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Leeds Golf Centre is UK Headquarters of Leadbetter Golf Academy

12.25am 13th March 2013 - People

Nigel Sweet (left), LGC Operations Manger, and Chris Parker, Head Pro at the New David Leadbetter Academy
Nigel Sweet (left), LGC Operations Manger, and Chris Parker, Head Pro at the New David Leadbetter Academy

Leeds Golf Centre has announced a new long-term exclusive partnership to become the UK headquarters of The Leadbetter Golf Academy, arguably the most famous name in golf tuition.

Leeds Golf Centre has been specifically chosen to become The Leadbetter Golf Academy’s UK base after winning critical acclaim for its state-of-the-art teaching facilities and overall proposition in North Leeds. The new Academy will be run by Senior Leadbetter Professional, Chris Parker, who has been with The Leadbetter Academy since 2003.

The LeadbetterGolfAcademy, established in 1983, offers world-class golf instruction in over 25 international locations, spanning Europe, the USA and Asia. All international golf academies are situated in attractive locations with outstanding facilities – Leeds Golf Centre being no exception.

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

Over the past 30 years, The Leadbetter Golf Academy tour players have amassed over a dozen Major Championship titles and over 100 individual worldwide tournament victories – indeed, David has often been recognised as the ‘man who invented the golf instruction industry’.

Commenting on the announcement, David Leadbetter said: “I am delighted to begin what I know will be an exciting academy at Leeds Golf Centre. The area around Leeds is rich in golfing heritage and has a fine tradition of great players. This fact, coupled with the fantastic redevelopment of Leeds Golf Centre in recent years, means that there could be only one venue for us to create a really special golf academy. Our values and those of Leeds Golf Centre match up very well and we are looking forward to putting top instruction on the map in Leeds.”

Nigel Sweet, Leeds Golf Centre’s Operations Manager, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to become The Leadbetter Golf Academy’s UK headquarters – it’s an incredible honour and something we are immensely proud of. The team here have worked tirelessly over the last few years to make Leeds Golf Centre what it is today and this announcement goes some way to rewarding them for their efforts. The new LeadbetterGolfAcademy will be open to the public from April 1st, although early bookings can be made via the Pro Shop.”

Leeds Golf Centre www.leedsgolfcentre.com

The LeadbetterGolfAcademy www.leadbetter.com

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