In the spring of 1997, Kathy relocated to San Diego, California and enrolled in the Golf Academy of America, (known then as the San Diego Golf Academy). She graduated in the fall of 1999 with an Associate Degree in Golf Complex Operations & Management, while working at the Golf University at San Diego, located on the grounds of the four-star resort "Rancho Bernardo Inn". During her time there she had the honor and privilege of working with several PGA & LPGA Teaching Professionals. While still in California, she launched her teaching career at the "Practice Golf Center" in Menifee and worked with former PGA Tour Professional, Doug MacDonald.
Upon returning to Michigan, Kathy reestablished herself in the local golf community joining the staff of "Train with Tami" at Hickory Creek Golf Club in Superior Township. She purchased that business in 2018 and relaunched under the new name & logo of "Kowality Golf".
Some of the Class "A" PGA professionals and PGA/LPGA Tour Professionals Kathy has worked with during her career include:
- Tami Bealert, PGA
- Kathy (Block) Dougherty, LPGA
- Justin Lauer, PGA
- John Darling, PGA
- Tom Wischmeyer, PGA
- Doug MacDonald, PGA
- David Emerick, PGA
- Louise (Bruce) Parks, LPGA