Who Is Marc Leishman's Coach?

We explain who coaches the Australian golfer in this piece.

Marc Leishman's Coach
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We explain who coaches the Australian golfer in the piece below.

Who Is Marc Leishman's Coach?

Marc Leishman (opens in new tab) has had some huge victories out on the PGA Tour including the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational and the BMW Championship in the same year.

The Aussie also won the 2020 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, has made four Presidents Cup appearances and reached a career-high of 12th in the world.

He also famously lost in a playoff at the 2015 Open Championship.

But who coaches the big Australian golfer with five PGA Tour victories? Let's take a look below.

Who Is Marc Leishman's Coach?

At 17 years old, Marc Leishman met his swing coach Denis McDade and joined the Victoria Institute of Sport in Australia, a government-funded program that has produced players like Geoff Oglivy and Stuart Appleby.

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Denis is based at the Melbourne Golf Academy in Victoria, Australia.

He turned professional in 1986 and played competitively in Australia for a number of years before becoming a full time coach.

Eventually his reputation would grow in coaching to the point where he was voted Victorian PGA Teacher of the Year in 2001 and Australian Golf Digest Coach of the Year in 2008

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In the video below back in 2019, Leishman acknowledged how the pair have formed a good friendship and despite not seeing each other that often, McDade has a clear understanding of his swing and spots things immediately.

He also has a keen eye for when Leishman has gone down a particular path and it is just a case of bringing him back to where he needs to be.


After all these years, McDade's work with Leishman has seen the big Australian become one of the best golfers in the world.

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Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last five years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He also loves to test golf apparel especially if it a piece that can be used just about anywhere!

As a result he has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice and tips.

He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since December 2017. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.