Alison is a PGA Master Professional in Instruction and LPGA Class A Member. She has more than two decades of golf competition background and played on full scholarship at Florida State University. After turning professional in 2004, Alison moved to Palm Springs to begin her teaching and professional playing career while working at top resorts and clubs in the desert.
In 2007, she arrived at Sherwood Country Club as the Teaching Professional and First Assistant. Sherwood is located in Los Angeles and proudly hosts the Tiger Woods Foundation World Challenge Tournament. Alison oversees all programs related to men, women and juniors, in addition to running, coordinating and teaching camps and clinics.In May 2012 Alison won the LPGA T&CP Western Section Championship and earned an exemption into the Wegman’s LPGA Championship, an LPGA major.
There isn't one right way to teach a student, nor is there one right golf swing for every student. My desire is to teach the most effective swing in the most effective manner to allow the student to accomplish their goals. Getting the club to swing on the desired plane with the preferred face angle is instrumental to great golf. Three primary facets to accomplish this include grip, alignment and posture. My approach is centered on the student's individualities since we all have different body types, learning styles, limitations, allotment of time and goals. Each individual has their own best swing inside of them and I strive to bring that swing to life.
“I have been working with Alison for a year now. I have gone from not being able to hit a driver and shooting in the mid-to-high 90s, to having the driver be one of the best clubs in my bag and now playing to a 10 index. Besides being incredibly fun and easy to work with, she has a true fundmental understanding of every part of the golf swing. Her greatest strength is her ability to explain and show what I am doing wrong and how to correct it. She has made me completely addicted to both practicing and playing golf!”
“I was a complete novice before working with Alison. She has taught me all aspects of the game, from how to swing the club to how to play the game on the course. I now have proficient knowledge to be able to complete a full round of golf. Alison's ability to convey fundamentals in an easy and understandable manner makes learning easier and her uplifting and charming personality makes our lessons together a blast!”
Getting ready to play golf for the first time this year? Our Swing into Spring series continues with Holly Sonders and Karen Palacios-Jansen. They provide practical tips and warm up drills to help you overcome excessive first tee nervousness.