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David Leadbetter to Host First Ever Livestream Lesson with Golf Digest

ORLANDO, Fla. - World-renowned golf coach, David Leadbetter, announced today that he will partner with Golf Digest to host the first of many live stream clinics to take place in 2018.

Golf Digest Live! Masters Series will be filmed during the grand opening of The Leadbetter Indoor Golf Academy at Konnect, NYC. LGA-NYC will be the first indoor golf facility of its kind in the U.S., located in the heart of Manhattan.

The livestream lesson will take place on Feb. 15 at 10:30am EST and will last approximately 90 minutes. The first 10 minutes of the livestream will be available for free via The Leadbetter Academy and Golf Digest’s Facebook pages. Following the free 10 minutes of coverage, viewers can access the complete livestream lessons on Golf Digest’s Live! Platform. The livestream lesson is currently available for $19.99; day-of access will be $29.99.

Thursday’s live lesson will feature David Leadbetter, assisted by LGA-NYC’s Director of Instruction, Steve Keogh, giving a lesson to two world-class former and current professional athletes.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with Golf Digest to launch the Golf Digest Live! Masters Series this Thursday,” says David Leadbetter. “The world is constantly evolving in terms of how content is viewed, revolutionizing the way golf instruction can be taught. I’m excited to be able to bring golf instruction to a live, digital audience so that golfers around the globe can tune in and see how to improve their game.”

Zak DeOssie, current Giants player who holds the second longest tenure on the active roster, will be featured in the live lesson. His career highlights include 172 regular-season and 10 post-season games as the long snapper. He has been a team captain since the 2011 season.

Dave Maloney, former New York Rangers captain and defenseman, will also be featured in the live lesson.Maloney obtained many honors throughout his career including the youngest player in Rangers history and the youngest Rangers player to be named captain. When Maloney retired from his hockey career, he didn’t stray far from the NHL scene, obtaining the position of New York Rangers Radio and Television Analyst, where he currently works today.

Director of Instruction, Steve Keogh, is ecstatic to be accompanying Leadbetter during the first Golf Digest Live! Masters Series.

“I'm over the moon to be joining The Leadbetter Academy and Konnect families,” says Steve Keogh. “Seeing the NYC facility come to life has been exciting and I'm looking forward to bringing my experience and perspective to the role of Director of Instruction. The partnership between Konnect and LGA will only serve as an added bonus for our members.”

ABOUT DAVID LEADBETTER He is regarded as the world’s premiere 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 world’s very best and most famous golfers. He is also the author of seven golf instruction books, including best seller, The A Swing, making him the world’s top author of golf instruction books with well over two million copies sold. He has written and produced a number of instructional golf videos, as well as invented and developed numerous golf training aids. The Leadbetter brand of golf instruction products and services spans the globe and continues to impact the game of golf worldwide.

ABOUT THE LEADBETTER GOLF ACADEMIES The global network of the 34 Leadbetter Golf Academies spans 13 countries and includes over 65 highly-trained 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 full-time Junior Golf Academy at the World Headquarters in ChampionsGate. The world-class instruction and unique programming at Leadbetter Golf Academies has 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, and Semetra Tours.

ABOUT GOLF DIGEST Golf Digest is the #1 most widely-read golf publication in the world and the authority on how to play, what to play and where to play. Golf Digest's aim is to enhance the enjoyment of all facets of the game—making its readers better players, smarter consumers and more discerning travelers, while also offering the kind of informative and provocative stories that fuel the unending conversation that is golf. Golf Digest's mantra is THINK YOUNG/PLAY HARD, a philosophy that defines both our reader and editorial alike, and is what differentiates Golf Digest from the competition. It's not just about swing speed—it's a way of life.

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