The #1 golf video game has teamed up with the #1 golf instructor.
World Golf Tour (www.wgt.com) has signed golf legend David Leadbetter as the official virtual golf instructor in the WGT online golf game. The free-to-play browser game now teaches gamers how to play better in the game world as well as in the real world, thanks to the meticulously recreated courses.
David Leadbetter’s contributions to the golf industry are numerous. He’s personally worked with many of the world’s top professional golfers, including Ernie Els, Nick Faldo, Suzann Pettersen and Michelle Wie. David practically invented the golf instruction industry over the past 30 years with his innovative teaching techniques. He’s the author of seven golf instruction books with over two million copies sold, has produced over 40 golf television programs and instructional DVDs, and has appeared on the cover of Golf Digest magazine a record 19 times,.
The cornerstone of David’s achievements is the Leadbetter Golf Academy (www.davidleadbettergolf.com) that he has grown from the original Orlando headquarters, founded in 1983, to now 28 academies in 13 countries, from Europe to Hawaii to China. At these academies, a team of Leadbetter-trained professionals help tens of thousands of amateur golfers work on all facets of their golf games with the latest instruction, philosophy and technology—just like the pros.
David Leadbetter and WGT have realized that real-world and virtual golf have a lot in common. In the real-world, golf training increasingly relies on virtual technology like augmented video, launch monitors and simulators. In virtual golf on WGT, key factors like shot selection, course conditions, course management and competitive toughness are very similar to the real world.