TSG is India’s first residential Golf Academy with education. The academy offers an integrated program with golf coaching, academics, club fitting, nutrition, sports science and sports psychology for its students. The academy is situated in Zion Hills Golf County, a world-class golf training facility.
The 12,000 square foot putting green stands out amongst the rest of the short game facilities and proves that Zion Hills Golf County means business. Being one of the few courses with top quality bent grass greens, keeping them in shape is usually the biggest challenge. Zion Hills Golf County has risen to this challenge and does a great job of it. There is never a compromise on the maintenance of the facility. Even a small detail like the quality of range balls used is taken care of.
Tracking Player Progress
We work hard to teach and build COACH INDEPENDENT PLAYERS. For any student who is coach dependent, the success rate will naturally be very low and progress very slow because the student requires to build confidence in his/her own ability to process information and do the work given, to analyze progress as per the path laid down.
Tarun conducts player meetings at regular intervals to help the players understand the requirements and what it takes to be elite sports persons. The topics discussed may range from dealing with pressure, discipline, practice routines and the importance of humility. Tarun believes that the biggest challenge at the academy is to produce world-class individuals and if he can do that then the golf will just flow. It is through these meetings that he looks to motivate the players to be the best that they can be.
The key to success at any academy is a cohesive coaching team with a clear understanding of the academy’s philosophy. Tarun continually works with the coaches to ensure that everyone speaks the same language.Regular knowledge sharing sessions for the coaching staff are conducted to get them informed with the recent and most latest developments in the world of Golf technique and technology.
A strong coaching staff will always be able to ensure that the players receive good information that helps them improve faster and be the best that they can be.Read more
Technology & More
Indoor Training Studio
The indoor training studio is a critical element of any Elite Training Academy and TSG has the SAM Putt LAB, the Flightscope X3 and the SAM Balance LAB all of which when combined can take care of the diagnostic needs of all high level golfers.
Tarun works with the players to get a better understanding of their technique, which may not be visible to the naked eye or the video camera. The student and Tarun together determine when such an intervention is necessary.
Team of Experts
“To be the best player, one has to work with the best.” Keeping this aspect in mind, Tarun has chosen his team of experts with utmost care and attention. His team of experts are known to be the best in their field of expertise. All the programs are designed to provide individual attention to the students. The experts meet with the students for one-on-one evaluation and consultation every month, and sometimes twice a month.
Residences and Dining
TSG’s residence facility spans 8 villas. The villas have 3 air-conditioned bedrooms each. Each bedroom has 2 or 3 beds based on the room size. Each student is given a single bed, a wardrobe and a side table. The villas are fully equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, water filter, washing machine and dryer. Students are encouraged to do their own laundry and make their bed every morning. Apart from this, there is a lounge and recreation room where they can relax by jamming if they are musicians or play a game of table tennis, carom, foosball, chess etc. There is also sufficient quiet space for students to meditate in the mornings.
Students are not allowed to travel on campus unaccompanied. Our Head of Player Management is entrusted with accompanying them between the residences, the practice area, the school and the fitness center. A walkie-talkie is placed in every villa for students to use and reach any staff member if required. TSG pays utmost care and caution about student safety and all the students and parents are provided with the expected TSG code of conduct at the time of admission
The learning center at TSG is in partnership with PROSE, a young company started in 2017, by a set of people passionate about bringing a structured education delivery model to sports persons where the latter need not compromise on their training. They have tied up with Excel Soft Technologies, the parent company of Excel School Solutions (ESS), a provider of innovative technology-based solutions in the education and training space.
Intra Academy Competition
The essence of a good player is his/her ability to manage the game under competitive stress. Students at TSG are encouraged to compete against each other through regular intra-academy competition. This helps the students understand their current skill level and also lets them learn through a post round self-evaluation that we call error detection. Students are also taken to Golf courses outside of Zion Hills to give them some experience on unfamiliar terrain.
The academy strives to create atleast one new experience outside golf for the students each month – time and schedule permitting. 2018 is our first year of doing this. We have successfully conducted a visit to the Volvo bus factory in Bangalore. Along with a shop floor walk, there was an interactive session between Volvo’s senior management and our students on Performance, Excellence and Competition: Drawing parallels between the Automotive Industry and Sport/Golf.
The Academy has a 4-bed infirmary with a full time nurse on campus available for assistance. Regular drills are done by an ambulance from Kolar incase in case of an emergency. Kolar is home to the renowned Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, which is reassuring as good medical help is not far away.
This program is for young players who have aspirations of turning professional and want to get a head start without compromising on their academics. This program blends academics with golf and sport science such that the players are able to improve their competitive scoring ability in the shortest span of time.
Education 5-12 grade
Golf coaching & mentoring
This program is for players who are okay to study on their own / have finished their K-12 education, and want to give golf a shot by basing themselves at the academy for training and competing regularly on the local and national junior circuits.
Golf coaching & mentoring
This program is for young school going kids who cannot commit to the full time program just yet. These players are expected to miss 1 – 2 days of scool a week to be at the academy for a minimum off 3 days a week. The sports science is handled at the academy as well as the centre at Indiranagar if need be.
Golf coaching and mentoring
This program is for players who don’t want to commit to an annual fee strucutre and want to be charged only for the time that they spend at the academy. They will be charged a daily stay fee and a weekly coaching fee.
Golf coaching and mentoring