What earned Dottie Pepper the GCSAA Old Tom Morris Award?

By: November 15, 2023

Dottie Pepper, former LPGA Tour professional and current television golf broadcaster, has been named the recipient of the 42nd Old Tom Morris Award, presented by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

Pepper will be honored on Jan. 31 at the Sunrise Celebration as part of the 2024 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show in Phoenix, Ariz.

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The Old Tom Morris Award is presented to an individual who, through a continuing lifetime commitment to the game of golf, has helped to mold the welfare of the game in a manner and style exemplified by Old Tom Morris.

Pepper won 17 events, including two majors, during her 16 years on the LPGA Tour and represented the United States on six Solheim Cup teams before becoming a golf commentator in 2004. 

She has covered the game for NBC, Golf Channel, ESPN, and CBS, and she made history in 2020 when she became the first walking reporter on the grounds of Augusta National during CBS’s coverage of the Masters.

She is the seventh woman to win the Old Tom Morris Award, joining Patty Berg, Dinah Shore, Nancy Lopez, Judy Rankin, Annika Sorenstam and Renee Powell.