In this edition of the podcast, my guests are LPGA Tour Legend & 2 Time Major Champion Dottie Pepper and 1970 National Champion & 1978 PGA Champion, John Mahaffey.

Dottie Pepper talks about the sports household she grew up in. Her father played professional baseball with the Detroit Tigers organization and was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in March of 1968. We also hear her stories about:

  • Winning the New York State Amateur Championship when she was 15
  • Her college golf days at Furman
  • Finishing low amateur at the 1984 US Open
  • Her two major championship victories both coming at the ANA Inspiration, formerly the Dinah Shore Classic.
  • Being a part of 6 Solheim Cup teams and what the US has to do in order to win the Cup back.
  • The bear that came charging towards her was she was covering the 2008 US Senior Open.
  • And her new book "Letters to a Future Champion" that you can find on her Web site www.dottiepepper.net

John Mahaffey shares stories from his college days at the University of Houston. John won the individual National Championship in 1970 and helped the Cougars to back-to-back team titles in 1969 & '70. We hear about his relationship with Ben Hogan and how he became known as "Hogan's Boy". We also hear about his victory a the 1978 PGA Championship, backing up that win the very next week at Pleasant Valley Country Club, being a member of the 1979 Ryder Cup team, and his transition to broadcasting the game.

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