Discover The World of NGI

We started NGI to create a golf learning environment for those who are keen to play golf. We initially established an institute called National Golf Institute (NGI) for our junior and amateur players to improve at the highest level and increase the interest for children to play the sport. There was progress made on creating the athletes, but nothing to be excited about on creating more children to be involved. Given the size of our country, we have very little participation. It seems there was still something missing. We feel it was getting the “right” environment and the “right” purpose for more children to participate in playing golf. This is when we decided to start the NGI Junior Club as well to compliment the learning environment.

National Golf Institute Mission

National Golf Institute (NGI) is an organization to support a development pathway for our students by playing golf. Our aim is to grow the game, particularly in Indonesia and support the Indonesian Golf Association (PGI) vision in delivering Indonesian golfers to the world stage.

NGI Junior Club Mission

To provide children in our community the opportunity to meet, play, and learn through golf, and bring them happiness to be what they want to be.

Building Character

All sports have life skills inherent in the game whether they are socially and emotionally related. We believe golf however is unique in that individualism, adaptability and team work are combined for optimal results. At NGI Junior Club, we want to walk first before we can run. So we want to emphasize the importance of building character and the environment to support our children becoming more independent, and adaptable to all sorts of environments and prepare them for life.

Our core values in building CHARACTER are:

  • Confidence
  • Honesty
  • Adventurous
  • Respectful
  • Acceptance
  • Competitive
  • Teamwork
  • Empathy
  • Resilience

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Our Process

“Golf is not, on the whole, a game for realists. By its exactitudes of measurements it invites the attention of perfectionist” - Bobby Jones -

Golf can be a complex sport. Focusing on the process would simplify the game. Process is important to ultimately achieve our desired results. For us to be successful we have to believe in our learning process, playing process, and how to measure the process. It is our intention to measure our process on regular basis in order to monitor the individual’s progress.

LEARNING PROCESS

  • Learn through experience
  • You will know what is best for you
  • Learning NOT instruction
  • Transformation NOT information
  • Develop CHARACTER

PLAYING PROCESS

  • Understanding Ball impact and flight
  • Using different types of shots and clubs
  • Create own vision on the golf course to play your best

MEASURING THE PROCESS

  • Capability Level
  • Confidence Level
  • Enjoyment Level

The Coaches & Advisors

Alga is our current National Team Coach and member of the Indonesian Golf Association (PGI). He has more than 20 years experience as a player from junior, amateur, and Indonesian touring professional and 13 years as a fully trained golf instructor. In the last couple of years he has been under the guidance of David Milne and Lawrie Montague from Pro Tour Golf College, Perth Australia to strengthen his understanding all aspects of the game.
Alga Topan

Head Coach

Taufik had a successful amateur golf career and was recognized as one of the Best Athlete for the West Java Team during the 2012 National Sporting Event (PON) in Riau, West Sumatera. In the last few years, he has become a full time teaching professional, focusing primarily with young children.
Taufik Hidayat

Coach

Coming from a notable golf family in the Jakarta area, Denis has various golf experiences from junior, amateur, and professional golf. He has an economics degree from Trisakti University in Jakarta and currently focusing as a teaching professional.
Denis Fela Al Isra

Coach

Pak Rio or Pak ADT his common nickname is known around town in the past 15 years for his passion in helping parents and children for their golf development.
Rio Martinus

Coach

Dading’s connection with junior golf development dates back to 2006, He has been part of the Indonesian Golf Association (PGI) in the last 8 years and other associated golf clubs so that junior golfers and parents can seek pathways what is best for them. He believes, “Education comes first, and if opportunity exists children’s passion for golf will naturally follow...”
Dading Soetarso

Leading Advisor

Betty has been teaching and coaching sports for over 35 years from young children to adults. She coached and taught grades 4-college in volleyball, basketball and golf with her most recent being the past 20 years coaching a men’s Division 1 golf team at DePaul University.
Betty Kaufmann

Advisor

As one of Asia’s golfing Legends, first as a Top player in Asia and then serving as Executive Chairman of the Asian Tour, Kyi Hla Han has now founded the Junior Golf Tour of Asia to help Junior Golfers in Asia earn AJGA PBE status points that will be beneficial forJuniors receiving Golf Scholarships into US Colleges.
Kyi Hla Han

Advisor

The Activities

Technical Session for Long Irons & Driving at Bay
This session emphasises on his/ her swing with long irons and driver/ woods at designated bay. This is a technical session where the player should use an alignment stick properly placed to ensure the proper target. The player then focuses on the ball impact with quarter, half, third‐quarter, and full swing, using various tempo, tension, and balance.
Technical Session for Long Irons & Driving on Grass
This session emphasises on his/ her targets using long irons and driver/ woods at assigned area on grass. The player should be prepared to complete his/her pre‐shot routing (think box/ play box/ memory box), before he/ she is ready to focus and swing at the target. The targets include short (40‐60 m) ‐target within 5 meters medium (80‐100m )‐ target within 10 meters, and long (100‐120m) ‐target within 15 meters. The player continues to understand the importance of the ball impact with quarter, half, third‐quarter, and full swing, using various tempo, tension, and balance.
Technical Session for Chipping at Bay
This session emphasises on his/ her chipping with various wedges 7 - SW irons at designated bay. This is a technical session where the player should use an alignment stick properly placed to ensure the proper target. The player then focuses on the ball impact with quarter, and half swing, using various tempo, tension, and balance.
Technical Session for Chipping on Grass
This session emphasises on his/ her targets for chipping using variious wedges 7-SW irons at assigned area on grass. The player should be prepared to complete his/her pre-shot routing (think box/ play box/ memory box), before he/ she is ready to focus and chip at the target. The targets include short (20 m) -target within 2 meters and medium (30m )- target within 2 meters. The player continues to understand the importance of the ball impact with quarter swing, using various tempo, tension, and balance.
Technical Session for Pitching at Bay
This session emphasises on his/ her chipping with various wedges 7 - SW irons at designated bay. This is a technical session where the player should use an alignment stick properly placed to ensure the proper target. The player then focuses on the ball impact with quarter, and half swing, using various tempo, tension, and balance.
Technical Session for Pitching on Grass
This session emphasises on his/ her targets for chipping using various wedges 7-SW irons at assigned area on grass. The player should be prepared to complete his/her pre-shot routing (think box/ play box/ memory box), before he/ she is ready to focus and chip at the target. The targets include short (60 m) -target within 5 meters and medium (80m )- target within 10 meters. The player continues to understand the importance of the ball impact with quarter swing, using various tempo, tension, and balance.
Putting Session - Technical / Targeting
This session emphasises on his/ her putting strokes and targets. The objective is to get the most natural position and stroke in order to deliver most consistency and feel most comfortable during all conditions. The targets include 1m (hole), 2 m (hole), > 6 m (0.5-1.0m), > 10 m (1.0-1.5m).
Target Session for Chipping / Pitching
This session emphasises on his/ her targets for chipping and pitching using variious wedges 7-SW irons at assigned area on grass. The player should be prepared to complete his/her pre-shot routing (think box/ play box/ memory box), before he/ she is ready to focus and chip at the target. The targets include short (60 m) -target within 5 meters and medium (80m )- target within 10 meters and med/long (80-100m) - target within 10 meters. The player continues to understand the importance of the ball impact with quarter swing, using various tempo, tension, and balance; while doing both chipping and pitching targets. The objective to obtain the proper feel to get the accuracy and distance requirements.
Course Management / Ruling
This session allows our players to participate in course management experience on the golf course or/ and class room sessions. It will also include basic rulings for the players to understand during competition.
Sports Psychology
To be Announced
PAR 3 Session
This session allows our players to compete in a make-up par 3 course using stroke and match play format. The objective is to have fun and build up the competitive atmospehere.
Bunker Session - Technical / Targeting
This session emphasises on his/ her putting strokes and targets in bunker / rough position. The objective is to get the most easiest position and stroke in order to deliver most consistency and feel most comfortable during all conditions. The player continues to understand the importance of the ball impact with quarter swing, using various tempo, tension, and balance in bunker and rough positions.
Coding
To be Announced
Fun Experience
This session allows the coaches to be creative and create their own exercises whether at golf training center or at assigned golf courses
On site Golf Course Lesson
Conduct various activities on the golf course. Objective is to able to play like you do at driving range

Frequently Asked Question

Basic FAQs that you may want to know about golf and NGIJC. Should you need further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Why do we need to build a proper golf platform?

Our learning process is about learning through experience (failures and successes), not about giving instructions, and eventually having the outcome for the player to know what is best for himself/ herself.

The playing process includes the importance of ball impact, understanding the ball flight and shot making ability in order to use different types of shots.

To manage all of the above activities, we would need to measure the process in terms of the individual’s capability level, confidence level, and enjoyment level.

This is our approach. We try to individualize our program as most possible without major deviation with our overall objectives. There are students who excel faster than others and vice versa. What is most important is that we have to understand their individual progress and that we have access to recommend other institutions and coaches to support the individual’s needs to develop as best he or she can be.

At what age should children start playing golf?

It does not matter what age to start as long as they can enjoy, have fun, and see the merits for playing the game. This is important because golf is a life long sport and we believe that if they can appreciate the three items above, they then can develop their own pathways with the game: either for social reasons, obtain college scholarship for education purposes, or become a professional golfer (touring pro, teaching pro, business, and management in the golf industry).

We encourage our children to play different sports to improve their physical and motoric skills; which are important traits for them to play golf at the highest level. It is easier to develop a golfer at the age of 14 who is good at basketball, soccer, and tennis, than a 10 yr old with minimal exposure in sports.

Why join NGIJC?

The difference between our program versus other academies is that we want to emphasize the importance of building character, core values, and the environment to support our children becoming more independent, and adaptable to all sorts of environments and prepare them for life. Simple things like carrying their golf bags, picking up their balls, and team competition are our integral part of our program.

We also want to introduce golf just like any other sports. We have hired the best Indonesian golf coaches, one currently the national coach for the Indonesian National Team to develop a program on what is best suitable for our children here in Indonesia.

Why should children start to play golf?

Most would argue golf is not a children’s sport. That may be true. All sports have life skills inherent in the game whether they are socially and emotionally related. However, golf is unique in that individualism, adaptability and team work are combined for optimal results; at the same time our program emphasize the importance of enjoyment and having fun with other kids.

Contact Us

How can we help you?

Location

Pondok Indah Golf Course

E-mail

info@clubhead.com