From the Founder’s Desk

 
I hope you are all enjoying your enforced time at home with a balance of productivity, relaxation and family time.

The BSI staff have been working hard to prepare for the start of cycle 2 next Tuesday, with 100% remote learning swinging into action to start the cycle off. It has been great to see the whole staff embrace the challenges head on, and adapt and grow to the current circumstances. To keep the students occupied during their current break, the coaching staff have already been providing home training plans and technical analysis.

I’ve also put together some ideas on productive training during this time. See my blog 8 things golfers can work on during lockdown further down the page.
 
 

Remote Coaching

 
Your journey to better golf is just a click away

Remote coaching is the order of the day at the moment, with the BSI coaching staff interacting with our students through a coaching app that we have used for many years called CoachNow. See below some examples of what we are doing.

Did you know that we offer ongoing remote coaching programmes for anyone, anywhere in the world using the same technology? Click here for full details of the various options.
     
Reece Mckain

MJ Dlamini

Coach Coenie demonstrating
        

Flightscope Mevo

 
      Launch your way to a better playing experience

We’ve been inundated with people wanting to purchase the Flightscope Mevo, a fantastic personal radar device, for which we are one of only a few resellers in South Africa. See image below of Junior Academy student, Dean Herbert, practising with his Mevo in the garden last week.
 
 
Unfortunately, we can’t deliver them at the moment, but they can be purchased now, to be processed and delivered as soon as lockdown finishes. Prices are as follows;

Mevo (out of box unit): R5,995
Mevo (Brand new): R8,000
Mevo+ : R34,500

There is a waiting list for the Mevo+ even after lockdown, due to high demand for this new on the market device. Costs exclude delivery. Contact me at michael@bsisports.com to order.      
 

Student Spotlight

 
A whopping 8 stroke improvement for Bernard!

Check out the improvement that Junior Academy student, Bernard Meyer, has made in one year at BSI Golf, a whopping 8 strokes! Starting in January 2019 as a grade 10 learner, Bernard averaged 82.11 in his first 10-week cycle with us. Bernard is an extremely diligent and hard-working student, and this has paid dividends with a reduction in stroke average to 74.17 for the same period this year.

During this time, he has represented North-West Golf Union and was part of the 4-player BSI team that won the Pirie Cup. Great work Bernard.
 
Bernard Meyer
 
Bernard Meyer Cycle 1 2019 Cycle 1 2020
Stroke Average
82.11
74.17
Drives in Play
75.40%
83.33%
Greens in Reg
48.15%
62.04%
Putts per Round
34.67
31.50
Scrambles
26.19%
51.22%

Parents; to give your child the same opportunity that Bernard has, contact us to enrol them in our Junior Academy.
 
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Alumni Profile

 
A solid foundation makes for a successful career in golf

Andrew Lamont
graduated from our PGA Diploma class of 2015, and was selected to read his valedictory speech at the graduation ceremony on behalf of the class. He went straight into golf club life, spending four successful years gaining great all-round experience as Assistant Professional at Bryanston Country Club. Having built up an excellent reputation within the golf industry, Andrew moved to the position of Internal Sales Manager at Srixon Golf SA last year.
 
Andrew Lamont
 
Here’s what Andrew had to say about his journey at BSI;

“BSI enabled me to follow my passion by giving me a solid platform that prepared me to take on the golf industry. They were not only theory based, but provided me with practical experience. So I knew what I was getting myself into.  If you are considering getting into the golf industry, BSI is a great platform, because you can not only do your PGA Diploma, but you can build long lasting relationships. It will prepare you for what is ahead of you. In all aspects of the golf industry, from running a shop, to coaching on the range. Anything you require in the golf industry BSI will prepare you.”

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

Performance Tip

 
A golfer's lockdown survival guide
8 things you can work on during lockdown

We may be all stuck at home on lockdown, but there are still productive ways to work on your golf game during this time. Here are some ideas on what you can work on to ensure improved performance when the golf courses open again.
 
Read here >
 

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