Standout Student Alison Walshe

A Note from Alison.

Seth and I have worked together for approximately ten years. I owe him so much for all the success he has brought me. I first approached Seth as an average junior golfer with ambitions to improve. My ambitions soon changed when I improved significantly as a player under his instruction. Today, I am playing professionally on both the LPGA and European LPGA Tours.

When I first started working with Seth in the fall of 2001 I had many swing flaws. My poor fundamentals as a junior player led to a severe reverse pivot and weak shots. Over the years my tendencies have changed but I am always working on my fundamentals. Nonetheless we have since reconstructed my golf swing. I will never forget the first year I started to work with Seth. My scores began to soar and my play worsened. It didn't take long before I became more and more frustrated. But he always told me that I may get worse before getting better. I continually trusted him. With hard work and devoting the time to practice he was right. Seth has always had me on the right track. If it weren't for that first year of frustration I wouldn't be where I am today.

The relationship I have with Seth is one of the major reasons why I have improved so much as a player. Since being a collegiate golfer, I have noticed all my teammates and friends in college golf have their own swing coaches. However, I have never heard anyone of them talk the way in which I do about Seth. I respect him so much for what he has done for me. He treats me with the utmost respect as well. We both admittedly love the game of golf and we both want to succeed at what we do. This combination is what makes our team such a success. Seth is an extremely outgoing and friendly person who instills an excitement about the game that makes me want to improve and learn more. He understands that I don't know all the facts and terminology of the golf swing so he is always explaining by demonstrating himself or showing through video. I find this method extremely helpful. Seth has taught me to teach myself which has been extremely helpful.

Seth is extremely devoted and passionate about what he does. I have never seen someone love and adore what they do so much as I have seen with Seth. Seth is a great golfer himself who has basically given up the majority of his time to play something he loves and has committed himself to helping others. I personally have watched him go from being this incredible player with great potential to someone who devotes a significant amount of time and research into golf instruction, it just amazes me. I realize how much he truly loves to do what he does. As a student of his, it ensures me a sense of trust and satisfaction to know that I am dealing with a true professional.

"I realize how much he truly loves to do what he does. As a student of his, it ensures me a sense of trust and satisfaction to know that I am dealing with a true professional."

- Alison Walshe

Major Professional Achievements

Career Earnings - $291,522.00
2012 ROLEX Rankings - 100

2012 Safeway Classic, 16th Place Finish
2012 U.S. Womens Open, 46th Place Finish
2012 Shoprite LPGA Classic, 8th Place Finish
2012 Kia Classic, 12th Place Finish
2011 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship, 16th Place Finish
2011 Safeway Classic, 10th Place Finish
2011 U.S. Womens Open, 27th Place Finish
2011 European LPGA & LPGA Tour Card Member
2010 LPGA Navistar LPGA Classic 16th (USA, Alambama)
2010 LPGA Safeway Classic 16th (USA)
2010 European LPGA Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 19th (Turkey)
2010 European LPGA Unicredit Ladies German Open 14th (Germany)
2010 European LPGA Finnair Masters 12th (Finland)
2010 European LPGA Uniqa Ladies Golf Open 3rd (Austria)
2010 European LPGA Open de Espana Fenenino 28th (Spain)
2010 European LPGA Tour Card Member (Earned Full Status for the 2010 Season)
2010 LPGA Tour Card Member (Earned Conditional Status for the 2010 Season)
2010 Duramed Futures Tour Card Member
(Full Status)
Ranked 9th on the Duramed Futures Tour Money List as a Rookie
(7 Top Ten Finishes including a Second Place Finish and 4 Top Five Finishes earning $34,225)
U.S. Women's Open Participant
Women's Australian Open Participant 16th
2009 Australian Ladies Masters Participant
2009 Duramed Futures Tour Card Member
(Full Status)

NCAA Achievements

2007 NCAA First Team All-American (Junior Year) 
2007 NCAA All-Region Team
2007 First Team All Pac-10
2007 Honorable Mention All-Pac 10 Academic Team
2005 NCAA Second Team All-American (Sophomore Year)
2005 Conference USA Player of the Year
2005 First Team All Conference USA
2004 Big East Player of the Year
2004 First Team All-Big East

- Formerly the #1 Player for the Nationally Ranked University of Arizona Wildcats
- Formerly 3rd Ranked Women's Amateur in the Country
- Formerly 5th Ranked NCAA Division I Women's Collegiate Player in the Country

NCAA Tournament Victories

2007 Eden Elanfeldt Sahalee Invitational (Sahalee Country Club)
2007 BYU Dixie Classic
2006 Stanford Pepsi Invitational
2006 Mason Rudolph Championship
2005 Conference USA Championship (Won by 9 Shots)
2004 Big East Championship (Set the 54 Hole Tournament Record)
2004 Hartford Classic
2004 Rutgers Invitational
*Six second place finishes in NCAA Tournament Competition

Major Amateur Achievements

2008 Women's U.S. Open Participant, finished tied for 31st
LPGA Kraft Nabisco Participant
2008 Curtis Cup Team Member and Participant (4-0 in her matches)
2008 53rd Harder Hall Invitational Champion (Final score 7-under 281)
2007 105th North/South Women's Amateur Champion
2007 USA Team Member 32nd Annual Fuji Xerox USA-JAPAN Matches (2-0 Singles)
2006-2008 Women's United States Amateur Championship Participant (2008-Top 16)
2006 Set the Tournament Scoring Record at the 2006 Harder Hall Invitational (Score: 66)