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Golf Talk Live - Lorie Kane Transcript Segment 4

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PETER KESSLER
ON GOLF TALK LIVE, WE SELECT A QUESTION EACH WEEK THAT HAS BEEN E-MAILED TO US. AND HERE'S THE QUESTION FOR LORIE TONIGHT.

WHAT RESPONSIBILITY COMES WITH BEING CANADA'S 1997 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR? OR FOR THAT MATTER, BEING IN THE PUBLIC SPOT LIGHT AS AN ATHLETE?

LORIE KANE
WELL THAT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION. I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT OF IT. UM, BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT MY IDEA OF BEING A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE IS SOMEWHAT LIKE BEING AN ENTERTAINER.

UM, I'VE ALWAYS SAID THAT UH . PEOPLE PAY TO COME AND WATCH ME PLAY GOLF. AND I FEEL THAT IT'S MY RESPONSIBILITY TO ALLOW THEM TO . TO COME INSIDE THE ROPES AND TO, YOU KNOW, MAKE CONTACT WITH SOMEBODY.

UH, IT DOESN'T COME EASY TO EVERYBODY. BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT I TRY TO DO. UM, I ALSO, WHEN I'M AT HOME, UH, I FIND . YOU KNOW, IT'S PART OF MY JOB TO TRY TO, UH, TO TELL KIDS THAT SPORT IS A GREAT IS PLACE TO BE.

AND . AND IT'S A GOOD EXPERIENCE. AND UH, WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANT TO DO - PLAY SOCCER, BASEBALL OR BASKETBALL, UM, JUST TO GIVE IT A SHOT AND TO TRY IT. AND IT'S A VERY HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. SO I WOULD SAY THAT THAT'S PROBABLY MY MOST RESPONSIBILITY.

PETER KESSLER
AS YOU STARTED TO FIND YOURSELF IN THE PUBLIC EYE, DID YOU EVER SIT DOWN AND SAY, HERE'S A COUPLE OF OTHER SIDES I WANT TO PRESENT OF ME TO ME OR TO THE CROWDS

LORIE KANE
UH-HUH.

PETER KESSLER
THAT PEOPLE MAY NOT NECESSARILY PICK UP ON SO THAT THEY HAVE A SENSE OF WHO I AM AND WHAT SOME OF THE OPTIONS ARE TO CHOSE WHO THEY MIGHT BE.

LORIE KANE
WELL, YOU KNOW, I LOOK AT THAT THING ABOUT BEING A ROLE MODEL. AND I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT THAT REALLY MEANS. UM, ALL I TRY TO DO IS PUT MY BEST FOOT FORWARD.

AND I THINK . YOU KNOW, I WATCHED . I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING ARNOLD PALMER LAST SUMMER. UH, I'M BECOMING GREAT FRIENDS WITH NANCY LOPEZ. IN MY SPORT, THOSE ARE TWO PEOPLE THAT, YOU KNOW, I'VE LEARNED A LOT FROM JUST WATCHING

BEFORE I EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO MEET EITHER ONE OF THEM. UM, I WATCHED NANCY, THE WAY SHE GOES ABOUT THE CROWD, AND . AND ALLOWS . YOU KNOW, TO INTERACT WITH PEOPLE AND UH TAKES THE TIME.

UH, I TRY TO DO THAT. AND, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I FEEL IT'S MY RESPONSIBILITY.

PETER KESSLER
WHY DON'T WE TALK TO ONE OF YOUR BUDDIES FROM THE TOUR, LPGA PLAYER, BARB MUCHA. HELLO BARB.

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
HI PETER. HOW ARE YOU?

PETER KESSLER
I AM WELL. HOW ARE YOU?

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
GOOD.

PETER KESSLER
THANKS FOR CHECKING IN.

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
SURE. I THOUGHT I'M IN TOWN. I MIGHT AS WELL GIVE YOU GUYS A CALL.

PETER KESSLER
APPRECIATE THAT.

LORIE KANE
HEY BARB.

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
HI LORIE.

LORIE KANE
HOW ARE YA?

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
DOING WELL, THANKS.

LORIE KANE
GOOD TO HEAR THAT.

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
YEAH.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT ARE YOU TWO GONNA TALK ABOUT?

LORIE KANE
(CHUCKLE)

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
WELL, I JUST WANNA, UH . I'VE BEEN WATCHING THE SHOW AND KNEW IT WAS ON TONIGHT. AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT LORIE IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE, UH, THE BRIGHT PROMISING STARTS ON OUR TOUR. AND SHE REALLY HAS SOME .

SOME UH GOOD COMMENTS, YOU KNOW, TO BE SAYING TONIGHT. AND UH, SHE REALLY . EVERYTHING THAT SHE SAYS, I THINK, IS VERY GENUINE. AND I ADMIRE HER AND I KNOW THAT SHE'S GONNA BE IN THE WINNER'S CIRCLE NOT ONCE BUT SEVERAL TIMES.

AND UH, I WISH HER ALL THE BEST. AND UM, SHE'S . SHE'S GREAT FRIEND OUT THERE. AND SHE'S GOOD FOR THE . FOR THE GAME AND REALLY HAS A . HAS A GOOD ATTITUDE ON HER SHOULDERS, HEAD ON HER SHOULDERS, AND GREAT ATTITUDE, AND UH,

REALLY ADDS A LOT TO OUR TOUR. AND I . I'M . I'M GLAD SHE'S PART OF THE TOUR WITH US.

PETER KESSLER
LET ME ASK THE TWO OF YOU A QUESTION. SO OFTEN WE SEE NOW THIS PHENOMENON OF TEACHERS OR COACHES BEING WITH PLAYERS SORT OF EVERYWHERE THAT THE PLAYERS GO INCLUDING MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS.

IT SEEMS ODD TO SOME OF US THAT YOU WOULD BRING A COACH AND WORK ON NEW THINGS AT A MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?

LORIE KANE
WELL, I KNOW FOR MYSELF AND I'M NOT QUITE SURE ABOUT BARB, BUT UH . I ... IF I'M GOING TO DO ANY WORK, I'D DO IT IN THE OFF-SEASON. AND IF I NEED SOME FINE TUNING, AGAIN, I MENTIONED DANNY EARLIER,

UH, DANNY SHARP'S A .. A TOUR PLAYER AND HAS PLAYED AND HAS GREAT EYES AS FAR AS THE GAME'S CONCERNED. AND WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEBODY LIKE THAT CARRYING YOUR BAG AROUND EVERY WEEK, UM, I CAN LEAN ON HIM IF I'VE GOT SOME PROBLEMS. UM,

MY SWING'S PRETTY SIMPLE SO IT . IT NEVER . YOU KNOW, I TRY NOT TO BE TOO TECHNICAL WITH IT. AND UH, I WOULD THINK AT A MAJOR, FOR MYSELF AND I CAN ONLY SPEAK FOR MYSELF,

THAT IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT . THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE UH . YOU KNOW, WORKING ON NEW THINGS, UH, THE WEEK OF A MAJOR.

PETER KESSLER
DO YOU WANT TO BE THINKING ABOUT MECHANICS, BARB?

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
MECHANICS? NO, I TRY (LAUGH) .

LORIE KANE
(LAUGH)

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
I'M REALLY NOT EVEN PRACTICING THESE DAYS. I'M JUST GOING OUT THERE AND HITTING THE BALL AND FINDING IT. (LAUGH)

LORIE KANE
AND YOU'RE DOING A VERY GOOD JOB OF IT.

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
WELL I . I'M TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH YOU, LORIE.

LORIE KANE
(LAUGH)

BARB?

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
YEAH?

LORIE KANE
YOU DO A FINE JOB OF IT.

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
(LAUGH)

LORIE KANE
AND I'M TRYING TO GET TO WHERE YOU'VE BEEN.

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
WELL I KNOW YOU'LL BE THERE SHORTLY. YOU'RE . YOU'RE ONE OF THE BETTER PLAYERS, ONE OF THE GREAT PLAYERS OUT THERE. AND IT'S UH, IT'S FUN TO HAVE YOU ALONGSIDE . SIDE ME WHEN I'M WALKING THE FAIRWAYS. AND UH,

I JUST WISH YOU ALL THE BEST THIS YEAR. AND I KNOW I'LL BE SHAKING YOUR HAND SHORTLY IN THE WINNER'S CIRCLE.

LORIE KANE
WELL, WHEN ARE YOU OUT AGAIN?

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
I'M PLAYING NEXT WEEK NASHVILLE. I'M GOTTA DEFEND MY TITLE

WHICH I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO.

LORIE KANE
OH, THAT'S RIGHT. I'M SORRY. I APOLOGIZE ABOUT THAT. I KNEW THAT. I'M GONNA MISS YOU IN NASHVILLE. I'M GONNA SPEND SOME TIME ON THE BEACH WITH MY SISTERS.

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
WELL HOW ABOUT THAT? YOU'RE NOT PLAYING YOUR 35 IN A ROW, HUH?

LORIE KANE
(LAUGH)

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
YOU'RE GONNA TAKE A LITTLE TIME OFF.

LORIE KANE
A LITTLE BIT OF TIME.

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
(LAUGH) GOOD FOR YOU. YOU DESERVE IT.

PETER KESSLER
SO BARB, YOU .

LORIE KANE
THANKS, BARB.

PETER KESSLER
SO YOU . YOU'RE JUST GONNA HIT IT HARD, FIND IT, AND HIT IT HARD AGAIN, RIGHT?

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
YUP. THAT'S WHAT I TRY TO DO AND AS LONG AS IT'S IN THE SHORT STUFF AND I GET IN THE HOLE, IT'S . LEAST POSSIBLE STROKES, THEN I'M . I'M DOING THE RIGHT THING.

PETER KESSLER
TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF.

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
ALL RIGHT. YOU TOO, PETER, THANKS.

PETER KESSLER
THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME.

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
SEE YOU, LORIE.

LORIE KANE
PLAY WELL, BARB.

BARB MUCHA, LPGA PLAYER
OKAY, BYE-BYE.

PETER KESSLER
NOW WHAT SHE JUST SAID REMINDS ME OF THE COMMENT THAT I READ ABOUT WHEN YOU'RE, UH, NIECE, CHARLOTTE ,WAS 4 YEARS OLD AND SHE HAD THE BEST ADVICE I EVER HEARD TO A GOLFER WHICH WAS . JUST PUT THE

BALL IN THE HOLE

LORIE KANE
BALL IN THE HOLE.

IT WAS . IT WAS INCREDIBLE. I MEAN, I HAD SHOT, I THINK . I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE WE WERE. WE WERE IN PHOENIX AND I SHOT 77 OR 8 THE FIRST ROUND. AND BECAUSE OF THE TIME CHANGE, I COULD GET A HOLD OF THEM BEFORE I TEED OFF EARLIER THE NEXT MORNING.

UH, AND I TALKED TO CHARLOTTE, AND I CALL HER 'CHUCK', AND . AND HER SISTER, MARCIA, AND WE HAD A CHAT. AND, CHARLOTTE AT THE END OF THE CONVERSATION, SHE JUST SAID TO ME,

'LORIE, JUST PUT THE BALL IN THE HOLE.' AND, AS SIMPLE AS THAT, I WENT OUT AND SHOT 68 OR 9. AND THAT'S .

YOU KNOW, LOOKING THROUGH CHILD'S EYES, THAT UH, THE GAME IS (LAUGH) . THE GAME CAN BE PRETTY SIMPLE.

PETER KESSLER
AND IF GO TO THE OTHER END OF THE SPECTRUMS, 97 YEAR OLD GENE SARAZEN SAYS, 'MISS'EM QUICK.'

LORIE KANE
(LAUGH)

PETER KESSLER
WHY DON'T WE SEE WHAT MARY ELLEN IN NEW YORK WANTS TO ASK YOU. HELLO MARY ELLEN.

MARY ELLEN FROM NEW YORK
HI PETER.

PETER KESSLER
HOW ARE YOU?

MARY ELLEN FROM NEW YORK
I'M REALLY GLAD THAT YOU TOOK MY CALL. WE ENJOY YOUR SHOW.

PETER KESSLER
THANK YOU.

MARY ELLEN FROM NEW YORK
AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY TO LORIE THAT WE REALLY HAVE BENEFITED BY YOUR . YOUR PERSONALITY . THAT THE FACT THAT YOU WANT TO TALK TO PEOPLE IN THE CROWD `CAUSE WE BROUGHT OUR SON TO SEE YOU WHEN WE WERE IN NEW JERSEY.

LORIE KANE
OKAY.

MARY ELLEN FROM NEW YORK
AND HE'S EIGHT YEARS OLD. AND HE HAS DEVELOPED MENTAL DELAYS, BUT YOU TOOK 5 MINUTES OUT OF YOUR BUSY PRACTICE DAY TO COME AND SPEND WITH US. AND YOU PUT HIM ON CLOUD NINE.

YOU GAVE HIM A BALL. YOU SPENT A COUPLE OF MINUTES SHOWING HIM A SWING. IT JUST MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD TO US. AND WE WANTED TO YOU TO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. AND WE'RE OUT THERE ROOTING FOR YOU.

LORIE KANE
WELL THANK YOU MARY ELLEN.

PETER KESSLER
YOU COULD TELL THAT THAT WAS A HEART THAT WAS FULL AND EYES THAT WERE FULL OF TEARS.

LORIE KANE
YEAH.

PETER KESSLER
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CALL. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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