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Golf Talk Live - Lorie Kane Transcript Segment 3

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PETER KESSLER
NOW WHY DON'T WE FIND OUT -- WE'VE GOT ALMOST ALL OF THE FAMILY HERE, NOW WE'VE GOT DAD ON THE PHONE. WANT TO SAY HI?

LORIE KANE
HI DAD.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
HI LORIE.

LORIE KANE
HOW ARE YA?

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
I'M WELL. HOW ARE YOU?

LORIE KANE
I'M VERY WELL.

PETER KESSLER
HELLO JACK.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
HI PETER.

PETER KESSLER
JACK, WHEN DID YOU KNOW THAT SHE HAD THE STUFF TO MAKE A MARK IN THIS GAME?

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
WELL PETER, I THINK THAT'S . THAT'S A QUESTION THAT'S BEEN ASKED OF US, UH, MANY, MANY TIMES. UH . UH I THINK LORIE UH, AS ALL THE GIRLS, HAD UH .

HAD ABILITY IN ATHLETICS. AND, AS LORIE SAID PREVIOUSLY, UH HER MOTHER AND I REALLY JUST WANTED TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE.

UH, I DON'T THINK YOU CAN, YOU KNOW, UH . LORIE WAS A - ALWAYS A . A VERY STRONG PLAYER. AND UH, I THINK THAT SHE JUST NEEDED THE OPPORTUNITY.

UH, WE ENCOURAGED HER TO, YOU KNOW, TO TAKE THE GAME AS FAR AS SHE WANTED TO TAKE IT. AND REALLY, UH, IT WAS HER .

SHE MADE THE DECISION. AND UH . AND WE SUPPORTED THAT DECISION. I . I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ANY PARTICULAR TIME THAT WE COULD EVER SAY, UH .

YOU KNOW, EVEN TODAY UH WE HAVE TO GIVE OUR HEAD A SHAKE A FEW TIMES TO . TO REALIZE WHERE SHE IS. SO UH, I DON'T THINK WE UH . WE DID ANYTHING OTHER THAN UH JUST GIVING HER THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY.
AND SHE DID THE REST.

PETER KESSLER
GIVE OTHER FATHERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE A SENSE OF HOW MUCH WORK ETHIC AND ENTHUSIASM AND ENERGY IS REQUIRED TO MAKE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE EVEN IF YOU'VE GOT THE TALENT.
JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
WELL UH, I GUESS . I -- I'VE ALWAYS SAID TO LORIE THAT UH, YOU KNOW, THAT IF YOU LIVE BY . YOU KNOW, TALENT UH WITHOUT HARD WORK, YOU KNOW, IS A . IS A PITY. UH,

HARD WORK WITHOUT TALENT, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES UH, YOU KNOW, JUST DOESN'T PAY OFF. BUT IF . IF YOU HAVE THE TALENT UH, AND YOU'RE COMMITTED TO WORK HARD, UH, SUCCESS IS GOING . IS GOING TO COME YOUR WAY.

THE ... THE BEST PART OF ANYTHING IN ATHLETICS IS TO KNOW THAT YOU'VE DONE YOUR BEST. AND IF YOU DO YOUR BEST, YOU'LL ALWAYS BE A SUCCESS.

PETER KESSLER
WOULD YOU BE KIND ENOUGH, AND I HOPE THIS DOESN'T EMBARRASS YOU, TO TELL YOUR DAUGHTER FOR US, IN FRONT OF US, HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT HER AS A DAUGHTER AND HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT HER AS A PLAYER?

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
OH, I THINK UH . I THINK LORIE KNOWS THAT. UH, WE'RE VERY, VERY PROUD OF LORIE. UH, WE'RE PROUD OF EVERYTHING THAT SHE'S DONE, UH PARTICULARLY AS SHE RELATES TO OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE THAT MAKES HER . YOU KNOW, THAT'S ... THAT'S HER MOTHER COMING OUT.

LORIE KANE
(LAUGH)

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
AND UH, (CHUCKLE)

AND THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT UH . THAT . THAT HER MOTHER IS A VERY, VERY STRONG INFLUENCE ON HER. UH, MY INFLUENCE UH, YOU KNOW, UH . IF THINGS DON'T GO RIGHT UH . UH, YOU KNOW, ON THE GOLF COURSE, I SAY, 'WELL YOU'RE NOT WORKING HARD ENOUGH.' YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE SIMPLISTIC APPROACH. BUT UH, HER MOTHER IS THE . IS THE GUIDING HAND.

PETER KESSLER
ANYTHING YOU WANT TO YOUR DAD BEFORE WE LET HIM GO?

LORIE KANE
(LAUGH) I'LL SEE YOU IN A WEEK'S TIME, DAD.

(LAUGH)

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
OH GREAT! (LAUGH)

PETER KESSLER
YOU REALLY WENT DEEP ON THAT ONE.

TRY AGAIN.

LORIE KANE
WELL ACTUALLY .

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
WE . WE'LL BE LOOK . WE'LL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU. LIKEWISE, NICE SEEING YOU MARILYN, YOU LOOK GREAT.

LORIE KANE
PETER . I'M GONNA SAY ONE THING. YOU WERE VERY MILD ON THE WORK ETHIC PART. DAD AND I KICKED HEADS AND JUST . WHEN I WAS GROWING UP AND HE KNEW I HAD THE ABILITY TO PLAY THE GAME. UH, I WANTED TO DO OTHER THINGS.

AND, WE KIND OF WENT BACK AND FORTH WITH WHETHER OR NOT I SHOULD BE PRACTICING AND WHAT IT WAS THAT I SHOULD BE PRACTICING. AND UH,

BECAUSE I PLAYED ON THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM FOR CANADA, I MET ANOTHER COACH AND ANOTHER GENTLEMEN BY THE NAME OF JACK MCLAUGHLIN, WHO'S NO LONGER WITH US. AND I REMEMBER THIS ONE AND I'LL SAY IT QUICKLY.

I WAS NERVOUS ABOUT GOING TO SEE ANOTHER TEACHER BECAUSE I HAD LEARNED THE GAME FROM MY DAD. AND, HE TOLD ME THEN, HE SAID, 'LORIE, YOU HAVE MET SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS MORE THAN I DO. I HAVE TAKEN YOU THIS FAR AND I CAN'T TAKE YOU ANY FURTHER.'

UM, SO DAD, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU GAVE ME IN THE BEGINNING BECAUSE I THINK UH I LEAN ON THAT A LOT. AND I KNOW THAT JACK'S IN HEAVEN, OR AT LEAST THE OTHER JACK IS IN HEAVEN WATCHING US. AND, HE GIVES ME THE STRENGTH TO UH . TO DO EVERYTHING I NEED TO DO WEEK TO WEEK.

PETER KESSLER
YOU KNOW, IT'S FUNNY, THAT SEEMS TO HAPPEN TO GREAT PLAYERS. KATHY WHITWORTH WAS THE STUDENT OF HARVEY LOUDERMILK WHO ONE DAY SAID TO HER, 'I'VE DONE EVERYTHING I CAN FOR YOU.' AND HE PASSED HER ON TO HARVEY PENICK.

LORIE KANE
WOW.

PETER KESSLER
JACK, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE WITH US.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
MIGHT I ADD JUST ONE THING, PETER. UH, I .

PETER KESSLER
YES SIR.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T SAY HOW PROUD WE ARE OF LORIE FIRST AND HOW PLEASED WE ARE WITH THE WAY THE GOLF CHANNEL UH . WITH YOU ALL, UH, HANDLE HER. AND UH,

THE PRAISE THAT YOU GIVE HER AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT YOU GIVE HER IS CERTAINLY A . A BIG PART OF HER SUCCESS TODAY.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

PETER KESSLER
WELL, IT'S OUR GREAT PLEASURE. AND IT'S COMPLETELY WELL DESERVED SO IT'S EASY TO DO.

YOU TAKE GOOD CARE, JACK.

JACK KANE, LORIE'S FATHER
GOOD NIGHT. TALK TO YOU LATER.

LORIE KANE
SEE YA DAD.

PETER KESSLER
I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO THE PLEASURE. WE'RE GONNA TAKE A LITTLE BREAK. AND AS WE LEAVE YOU FOR A MOMENT, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT A GRAPHIC WHICH TALKS ABOUT JUST A FEW OF THE GREAT THINGS THAT LORIE'S BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH ON THE GOLF COURSE. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

(GRAPHIC SHOWN AS PETER SPEAKS:
DU MAURIER LTD. SERIES CHAMPION FROM 1994 - 1996
IN 1998, SET ONE YEAR MONEY EARNINGS RECORD ($508K) FOR A CANADIAN, MALE OR FEMALE.
WON THE 1998 LPGA HEATHER FARR AWARD FOR DETERMINATION, PERSEVERANCE AND SPIRIT IN FULFILLING HER GOALS AS A PLAYER )

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