SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Park Ki-won, CEO of Golfzon Newdin Holdings, the world leader in golf technology, announced today that they will be acquiring the Leadbetter Golf Academy (LGA) business from its Founder, the world-renowned golf instructor, David Leadbetter.
As part of this acquisition, world-renowned golf instructor, David Leadbetter, will remain fully involved in the LGA business and will use his 35 years of industry experience to continue to direct the business going forward. Golfzon Newdin Holdings plans to combine their advanced technology with LGA’s world-class golf instruction to transform how golf is taught worldwide.
“We look forward to fully supporting the Leadbetter Golf Academies and continuing to grow the game by furthering the development of professional players, junior golf and amateur golf. We look forward to combining Golfzon’s VR technology with LGA’s brand power and coaching know-how to become a leader in the golf industry.” – Park Ki-won
David Leadbetter is enthusiastic about the future as both companies are pioneers in their respective fields.
“I’ve spent my whole career dedicating myself to furthering golf education and establishing a world-renowned business alongside a team of exceptional instructors. In Golfzon, I have found a like-minded company that shared a similar vision to continue to grow the game across all levels. I fully believe that a combination of Golfzon and LGA’s experience will bring golf to a whole new level. – David Leadbetter
Leadbetter Golf Academies CEO, Ben Riches, believes that partnering with global leader, Golfzon Newdin Holdings, is extremely beneficial for developing the technology side of the business.
“Our goal is to create industry-leading golf technology to break the barriers of how golf is taught and played. We are incredibly proud of the success we’ve achieved as a business. LGA has grown to 40 academy locations worldwide and we look forward to expanding our business operations both offline and online in the future.” – Ben Riches
ABOUT GOLFZON NEWDIN HOLDINGS
GOLFZON NEWDIN HOLDINGS Co., Ltd., founded in 2000 is the holding company of Golfzon Newdin Group which is a Global Leading Platform Provider with a goal of realizing healthy and prosperous life values by combining state-of-art technology with new ideas, attempts, and experiences. The group is known for their world’s top class simulators where there are over 30,000 simulators around the world. Also the group distributes golf equipment and related products through their 57 golf specialty stores and online shopping mall. In addition, it also operates 7 golf courses in Korea.
ABOUT THE LEADBETTER GOLF ACADEMIES
The global network of the 40 Leadbetter Golf Academies spans 15 countries, and includes 100 Leadbetter instructors, founded in 1983 by world-renowned instructor, David Leadbetter. 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, FL. 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, Web.com and Symetra Tours.