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We’ll be talking about all things golf fitness for beginners to Tour Players, juniors to adults. And how we can come out of this time stronger! #golffitness #golffitnesstrainer #golfexercise

Listen in TODAY at 3pm PST (6pm EST) as I talk with @golfstateofmind about the Mental Game, and how you can start shooting lower scores! Find out what you can do during this break to stay sharp. #mentalgame

Struggle with speed control? Miss short putts? Miss hits? Could be due to your putter rising up quickly after impact.
I want my players to think about hitting “through” the ball, not launching it into the air. There’s loft on the putter for a reason.
Give this feel a try and see if it helps you hit the centre of the face more often 👊🏼 #stayhome #putting #puttingcoach

Have some extra time right now and want to improve your golf game? Send us your video and we’ll let you know our thoughts... Free!
Let’s get you ready for when the season starts back up again 👊🏼

New TDA poker chip ball markers! Get em while they’re hot 😄 #tdagolf #teamtda

New TDA putting plates look awesome @the_putting_plates 🔥 #teamtda @ Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club

Had a great time interviewing @davidwneville, the Senior Director of Brand & Product Management at @callawaygolf today at A lot of great products out this year. Once editing is done I’ll be sure to post it 👌🏼 #callawaygolf #mavrik @bcarroll111 @ Par-Tee Golf

@znathugolf making a moving day charge on the @outlawgolftour! -8 in his last 12 holes 😳 🤑 Guess the new TDA mental techniques are working #teamtda #puttingwizard #tdamentalgame

Great few days in San Fran for Dr Kwon’s Golf Biomechanics training program. Getting a deeper understanding of the science behind the swing 🏌️ Even got a chance to take the scooter 🛴 around and check out the views 👌🏼 🌉 #kwonified #golfbiomechanics #biomechanics @ San Francisco, California

Chatting with Dr Kwon and Tyler Ferrell about swing graphs in Day 2 of Dr Kwon’s certification course. #Knowledgeableguys #golfbiomechanics

Day 1 of Dr Kwon’s Golf Biomechanics Instructor Training Program at the Olympic Club 👌🏼 Trying to get #kwonified ! 😄 @ San Francisco, California

What a beauty day today at with @danxu905 and @mikeaizawa. Course is looking great @conditionsatrcc! @ Richmond Country Club

Checking out club & ball data in today’s putting lesson with Chad. Club data with @captogolf, and ball data with @trackmancanada @trackmangolf

Awesome learning from one of the best in the biz @radargolfpro at the @pgaofbc Spring Seminar. @ Tsawwassen Springs

TrackMan Certified Level 2 ⛳️
#alwayslearning #trackmangolf #certified @trackmangolf @trackmancanada

@nashkassam hitting some pure high-spin pitch shots off tight lies. Working on rotation through impact while staying tall 👌🏼

Team TDA starting to incorporate @whoop into our training. Finding every way to gain an advantage!
If you’re interested in trying it out let me know and I’ll get you a Free month.
Track your daily strain, sleep and recovery. Find out when your body is properly recovered so that you can push hard the next day. The worst is when your body is drained and you keep pushing it. Find out when to rest and when to push harder! #teamtda #whoop #fitness #competitiveadvantage @ Vancouver, British Columbia

Trying out the HackMotion Wrist Sensor today. Cool product to help me continue to learn more about the Biomechanics of the game. Thanks @tomflockhartgolf for lending it to me. I may have to pick one of these up @hackmotion

#australia #donate #bushfiresaustralia #help

@_aliladak home from University for winter break and swinging it great 👌🏼

Merry Christmas from Tour Development Academy 🎄🏌️

Tour Development Academy’s 2019 Year in Review! Thank you to everyone who has joined #teamtda throughout the year. Let’s keep rolling into 2020 and help take each player to their best level yet!
If you’re looking for high performance golf coaching in 2020, be sure to get in touch with us on IG or at 👊🏼

One of my junior’s dad came in for a lesson, and the results were 💰!
He caught on to the idea of throwing a baseball and that our right arm goes from an internal to external position in transition. Immediately helped him lay the club down, retain his body angles and turn through the shot 👌🏼
#doyouevenshallowbro #planemate @davidwoodspga @tourstrikergolf

Watch the stability of Tiger’s body during this stroke as he goes -2 thru 2 holes @presidentscup 🐐
He wastes no energy on this birdie putt. Hands straight back, with a slight shoulder rock and matches exactly on the way through. No early peak of the head. Pure!

Ryan learning how to FLEX (bow) the lead WRIST to SQUARE the FACE, while adding body rotation.
He typically has a lot of wrist hinge, which makes it nearly anatomically impossible to flex the lead wrist and square the face, until he lets out the hinge during his swing.
Therefore, he would have a lot of wrist hinge, which opened his face, which meant he needed to time his hands to flip at impact. He’s a great player already, so he could make it work, most of the time. But timing a flip is not ideal for long term consistency.
We added the close hanger so he could get the feeling of squaring the face properly. When he feels the hanger against his forearm he knows he’s got it where he wants it.
**This is a confusing topic that people have trouble understanding sometimes. I may make a video just on the wrists specifically, but if you have any questions for now, just let me know.
Then we’re learning to get some more body rotation, instead of stalling and using our flippy hands to square the face at impact. 👊🏼

🔊 Sound up 🔊 Good ol Winter golf at its finest 🥶 William executing the ice bounce perfectly 👌🏼

New shipment of Academy towels just arrived 😍 Included a custom towel for coach! Thanks @playerstowel

Not sure if he’s more excited about the new head cover or picking up 10 more yards with his 8-iron after 2 sessions... 🤔 Probably the head cover 😂 #kids #juniorgolf #kidsgolf

Team TDA is growing April 2020 🤰🏻🥰 We can’t wait to meet our new little golfer ⛳️

New Capto Putting Software Update - Allows me to see my player’s stroke immediately from every angle. Do this inside in the studio or outside on the putting green. For players who are serious about improving their putting, it doesn’t get much better than this. #tdagolf #putting #puttingcoach

Season is winding down here in Vancouver. It was good to be a small part of helping grow the game this year on the @maplejt. Can’t wait for Spring and the 2020 season!

Too beautiful not to post! Quick 9 at @mayfairlakesgolf.
#golfpic #golfpics #golf #picture #golfcourse #beautifulgolfcourses #golfcourses

Good luck to TDA player @_aliladak as he starts his first season at Wilmington University! 👊🏼

I enjoy learning as much as I can to help my players be as great as they can. Every player is different, so knowing as much as possible allows me to help everyone individually, which is what I find the best coaches can do. Instead of fitting every player into the same mold. Thanks @mytpi @tpigreg @tpidave @james.sieckmann for the great seminar once again.
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TPI Golf Level 3 Certification ✅

Day 1 of TPI Golf Level 3 Certification in the books. It was great learning in person from PGA Tour Short Game Coach @james.sieckmann. Excited for the coming days of golf education with @mytpi.
#certified #certification #golfcoach #golf #coach #education #tpi #alwayslearning #selfgrowth #titleist #sandiego #california #pgacoach #goodtogreat #collegegolf #juniorgolf @ TPI

Day 1 of TPI Golf Level 3 Certification in the books. It was great learning in person from PGA Tour Short Game Coach @james.sieckmann. Excited for the coming days of golf education with @mytpi.
#certified #certification #golfcoach #golf #coach #education #tpi #alwayslearning #selfgrowth #titleist #sandiego #california #pgacoach #goodtogreat #collegegolf #juniorgolf

At the Titleist Performance Institute for TPI Level 3 Certification - Working on distance Wedges with @james.sieckmann.
#certified #certification #golfcoach #golf #coach #education #tpi #alwayslearning #selfgrowth #titleist #sandiego #california #pgacoach

Using @captogolf putting technology has been great for me as a coach. It not only backs up what I say to my students but it also gives me more insight into everything happening during a putting stroke.
It’s great using a putting product trusted by one of the best coaches in the game, Phil Kenyon (@swashputting). Definitely someone I look up to and want to follow in his footsteps. Pretty cool to have my name & picture near his here 😏

The Tour Development Academy helps players reach their goals

Thanks Anova.Golf for the great write up! This is the first post in our series detailing how high-performing players and coaches are using Anova to get better faster. In this blog post, we are introducing Nathan Leonhardt of Tour Development Academy in Richmond, BC, Canada. Tour Development Academy. Elite Coaching. Tour Standards. Proven re...

Amazing new Golf Pride headquarters in Pinehurst. We were super lucky to have Mr. Ledford, President of Golf Pride, show us around this incredible facility.
They’ll be open in 2020, so if you’re planning a trip to the area you HAVE to check it out! @golfpridegrips #1gripontour

TPI Golf Level 2 Certification ☑️
Really loved the Motor vs Cognitive Skills section guys! Some great info in there. Thanks 👊🏼
@mytpi @tpidave @tpigreg #tpi #certified

Solid final round from Daniel at the @futurechampionsgolf FCG International! T16 against good players from around the world. Great warmup for next week’s IMG Junior Worlds.

Got my certificate for the Penn State Biomechanics of Golf.
#alwayslearning #certified #golf #education

Swing your swing! That squat tho 🤑 Guess that’s how a 13 year old can use the ground to generate 110mph club head speed. @georgegankasgolf @rorymcilroy 🇨🇦 #power #juniorgolf

A new level of golf coaching is born

Established in 2017 by former Tour Player Nathan Leonhardt, the Tour Development Academy aims to coach and mentor elite level golfers to the highest levels in the game. The Tour Development Academy prides itself on being a full-service golf academy. Offering their students everything they could possibly need to become successful in their golf careers.

Through his many years competing professionally on different Tours around the world, Nathan has had the privilege to play and learn along side many players who are currently on and have won on the PGA Tour. Nathan knows what it takes to compete at some of the highest levels in golf. He is able to use this extensive background in competitive golf to train his students in many areas, including: tournament preparation, course management, mental training, swing & short game instruction, fitness training, university preparation & placement, professional golf preparation, and many other things that most juniors & amateurs wouldn't even know were important.

One of Nathan’s biggest assets is his ability to relate with his students, since he was recently in their shoes and knows exactly what they’re feeling and going through.

TDA has now incorporated some of the latest and best golf technologies in the game to help our students in every way possible. Our list of technologies include: TrackMan 4 launch monitor, Capto Putting System, 3D Motion Capture System (by 4D Motion), Pressure Plate Golf Shoes (by Salted Venture), and Statistical Analysis (by Anova Golf).

Certifications include: TPI Certified (Titleist Performance Institute), Capto Putting Certified, GolfMind Golf Psychology Certified, Swing Catalyst Certified, and BODITRAK Certified. More courses and certifications coming. Certification don’t make the coach, results do. However, when you’re educated AND getting results.... It’s a great combination.

If you’re looking to take your golf game to the next level, please be in touch with us so that we can formulate a plan to help you achieve your goals.

- The TDA Team

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