My name is Alicia Dibos. I come from Peru, where Cuzco and Machu Picchu are found. It is the home of the Incas and, I am proud to say, is one of the official Seven Wonders of the World! I grew up in Lima and left my family there in 1989 to pursue my career as a professional golfer.
I first played the European Tour and the Asian Tour between 1990 and 1992. Those three years gave me the taste of competitive golf, the experience of traveling and being on the road, and the desire to reach for the best.
The LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) was, and still is, the best professional women's tour in the world. I knew I had to go to the USA and go through the famous “LPGA Q-School” to play with the best players in the world. In 1992, I took my chance and made it on my first attempt. WOW! What a life changer! I enjoyed every single day playing on the LPGA and I am so proud to be a member of that great association.
I wanted to follow up my playing career by teaching golf, so in 1997, I became a member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division. I developed a passion for teaching golf and studying the golf swing (a process that never stops) and knew I could help players of any level become better golfers.
In 2001, I received the most incredible phone call while I was enjoying Christmas with my family in Peru and having a break from the Tour. It was Mr. Tom Nieporte, Head Professional of the great Winged Foot Golf Club. He asked me to become one of his Assistants Pro’s. The answer took me just one second…. “Yes!” without any hesitation. So, the next season, instead of going on Tour again, I went to teach golf at Winged Foot without any regrets. I’ve been at Winged Foot since 2002, started as an Assistant Professional and was appointed the Director of Instruction in 2010. What a great golf club! Two superb golf courses and a wonderful membership. It has been a life-changer as well!
Besides seeing the world, competing against the best, and meeting people from all cultures and walks of life, the most important and highest accomplishment in my personal life came in 2004. I became a US Citizen. I am very proud to be an American Citizen and so thankful to the USA for all of the great opportunities it has given me to achieve my goals and dreams.
Why this website? Because I want to stay connected to my family, friends, students, and you! You can keep up with my schedule; we can share thoughts and ideas; you can share your golf moments or ask a question. Maybe you want a golf tip or a good Peruvian recipe!
Let’s have fun together navigating through and let’s stay in touch!
Good Life and good golfing!