IMG Academy has announced the creation of the IMG Academy Leadbetter golf program Junior Golf Tour – an elite avenue for junior golfers to compete at some of the nation’s top courses, while gaining invaluable exposure to college- and professional-style golf.
The tour will come to La Quinta Resort in December. Debuting August 13-15 at the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., the tour will feature 20 stops in its first season, and is expected to offer nearly double that number in upcoming seasons.
The tour will be independently operated by IMG Academy – home to seven sport academies, including the IMG Academy golf program led by teaching coach David Leadbetter.
“We designed this Tour to help the growing demand within the junior golf community for high-level events staged on challenging, top-rated courses across the country,” said Sam Zussman, Managing Director of IMG Academy. “Consistent with the mission of IMG Academy, we will measure this Tour’s success by the opportunities it creates for personal growth and overall development, as well as by the level of access to collegiate and professional golf it provides our junior members.”