Delegate Profile

Txema Sanchez

Job TitleDirector of Latin America/Senior Certified Instructor

Company NameLeadbetter Golf Academy


José Maria "Txema" Sánchez, originally from Barcelona, Spain, played golf professionally for the PGA of Spain from 2001-2003, and is still currently a member of the PGA of Spain.
He reached the level of Master Teaching Professional by the Royal Spanish Golf Federation in 2002 and completed the LGA Instructor Certification in 2003. Sánchez is also currently certified by TPI, Flightscope, and GGGA.
After coming to the U.S. full time in 2008, Sánchez became a certified coach at The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy. He reached the level of Senior Instructor in 2009, and added the role of Director of Player & Business Development for Latin America until 2015.
Sánchez currently coaches elite college and junior players, including World top 50 ranked Jorge Garcia, Maria Fassi, and Karl Vilips. He also currently coaches and supports PGA TOUR and Tour players including Carlos Ortiz, Juan Sebastian Muñoz, and 2016 Olympian Rodolfo Cazaubon.  During his time assisting Gilchrist, Chema had the opportunity to work with players such as Morgan Hoffman, Peter Hanson, Charles Howell, Yani Tseng, Morgan Pressel, and Shanshan Feng.
Along with being recognized as an AJGA Junior Advisor for Latin America, Sánchez is also involved in Tournament organization for the AJGA Sergio Garcia Foundation Championship.

Conference Sessions

  • How to Develop Elite Junior Golfers

    January 25, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Orange County Convention Center-Room 104A

    This session will focus on growing the new generation of elite junior players.  It will discuss how to structure development plans for all ages and skill levels...

    • Language: English

2019 PGA Merchandise Show


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