David Leadbetter Opens Golf Academy and Leadbetter Foundation Headquarters at Cateechee



David Leadbetter Expands LGA Locations to 36 Worldwide

, Fla. (April 16, 2018) – World-renowned golf coach, David Leadbetter, has officially opened the Leadbetter Golf Academy, Cateechee, as well as partnered with Kelli and Charly Schell to begin the Leadbetter Foundation, geared towards improving life skills in underprivileged communities, applying the discipline and focus learned through golf.

LGA, Cateechee, located in the quiet town of Hartwell, GA, is perfectly situated between the University of Georgia and Clemson University. The academy provides pristine acreage, expansive grounds, and several lodging options, making your golf retreat a dream come true.

“It’s very satisfying to be a part of an event venue with amenities people enjoy. Our vision is to continue to have an impact on the local community and to remind folks, “all roads lead to Hartwell”. The Leadbetter Foundation has meaning far beyond our facility. The Leadbetter brand is Globally recognized and the Leadbetter Foundation will have a global impact as part of the Leadbetter legacy.” – Kelli Schell

The Leadbetter Foundation, headquartered at LGA, Cateechee, strives to use golf as a foundation to educate, empower and improve lives around the world.

Partnering with Kelli and Charly to begin the Leadbetter Foundation has been incredibly humbling. The game has given me so much, and I look forward to teaching valuable life skills through the sport. With Kelli and Charly located at Cateechee, it seemed a natural fit to combine the opening of LGA, Cateechee with the opening of our Foundation.” – David Leadbetter

Leadbetter is thrilled to add another academy location in the United States and teach valuable life skills through the sport of golf with the Leadbetter Foundation.

David Leadbetter and The Leadbetter Golf Academies have grown exponentially over the past few years and have become a globally recognized brand in the golf industry. The Leadbetter Golf Academy network spans over 36 locations in 14 countries. Leadbetter is looking forward to another successful year of business growth.

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He is regarded as the worlds premier 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 22 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 the bestseller, 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 coproduced 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 36 Leadbetter Golf Academies spans 14 countries and includes over 65 highlytrained 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 fulltime Junior Golf Academy at the World Headquarters in ChampionsGate. The worldclass instruction and unique programming at Leadbetter Golf Academies have 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, Web.com and Symetra Tours.