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Leadbetter Academy at La Manga Club

12.39am 2nd December 2013 - Course Development

Gary Silcock, La Manga Club Director of Golf
Gary Silcock, La Manga Club Director of Golf

La Manga Club, one of Spain’s foremost golf, sports and leisure destinations, has been chosen to open a Leadbetter Golf Academy in January 2014 – the only such facility in mainland Spain – further enhancing the resort’s status as one of the top coaching facilities in Europe.

With nearly 30 academies worldwide at selected premium destinations, The Leadbetter Golf Academy offers the very finest learning and practice facilities. And the selection of the Murcia resort as its newest base is the latest fillip to a resurgent La Manga Club which is burgeoning once again under the leadership of director of golf Gary Silcock.

Silcock, who has previously worked at some of the sport’s most prestigious venues, including St Andrews’ Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, PGA National Ireland, and The Belfry, believes the choice of La Manga Club as home to The Leadbetter Golf Academy’s only mainland Spanish base is further recognition of the outstanding golf facilities on offer there.

He said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the new home for The Leadbetter Golf Academy’s only venue in mainland Spain. Such patronage confirms that, as well as having the best offering for holiday golfers in Spain, La Manga Club is also, undisputedly, the top choice for golf coaching and tuition – enhancing its overall reputation as the destination of choice for top amateurs and professionals in many sports.”

The world’s number one golf instructor and coach to countless PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA Tour and Champions Tour players, David Leadbetter – and the academy he founded – is known across the globe for innovative and creative teaching techniques.

His coaching has spanned three decades and he has often been recognised as the “man who invented the golf instruction industry”. During the past 30 years, The Leadbetter Golf Academy tour players have amassed more than a dozen major championship titles and in excess of 100 individual worldwide tournament victories.

Silcock added: “The impending opening of The Leadbetter Golf Academy heralds further significant investment into state-of-the-art practice facilities here at La Manga Club and ensures the resort is truly in a class of its own in terms of sports coaching facilities, with world-class amenities, not just in golf, but also in tennis, football, rugby, cricket and many other sports.”

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