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Meet Dr. Alison Curdt

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Alison Curdt.

Alison is a PGA Master Professional in Instruction and an LPGA Master Professional. Being one of nine women to achieve the highest PGA credential earned by an instructor and only one of two women to be a dual master professional in both organizations, Alison has over 30 years of golf competition background and played on a full scholarship as a 2-time Academic All American at Florida State University while earning degrees in Psychology and Professional Golf Management. Her teaching prowess has been recognized in many ways including being selected by the LPGA in 2018, 2017, 2015 & 2012 as the Western Section Teacher of the Year.

Alison was chosen as the LPGA’s National Teacher of the Year in 2015 and the PGA Northern Chapter Teacher of the Year in 2015. In 2016, Alison was selected as the Southern California PGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest added her as one of the Best Young Instructors in America. Her club fitting skills were recognized in 2016 as the Northern Chapter PGA chose her as Clubfitter of the Year and the SCPGA awarded her club fitter of the year in 2018. Recently the LPGA chose Alison as a Top 50 Instructor and the SCPGA inducted her into the Teaching Hall of Fame. The SCPGA Northern Chapter selected her as Golf Professional of the Year in 2017. Alison currently teaches at Wood Ranch Golf Club in the Los Angeles area

Alison completed her Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Sport Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a practicing psychotherapist in the state of California and currently works with adolescents, couples, families, and individuals in her private practice Curdt Performance Therapy, in Woodland Hills, CA. Alison strives to develop and coach golfers in all areas of their lives.

Alison continues to be very active playing competitively and has played in 2 LPGA Wegman’s Tour Championships in 2012 and 2014, and the 2015, 2017, 2018, & 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. She will be competing in the 2020 KPMG PGA Women’s Championship held at Aronimink Golf Club in Philadelphia, PA. She is the first woman from Southern California to ever qualify for the PGA Professional Championship and competed at Bayonet Black Horse in 2018. Alison has been a three-time SCPGA Omega Women’s Player of the Year.

Alison’s teaching philosophy is a student-centered approach allowing her to use a vast approach of modalities to help students reach their goals. Extremely well versed in video analysis, club fitting, golf fitness, and the mental side of the game students can be assured all areas of their game will be benefited.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has been a bumpy road but that is where learning occurs. After being at a club for seven years, it was time to move on and start my business. The first year was hard gaining traction, but then it exploded! Business has been wonderful and I am so happy I went through a hard time as it allowed growth to happen, risk-taking to get out of my comfort zone, and an opportunity to expand my horizons. It has been hard at times to be a woman in a man’s dominated field of golf, but I have been thoroughly supported by those closest to me and it has given me the confidence to set big dreams and reach for them.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I run a golf teaching academy at Wood Ranch Golf Club through my own name Alison Curdt Golf. I teach golfers the game and help them perform the best they can. I am also a licensed therapist and help golfers, athletes, and any performer be the best version of themselves possible. The combination of my golf and psychology expertise sets me apart as there is no one else in the world with my combinations of certifications and expertise. I am known for taking a student-centered approach to helping golfers be their best rather than fitting all into one method. This customized approach is welcomed by my students.

What were you like growing up?
I was an active child who loved to learn and be outside. This amplified my love for the game of golf and all athletics as I truly enjoy the outdoors and fresh air. I’m a learner by nature, and just finished my doctorate last year in clinical psychology. Reading books, researching, and expanding my brain is fulfilling. I certainly like to be organized and systematic and think that has helped me become successful.


  • $150 Golf coaching session per hour
  • $120 Mental coaching session per 50 minutes

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