Golfer’s Edge Chennai (GEC) is a new indoor golf centre in the heart of Chennai city (Alwarpet), and it opened its doors to the public this March. The centre features an ultra-realistic HD virtual simulator and an exclusive 170 sq. ft. putting turf. While GEC caters to the golfing enthusiasts in the city with a fully air-conditioned indoor facility that will enable visitors to play golf all year round, it also aspires to make learning golf affordable, accessible and entertaining to new players.
GEC has customised coaching sessions, memberships, and special programs for adults and children. The golf simulator features practice modes to replicate a real golf driving range experience and offers over 150,000 golf courses from around the world including the world-famous Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland (The Home of Golf), Pebble Beach Golf Links and Augusta National (home of The Master’s Tournament) to play in. With a high-speed tracking camera and live analysis of every swing, chip and putt, the simulator offers a very real golfing experience to learn and improve your game. Bharath Arvind and Hari Natarajan, CoFounders of Golfer’s Edge Chennai, are both avid golfers and sports enthusiasts who believe that golf is a fast-growing sport in India, and want to make the sport available to a larger public. Bharath Arvind, says, “We have created this facility so as to make it a casual, comfortable, and safe environment for all visitors to experience golf in an entertaining and approachable manner. Our hope is that, maybe one day, we produce a champion golfer or top amateur who began their journey right here at GEC Chennai”. GEC offers individual and group coaching classes for children and young adults. GEC will soon open its first summer camp for kids between 7-12yrs. For its kid’s coaching program and summer camps, the company has partnered with Golphin, an award-winning company from Scotland that designs and manufactures junior golf sets,
We have created this facility so as to make it a casual, comfortable, and safe environment for all visitors to experience golf in an entertaining and approachable manner. Our hope is that, maybe one day, we produce a champion golfer or top amateur who began their journey right here at GEC Chennai”. and will use Golphin’s proprietary mobile app – MyPathway2Golf to make learning fun.
“Chennai is such a sports-obsessed city but has limited opportunities for anyone wanting to play or learn golf. With GEC we hope to make it a more accessible and affordable sport, and with an indoor air-conditioned facility we hope we can make golfing a yearlong sport, even in Chennai’s hot summers”, says Hari Natarajan. GEC is a brand by TeeTime Ventures (TTV), a Bengaluru-based sports and recreational services company. Since 2014 TTV has successfully completed over 50 indoor golf and sports installations across India and Sri Lanka and works with the Hospitality, Real Estate, Sports, Corporate and Armed Forces industries amongst others. Golfer’s Edge Chennai is the company’s flagship experience centre.