David Leadbetter is regarded by many as the world’s premier golf instructor, 2017 PGA Teacher of the Year, PGA Hall of Fame Professional and a regular contributor to the Golf Channel. His clientele includes 26 major champions; seven world number ones and many more of the world’s very best and most famous golfers. He is also the author of seven golf instruction books, including recent best seller, The A Swing, making him the world’s top author of golf instruction books with more than 2.5m copies sold. David continues to mentor and teach many Tour players including Patrick Reed, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Charl Schwartzel, Michelle Wie, Maria Fassi, Caroline Masson and Jodi Ewart-Shadoff.
RISE OF THE LEADBETTER GOLF ACADEMIES
Since its inception in 1983, the Leadbetter business has grown into a global network of 40 Leadbetter Golf Academies spanning 15 countries around the world. With 100 Leadbetter Instructors and growing, this network now delivers more than of 50,000 golf lessons per year.
Various LGA locations also host corporate events and elite junior golf programs, including the full-time Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy at LGA’s world headquarters in ChampionsGate, Florida.
The world-class instruction found at the Leadbetter Golf Academies have produced many elite juniors that went on to successful NCAA and professional careers, and helped thousands of amateur players enjoy the game of a lifetime.
Shaping the Future with Golfzon
In 2018, Leadbetter was acquired by Korean golf technology company Golfzon Newdin Holdings with a singular goal in mind: making golf more fun and accessible to people around the world.
Golfzon’s simulators have made indoor “screen golf” a sensation in South Korea. Young people are flocking to the game, and Golfzon cafés have become social hubs and after-hours meeting points for workers of all ages, with approximately 59 million rounds played on GOLFZON simulators annually.
“We’re taking fresh ideas and new technologies and growing an exciting new culture in the game. We look forward to combining Golfzon’s VR technology with LGA’s brand power to grow the game by furthering the development of professional players, junior golf and amateur golf.”
CEO/COO, Golfzon Newdin Holdings