Another Buck Tribute to Glen Peltier and his Shuffleboard Strategy Book

Eleven years ago Ray drove to Connecticut to pick up our daughter Jenny for a shuffleboard tournament in Ocean City, NJ.  She had never played before, but was happy to give it a try with her Dad.  In the back seat was her one-year-old daughter Kate.  All the way down to Cape May Jenny studied the book, then practiced her delivery in our living room, and set out early the next morning ready to play.  Kate and I went up later to watch them beat two seasoned Floridians and finish in 4th place!
As our grandchildren have turned 12, the legal age to play here in NJ, he has invited each one to join him in a tournament.  Finally, Kate, the youngest of our 9 grands, was eager to accept.  She had more time to study the book than Jenny did (the same copy!), made charts of terms and strategy, and again practiced her delivery in our living room the night before the tournament.  Jenny was going to be my partner and drove down from western PA. Kate was looking good!  But we had no idea how good.  They played in a field of 13 teams yesterday at Ocean City, in the NJ State Doubles Tournament.  At the end of six practice shots, she had the speed and the drift.  She cleared an opponent’s 7 then doubled a liner for 15 points in the first frame.  They went on to take first place!  Poppy was so proud of her, and she was a very excited young lady.  Jenny and I were happy to finish third.  
Thank you, Glen, for writing your little book so rich in shuffleboard information, yet simple enough to grasp quickly.  You have made such a valuable contribution to our sport.  We, along with many others, praise you for your devotion to shuffleboard and wish you continued success as you write, coach, and encourage new players.  Young and old!
(Contributed by Joan Buck)

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4 Responses to Another Buck Tribute to Glen Peltier and his Shuffleboard Strategy Book

  1. debsturat says:

    What an awesome story. Thanks!

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  2. John d Houghtaling says:

    A great story by a couple who is so well respected in our great game!!!! Great to see those youngsters out on the courts to not only compete but playing lights out as well; congrats to both!!!!…

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  3. Joan McCurdy says:

    A lovely story. You both are good role models for your children.

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  4. Glen Peltier says:

    Jenny must be a smart girl. She read my favorite book. Thanks Joan.

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