India Learn Golf Week
September 25 – October 1, 2017
Golf’s governing bodies – the Indian Golf Union (IGU), Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI), Golf Industry Association (GIA), Golf Course Superintendents & Managers Association of India (GCS&MAI) and National Golf Academy of India (NGAI) felt in order to further grow the game in the country they need to produce the next 100,000 golfers in five years’ time.
This is the first time in the history of the sport that they have joined hands in their endeavor to grow the industry and promoting golf. The first step in this direction will begin with approximately 40 clubs across the country dedicating a week to this initiative. Out of which 13 have already given their mandate. According to the program, a member can register a family or friend for an introductory lesson in golf. Clubs will arrange 3-5 instructors at their driving range for the India Learn Golf Week (ILGW) with each of them taking 5 classes a day with 5 students per session. So, each club reaches 100 students per day and 700 new individuals in a week.
The project aims at not only popularizing the game but creating more champions. The clubs too will benefit in the process – getting national media publicity and good revenue due to F&B and additional coaching lessons.
More champion golfers
Increase in number of people watching golf on TV
More people reading about golf (print or digital medium)
Enhanced health benefits
Increase in sales of golf equipment
More golf construction and renovation
Increase in number of golf based real estate projects
Enhanced golf tourism facilities in India