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NEW YORK, NY (January 22, 2018) – Konnectgolf, “Konnect”, the new social, indoor golf club, has recently opened its doors to a private membership with access to playing over 200 of the world’s premier golf clubs with the highest quality technology, professional instruction and golf equipment.

Co-Owners Ralph Kartzman and Lee Hetfield, both admitted “golf addicts” and private club members, developed the Club’s concept after becoming frustrated by the lack of high-quality golf experiences in the city. With a goal of creating a private club environment while offering quality golf and a professional setting for networking and client events, Konnect launched with partnerships with The Leadbetter Golf Academies for athletes entering the sport, as well as dedicated golfers looking to work on their game.

“New Yorkers expect great service, convenience, and are always looking for fun, new experiences”, said Kartzman. “We’ve created the perfect private club experience for golfers at all levels and are thrilled by the reactions that we have been getting from our new members and business partners. The sport allows for people to make lasting friendships, create new business relationships, and to have a great time while playing. We’ve taken all of our favorite things about our club experiences and brought them to life here on 5th Avenue at Konnect.”

World-renowned golf coach, David Leadbetter, announced today that The Leadbetter Golf Academy will be opening their first indoor location in the United States, located in Manhattan, NY. The academy is set to open in mid-February and will be led by PGA Senior Professional, Steve Keogh, from Canberra, Australia. Keogh is a skilled golfer and instructor alike, having gone through extensive Leadbetter training to add to his impressive resume. Keogh also specialize in 3D analysis and golf bio-dynamics.

“Expanding The Leadbetter Golf Academy in the Tri-state area has been a goal of mine for a while now. Obviously, weather conditions limit things a bit up north, which is why we have decided to partner with Konnectgolf” said 2017 PGA Teacher of the Year, David Leadbetter. “Konnect offers a fantastic location, state-of-the-art equipment, top instruction and great entertainment. These factors made the partnership a no-brainer for us.”

Konnect is currently accepting membership applications and will continue to seek out partners that bring value to the membership while sharing similar standards when it comes to customer service, customization and quality. Additionally, Konnect is offering advanced bookings for one-on-one lessons with the director of instruction, Steve Keogh.


Founded in 2017, Konnectgolf is a private, indoor golf club located at 590 5th Avenue in the heart of Manhattan. Konnectgolf is equipped with state-of-the-art technology including Trackman 4’s located in all eight bays, Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf ® simulators designed to imitate outdoor play, David Leadbetter Certified instruction, and world-class entertainment including: Craft beer on tap, an extensive food and beverage menu, event dates, Bi-weekly competitions featuring league play and prizes, and more. Konnectgolf launched with partnerships with Parsons Extreme Golf Clubs (, and the Leadbetter Golf Academies. LGA Manhattan is the first indoor facility located within the United States.


He is regarded as the world’s premiere golf instructor, 2017 PGA Teacher of the Year, PGA Hall of Fame Professional, Golf Digest Teaching Professional and a regular contributor to the Golf Channel. His clientele includes 22 Major champions; seven players who have held 1st place in the Official World Golf Ranking along with many more of the world’s very best and most famous golfers. He is also the author of seven golf instruction books, including best seller, The A Swing, making him the world’s top author of golf instruction books with well over two million copies sold. He has written and produced a number of instructional golf DVDs, as well as written and co-produced over 40 television programs. The Leadbetter brand of golf instruction products and services spans the globe and continues to impact the game of golf worldwide. ABOUT THE LEADBETTER GOLF ACADEMIES

The global network of the 34 Leadbetter Golf Academies spans 15 countries, and includes over 65 highly-trained certified instructors. The network of academies delivers over 50,000 golf lessons per year, as well as corporate events and elite junior training, including a full-time Junior Golf Academy at the World Headquarters in ChampionsGate. The world-class instruction and unique programming at Leadbetter Golf Academies has helped thousands of everyday players, build lifelong games as well as produced many elite juniors that went on to successful NCAA and professional careers, multiple Major champions and top players on the PGA, LPGA, European, and Semetra Tours.



Alyson Johnson

Chief Marketing Officer


The Leadbetter Golf Academies

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Content Marketing Manager


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