News and Notes: Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic

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The Leadbetter Golf Academy World Headquarters at ChampionsGate

In 1983, former player David Leadbetter established the first David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Considered to be one of the top golf instructors in the world, Leadbetter currently has 28 of his premier training facilities open in 13 countries. For the past three decades, Leadbetter has coached many professionals who have won over a dozen Major Championship titles and over 100 individual tournament victories. ChampionsGate Golf Club is home to the World Headquarters for The Leadbetter Golf Academy. The facility features a four-acre practice area, with two putting and chipping greens, along with a pitching area with 12 target bunkers. The building also has indoor services Leadbetter’s students can use, including state-of-the-art video rooms and a Biomechanics and Golf Performance Studio


Trevor Anderson speaking at players meeting (7)

Dr. Bob Winters speaking at players meeting (17)

David Leadbetter Clinic

Prior to the Players Meeting, juniors were invited to attend the David Leadbetter Clinic. The clinic featured several members of The Leadbetter Golf Academy staff who spoke to the players about their health and gave advice on how to approach the mental aspect of the game of golf. The staff members who spoke at the clinic included Director of Golf Performance and Master Trainer Trevor Anderson and Sports Psychologist and Performance Consultant Dr. Robert K Winters. Winters advised the players to "live in the moment" and to not "count every shot, but make every shot count."