From the Founder’s Desk

 
We were fortunate to be able to complete our end of cycle tournaments last week, thanks to the swift action and efforts of Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC in keeping the facility open and safe. I’m also grateful to my staff who stepped up tremendously during a challenge week.

We now have a cycle break until after Easter, so the 21-day lockdown won’t immediately affect our programmes. Our staff are already working from home and are preparing to provide all of our programmes remotely during cycle 2 if required.

We’re still available on email at info@bsisports.com for any enquiries and are actually conducting remote interviews this week for 2021 enrolment.

Go check out our programs at bsisports.com and use the time wisely to plan and prepare for your future career in golf.
 
 

Tournament Results

 
Look who claimed gold!

Congratulations to Heinrich Prinsloo on winning last week’s Premier Division 72-Hole Championship with scores of 71,73,68,70 (-6) on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington East and West Courses Course. Daniel Nduva was runner-up on -4 and Muhammed Warraich 3rd on -1.  Well done also to Franco Rabe who broke the BSI tournament record with 63 in round 4.
 
Heinrich Prinsloo
 
Congratulations to Linda Stamm on winning last week’s Junior Academy 36-Hole Tournament with scores of 71,70 (-3) on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington East and West Courses. Bernard Meyer was runner-up on +5.
 
Linda Stamm
 
Daniel Nduva and Linda Stamm lead the BSI Golf Premier and Junior Academy Order of Merits respectively at the end of Cycle 1.
   
   

Student Spotlight

 
Christiaan has achieved his personal best

Congratulations to PGA Diploma student Christiaan Robbertse on his tremendous improvement over the last few months. Take a look at the statistics table below; Christiaan has improved his stroke average from 89.67, to 82.00, to 76.82 over the last 3 academy cycles.

Christiaan Robbertse
Cycle 3 2019
Cycle 4 2019
Cycle 1 2020
Stroke Average
89.67
82.00
76.82
Drive in Play
59.52%
59.18%
77.27%
Greens in Reg
27.78%
35.71%
53.54%
Putts per Green
33.67
30.86
53.54%
Scrambles
17.95%
32.10%
36.96%

This kind of improvement doesn’t happen without commitment, dedication and changes in daily habits. Here’s what Christiaan had to say about the process;

 “I just changed my mindset a bit on and off the course. I tried to build up as much positive energy before every round that I play and even before I go and do some practice. I started analysing my rounds afterwards to figure out where I lack in consistency and where I can improve my game, and I would only go out to a range or chipping and putting green to work on certain areas in which I struggled. Just hard work and maximum focus and a positive mindset every day.”
   
   
Are you struggling with your performance on the course? Get in touch and we can help you achieve your golfing goals.
 
Achieve your goals >
 

Alumni Spotlight

 
Danus has build a successful career in Greenkeeping

Congratulations to BSI graduate Danus Kruger on his appointment as Head Golf Course Superintendent at Krugersdorp GC. Danus completed both our PGA Diploma and Greenkeeping programmes for a well-rounded education in the golf business.

After graduation he was employed at Golf Data, which is South Africa’s leading golf course design, construction & maintenance company. There he gained two years of invaluable experience working at Steyn City before this appointment.

 
 
If you dream of pursuing a career in golf with international opportunities, then the PGA Diploma or Greenkeeping programs at BSI are the perfect college options for you. Contact us to start your journey.
 
Contact us >
 

Performance Tip

 
Improve your golf from home!

With home isolation becoming the norm around the world, here’s the first in a series of videos from our coaching staff on how to effectively practice at home. Michael Balderstone shows you an easy drill to check and train your backswing body motions;
 
Why not give it a go? Feel free to share your feedback and improvement journey in the link below.
 
Tell me about your swing >

Join our community

 
Follow us on social media!

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 
 



This mail was sent to {{contact.contact_email}} by Michael Balderstone and is provided as a service for the members and guests of Balderstone Sports Institute

To ensure delivery, please add bsi@greensidegolfer.retailtribenews.com to your contacts.

RetailTribe: Unit 8, Blaauwklip 1 | Blaauwklip Office Park | R44 | Stellenbosch | South Africa | +27 (0)21 880 2693

Trouble viewing this newsletter? View it online | Download a printer friendly copy
Subscribe here | Unsubscribe here