TSG is India’s first residential Golf Academy with Education. The academy offers integrated golf coaching and education for its students. The academy is situated in Zion Hills Golf county with world class golf training facility.
The 12,000 square foot putting green stands out among 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.
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.
Functional Training Center
At TSG, a state of the art functional training center has been set-up to help the athletes train more efficiently and achieve results faster. Functional training helps players adapt to their core activity, in this case golf, enabling them to perform the same more easily and without injury. The golfers train various aspects of sport fitness like mobility, stability, strength , flexibility and speed. The on site trainer ensures that the players are following the regimen set out by the head trainer and keeps a close check on their form while training.
Residences and Dining
TSG’s residence facility spans out to 8 villas. The villas have 3 air-conditioned bedrooms each. Each bedroom has 2/3/4 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. 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, carrom or foosball. There is also a meditation hall in the Academy.
TSG Academy believes that the student makes the most progress when fully immersed in the holistic coaching program that includes golf coaching, personalised nutrition and fitness programs, sports psychology, and access to the best technology and tools to analyse a student’s overall game. TSG Academy recommends the residential programs, but also has options for non-resident and visiting students.
Students are not allowed to travel on campus unaccompanied. The Warden is entrusted with accompanying them between the residences, the practice area, the school and the fitness center. Every villa is fitted with CCTV’s and a walkie-talkie is placed in every villa at night for students to use and reach any staff member if required. TSG pays a utmost care and caution about student safety and all the students and parents are provided with the code of conduct at the time of admission.
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.
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Tarun conducts player meetings at regular intervals to help the players understand the requirements of elite sports persons. The topics discussed may range from dealing with pressure all the way to discipline 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.
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.
Intra Academy Competition
The essence of a good player is his/her ability to manage the game under competitive stress. Students at TSG are engaged in a weekly Intra Academy competition, competing against each other on a level playing field. 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 for Intra Academy competitions to give them some experience on unfamiliar terrain.
The Academy has a 4 bed infirmary with a full time nurse on campus available for assistance. Regular drills are done to time the duration, the ambulance (from Kolar) will take to reach the campus in case of an emergency.