NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that it has added renowned golf instructor David Leadbetter, owner of the world famous Leadbetter Golf Academies, to the roster of expert hosts on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (channel 93 on XM, channel 208 on Sirius Premier).
The new show, which will air weekly starting in 2014, will showcase Leadbetter sharing tips on how to improve every aspect of your game and guest appearances from David's students and friends. Listeners can call in to the show to ask questions about their game, or discuss current events from the world of golf. An announcement with more details, including launch date and airtimes, will be made in the coming weeks.
"Helping people play better golf, live a healthier life and have fun along the way has always been my passion," said Leadbetter. "I am excited to share my experiences with the SiriusXM listeners."
"David is one of the pioneers of golf instruction," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "The accomplishments of his students and the worldwide success of his academies are remarkable and we're very excited to bring his brand of teaching and his proven methods to our listeners on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio."
A PGA of America Master Professional, Leadbetter is recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top instructors in the world and has coached countless PGA TOUR, European Tour, LPGA Tour and Champions Tour players. Over his 30 years as a swing coach, his players have won more than a dozen major championship titles and over 100 individual worldwide tournament victories and his clientele includes four players who have reached the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. Some of his most celebrated students include Greg Norman, Ernie Els, Nick Price, Charles Howell III, and Nick Faldo, who re-tooled his game under Leadbetter's tutelage and went on to win six major championships.
Leadbetter is known throughout the world for his innovative and creative teaching techniques and has been called the "man who invented the golf instruction industry." The first Leadbetter Golf Academy was opened in 1983. Today there are 28 full-time golf academies in 13 countries that are helping golfers around the world train and improve their games.
In addition to Leadbetter, SiriusXM recently announced it has added 2013 FedExCup champion Henrik Stenson, Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, World Golf Hall of Fame member Ben Crenshaw, and top instructors Hank Haney and Jim McLean as hosts on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio. Launched in 2005, the channel offers listeners nationwide live play-by-play coverage of PGA TOUR events as well as major championship tournaments, plus live call-in talk shows offering news, analysis, equipment reviews and more.
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