Leadbetter Golf Academy | Introduction
Available to Laguna National Members and the General Public.
Tel: 6741 1111
*Priority will be given to Laguna National Members
Recognised around the world as the number one coaching academy, Leadbetter Golf Academy premier golf instruction in over 25 locations around the globe with its headquarters in Florida, USA.
Over 40 years, Leadbetter Golf Academy’s Tour players have amassed 22 Major Championship titles and hundreds of worldwide tournament victories. At the helm, David Leadbetter is recognized as the ‘man who invented the golf instruction industry’ and has coached seven players who have been the World No.1. David’s team of international instructors have touched the lives of tens of thousands of golfers all over the globe with the goal of helping golfers, enjoy, learn and bring more people into the sport.
About LGA Singapore
LGA Singapore delivers the same high coaching standards that has made the brand famous around the world. With a dedicated, highly skilled team, programs are available for both members and the public to hone their golf skills and truly benefit from world-class coaching.
A joint venture between Laguna National and famed instructor David Leadbetter, the Academy will be staffed by a full complement of accredited LGA professionals. Prospective students can receive a dedicated daily curriculum and count on high quality instructional offerings with a focus on purposefully designed, long-term Academy training designed to groom and nurture the next generation of golfers.
Individual private golf lessons are also available at the new Leadbetter Golf Academy, providing world-class golf education to aspiring golfers. At the Members-only short game area, students can look forward to experiencing manicured conditions at the same high standard as our first-class fairways at the Masters and Classic courses, and a dedicated curriculum designed to take your game to the next level.
Chairman, Laguna Resort, Peter Kwee
“I have known David personally for many years now. As an avid golfer myself, I can appreciate the value of quality instruction and proven championship excellence. In partnering with David, we are assured of delivering some of the region’s highest quality instruction, through his extensively trained professionals in combination with our state of the art teaching and practice grounds. We look forward to raising the bar for instruction and player development in Asia Pacific.”
CEO, Laguna Resort, Patrick Bowers.
“David Leadbetter is an icon in the instructional world and it therefore it was very logical for Laguna Resort to add his brand and quality to the lifestyle destination we are striving to create. Excellence in golf is a core principle to our group, whether it be instruction, playing conditions, membership services or our resort amenities, so partnering with David not only supports this goal, but elevates the experience we are able to offer to our Members and Guests. In the end, we are striving to be among the best and most recognised quality golf properties in Asia Pacific, and Leadbetter Golf Academy helps us achieve this.”
Laguna Practice is located at 610A Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 465404 and is accessible by car or the nearby bus stops (#94069 and 94061) on Upper East Coast Road. Please note that Laguna Practice is not accessible from the main clubhouse or golf course. We look forward to welcoming you!
Stephen Moriarty | Director, Leadbetter Golf Academies, South East Asia
Stephen grew up playing golf in England and was a student at the David Leadbetter academy as both an amateur and professional. After successfully completing his British PGA diploma under the guidance of a European Tour coach, Stephen soon moved to South Korea to take up a coaching position at the country’s Leadbetter Golf Academy. Whilst in Korea, Stephen was involved in the opening of three new academy locations and worked with numerous KPGA, KLPGA and LPGA players. As the Senior Instructor at the Leadbetter Academy in Seoul he also lead corporate programs with HSBC, HANA Bank, Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, WooriBank and McCallan. In 2013, he relocated to Jakarta to lead the brand’s expansion at Pondok Indah Golf Club, before becoming Director for Indonesia and overseeing three further academy locations.
Stephen is now the Director of Leadbetter Academies Southeast Asia and oversees the brand’s operations in Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore. Based here at Laguna National, he is a Senior Leadbetter Instructor with over 12 years experience with the brand and a further decade of professional coaching experience adding to his extensive skill, expertise, and broad knowledge of the game. He is a certified Trackman, Sam Putt Lab, Boditrak and Swing Catalyst coach. He is one of a small handful of Level II certified Aimpoint Instructors in the Asia-Pacific region and also has additional qualifications in biomechanics and putting.
Stephen can be contacted at Stephen.email@example.com
Nigel Bark | LGA Instructor
Nigel started coaching in Lincolnshire, England, at the age of 19 under the guidance of an England national coach. After graduating from the University of Birmingham with his PGA foundation degree in 2007, he took up the role of Head Professional of his hometown club in Boston, England. There, Nigel, ran the teaching academy at the club, bringing through promising juniors to both regional and national team selections.
Nigel continued his education in 2008, reading for a degree in Psychology with Sports Science and graduating second in his class from Nottingham Trent University. Nigel’s knowledge in psychology provides an added element to his coaching that is beneficial to all students.
In March 2015 Nigel made the move over to Singapore and began working at Heartland Golf School in Jurong Country Club. Nigel has provided lessons to players of all levels from beginner to professionals. He has developed a school golf program at Stamford American International School that now includes 100 golfers going through the school golf classes each week. He has also organised and ran the Monday Night Golf League, a night league that includes over 300 golfers participating each season, and began organanising the first ever international schools golf championships in Singapore (ACSIS Golf).
Nigel has 14 years of coaching experience. Along with his psychology degree, he is also a certified Trackman and Smart2Move coach, as well as holding qualifications in biomechanics and physiology.
Shinji Fukushima | LGA Instructor
Over the past 18 years, Shinji has been steadily growing a highly-successful client base in Singapore. Back in 1996, Shinji had his first experience of the Leadbetter Academies working with several of David’s senior coaches in Florida prior to turning Professional. After competing in mini tour events in America, he also had success on the Asian, Thai, Indian and Malaysian Tours.
Through years of experience as a player Shinji’s main concepts for his students are to keep the golf swing simple and natural focusing on sound fundamentals and good basic movements. Now his career has completed a full circle as he has joined the LGA coaching team at Laguna National.
Shinji is fluent in both English and Japanese.
Shinji can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
David Bradshaw | LGA Instructor
David turned professional in 2012 and became PGA qualified after his three year PGA Foundation degree in 2015. He has coached for a number of years by LGA European Director Andrew Nicholson at Wynyard Golf Club.
“This is where I started to learn the Leadbetter methods and through Andrew, I started to develop and understand my own swing and the golf swing in general much better. It was at this point that I realised I wanted to become a golf instructor.”
David joined LGA Indonesia in November 2012, completing the LGA Certification alongside his PGA studies based in Jakarta. After 3 years, he progressed to become the Academy Director at LGA Bali where he has worked with Meva Schmit for 2 seasons which resulted in Meva winning the 2018 Junior Indonesian Amateur Championship, finishing runner-up in the 2018 Indonesian Amateur Championship and rising into the top 5 of the National rankings.
David joins LGA Singapore to head the junior development programs, and is a certified trackman, boditrak and swing catalyst coach.
Joey Poh | LGA Instructor
Joey has accumulated her 3 years of experience under her belt in coaching players in various levels and age groups. Prior to turning Professional, Joey was a very successful amateur representing the Singapore National Team competing in events regionally for 10 years.
Through years of experience as a player, Joey’s main concepts for her students are to keep the golf swing natural and focusing on sound fundamentals and good basic movements. Her career has since completed a full circle as she joins the LGA coaching team at Laguna National.
Joey is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Joey can be contacted at email@example.com
Lessons and Programs | Group / Individual
Beginners, budding amateurs and professionals can all benefit from one-to-one private instruction with an LGA coach. Private lessons utilize state of the art technology such as Trackman 4, GEARS, Sam Balance lab, V1 professional, highspeed cameras, Sam putt lab, purpose built putting studio and the famous Leadbetter exercises and training aids.
Individuals are able to work on all aspects of the game including technique, long game and on-course tuition. After your lesson, the learning is not over, you will receive drills to practice and your instructor will be on hand to answer any further questions or provide follow-up advice should you need it.
Gears is a full swing club and body tracking system used by PGA pros, club fitters, and club manufacturers to measure and analyse every nuance of a swing in full 3D. Gears is the most advanced motion capture solution developed for specifically for golf. GEARS lessons are conducted over a two hours session
Short Game Program
Master your short game with this specially designed package comprising of 10 hours tuition (can be taken in segments of 1 hour) in which you will also learn the revolutionary Aimpoint technique (2 hour clinic).
Let our knowledgeable and experienced coaches teach your children how to play golf. Whether it’s simply for them to get some outdoor exercise, develop a skip that could come in handy in years to come, or with a mind to making a career out of it, using fun drills and min-contests your kids are sure to develop a love of the game.
LGA Junior Program
Over a 8-week term your child will work on all aspects of the game. Junior classes are for children aged 6-15 years golf and will be grouped by ability and age whenever possible. Max 5 students to 1 instructor, balls provided.
Advanced Junior Program, 6 Months
A six month program which includes 15 hours of Individual tuition, monthly group coaching and on course tuition. This program is ideal for juniors looking to develop all aspects of their game and have a structured plan for improving their performance. Quarterly feedback is given to parents to keep them updated on students progress.
Ladies Group Tuition
Join our weekly ladies group program and learn to play golf or hone your existing skills. Gather your own group of friends or sign-up to join a group and meet other lady golfers. Programs run for 6 weeks and classes are for up to five women with balls included. Group levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced. After your group lesson relaxed in the Flightpath with complimentary tea or coffee and relax.
A 2-hour clinic in which you will learn the revolutionary Aimpoint Technique – used by numerous Tour players including, Lydia Ko, Stacey Lewis, Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott. During an aimpoint clinic you will be guided through the step-by-step process of Aimpoint Green reading including:
· How to accurately and quickly identify slopes
· How slope direction and amount will affect break
· How to determine precise break amounts for any length of putt
· How to handle changing or multiple slopes
· A precise point where to start your putt
· Lesson notes
If your company is looking for a unique activity for its clients or business partners then a Leadbetter clinic or golf day is a fantastic choice. We offer various options – from two-hour clinics, to half days or full days – that can be tailored to your requirements. Email us to discuss your clinic or golf day.