Golfzon Leadbetter University

Comprised of six online learning modules designed to teach industry pros how to increase player performance through a deep understanding of the various teaching disciplines.  Each GLU Certification includes access to an exclusive group for students to learn and collaborate with other like-minded coaches undergoing the same training. Upon completion of coursework, all students receive a Golfzon Leadbetter University Certificate to add to their resumes.

Whether you’re a high school or college golf coach, a high-level amateur looking to lay the foundations for a career as a teaching professional, or just someone interested in learning more about the art and science of golf, there’s a GLU Certification program to help you take your coaching to the next level.

Additional benefits to certified coaches

  • Job opportunities within our network of Global Academies
  • Discounts on all Golfzon Leadbetter partner products
  • Access to continued training and learning
  • Membership in the Leadbetter coaches’ community
  • Free attendance at the Leadbetter Teaching and coaching summit (First year)
  • Ability to visit Leadbetter Headquarters to learn and shadow lessons
  • Golfzon Leadbetter Certification to add to your resume
  • And of course, answers to your questions about how to help your students!
Full Instructor Certification

Full Instructor Certification

Our most holistic and in-depth training program, the Leadbetter Instructor training program includes content from the Associate, Technical, Physical, Mental and Leadbetter Kids Certifications along with a number of Leadbetter Instructor

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Associate + Program

Associate + Program

Our Associate + program offers you the ability to become an online coach together with the Leadbetter and CoachNow families. You will have access to the tools you need to create a sustainable online coaching business along with world-class training in golf instruction that will ensure you can confidently deliver lessons to students of all levels.

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Kids Certification

Kids Certification

Coaches will have the skills and knowledge to run athlete-centered progressive golf programs for 5-12 year old’s tailored to suit different regions. We are laying the foundations for further development as kids enter their teens. 

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“People skills, self-awareness and the ability to put yourself in children’s shoes are necessities for every level of teaching. Leadbetter Kids Certification not only taught me how to become a better coach, but also how to set a better example for kids.”
Tisha Alyn Golf Media Personality
“I fully recommend the GLU Certification programs for anyone looking to enhance their coaching skillset and business acumen. The more coaches doing this certification, the more people will be golfing for generations to come.”
Joe Feather Leadbetter Senior Instructor
“After four months spent working through study and assessments, I’m delighted to earn a Leadbetter Kids Certification and join this great organization. Thanks for all the support from Gavin Grenville-Wood, you’ve been a fantastic guide along the way.”
Roger Shutt Leadbetter Kids Coach
“After 6 months of hard work and constant learning, I couldn’t be more proud to call myself a Leadbetter Instructor. Many thanks to Stuart and the rest of the Leadbetter team for the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry.”
Jose Rolz Leadbetter Instructor

GLU Instructors

David Leadbetter

Founder, Master Instructor

Sean Hogan

Master Instructor

Robin Symes

Master Instructor

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Apprentice Program

Gain hands-on experience at LGA’s world headquarters

Aspiring coaches seeking a hands-on approach to learning, look no further! Participants of the Apprentice Program at LGA ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL will assist and shadow some of the world’s best instructors… including David Leadbetter himself!

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Current Openings

Looking for a list of current openings? Click the link below for a list of current opportunities with Golfzon Leadbetter and the Leadbetter Golf Academies.

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