Golfzon Leadbetter, the leader in golf instruction, and Golfzon America – the award-winning golf simulator company has announced it will be opening its first high-tech indoor golf facilities in the US in 2022. With the sole purpose of helping golfers to learn the game faster, Golfzon Leadbetter Academies will be the first of its kind in the US. With a combination of Golfzon’s advanced technology and Leadbetter’s expertise in golf instruction, Golfzon Leadbetter Academies will provide an inclusive, highly specialized training environment, ideal for every level and demographic of golfer looking to accelerate their game improvement.
“We’re on a mission to make it faster to learn golf. Golfzon Leadbetter Academies will be the equivalent of a gym for golf – a dedicated place to train your golf swing so that you can have more fun and success when playing on the course. We’ve taught golfers of every ability all over the world but always at a golf course. Now we can take that same knowledge and use Golfzon’s technology to offer it in more convenient locations. This is the future of how the golf swing will be taught.” says Benedict Riches, CEO Golfzon Leadbetter
Golfzon Leadbetter Academies will be equipped with 20 GDR (Golfzon Driving Range) simulators designed specifically for practice and lessons. Golfers will be able to learn and perfect every shot in the game including from sloping lies using Golfzon’s patented moving swing plates. With Leadbetter instruction on hand and instant feedback from cameras and shot data, golfers will be able to learn faster and ensure swing changes are made permanent.
“I have seen how effective Golfzon simulators have been at developing golfers in Korea and I am excited the technology is now available for golfers over here. Practicing at a Golfzon Leadbetter Academy will be the most effective way to learn golf. Our research shows that golfers learn the golf swing faster indoors than at an outdoor range or on a course.” says David Leadbetter. On the benefits of indoor golf, Leadbetter explains, “Indoor facilities allow players to perfect their technique by eliminating many outside distractions and intimidations that restrict learning, such as ball flight, weather, targets, the pace of play.”
Golfzon has plans to expand its US operation in 2022, in addition to the two Golfzon Leadbetter Academies, Golfzon recently announced a partnership with Troon to open a network of indoor golf entertainment facilities.
“Golfzon is committed to supporting the growth of golf in the US and around the world. We’ve seen how indoor golf has expanded the game in Korea and we believe our training and entertainment facilities will remove many of the barriers that prevent people from enjoying the game in the US. We believe the key to expanding golf is to make it easier for people to learn so the Golfzon Leadbeater Academies will play an important role in safeguarding the future of this great sport.” says Duk-Hyung Choi, Golfzon Newdin Holdings CEO.
Golfzon Leadbetter plans to open its first two indoor academies in mid-2022 in the New York area.
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