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Golf Talk Live - Dottie Pepper Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER
YOU KNOW, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE HALL OF FAME, BUT I DIDN'T ASK YOU WHAT YOUR REACTION WAS TO THE VETERAN'S COMMITTEE, WHICH IS A RECENTLY FORMED COMMITTEE,

AND IT'S DECISION TO NOMINATE JUDY RANKIN AS THE FIRST PLAYER NOT OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE UNDER THE CURRENT CRITERIA, SHE HAD 31 POINTS IF SHE HAD BEEN ELIGIBLE, WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION?

DOTTIE PEPPER
IT'S A 'NO-BRAINER.' (LAUGH) REALLY I ... THERE'S NOBODY MORE DESERVING. UM, AND I'LL ... PROBABLY GET TEARY OR WHATEVER, BUT I DON'T THINK THERE'S ...

OTHER THAN MY MOM AND MY GRANDMOTHERS, PROBABLY NOBODY THAT'S INFLUENCED MY CAREER MORE.

PETER KESSLER
TELL US ABOUT THAT.

DOTTIE PEPPER
WELL, NOT ONLY JUST SOLHEIM CUP CAPTAIN, BUT JUST A VERY, VERY DEAR FRIEND.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE WAY THAT SHE'S ABLE TO DO HER WORK ON THE GOLF COURSE THAT REALLY MAKES US LIKE HER EVEN THOUGH SHE STAYS INCREDIBLY LOW KEY?

DOTTIE PEPPER
YEAH.

PETER KESSLER
SHE NEVER SAYS THE WORD 'I'. IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT SHE HAD BEEN A GREAT PLAYER, YOU WOULDN'T KNOW THAT SHE HAD BEEN A GREAT PLAYER.

DOTTIE PEPPER
THAT'S CORRECT.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT IS ABOUT HER METHOD THAT MAKES IT WORK FOR US?

DOTTIE PEPPER
WELL, DOING THE WOMEN'S AMATEUR LAST YEAR, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH HER AND GOT TO PICK HER BRAIN ON THINGS OTHER THAN GOLF AS ... AS GOLF IS.

I GOT TO PICK HER ... HER BRAIN ON HER JOB. AND THE THING THAT SHE ALWAYS STRESSED WAS TO SAY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN IN AS FEW WORDS AS YOU CAN. SO THEY HAVE TO BE IMPORTANT KIND OF WORDS THAT GIVE YOU A PICTURE BUT GET THE POINT ACROSS.

AND SHE'S VERY ELOQUENT ABOUT THE WORDS THAT SHE PICKS. AND SHE GETS IN AND SHE GETS OUT, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT SHE SAID AND YOU GO, 'WOW, SHE WAS RIGHT.'

PETER KESSLER
SHE WAS SO LOW KEY AFTER SHE WAS VOTED IN. TELL US WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON INSIDE HER. YOU KNOW HER SO MUCH BETTER.

DOTTIE PEPPER
OH, YIPPY AND JUDY UM, I THINK HE .. HE MAY HAVE BEEN MORE EMOTIONAL THAN SHE WAS. WE HAD FOUND OUT UM, DURING NABISCO THAT ... THAT SHE WAS GOING ON THE BALLOT.

AND UM, YIPPY WAS REALLY TEARY. AND YOU KNOW, WE ALL WERE. AND WE KNEW IT WAS A MERE FORMALITY THAT SHE WOULD BE ON ... ON THAT RECEIVING END OF THAT.

BUT IT'S - IT'S A MARVELOUS RELATIONSHIP THEY HAVE. AND IT'S BEEN ... IT'S BEEN GREAT FOR RALPH AND I TO WATCH THAT.

PETER KESSLER
ONE ROUND TO PLAY, WHERE WOULD YOU TEE IT UP?

DOTTIE PEPPER
SALEM.

PETER KESSLER
SALEM COUNTRY CLUB?

DOTTIE PEPPER
PEABODY MASS (MASSACHUSETTS) ... NO QUESTION.

PETER KESSLER
ONE OF THE GREAT DONALD ROSS' OF ALL TIME.

DOTTIE PEPPER
YEAH.

PETER KESSLER
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE HERE.

DOTTIE PEPPER
THANKS FOR HAVING ME AGAIN ... THANKS.

PETER KESSLER
YOU LOOK TERRIFIC. YOU SOUND TERRIFIC. YOU'RE PLAYING TERRIFIC.

DOTTIE PEPPER
THANK YOU.

PETER KESSLER
IT'S DELIGHTFUL TO SEE EVERYTHING GOING SO GREAT FOR YOU. LOVE TO RALPH FROM ALL OF US.

DOTTIE PEPPER
THANKS.

PETER KESSLER
LOVE TO ALL OF YOU. GOODNIGHT EVERYBODY.