The National Golf Academy of India is the first accredited programme for teaching professionals in the country. The programme is supported by the Indian Golf Union, The R&A and the PGA of Europe. Since its inception in 2004, the NGAI has accredited 526 teaching professionals from all over India and neighbouring countries. In 2008 it established its first centre in Chandigarh at the CGA from where it has been operating ever since.
The programme offers all individuals who are desirous of becoming teaching professionals, the opportunity to attend training programmes to learn how to teach the game of golf. Through a system of testing and examination all individuals are graded From Class D to Class A, with Class A being the highest level one can currently achieve through this programme.
The programme was established with great help from Dr. Donato Di Ponziano, Deputy chairman PGA of Europe who was sent here with the help of the R&A to assist the IGU in establishing this programme. Thanks to the efforts of many individuals, this programme is today providing many young golfers the opportunity to learn the game correctly from the very beginning under the sound guidance of properly trained teaching professionals.
K&A Golf has managed the administration of the NGAI since 2013, with Anitya Chand being the Director and Category A Professional and Karan Bindra being a Founder / Staff member and Category A Professional.
To know more about the NGAI, visit: www.ngai.org.in