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Golf Talk Live - Dottie Pepper Transcript Segment 3

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PETER KESSLER
WE HAVE YOUR NEIGHBOR ON THE PHONE WITH US, DON'T WE ART?

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
HELLO PETER, HOW ARE YOU?

PETER KESSLER
GOOD ART. HOW ARE YOU, SIR?

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
GOOD. LOVE THE SHOW.

PETER KESSLER
THANK YOU SIR.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
GOOD EVENING DOTTIE.

DOTTIE PEPPER
GOOD EVENING ARTHUR.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
YOU'RE LOOKING MARVELOUS ON TV.

DOTTIE PEPPER
OH, THANK YOU SIR. YOU SET A HIGH STANDARD.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
WELL LISTEN UH ... WE MAY BE NEIGHBORS, BUT I DO HAVE A SERIOUS QUESTION FOR YOU, OKAY?

DOTTIE PEPPER
AND?

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
WELL, EVERYONE KNOWS YOU'RE, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE FINEST WOMEN GOLFERS OF ALL TIME. SO I WANT YOU TO EXPLAIN TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THE FACT THAT YOU AND YOUR PARTNER COULD NOT BEAT RALPH AND THE MUFFIN IN MATCH PLAY.

(DOTTIE LAUGHS)

I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT, AND IT'S NOT YOUR PARTNER'S FAULT, I KNOW THAT.

DOTTIE PEPPER
WELL, I ... I THINK YOU SHOULD TELL EVERYBODY WHO MY PARTNER WAS THOUGH.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
WELL, THAT - THAT'S UH ... THAT'S A QUESTION THAT, YOU KNOW ...

DOTTIE PEPPER
THAT'S YOU.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
THAT'S ME.

DOTTIE PEPPER
YEAH. (LAUGH)

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
SO WHY CAN'T WE DO IT?

DOTTIE PEPPER
WELL ARTHUR, I'VE BEEN GIVING THIS SOME THOUGHT SINCE WE'VE GONE DOWN TWICE NOW ... AND GRANTED WE MADE IT TO THE 17TH HOLE AND MADE IT A MATCH THIS TIME, BUT WE GOT SMOKED AGAIN.

AND I JUST DECIDED ...

PETER KESSLER
WHO WAS RALPH'S PARTNER?

DOTTIE PEPPER
RALPH'S PARTNER WAS ARTHUR'S WIFE, PATTY.

PETER KESSLER
AND WHAT KIND OF PLAYER IS SHE?

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
WELL LET ME TELL YOU, PATTY ...

DOTTIE PEPPER
PATTY'S A REAL SAND BAGGER, LET'S PUT IT THAT WAY. (LAUGH)

PETER KESSLER
OKAY ...

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
PATTY'S ... PATTY'S A ... LIKE A 21-HANDICAP. UH, SHE PLAYS GOOD ONCE A YEAR. THAT'S WHEN SHE PLAYS AGAINST DOTTIE.

DOTTIE PEPPER
THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
SHE'S LIKE A 42 AND THE - BUT (???) SMOKED US.

DOTTIE PEPPER
AND THAT'S RIGHT ... BECAUSE I'VE JUST DECIDED, ARTHUR, THAT WE ARE SUCH GREAT COMPETITORS THAT SHE RAISES HER LEVEL ... AND RALPH TOO. I MEAN, YOU KNOW, YOU BEAT HIM MOST OF THE TIME.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
WELL, PART OF THE TIME BECAUSE ...

DOTTIE PEPPER
WELL, OKAY. (LAUGH)

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
CAUSE I STROKE HIM CORRECTLY.

DOTTIE PEPPER
EXACTLY. IT'S ALL ON THE FIRST TEE.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
THAT'S - THAT'S THE ONLY ...

PETER KESSLER
SO ... IS PART - DOES ...

DOTTIE PEPPER
BUT WE ALSO ...

PETER KESSLER
GO AHEAD.

DOTTIE PEPPER
LET ME FINISH. I THINK, WE DON'T NEED TO FEED HER ANYMORE BECAUSE WE WERE HANGING IN THERE PRETTY WELL ON THE FRONT-9.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
RIGHT.

DOTTIE PEPPER
AND SHE GOT THAT GREAT LOXAHATCHEE MUFFIN AND SHE KILLED US.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
WELL, I THINK THEY PUT SOMETHING IN THOSE MUFFINS. THAT'S WHAT I THINK THE PROBLEM IS.

DOTTIE PEPPER
SHE'S DONE ... IT'S THE MUFFIN.

PETER KESSLER
IS PART OF IT, ART, THAT YOUR WIFE NOW KNOWS DOTTIE WELL ENOUGH THAT SHE KNOWS IT'S OKAY NOT TO BE INTIMIDATED ANYMORE?

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
NO BECAUSE ... 1 YEAR, 2 YEARS, 3 YEARS, SHE STILL DOESN'T SLEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE, ALRIGHT. SO WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT UH, SOMETHING WORKS FOR HER.

DOTTIE PEPPER
NO MORE MUFFINS.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
NO MORE MUFFINS. WELL LOOK KID, YOU LOOK GREAT. I HOPE YOU ...

DOTTIE PEPPER
THANKS PARTNER.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
YOU HEAL WELL VERY QUICKLY.

DOTTIE PEPPER
WILL DO.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
AND UH, WALLACE ASKED TO SAY HELLO TO J.P., LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING HIM AGAIN.

DOTTIE PEPPER
OH, WE MISS WALLACE AND DUNCAN.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
ALRIGHT, PLAY WELL.

DOTTIE PEPPER
ALRIGHT, THANKS.

PETER KESSLER
THANKS FOR YOUR CALL ART.

ART GONIS, CALLER-DOTTIE'S NEIGHBOR (MALE):
ALRIGHTY ... BYE-BYE.

PETER KESSLER
TAKE GOOD CARE. AND WE ALSO HAVE PAUL IN FLORIDA WHO PROBABLY IS NOT A NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR. LET'S SEE WHAT HE WANTS TO ASK YOU. GO AHEAD, PAUL.

PAUL, CALLER FROM FLORIDA (MALE):
GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER
YOU'RE WELCOME.

PAUL, CALLER FROM FLORIDA (MALE):
UM, MS. PEPPER?

DOTTIE PEPPER
YES PAUL.

PAUL, CALLER FROM FLORIDA (MALE):
WITH YOUR INTENSITY IN YOUR GAME, DO YOU FEEL THAT IT HAS COST YOU A TOURNAMENT OR 2? AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO KIND OF CURTAIL THAT SO THAT WE CAN WIN MORE AND GET THOSE 7 POINTS?

DOTTIE PEPPER
(CHUCKLE) WELL, IT MAY HAVE ... IN HINDSIGHT IT MAY HAVE COST ME 1 OR 2, BUT I THINK IT'S WON ME MORE THAN THAT. UH, SO THE NET, I THINK, IS WAY, WAY, WAY MORE BENEFICIAL.

UM, AND YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU HAVE TO PLAY TO YOUR PERSONALITY AND ... AND FOR ME TO BE COMPLETELY ... COMPLETELY UM, UNEMOTIONAL AND

SEEMINGLY UNATTACHED TO WHAT'S GOING ONE, MAKES IT ... MAKES IT PRETTY TOUGH FOR ME. UM, BUT I'M DOING EVERYTHING I CAN TO GET THOSE LAST 7 AND TO GET THEM IN A ...

YOU KNOW, IF THEY COME FAST, THAT'S FINE. IF THEY COME ONE AT A TIME, THAT - THAT'S GREAT TOO. I'M ... I'M JUST GONNA ENJOY THESE LAST UH 7 POINTS. AND YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY UH, JULIE AND I CAN GET INDUCTED AT THE SAME TIME. (LAUGH)

PETER KESSLER
WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF PLAYERS WHO MAKE SORT OF THEIR ANGER WORK FOR THEM, THAT THEY'VE FIGURED OUT A WAY TO CHALLENGE - CHANNEL IT INTO SUCCESS. TIGER DOES IT PARTICULARLY WELL. ARNOLD DID IT.

DOTTIE PEPPER
UH-HUH.

PETER KESSLER
SEVE DID IT, YOU DO IT. WHAT HAPPENS INTERNALLY THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SUCCESSFULLY CHANNEL IT INTO A QUALITY GOLF GAME THAT ENDS UP WORKING WHERE YOU'RE HITTING THE BALL FURTHER AND YOU'RE MORE PUMPED UP, BUT YOU'VE FIGURED OUT HOW TO MANAGE THE WHOLE PROCESS?

DOTTIE PEPPER
WELL, I THINK YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT MAKES YOU TICK, FIRST OF ALL. AND FOR ME TO BE, YOU KNOW, EMOTIONALLY UNATTACHED MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME TO PLAY. I'VE ... I'VE TRIED THAT.

AND UM, MAN, IT'S JUST NOT A WHOLE LOT OF FUN FOR ME. WHAT I HAVE DONE, YOU KNOW, I'VE STARTED TO WORK A LITTLE MORE WITH BOB ROTELLA AND JUST NOT GIVING THE ... THE BAD SHOTS MORE CREDENCE THAN THEY SHOULD HAVE,

AND NOT TRYING TO GET TOO OVERLY EXCITED ABOUT THE GOOD ONES. AND UH, SOMETIMES THAT'S, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU GET ... GET IT GOING, SOMETIMES THAT'S HARDER BECAUSE THE GOOD ONES ARE COMING SO QUICKLY. IT'S LIKE RAPID FIRE.

AND YOU GET THE ADRENALINE FLOWING, AND THE EMOTIONS ARE GOING. AND YOU'RE JUST TRYING TO RIDE THE WAVE. AND SOMETIMES THAT'S EVEN HARDER THAN DEALING WITH ... WITH SOME BAD SHOTS.

AND YOU KNOW, I THINK I EXPECT A LOT OUT OF MYSELF. I KNOW WHAT MY POTENTIAL IS. AND SOMETIMES THAT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH. BUT I THINK I'VE DONE IT IN A WAY THAT UM, THAT I KNOW I CAN PLAY AT MY BEST WITH.

PETER KESSLER
WHEN A RECREATIONAL PLAYER'S GOT HIS OR HER BEST ROUND IN SIGHT OR A REALLY GOOD ONE GOING, WE START TO PROJECT: 'WELL, IF I DO THIS AND THEN I'LL HAVE THIS, THIS ...'

DOTTIE PEPPER
OH YEAH.

PETER KESSLER
WHEN YOU LEARN TO STOP DOING THAT? WHEN DID YOU LEARN THAT THAT WAS A REALLY DESTRUCTIVE WAY TO PLAY GOLF?

DOTTIE PEPPER
STILL HAVEN'T. (BOTH LAUGH) I THINK YOU ALWAYS STRUGGLE WITH THAT. I THINK IT'S HUMAN TO ... TO KNOW WHERE YOU'RE AT. UM ...

YOU KNOW, I ... I WATCHED 'FOR LOVE OF THE GAME' THIS WEEK AND, OF COURSE, BY THE END OF IT, I WAS BALLING MY EYES OUT. BUT THE COOLEST THING ABOUT THAT WAS THAT HE HAD NO IDEA WHERE HE WAS AT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 7TH INNING.

AND HE WAS JUST COMPLETELY INTO WHAT WAS GOING ON, DIDN'T HEAR THE VOICES, DIDN'T SEE THE FANS, DIDN'T DEAL WITH ANYTHING LIKE THAT. AND THEN HE HAD TO DEAL WITH THE EMOTIONS OF ALL OF IT.

AND THAT WAS ... THAT WAS ENTERTAINING FOR ME TO WATCH BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME THING. YOU KNOW, IF YOU'VE PLAYED ... PLAYED YOUR WAY INTO A 7 OR 8 SHOT LEAD, AND THEN YOU REALIZE WHERE YOU ARE AND YOU HAVE 7 OR 8 HOLES LEFT TO GO,

IT'S DIFFICULT. AND YOU HAVE TO REALLY WORK HARD TO CHANNEL YOURSELF INTO SAYING, 'THIS IS ALL THAT MATTERS RIGHT NOW. RIGHT HERE IS ALL THAT MATTERS. AND I HAVE TO EXECUTE THIS SHOT.'

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT ... WHAT THE WEEKEND GOLFER BATTLES. I THINK IT'S WHAT WE BATTLE. AND YOU PROBABLY TO SOME EXTENT ALWAYS WILL.

PETER KESSLER
I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT.

(DOTTIE LAUGHS)

WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'RE GONNA TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR GOLF SWING. I THOUGHT YOU'D TELL US ABOUT YOUR PRE-SHOT ROUTINE ...

DOTTIE PEPPER
OKAY.

PETER KESSLER
AND YOUR SETUP AND WHAT THE KEYS ARE. SO WE'LL DO ALL OF THAT IN JUST ONE MOMENT. DON'T GO AWAY.

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