'Big Bertha' is the driving force behind golfer's improved game

July 20, 1992|By Steven Kivinski | Steven Kivinski,Staff Writer

Golf is not a wrestle with Bogey; it is not a struggle with your mortal foe; it is a physiological, psychological, and moral fight with yourself; it is a test of the mastery over self.

conscious mind out of the shot.

"I'm not thinking about mechanics or anything. I go out and work on my tempo, because tempo is what produces the shot. I used to just go up and hit it and find it and hit it again."

Finding time to play the game he loves has gotten easier for Peoples, sole proprietor of Printing Options Inc.

Since graduating from the University of Florida where he attended on a golf scholarship and helped lead the Gators to a pair of NCAA championships, Peoples has operated a full-scale printing production company out of his home.

"It's nice because I can get my work done by noon and still have plenty of time to get on the course," he said.

For now, Peoples is enjoying his amateur status because it leaves him time to spend with his wife, Debbie, and their two children, Heather, 10, and Logan, 7.

However, the thirst for competition and hunger for a sliver of lucrative purses at professional events has Peoples setting his sights on the PGA's Seniors Tour.

"If I stay healthy, my aspiration is to one day get on the Seniors Tour," said Peoples, who at 43 has seven years before he is eligible. "That's a long way off."

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