The Leadbetter Instructor Certification Program

The Leadbetter Golf Academy has created a unique, intense training program built from David's 40 years of experience teaching golfers of all skill levels, including 21 Major Championship winners from around the world.  The Leadbetter training program creates the foundation in which the largest global golf instruction program is built upon.  The purpose of this certification program is to help you achieve higher learning within the LGA teaching system.  Upon becoming a Certified Instructor, your education continues to grow and evolve.  Through our network of global academies, you will be connected with men and women who teach the game at the highest level.  The World Headquarters, along with these individuals, will help facilitate your continuing education and knowledge of David Leadbetter's teaching philosophies, fitness, swing analysis, and business development. 

Criteria to Become an LGA Trainee:

  • Staffed at an LGA recognized facility (to view LGA recognized facilities, click here)
  • History as a competitive golfer or high level of golf competency
  • A passion to learn and become well-versed in David Leadbetter's teaching philosophy through a 1-year training program

Benefits as a Leadbetter Certified Instructor: 

  • Association with David Leadbetter and the elite group of LGA Certified Instructors
  • Ability to provide your clients with world-class instruction exclusive to the LGA teaching model
  • Support from LGA World Headquarters for continuing education (the holistic approach to golf instruction)
  • Support from global marketing campaigns to aid in driving business
  • A global network of shared information through the people the make up the David Leadbetter Golf brand

After achieving LGA Certification and specific milestones, the instructor will have the opportunity to graduate to higher levels of classification.  This includes Senior Certified Instructor, Master Certified Instructor, and the potential to become Director of an LGA Academy.


$5,000 + $125 Annual Membership Fee

(monthly payment options are available)

If you'd like to know more about the Leadbetter Instructor Certification Program, please complete the following LGA Certification Application: