Maybe even more so, I could see where my brain and heart were at in this equation.
I was different after my first shoulder surgery, which provided an extended break from the game.
This spring, Dottie Pepper, LPGA-Champion-turned-sportscaster, will take the trip to Augusta, Georgia to be the first woman to be a part of a CBS broadcast commentating on The Masters golf tournament. She noted how much greater the opportunity is now, being so soon after the first few women were invited into the formerly all-male Augusta National Golf Club.
Pepper came to Montclair State on March 2 to speak with students in the School of Communication and Media to share her thoughts as she looks forward to the occasion. Pepper still remembers the first time she went to the club as a Furman University student, laughing as she reminisced on the fact that she parked on what is now the driving range.
Pepper also spent some time talking about another issue that she has been focusing a lot on recently: bullying.
She co-authored a children’s book series entitled “Bogey Tees Off” with the hopes of getting her message across.
Pepper shed some light on her transition from player to broadcaster, showcasing the fact that she had primarily “zero push-back.” “The last time I checked, a golf ball didn’t know if you were male or female,” Pepper said.
After a renovation by Rees Jones, the Lower Course measures 7,428 yards, heavy lifting for a par-70 layout. The chances are good for guys who played well at Royal Troon. It’s not really a restart this time with so little time between the PGA and the Open Championship. Journalist and author David Shedloski of Columbus, Ohio, has been covering golf since 1986, first as a daily newspaper reporter and later as a freelance writer for various magazines and Internet outlets.Looking ahead to the April 7 start date, Pepper plans to prepare for this event just like any other — by over-preparing.She doesn’t want to be hit with any surprises come tournament day.The field, always strong, includes all of the top 10 in the Fed Ex Cup standings, including Dustin Johnson, who tops the list and also is No. CBS Sports on-course reporter Dottie Pepper takes a look at what to expect at this venerable invitational and who might receive the winning handshake from the Golden Bear at week’s end. It’s a testament to some changes made and how the golf course is designed. If anything, while they have lengthened the golf course, it didn’t help the bombers.