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 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.

Related: 14 Things You Didn't Know About Marc Leishman

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

Related: Marc Leishman What's In The Bag?

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.

Related: Who Is Marc Leishman's Caddie?

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is Golf Monthly's E-commerce Editor.

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

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This takes the form of buying guides, reviews, supporting gear content as well as creating deal content.

This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for, at a good price.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

Additionally Sam oversees Golf Monthly voucher/coupon content which seeks to find you the best offers and promotions from well-known brands like Callaway, TaylorMade and many more.

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 single-figure handicap. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Cobra LTDxLS (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Ping G430 Max (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3/Cuater The Ringer (For off the course he goes for Nike Jordan 1 Low G shoes as well)