LPGA Foundation to team up with Leadbetter Golf Academy to support girls and their dreams of becoming the world’s best golf talents
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 15, 2020 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Foundation announced today a new partnership with the Leadbetter Golf Academy, one of the world’s most influential golf academies, that has worked with numerous LPGA Tour winners, including Jessica and Nelly Korda, Paula Creamer, Maria Fassi and Julieta Granada.
Revered for its commitment to young golfers everywhere, Leadbetter Golf Academy promotes values similar to The Five E’s of LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, with a supported mission to develop champions both on and off the golf course. The relationship looks to continue growing the game of golf for young women around the world while also providing LPGA Professionals access to exclusive learning opportunities.
Part of the newly added commitments include Leadbetter Golf Academy’s plans for expansion of their LPGA*USGA Girls Golf presence within their academies in the United States and internationally in such locations as the Republic of Korea, Dubai and the United Kingdom, in addition to benefits for LPGA Members interested in enrolling at Leadbetter Golf University.
“The LPGA Foundation is excited to partner with Leadbetter Golf Academy to expand their LPGA*USGA Girls Golf presence in the United States and select international locations,” said Nancy Henderson, Chief Teaching Officer/President of the LPGA Foundation. “In addition, we are extremely pleased that our LPGA Professionals will have access to Leadbetter Golf University offerings.”
This partnership will also provide increased benefits and additional discounts for LPGA Professionals and Girls Golf site directors who want to create memberships within Leadbetter’s facilities and enroll in specific online classes.
“What a fantastic opportunity we have to work with the LPGA Foundation. To provide LPGA Professionals and Girls Golf site leaders with additional skills and knowledge to help develop participation in our sport gives us both a platform to build for the future,” said Gavin Grenville-Wood, PGA Professional and head of the Leadbetter Golf Academy’s Junior Education.
The LPGA Foundation looks forward to its increased presence in communities to support girls from all backgrounds find their paths to the sport. Girls who look forward to becoming the next Ariya Jutanugarn, Mariah Stackhouse or Annika Sorenstam can begin by looking for Leadbetter Golf Academy’s Girls Golf camps offered near them.
“We are proud of our partnership with LPGA*USGA Girls Golf. There is tremendous potential for ladies in the world of golf, and in business. Add this to the fact that the game is a lot of fun and can be played for a lifetime with friends and family. Our staff are trained to help provide holistic instruction in a fun atmosphere that is required by children to develop a love and passion for the game,” added David Leadbetter, founder of Leadbetter Golf Academy. “We are also excited to pass on our knowledge to assist teachers, coaches, volunteers and parents in their desire to educate themselves in the art of training kids. Kids are the future of sustaining this great game and we at Leadbetter Kids are thrilled to be a part of it.”