David Leadbetter

Throughout my years teaching, I’ve had the opportunity to work with players of all ages, but helping junior players to be their best has always been uniquely rewarding.

In 1992, The David Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy was born, attracting young players from all over the world whether college or professional golf was their aim. Many world-class players came out of the program, including the likes of Paula Creamer, Jessica Korda, Julieta Granada, Sean O’Hair, Chen Tsung Pan, and Emiliano Grillo. In fact, many of today’s junior golf academies took direct inspiration from our original model, with a vast number of the world’s top junior golf coaches graduating through the Leadbetter Teaching Certification Program.

By reason of popular demand and my desire to, once again, revolutionize the junior golf program space, I’m excited to announce that the NEW David Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy will open at our state-of-the-art facility at ChampionsGate, Orlando, Florida in 2017. With our years of experience, I along with my team have designed a holistic program to guarantee that young players reach their full potential in golf as in life.

The David Leadbetter name has been synonymous with instructional excellence for over three decades. We have helped professionals win dozens of PGA and LPGA tournaments, including 22 major championships, along with helping thousands of amateurs enjoy the game.

We have always focused a lot of our attention on helping young golfers to achieve their dreams.

We look forward to utilizing our unparalleled knowledge and expertise to help your child do the same.


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The David Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy (LJGA) provides the most individualized full-time junior golf program available anywhere in the world. Located at David Leadbetter’s Global Headquarters at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida, every detail has been meticulously designed to deliver the optimum environment for personal development.

David Leadbetter will personally be involved with each student, providing his vast coaching knowledge and experience to ensure they reach their potential. David’s team of highly qualified Certified Leadbetter Instructors and industry-leading experts in fitness and mental coaching are on hand to provide the very highest level of coaching typically reserved for our Tour players.

LJGA has partnered with the leading premium school in Orlando, Windermere Preparatory School, to deliver award-winning education, international exposure and safe, first-class accommodation in a safe environment.

The comprehensive long-term and short-term programs offered by LJGA cater to every need of the student both on and off the course and are structured with a single aim – to create quality players.


JESSICA KORDA American Professional Golfer on the LPGA Tour
NELLY KORDA American Professional Golfer on the LPGA Tour
PAULA CREAMER American Professional Golfer on the LPGA Tour
JULIETA GRANADA Paraguayan Professional Golfer on the LPGA and European Tours
GIULIA MOLINARO 2016 Olympian, Italian Professional Golfer
LAETITIA BECK Israeli Professional Golfer
MIRIAM NAGL Brazilian Professional Golfer on the European Tour
KELLY TAN 2016 Olympian, Malaysian Professional Golfer
PETER UIHLEIN American Professional Golfer on the European Tour
AN BYEONG-HUN South Korean Professional Golfer
PAN CHENG-TSUNG Taiwanese Professional Golfer
SEAN O'HAIR American Professional Golfer on the PGA Tour

“The teaching culture at the Leadbetter Golf Academy is truly like none other. We treat every student as an individual and place great care in ensuring they leave with a greater knowledge of their game and a plan for continued development and improvement."

Sean Hogan

LJGA Director of Instruction & GOLF Magazine Top 100 Instructor

Full-Time Program Highlights:

  • LJGA Students receive fully customized training programs and technical instruction with a 4-to-1 student/coach ratio (no other junior academy offers such individualized coaching)
  • Regular private 1-on-1 coaching sessions with David Leadbetter
  • Access to world-class golf training facilities
  • The opportunity to train alongside and gain insight from some of the world's top Tour players
  • Individualized development program created by David Leadbetter
  • Inside access to U.S. Junior Golf Tours including AJGA
  • Top-class international education and accommodation at Windermere Preparatory School
  • VISA assistance service offered for international students
  • Top-level college placement program and exposure to top college coaches

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David Leadbetter Founder, 2017 PGA Teacher of the Year, 2017 Golf Digest #4 Golf Instructor
Txema Sanchez Director of LJGA
Andy Leadbetter Senior Certified Instructor
Andrew Oliphant Senior Certified Instructor
Matt Richardson Instructor
Dr. Robert Winters, MD Mental Performance Coach
Trevor Hypolite Golf Fitness Coach

With over 150 years combined coaching experience, the LJGA is the pioneer and global leader in junior golf development.