Alison Curdt, the 2015 LPGA Teacher of the Year and two-time Western LPGA Section Teacher of the Year is a PGA Master Professional the PGA Director of Instruction at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, California.
Offer Mental Boot Camps
Alison Curdt on the importance of offering mental boot camps:
While participating in a pro-am, a group of women approached me and requested the opportunity for me to create a psychological program to help. My background in clinical psychology was a perfect fit to create a therapeutic and safe environment for their mental performance improvement. After designing the course, we scheduled four classes of which two were on the course and two were in the comfort of one of the participant’s homes. The two sessions on the course focused on overcoming the first tee jitters, recovering from bad shots, facing adversity, and performing at an elite level. The two off-course sessions focused on mental skills, handling emotions on the course, and issues in life that impact one’s golf game. The ability to work with these players through a psychological lens and then integrate those skills on the golf course was profound. They enjoyed the program so much, we have already created additional programs!
Alison Curdt on the business impact of offer mental boot camps:
I ran the mental boot camp during the months of June and July in 90-minute sessions. In which we focused on-course Wednesday and Friday mornings (on the back nine) and off-course sessions on Monday afternoons. A total of six women participated in which I charged them $70 per 90-minute session (all included) which generated $1,680 for the four sessions. The participants were similar in age, but varied in handicaps ranging from 50-60 years old and 10-30 handicaps. I plan to replicate this newly created program for my youth golfers and adult students throughout the year.