Coaching can be an extremely satisfying career when you see the time and energy you devote into a player who lead to major breakthroughs. Becoming a golf coach means you need to master the game, get certified and find work.
Golf coaches are expected to work early-morning hours and spend a lot of time on their feet. They must also be in good physical condition, both to do their jobs and to set an example for staff and players. They are also expected to work weekends and holidays when the weather is nice for golf. The one overriding benefit to being a golf coach is the environment: working under sunny skies at a golf facility around people who are enjoying themselves can be an ideal atmosphere.
Played professionally from 1982-1990. Turned fulltime coach in ’91. The Indian Golf Union sent him to Florida in ’93 and ’96, where he learnt under David Lead better, one of the world’s most respected golf coaches. Operates out of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club. Runs programmes for individuals as well as for corporate sector. Coached national champs like Gaurav Ghei, Rahul Ganapathy and Shruti Khanna.
A golf enthusiast since college. Worked in tea plantations across the country, combining his career with his golfing passion. Returned to Chandigarh to start a tea business before turning to golf coaching fulltime in the late 90s. Nurtured talents like national champs Gurbaaz Mann and Irina Brar. He teaches at the Chandigarh Golf Association.