Finalist: Margaret Ference

Peggy Ference will be the first female competitor in the 2010 Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge. Find out more about the New Jersey player.

Released on 3/30/2010

Credits

Starring: Peggy Ference

Transcript

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(slow upbeat music)
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I'm a firm believer that you learn
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the greatest lessons in life when things don't go well.
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Hi, I'm Peggy Ference
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and I'm 51 years old and from Skillman, New Jersey.
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I've been out of work for a couple years.
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It's been difficult just to stay upbeat,
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motivated and to continue to try to find a job.
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What I really have done is taken the opportunity
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to help other people.
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I've become the good neighbor.
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Everyday I wake up and I'm like God
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when is this gonna be over
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and will you please help me to understand
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what I am supposed to learn from this?
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My good luck charm is a golf ball
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that my brother was carrying the last round of his life.
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It has a big smiley face on it
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and I carry it with me.
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It (mumbles) my brother 'cause he was
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a very happy guy.
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My USGA index is 4.5.
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I hit my drive 220 to 240.
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The longest course that I've played is Medina,
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which sets up from the white tees at 6,600
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and I shot an 84.
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This thing unfolding in front of me
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blows my mind.
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