Alison is a PGA Master Professional in Instruction and a LPGA Class A Member. Being 1 of 10 women to achieve the highest PGA credential earned by an instructor, Alison has over 25 years of golf competition background and played on a full scholarship at Florida State University while earning degrees in Psychology and Professional Golf Management. 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 and spent 7 years overseeing all programs related to men, women and juniors, in addition to running, coordinating and teaching camps and clinics. In 2012 she was voted by her LPGA peers at the Western Section Teacher of the Year.
Alison completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She is a MFT Registered Intern with the state of California and currently works with adolescents, couples, families, and individuals at West Valley Counseling Center in Tarzana, CA. Alison’s strives to develop and coach golfers in all areas of their lives.
Alison continues to be very active playing competitively and notably in May 2012 won the LPGA T&CP Western Section Championship and earned an exemption into the Wegman’s LPGA Championship, an LPGA major. She will also be competing in her second LPGA major of her career, the 2014 Wegman’s LPGA Championship.
For more information about Alison and her programs please visit her site www.alisoncurdtgolf.com.
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!”
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