Chad Jones replaces Yarwood at The Concession

 Chad Jones moved to Sarasota as a teenager to attend Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy in Bradenton.


Now, he is in direct competition with Leadbetter, which is under the IMG Academies umbrella.

Jones has replaced Jonathan Yarwood as the director of Junior Academy at The Concession Golf Club.

Jones played golf in college and on the mini-tours. After failing to cash a check on the Nationwide Tour, Jones turned to teaching.

He is Certified PGA instructor and has five fitness certifications from Titleist Performance Institute.   He has taught golf for over a decade, working at the IMG/Leadbetter Academy and the IJGA/Haney Academy in Hilton Head, S.C.

For the past year-and-half, he has been helping Yarwood at The Concession. When Yarwood and The Concession parted ways, Jones stepped in to direct the Junior Academy. It is open to the public and he attracts students from around the world from September through May.

Here is his contact information. Web site:; e-mail:; phone number: 941-586-1008.


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