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Director of Instruction

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Assistant Coach 
UBC Men's Golf Team

2023 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Contact Nathan:

778-999-9227

Nathan@TDAgolf.ca

Nathan Leonhardt
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Coach Nathan is the Founder and Director of Instruction of the Tour Development Academy. He was a former Tour player, and the 2022 British Columbia Teacher of the Year. Nathan is from Richmond BC, Canada, only minutes from downtown Vancouver. He graduated with a 3.8 GPA in Business Management from Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, Florida.

     

Nathan only started playing golf when he was 16 years old and by the time he was 25 he was competing full-time on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour (from beginner to Tour Professional in only 9 years). During his professional playing career, Nathan played 3 full seasons on the PGA Tour Canada and then played in China on the PGA Tour China.

During his playing career, Nathan amassed over 10 professional victories and holds 2 course records, which includes a 62 at Mayfair Lakes Golf Course. One of his course records came in the final round to win his first professional event.

 

After a back injury put his playing career on hold after the 2015 season, Nathan was immediately sought after to start coaching some elite players. This unexpected journey became exactly what Nathan was looking for. He was able to take everything he had learned over the years in his playing career, both good and bad, and use those to help players trying to follow in his footsteps. After coaching elite players for a few years and seeing some incredible results, Nathan established the Tour Development Academy. 

Today, Nathan works with golfers of ALL levels. From kids to adults, beginners to professional golfers. His teachings and results had him awarded as the best golf teacher in BC in 2022. 

 

Visit Nathan's website to find out more about his past playing career:

jimmy Han

With over 15 years of experience as a PGA of Canada golf professional, Coach Jimmy has dedicated himself to the craft of golf instruction and coaching. Throughout his career, he has accumulated over 13,000 hours of hands-on teaching experience, honing his skills and deepening his understanding of the game.

 

He is fluent in Korean, Mandarin, and English. This linguistic diversity allows him to connect with a wide range of students, fostering effective communication and understanding on the golf course.

 

Through continuous education and a commitment to lifelong learning, he has cultivated a wealth of knowledge and expertise in golf instruction. He prides himself on staying at the forefront of industry trends and teaching methodologies, ensuring that his students receive the highest quality coaching available.

 

He is privileged to work with golfers of all ages and skill levels, from beginners taking their first swing to seasoned players looking to fine-tune their technique. His approach to coaching is rooted in patience, encouragement, and personalized attention, as he believes that every golfer has the potential to reach their goals with the right guidance.

 

With a reputation for excellence and a track record of success, he is confident in his ability to help his students achieve their full potential on the golf course. Whether you're aiming to improve your swing, lower your handicap, or simply enjoy the game to its fullest, he is here to support you every step of the way.

Jimmy's contact info: 

778-808-5546

Jim.Han@hotmail.com

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Class "A" Professional

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Lucas Kim

Coach Lucas started golf at the age of 10 and began competing and winning tournaments at 12 years old. Lucas was a member of the U19 Team Ontario and the winner of the Ontario Junior Championship in 2011, shooting -11. He later received a Full NCAA Division 1 Golf scholarship. 

 

Lucas turned professional in 2014 and quickly became a multi-winner on Tours around the world. In 2015, Lucas earned his Korn Ferry Tour Card which had him competing against some of the best golfers in the world. 

 

Now a full time teacher, Lucas uses his knowledge and experience that he has developed through his Junior, Amateur and Professional career to help mentor, guide and teach students of all ages and skill levels to maximize their potential and reach their goals. 

Lucas' contact info: 

647-401-3442

Lucaskgolf@gmail.com

Sang Lee

Coach Sang was a Professional Tour Player from 2015-2022 playing on various tours all over the world, including the Asian Tour and PGA Tour Canada. He received a full scholarship to Washington State University, a Division 1, Pac-12 University and can help guide juniors to achieve similar goals. Sang represented Alberta in Junior Provincial Teams, Junior America's Cup Team, Canada Summer Games Team, and Pacific Coast Amateur Team

 

Sang coached and caddied on the LPGA Tour for former World #1, Sung Hyun Park.

 

Today, Sang uses his growing knowledge of the game to help golfers of ALL ages and abilities. Sang’s coaching philosophy is not based on any single method, his philosophy is to create personalized instructional programs drawing from a variety of resources, tailored to address each individual’s golf and wellness goals.

Sang's contact info: 

403-612-2283

Sangleegolf@gmail.com

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Certifications
Certifications
Dr. Kwon Biomechanics

Dr. Kwon Level 2 Golf Biomechanics Certification

TrackMan Certified
Penn State Biomechanics

Penn State’s Biomechanics of Golf

TrackMan Level 2 Certified

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Boditrak Certification

Boditrak - Golf Ground Mechanics Certified

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Smart2Move Dual Force Plates Certification

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US Kids Golf Certified Coach

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Capto Putting

Capto Putting Certified Level 2 Instructor

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BioSwing Dynamics & Ground Reaction Forces Level 1 Certified

Swing Catalyst Level 2

Swing Catalyst Level 2

Certified Instructor

Golf Psychology

Golf Psychology Coaching Certified 

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