June 21, 2018

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David Leadbetter Expands LGA Academy Locations to 39 Worldwide

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 21, 2018) - World-renowned golf coach, David Leadbetter, announced today that The Leadbetter Golf Academy (LGA) will be re-opening their academy in Whistler, Canada. The academy officially re-opened in June at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Leadbetter is thrilled to re-open LGA Whistler, having previously operated an academy there for a number of seasons. Located at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Golfers come to unwind and connect with nature’s beauty while perfecting their golf game with one of Leadbetter’s most experienced certified instructors, Matt Denzer.

I am thrilled to re-open LGA Whistler at the premier Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort. This facility really is one of our most beautiful locations. Golfers are in good hands with Matt Denzer, he has been with us for over 15 years and will provide exceptional instruction to players of all levels.” - David Leadbetter

Matt Denzer, Director of Instruction at LGA, Whistler and LGA Palm Beach Gardens, recently won the 2017 LGA Instructor of the Year award due to his exceptional instruction and dedication to his students’ development. Denzer was also voted as Top Young Teacher by Golf Digest in 2017.

Denzer is delighted to be taking on the role of Director of Instruction at LGA Whistler, a facility he knows well having worked there for a number of seasons previously. Combining his exceptional instruction with the scenic and serene Whistler, Canada, he looks forward to offering a full range of coaching services to golfers.

In my opinion there is no better place in the world to work on your game than the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Combining world-class service provided by the resort staff with amazing vistas, there is no place I would rather be. For those looking to perfect their game, come visit LGA at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and experience state-of-the-art technology and full range coaching services varying from one-hour lessons to multi-day retreats. Matt Denzer, LGA Whistler Director of Instruction

The Leadbetter Golf Academy network spans 39 locations in 15 countries having recently opened academies in the United States, Europe and Asia. LGA Whistler is one of six academies to open thus far in 2018, with more scheduled for later this year. 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.


He is regarded as the worlds premiere 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 26 major champions; seven players who have held 1st place in the Official World Golf Ranking along with many more of the worlds very best and most famous golfers. He is also the author of seven golf instruction books, including best seller, The A Swing, making him the worlds top author of golf instruction books with well over two million copies soldHe 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 39 Leadbetter Golf Academies spans 15 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 has 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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