Originally from Worthing in Sussex, England, David began his career in golf on the European and South African Tours. He soon realized his interest was in the technique, mechanics, and intricacies of the game, which eventually led him to spend more time teaching than playing. David’s career took off in the mid-1980s through his documented work with Sir Nick Faldo.
Soon after David’s retirement from playing, he began to incorporate his methods and philosophies into a stringent, holistic training program for qualified instructors that is still unmatched today. Many of the world’s top teachers have come through the Leadbetter Golf Academy system.
Since launching the first Leadbetter Golf Academy more than 30 years ago, David has coached players to 26 major championship titles and more than 150 individual worldwide tournament victories. Seven of those players have held first place in the Official World Golf Ranking.
With a desire to bring that same world-class instruction to players of all ages and abilities, David has authored eight books and penned numerous articles for publications like Golf Digest and Golf International over the past three decades. Together, David’s books have sold two million copies, making him one of the best-selling golf instruction authors in the world. His latest book, The A Swing, was released in May 2015 is set to transform the golf swing once again.
David has also produced a number of instructional videos and DVDs, an interactive video game and other mixed media, and developed training aids—including the SwingSetter, SwingSetter Pro and a number of A Swing-approved training aids released with the book—dedicated to helping people play better golf.
Today, David remains a revered voice in golf instruction and continues to coach several top PGA, LPGA, and European Tour players. He also hosts his own satellite radio show and is working to develop new publications and training aids in an effort to bring that same innovative, elite-level instruction to players everywhere.
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