Dottie Pepper’s New Book Takes on Youth Bullying

“Bogey Tees Off Vol. 2 – A Lesson About Bullying” will be available in August

Bullying is a serious issue faced by America’s youth. LPGA Tour legend Dottie Pepper decided to do something about it by tackling the subject in her children’s book series, “Bogey Tees Off.”

The new book again features the series’ title character, Bogey Ballton, who is attending Best Ball School in an attempt to earn his tour card. Because he is a range ball, Bogey becomes an easy target for a group of bullies until other students, led by Bogey’s bully-busting gal pal Daisy, stand up and put a stop to the foul treatment.

Written and gloriously illustrated as a child’s book, the story also helps adults recognize the calamitous affects of bullying, and what to do to help stop it. Pepper and co-author Scott Fuller will formally introduce “Bogey Tees Off Vol. 2 – A Lesson About Bullying,” during the Wegmans LPGA Championship, to be held Aug. 11-17 in Pittsford, N.Y.

“We are teeing up a serious issue and wanted to time the release when kids were starting to get back to school,” said Pepper, formerly the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world and currently a broadcaster for ESPN.

A portion of the book’s proceeds will go to The LPGA Foundation, whose mission is to empower and support girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives. Additionally, 150 autographed “Bogey Tees Off Vol. 1” books will be distributed throughout the Rochester, N.Y. area to help promote literacy and the tournament.

“We feel bullying is an issue we can all champion as well as provide the tools to educate children and their families about this growing problem,” said Bill Lane of Scooter Pines Holdings, the book’s publisher. “The mid-August release date is very important as kids will be returning to school and the subject of bullying takes on even more relevance.”

“Bogey Tees Off Vol. 2 – A Lesson About Bullying” ($17 hardcover; $10 paperback) will be available in August at and various golf retailers. For more information visit


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