David Leadbetter Expands LGA Academy Locations to 37 Worldwide

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 26, 2018) - World-renowned golf coach, David Leadbetter, announced today that The Leadbetter Golf Academy (LGA) will be opening their ninth location in France. The academy is set to open within the luxurious Evian Resort in May, home of The Evian Championship.

Leadbetter is thrilled to add another French academy to his list, having already opened successful academies throughout Europe. LGA, Evian is a state-of-the-art facility with a four-hole training course designed to challenge golfers to get into the tournament mindset. The impressive and magnificent views of Lake Geneva are seen throughout course play, making every round an unforgettable one. Head over to the resort to experience the height of luxury and pleasure of French Art of living.

I’m so excited to finally be opening an academy at Evian Resort. I have been to the facility many times for The Evian Championship and it really is Heaven. The facility is a golfer’s dream –  surrounded by Lake Geneva and phenomenal resorts. This academy will be one of our best around the world with the Director of Instruction, Jean Phillipe, leading it to great heights.” - David Leadbetter

Jean Philippe Serres has ambitious plans for LGA Evian in the years to come. Combining world-class instruction with a beautiful and memorable experience at Evian Resort.

I have learned golf instruction from David Leadbetter for the past twelve years. I am excited to have the wonderful opportunity to work as the Director of Instruction at the Leadbetter Golf Academy, Evian. Evian is a beautiful and magical place on the shores of Lake Geneva. It is a real pleasure for my team and I to bring a new breath with golf lessons adapted to all levels. We all have different abilities at our disposal along with necessary equipment to learn the game of golf, and also all the technology to teach in optimal conditions including Trackman, Sam Putt Lab, and BodyTrack.” – Jean Philippe Serres, LGA Evian Director of Instruction

The Leadbetter Golf Academy network spans over 37 locations in 14 countries having recently opened academies in the United States and England. LGA Evian is one of four academies to open in thus far in 2018. The new academy locations will literally expand across continents: Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. Leadbetter is looking forward to another successful year of business growth. He credits his academies success and prestige to the extensive certification program that his instructors undertake.

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He is regarded as the world’s premier golf instructor, 2017 PGA Teacher of the Year, PGA Hall of Fame Professional, Golf Digest Teaching Professional and a regular contributor to the Golf Channel. His clientele includes 22 major champions; seven players who have held 1st place in the Official World Golf Ranking along with many more of the world’s very best and most famous golfers. He is also the author of seven golf instruction books, including the bestseller, The A Swing, making him the world’s top author of golf instruction books with well over two million copies sold. He has written and produced a number of instructional golf DVDs, as well as written and co-produced over 40 television programs. The Leadbetter brand of golf instruction products and services spans the globe and continues to impact the game of golf worldwide.

The global network of the 37 Leadbetter Golf Academies spans 14 countries and includes over 65 highly-trained certified instructors. The network of academies delivers over 50,000 golf lessons per year, as well as corporate events and elite junior training, including a full-time Junior Golf Academy at the World Headquarters in ChampionsGate. The world-class instruction and unique programming at Leadbetter Golf Academies have helped thousands of everyday players, build lifelong games as well as produced many elite juniors that went on to successful NCAA and professional careers, multiple major champions and top players on the PGA, LPGA, European, and Symetra Tours.




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