Tolly Airtel Golf Centre
Tolly Airtel Golf Centre is one of the top 20 Golf centers in the world, accoutred with extraordinary coaching and golfing facilities. Protouch Golf Academy at Tolly Golf Center was recently honoured with the Best Golf Academy in India Award at the India Golf Awards, 2017. The centre has won a special award at India Golf Expo for 'Regional initiative for golf promotion (East Zone)'. The centre hosts numerous corporate golf events in Kolkata. Prominent corporate houses are affiliated with Tolly. The leading integrated golf centre in the country has the world’s most acclaimed training aids. It is the best in class equipment with unique, high quality repair and fitting facilities. One can avail equipment from top brands like Callaway at the centre. It is a preferred destination for eminent companies for their golfing and promotional needs. The centre also has an extensive Sports Science wing.
It is a centre of excellence for the development of champions under an Elite Junior Program. With 60,000 prominent members, guests, juniors, corporate clinic, attendees and event participants the centre has achieved a new high in the golfing industry. Prominent HNI individuals, opinion makers and key people of the corporate world and society are a part of the Tolly Airtel Golf Center. Leading companies cutting across all sectors – FMCG, Banks, Auto, Steel, Cement, Retail both private and public sector companies too are regular visitors to the centre.
The centre has 80 residential rooms accommodating foreign and out of city guests from all over the world. There are members from over 50 affiliated clubs worldwide and Indian Golf Union members.
Tolly Airtel golf centre repair facility is one of its kinds in eastern India. The Cafeteria remains functional from 4.30am to 9 pm with an attached changing room and toilets making the golf centre self-sufficient .The Indoor Putting studio helps golfers to analyse their angle of approach, tempo, speed, point of contact, path of the putter-head etc .The Golf Centre Classroom- 400 Sq. Ft. State of the Art Classroom with surround sound, projector etc. which can accommodate up-to 60 people for a conference/ presentation/ indoor coaching. There is a dedicated Golf Library at the centre. It is eastern India’s only golf library with over 300 golf magazines and books. The Tolly Golf Centre has some fine technological facilities with 4 Camera Coaching Studio. The K-Vest, 3D swing analysis - only two in India along with an explainer swing system which is exclusive to Tolly club. It also has TOMI putting analysis, V1 swing analysis / iswing on Tablets and a Projector for group golf lessons. It offers top class coaching facilities with the best coaches who have played professional golf and trained at the highest levels.
Indrajit Bhalotia is one of the leading golf coaches in India. He is the winner of 5 P.G.A. India titles. Mr.Bhalotia is an “A” certified coach from Italy at the European PGA teaching centre. Trained at ISSA , USA, in Sports Conditioning with a Degree in Sports Psychology, SNHS, UK.He was the coach of the Indian Junior Team at the Asia Pacific Championship, (2005-2008).Presently he is a Staff teacher at the National Golf Academy of India and also the director Protouch Golf Academy which is one of the largest golf academies in country.
Next in line comes Rukmini Mehta who is N.G.A.I “A” certified coach. She has been trained in Golf9 and Academy Operations at the DLF golf academy. Ms. Mehta is also trained in V1, TOMI and K-Vest. She is a TPI level 1 trainer and id certified for TPI level 2 junior program.
Hamza Yunus is a prominent coach at the centre. He is a graduate of Golf Academy of America. He is a certified Golf Professional in golf training and golf complex business operations management. He has been certified by Professional Golf Teaching Association of America.
Some of the Achievers of the centre
Tolly Airtel Golf Centre is managed by Protouch Sports Pvt Ltd, a company dedicated to the growth of golf for the past 26 years, nurturing a number of Champions into existences.
· Sunit Chaurasia is India No. 1 in Amateur Men category.
· Gurkirat Singh was No.1 in Eastern India in 2015.
· Udayjit Bhalotia was No.1 Junior in Eastern India for 3 years. He is the quarter finalist at IGU Amateur Golf Championship of India. He has won over 10 tournaments in Eastern India.
· Viraj madappa is one of the star players in India. He has represented India in 13 events. He is India no. 1 in juniors for 5 years. He was ranked India’s No. 1, “A” category, 2014-2015. He has won East India Amateur, 2014.
· Rommel Mazumdar is another talented golfer; he was India’s no.1 in “C” & “D” category.
· Surya Prakash has passed India’s no.1 in Junior.
· Rahul Ajay has won the tournament by securing the first position in the 15-18 categories of the “Kids Golf World. Won the Championship held in Malaysia.
· Garv Lakhmani is the Zonal No.1 in 2014, 2015, 2016.
· Tutul Ali is the top ten, Category “A”, 2014.
· Manvi Halwasia is the former India No. 1 Junior.
· Siddhi Kapoor won the WGAI Tour.
· Divyanshu Bajaj is the junior turned Pro with the top 50 in PGTI ranking.