Thanksgiving Day Cheer

It’s a week where everyone finds things to be thankful for and Symetra Tour pros are no different. SymetraTour.com caught up with some pros during the off season to ask them Thanksgiving related questions to see what their favorite side is, whether they help cooking or prefer watching and where they usually celebrate the holiday.

Katie Burnett

What are you most thankful for this year?
Being able to spend time with my family.
Dark or white meat?
Depends I like both, but more than likely white.
Favorite side dish?
Stuffing
Do you help cook or enjoy watching?
I always make the dessert.
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce?
Don’t eat either so doesn’t matter to me.
Ever go shopping on Black Friday?
No
Do you watch any football?
Yes.
Do you have a set location where you celebrate or do you rotate?
We always have out Thanksgiving celebration at my grandmother’s house at lunch time.

 

Britney Choy

What are you most thankful for this year?
This year I am most thankful for being able to come home to Hawaii and spend time with my family.  I really missed them a lot this season and felt like I needed them the most after the season was over.
Dark or white meat?
White Meat!
Favorite side dish?
My favorite side dish at our family Thanksgiving is my mom’s cheesy baked potatoes!
Do you help cook or enjoy watching?
I like cooking a lot, but on Thanksgiving I usually just set the table.
Ever go shopping on Black Friday?
I went once my senior year of high school.  Never bought anything and never went back again.
Do you watch any football?
Yes, we always watch football.
Do you have a set location where you celebrate or do you rotate?
We usually have a set location on whose home we go to, but this year we are changing it up and going out for a fancy brunch!


Stephanie Connelly

What are you most thankful for this year?
My relationship with my parents. It's been a good year for us and I appreciate all they do for me. 
Dark or white meat?
White meat 
Favorite side dish?
I miss the way my nana made mashed potatoes. No real recipe, all by feel. I try to recreate them. 
Do you help cook or enjoy watching?
I love to cook, I try to make new things all the time. I will actually be Chef Stephie C for our thanksgiving dinner this year! 
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce?
Homemade 
Ever go shopping on Black Friday?
NO 
Do you watch any football?
Absolutely 
Do you have a set location where you celebrate or do you rotate?
We usually rotate with my dads sisters family but this year it will just be my parents and I in Jacksonville. 


Kendall Dye

What are you most thankful for this year?
My true friends
Dark or white meat?
Dark :)
Favorite side dish?
Broccoli rice casserole. Delish!!!!
Do you help cook or enjoy watching?
I've watched in the past but I'm all grown up now so I'll step up and help.
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce?
Canned!!!
Ever go shopping on Black Friday?
I haven't but it could be a fun adventure this year.
Do you watch any football?
Any and every game I can.
Do you have a set location where you celebrate or do you rotate?
I rotate!


Daniela Iacobelli

What are you most thankful for this year? 

Achieving my dream of playing on the lpga and having my friends and family who support me. 
Dark or white meat?
White
Favorite side dish?
Mashed potatoes and lots of gravy 
Do you help cook or enjoy watching?
You don't want me to cook... 
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce?
Neither. 
Ever go shopping on Black Friday?
Heck no!! I worked retail last year as an off season job. That is the most insane day of the year!! No thanks. I'll stick to cyber Monday. 
Do you watch any football? If I'm around people who are watching it. Usually I fall asleep after all the food. 
Do you have a set location where you celebrate or do you rotate? This year it's at mom's house and I actually have some friends coming over so I'm pretty excited about that. 


Stefanie Kenoyer

What are you most thankful for this year? 
My family, especially as it is growing bigger this year! Both of my sisters are pregnant with their second child (due the same week in February) so I am going to have lots of nieces and nephews to spoil. 
Dark or white meat?
White
Favorite side dish?
Well they are all so good, but if I had to choose I would say mashed potatoes and stuffing… Can’t go wrong with the classics!
Do you help cook or enjoy watching?
I love to help cook
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce?
Homemade
Ever go shopping on Black Friday?
Well I did once, and I probably won't ever go again. No sale is worth all that. People are crazy out there!
Do you watch any football?
Yes, usually with my Dad.
Do you have a set location where you celebrate or do you rotate?
We usually eat at home, but as long as my whole family is together it doesn't really matter where we are eating. 


Natalie Sheary

What are you most thankful for this year?
I am thankful that my friends and family are all healthy and happy!
Dark or white meat?
White
Favorite side dish?
Sweet Potato Casserole.. because its delicious, not just because its orange!
Do you help cook or enjoy watching?
I enjoy watching Football and smelling the preparations from an adjacent room... :)
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce?
No no.. none of that for me!
Ever go shopping on Black Friday?
Of course! I am the biggest bargain shopper that you will ever meet!
Do you watch any football?
With my family yes, I root for the team with the most fly attire. 
Do you have a set location where you celebrate or do you rotate?
I have thanksgiving at what ever golf tournament I am at during that current time of the season


Nicole Smith

What are you most thankful for this year?
I am always thankful for my family and friends.  My amazing support system that cheers me on while I am chasing my dreams.
Dark or white meat?
White
Favorite side dish?
Mashed potatoes and gravy.  Since I am lactose intolerant I make my mashed potatoes with soy milk. (with a big piece of white turkey) 
Do you help cook or enjoy watching?
I love cooking, I try and help or bring something to contribute
Do you like homemade or canned cranberry sauce?
I don't like it 
Ever go shopping on Black Friday?
I have never gone but maybe one day. When I worked at Abercrombie&Fitch I had to work Black Friday and it was nuts.
Do you watch any football?
More into watching college football, but 'tis the season and my dad like to watch so I watch it with him.
Do you have a set location where you celebrate or do you rotate?
Our family rotates hosting the holidays. This year it's a first time, we are having it at a rental beach house 


 

Topics: Quick Q and A, Katie Burnett, Britney Choy, Stephanie Connelly, Kendall Dye, Daniela Iacobelli, Smith, Nicole, Natalie Sheary [+]