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Kris Tamulis + Alial Fital

Dani Zorn



Hello Alial Fital Family, 

We are thrilled to announce our sponsorship of the newest AF Ambassador and LPGA Golf Pro, Kris Tamulis!  With the expansion of our women’s active line it was only natural to want someone as talented as she is to wear it.  Kris is in her ninth season on the LPGA Tour and many of our women’s active polos were designed with her in mind.

Kris considers Naples, Florida her hometown but was actually born in Michigan, and is still a loyal Detroit Lions fan. Kris began playing golf as a toddler, which was no surprise as her parents owned a golf course, and her dad was a PGA Professional himself.  She began competing at the age of eleven, and hasn’t stopped.  After graduating from Florida State University with a Multinational Business degree and Spanish minor Kris played on the Symetra Tour for one year, before qualifying for the LPGA Tour in 2005. 

We asked Kris a few questions to get to know her better and here’s what she said..

What keeps you motivated during a season or tournament?
Statistics keep me motivated during the year.  I am always checking putting stats, greens in regulation and fairways hit.  Those can always improve in my game.  

What are you most looking forward to in your 2013 LGPA Tour?
I'm looking forward to seeing some new places we haven't been.  I feel that after eight years I am getting settled in managing my time and practice and hope to have my best year yet.

What has been the biggest challenge for your career?
Dealing with disappointment.  It can be a lonely life on the road, especially if I'm not playing well.  Good golf and great finishes makes the travel, suitcase living and time being away from family and friends much easier!

While you’re playing golf, you can’t live without____?
Food!  It keeps my mind and body sharp for my round.  I also need an emory board in case I get a jagged nail.

What would you tell the rookie Kris today?
To pick an airline and stick to it.  It is worth accumulating the miles and priority status.  Be aware of how you are feeling.  Rest your mind and body when you are tired.  You won't forget how to swing a club if you take a day off.

What do you think is missing from golf style/fashion?
Functionality. Many bottoms don't have back pockets, or the pockets aren't deep enough.  As tour professionals that walk, good pockets are an absolute necessity for tees, pencils, pin sheets and yardage books.  Also some shirts aren't breathable or offer any stretch or 'give', with all the  new textile technology today, there is no excuse for bad apparel!

What do you do to prepare for a day of golf?
Each event is different, so I try to get used to green speeds, sand in the bunkers, and different grasses depending where we are in the world.

What is the craziest thing that has happened to you since being a part of the LPGA?
The craziest thing that has happened to me since joining the LPGA Tour is not only competing on the same playing field with my childhood idols, but becoming friends with them.


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