Dottie was born in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1965. Growing up on her family farm, she was constantly surrounded by turkeys. At the time, little did she realize how beneficial this would be in preparing her for life!
Her career in golf started quickly as she became the 1981 NY State Amateur Champion and the 1981 and 1983 NYS Junior Girls Champion. After attending Furman University where she garnered five collegiate victories and was named All-American three times, she ascended the ranks as a professional. She won 17 LPGA titles, including the 1992 and 1999 Nabisco Dinah Shore, and represented the U.S. in six Solheim Cup appearances. Her 19-under par finish in the 1999 Nabisco still stands as the lowest score in relation to par in a major championship. In 1992, Dottie was named the Golf Writers Association Player of the Year and captured both and an ESPY and Jim Thorpe Award.
An injury in 2004 propelled Dottie toward a career in broadcasting. From 2004 until 2012, she worked as a golf commentator for NBC, reporting on both men's and women's events. She is now employed by ESPN, a contributing writer for ESPN.com and ESPNW, a published children's author and is on the PGA Board of Directors.
A collaboration was born when Bogey came into Dottie's life and she immediately recognized his potential. The opportunities Bogey and the characters at Scooter Pines presented to impact golf and get kids and families involved in the game, was a hole-n-1 !
Dottie currently resides in Saratoga Springs with her husband, David, and her dog, J.P.