Dr. Alison Curdt, PGA, to Present at Merion Golf Club on Wednesday, February 21

Merion Golf Club PGA Director of Instruction Joanna Coe and the entire staff has invited our PGA of America Golf Professionals to attend a 90-minute presentation at their club from PGA of America and LPGA Master Professional Dr. Alison Curdt on Wednesday, February 21 at 5:00 p.m. Topics will be applicable for club golfers and coaches alike which will include the “Big Five” of sports psychology-the basic fundamentals of building a solid mental game. Dr. Curdt’s presentation will focus on practical solutions to build and fine tune those skills with an emphasis on emotional regulation, visualization, concentration, goal setting and confidence. The session will include a worksheet for all participants. The event will also be broadcast online via Zoom and will be recorded.

The cost for PGA of America Golf Professionals to attend is $25 per person. Merion Golf Club members will also be in attendance. Please note: Merion Golf Club has mobile device and attire policies, which are listed below.

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Dr. Alison Curdt, PGA, LPGA Presents at Merion Golf Club

Wednesday, February 21
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Merion Golf Club
450 Ardmore Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

$25 per person to attend
About Alison Curdt, PGA, LPGA: Alison is a PGA Master Professional in Instruction, LPGA Master Professional and Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in America. Being one of 9 women to achieve the highest PGA credential earned by an instructor and only 1 of 2 women to be a dual master professional in both organizations, Alison has over 34 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 clubfitting 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 for the second time 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. In 2019, the SCPGA selected her as the Golf Professional of the Year and the LPGA Western Section selected her as the 2020 Golf Professional of the Year. 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 Los Angeles, 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 7 LPGA Tour Majors: 2 LPGA Wegman’s Tour Championships in 2012 and 2014, and the 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.  She is the first women from Southern California to ever qualify for the PGA Professional Championship in 2018 and made a return trip to the PPC in 2021. She helped Team USA win the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup in October 2019. Alison has been a seven-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.

Cell Phones and Electronic Devices Policy
As stewards of one of the great, historic golf venues in the world, Merion’s culture is grounded in the traditions and values of the game of golf. Mobile devices may only be used for voice or silent functions, including texting and emailing, in the privacy of your automobile or in designated house phone rooms. This includes smart watches and other devices. Cell phone cameras may be used anywhere on Club property, provided the action is exercised with good judgment and the photos are for personal use only. Members and guests who will be sharing photographs taken at the Club may not share or post material that is disrespectful, offensive, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise unsuitable or inappropriate, or that would cause distress to, or infringe on the privacy of the Club or the rights of another person, including Merion Golf Club members, their families, guests, and Club staff.

Attire Policy
All Merion members and guests are expected to be dressed in appropriate golf attire. Hats and caps must be worn with the brim facing forward. Hats, caps, and visors worn by gentlemen should be removed while they are under cover (Dining Terraces and in the Clubhouse). “No cover under cover.” Gentlemen are to have their shirts tucked in at all times. Men’s shorts are not to exceed 3” above the knee; women’s shorts, golf skorts, and golf skirts are not to exceed 5” above the knee. Inappropriate items include short sleeve mock turtlenecks (men only), t-shirts, denim of any color, flip-flops, Crocs, cargo pants/shorts, open-toed shoes (men only), and non-golf athletic attire. Women may wear leggings under a golf skirt.

About the Philadelphia PGA Section
The Philadelphia PGA Section, covering eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, is one of 41 geographical managing entities of the PGA of America. This Section manages nearly 900 PGA Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region.
Contact: Matt Frey, PGA, Communications Director,