Just as I did with Rob Labritz during the PGA Championship in May, this week I’m turning my column space over to Top 25 Instructor and LPGA and PGA Master Professional Alison Curdt, who competes in her sixth consecutive KPMG Women’s PGA Championship June 20-23 at Hazeltine Country Club in Chaska, Minnesota. Each day Alison — who teaches at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Southern California, is a licensed psychotherapist and in 2018 became the LPGA’s Teaching & Club Professionals Vice President — will tell us what it’s like preparing for and teeing it up alongside the world’s best female players.
By Alison Curdt
Tuesday was a fun filled day of practice, media appearances, catching up with friends, and finishing off with the Welcome Reception/Player party.
My teammate from college and good friend Alison Zimmer flew in today to serve as my caddy the rest of the week. We had a productive day fine tuning the swing, rolling some putts, and catching up with our third teammate Kris Tamulis, who is a long-time tour veteran.
The PGA had some interviews set up for me and captured some footage of me practicing.
This evening was exciting with the welcome reception held at Bavaria Downs. cool setting to mingle in, I played a competitive game of cornhole before connecting with many LPGA figureheads, many whom I work with in my role as LPGA T&CP National Vice President.
It was fun to see many players out of their golf gear such as Stacy Lewis, In-Bee Park, and Danielle Kang. The food was great, and it was an awesome experience to connect with the eight other PGA/LPGA Professionals competing this week. The event was top notch!