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Dottie Pepper’s ‘Letters to a Future Champion’ a compelling tribute to her golf mentor

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Dottie Pepper '87
Book cover, "Letters to Future Champion"
Dottie Pepper’s book chronicles her time with PGA professional and course architect George Pulver Sr.

Two-time LPGA major champion and Furman alumna Dottie Pepper ’87 kept tips, advice and letters from her mentor George Pulver Sr. in a three-ring binder and sometimes took the binder with her to practices. In her new book, “Letters to a Future Champion,” Pepper makes those words of wisdom from the PGA professional available to golf pros and enthusiasts everywhere.

The book takes readers through Pepper’s golf journey from former family turkey farm in Saratoga Springs, New York, to her time at Furman to her professional career where she won 17 tournaments on the LPGA Tour from 1988-2004.

A member of the Furman Athletics Hall of Fame and a three-time All-American, she led the Paladins to three top-four finishes at the NCAA Championships. At Furman, she majored in health and physical education (now health sciences) with a business minor. Learn more about her book in a Times Union review.

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