Indrajit Bhalotia, 44, is one of India's leading professional golfers. He heads India's largest academy chain Protouch Golf Academy. The academy runs in several cities across India – Kolkata (3 academies), Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi and Shillong. The Academy chain comprises of a complete team of certified golf coaches, fitness trainers, yoga therapists, sports psychologists, sports nutritionists and physiotherapists.
He is also the founder of one of India's leading golf equipment online stores, Protouch.in. He is even the Editor and Chief Golf Consultant to golftrade.net which is the largest golf classifieds website in India.
He has been a faculty of the NGAI for the past 12 years and acquired his 'A' certification from The European PGA Coaching Centre in Italy. He has also coached the Indian National Golf team in 2007 & 2008.
He was number 1 in the country through the Southern leg of the Indian PGA tour in 2000, with a career high ranking of 3 on the PGA tour of India in 1998. He has won 5 PGA of India tournaments. We won the Surya Nepal Open beating Jyoti Randhawa and Imdad Hussain of Pakistan in 1994.
He played the British Open final qualifying round as an amateur at a young age of 17 and went on to become the youngest professional golfer in the country that same year.
Indrajit won his first major tournament in Madras at the age of 20, which made him one of the youngest golfers to ever do so.
The biggest First Prize Money cheque in the history of the Indian PGA Golf tour was won by him in 1998 at the Crompton Greaves All India Match Play in Mumbai.
He has held the course record in Hyderabad Golf club, KGA Bangalore, Tollygunge Club, Calcutta and Guindy Golf Club in Madras, and has finished 3rd on the Indian Order of Merit in 1998.
He won the Long Driving Competition held by the Asian PGA and the one at the HT Open with a drive of 339 yards and 358 yards. He also won the Long Drive contest held at the Tata Open in 2003.
In 2000, at the Wills Southern Open, he won with a margin of 7 shots, which is one of the largest in the history of Indian Tour Golf. He has also won the Hindustan Times Open coming from 6 shots back on the final round with a score of 66.
Indrajit is a certified sports psychologist from School Of Natural Health Sciences, U.K. and is heading the Eastern Zone Indian Golf Union Junior Program.