his strength and conditioning during this off season... or "pre season" as we like to call it. Now that we have arrived in Hawaii, we are truly excited to embark on the new season ahead.
Looking forward to kicking it all off at Sony next week!
Happy 2010!
Kristy & Parker


 

Wrapping up 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Its hard to believe that the season has now officially come to an end. We had a great last PGA TOUR event of 2009 in Florida. We stayed with Parker's coach, Sean Foley, and his family. We had so much fun getting to spend time with them, especially their 19mo. old. Fun dinners at the house and happy hour on their patio. We also spent a few of the nights with Stephen Ames and his son. Sean is Stephen's coach as well so we had some great "Team Foley" get togethers.
Parker and Stephen were paired together during the first two rounds of the tournament which was a great experience for Parker. Even though Parker didn't make the cut I think he was able to take away some great things from the golf course that week. On Sunday we offered to babysit so the Foley's could go out and watch Stephen and Justin Rose (another one of Sean's students) in the final round. Both were playing well that week and had a chance to win. Parker and I watched it on TV and it was a blast to see Stephen go home with the trophy!

Now we are at the Callaway Invitational in Pebble Beach. It is so beautiful here, words can not describe. It is easily one of our favorite weeks of the year. Parker has had the chance to play Monterey Penisula Golf Club, the new addition to the Pebble Beach Invitational Tournament and Cypress with his 2009 Playing Partner Doug MacKenzie. Scott Simpson and Parker's Dad joined them for an epic day out on the golf course.


Today he played Pebble Beach and we couldn't have asked for more perfect weather. He had a great group of playing partners and is off to Del Monte tomorrow for day 2.


I love this tournament because you get to really appreciate the beauty of these golf courses. there are no spectators, grandstands, ropes, etc like in a regular PGA TOUR event. Just the guys on the course.



 

Viking Cancelled
Monday, November 9, 2009

I still can't believe the Viking Classic was cancelled.

The tournament week basically went like this....

Thursday - alarm went off at 5 am... Parker and Ricky Barnes left for the course... txt messages from the Tour followed with 1/2 hr rain delay... 1 hr rain delay... 3 hr rain delay... day cancelled.... then practically the entire TOUR went to the nearby movie theater... We saw Michael Jackson's Movie (it was amazing!)

Friday - alarm went off at 5 am... Parker and Ricky left for the course... txt messages with 1/2 rain delay... 1 hr rain delay... 3 hr rain delay... day cancelled... once again - everyone went to the nearby movie theater... we saw Couples Retreat


Saturday - practice facilities were closed and we awaited news from the Tour.

Finally just before noon, it was announced that the event was cancelled - we hopped on a plane and headed home to phoenix :( I was so sad for all of the people at the tournament who worked so hard all year to put this event on. It was a shame that the weather just didn't allow this tournament to happen. It was especially a bummer since Parker seemed very ready to play that week.

Off the course we had a great time getting to stay with the parents of one of our very best friends. Ricky stayed there as well which made it a blast. We loved our time and Jackson and have to thank Tim and Jean for showing us such a great time. It was fun to connect with all of our extended friends there as well!

I was extra bummed that the tournament got cancelled because I was soooo looking forward to seeing one of my favorite chef's Tyler Florence do a cooking demonstration at the tournament on Saturday. We missed it because we ended up flying home that day. Once we got back to phoenix we turned on the golf channel and since there was no tournament to show they were airing the Tyler Florence Cooking segment. I was sad to have missed it but it was cool that they were still able to put it on and share it on the golf channel. We were inspired to cook that week at home!

Now we are in Orlando, Florida staying at Parker's coaches house. It is so nice to be able to be able to hang with him and his family. We are looking forward to a fun week! Last PGA TOUR event of the season... lets make it a great one!


 

Fall Series Kick Off
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

After our break during the playoffs we are now back into the full swing of things. Turning Stone was so beautiful (and still very cold) but we loved it anyway! It felt like fall with the leaves changing color and the chill in the air. Parker had a great week but feel just short of the cut line. It was pretty heart breaking. I think it was actually the most bummed I had seen him all year. He has been so patient with his swing changes and has put in so much hard work this year. Now that he is getting so close to being able to convert his hard work to success on the golf course, his expectations are higher and higher. I know its coming.



The fall weather didn't last too long because after Turning Stone we headed back out to Vegas. Since an entire week on the Strip can be a bit overwhelming, I took full advantage of getting to explore a different part of Las Vegas with my girlfriend Sybi Kuchar. We went on a hike in Red Rock Canyon and it was an amazing getaway. I had no idea that Las Vegas could be so beautiful.

For the second year in a row the highlight of the Vegas tournament was when Justin Timberlake's mother put on an amazing luncheon for all of the girls!!! It was a blast and was topped off by a fun visit from Justin himself!!! Here is the picture that we captured, poor guy - you can barely see him in this mob of women!



On the course, Parker had a great week in Vegas, scoring really well the first couple of days and then not getting as much as he wanted to out of the round over the wekeend. All in all it was a great week with another incredible Justin Timberlake and Friends Concert.




After fun week at home for the Frys.com Open we have arrived in Jackson, MS for the Viking Classic. Parker had another solid week last week so hopefully he will have lots of momentum coming into this tournament. His swing defintiely seems to be coming together so it has been getting exciting to see how things will develop on the golf course.


 

Getting Ready for Fall
Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Since Parker is not a part of the playoffs this year, he has had some great time to prepare for the fall. With a visit to Florida to see his coach, he has been able to get some great practice in and get into a consistent workout schedule. Although we would have loved to have been in the playoffs this year, being home has been a wonderful treat. We recently moved and have been using this time to work on some home projects! I think this break from a tournament schedule was just what we both needed to get ready for the fall series. We are looking forward to Turning Stone first, it is always one of our favorite events of the year. Hopefully it will be warmer than last year!!! I'm bringing my hat and gloves just in case!




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