About David Leadbetter

Originally from Worthing in Sussex, England, David began his career in golf on the European and South African Tours. He soon realized his interest was in the technique, mechanics, and intricacies of the game, which eventually led him to spend more time teaching than playing. David’s career took off in the mid-1980s through his documented work with Sir Nick Faldo which produced 6 Majors.

Soon after David’s retirement from playing, he began to incorporate his methods and philosophies into a stringent, holistic training program for qualified instructors that remains unmatched even today. Many of the world’s top teachers have come through the Leadbetter Academy system.

Since launching the first Leadbetter Golf Academy over 30 years ago, David has coached players to 22 Major Championship titles and over 100 individual worldwide tournament victories. Seven of those players have even held first place in the Official World Golf Ranking.

With a desire to bring that same world-class instruction to players of all ages and abilities, and in addition to the numerous articles written for publications like Golf Digest and Golf International over the past three decades, David has authored eight books on the topic. Together, David’s books have sold two million copies making him one of the best-selling golf instruction authors in the world. His latest book, The A Swing, was released in May 2015 is set to transform the golf swing once again.

Additionally, David has produced a number of instructional videos, DVDs, an interactive video game, and other mixed media, and developed training aids—including the SwingSetter, SwingSetter Pro and a number of A Swing approved training aids released with the book—all dedicated to helping people play better golf.

Today, David remains a revered voice in golf instruction and continues to coach several top PGA, LPGA, and European Tour players, host his own satellite radio show, author new publications, develop new training aids, and continue to bring the same innovative and elite level instruction to players everywhere. He has a great passion for growing the game and developing junior golfers, and his Leadbetter Kids Schools continue to expand across Asia. 


Past and Current Students

Chie Arimura
Andy Bean
Ryan Blaum
Minea Blomquist
Gary Boyd
David Bradshaw
Brad Bryant
Rafael Cabrera-Bello
Sylvia Cavalleri
HJ Choi
Na Yeon Choi
Julian Clement
Robert Damron
Ernie Els
Matt Every
David Frost
Sandra Gal
Hee Won Han
Charles Howell III
Mu Hu
Mike Hubert

Karine Icher
Trevor Immelman
Juli Inkster
Fredrik Jacobson
Scott Jamieson
Jeong Jang
Roppe Kakko
Haeji Kang
Skip Kendall
Bio Kim
Mi Hyun Kim
Songhee Kim
Stephanie Kim
Sue Kim
Young Kim
Lydia Ko
Xi Yu (Janet) Lin
Jee Young Lee
Ji Lee Lee
Alexander Levy
Mark McNulty
Na On Min

Jonathan Moore
Hee Young Park
Jane Park
Chris Perry
Suzann Pettersen
Ian Poulter
Nick Price
Matthew Richardson
Victor Riu
Oscar Sharpe
Joey Sindelar
Aree Song
Jennifer Song
Naree Song
Will Strickler
Camilo Villegas
Marc Warren
Denis Watson
Mike Weir
Michelle Wie
Chris Wilson
Sun Young Yoo

David's Publications

The A Swing
The Golf Swing
Leadbetter's Quick Tips
100% Golf
David Leadbetter's Faults and Fixes
David Leadbetter's Positive Practice
The Fundamentals of Hogan
David Leadbetter's Lessons of the Golf Greats

David's Digital Publications

Greatest Tips
Faults & Fixes with Nick Price
Simple Secrets for Great Golf
The Swing
Unplugged with Nick Price
Practice Makes Perfect
From Beginner to Winner
Leadbetter Interactive