From the Founder’s Desk

There’s been a fantastic recent trend around the world of new golfers wanting to take up the game. As we move towards spring season in South Africa, we’re also now starting to see an increase in enquiries from new golfers. So, we’ve launched a special on our 6-week beginner programme to encourage new golfers to start the correct way with PGA coaching in a fun and social environment at Huddle Park. See details later in the newsletter.

Student Spotlight

Let's hear it out for Michelle's inspiring golf journey

For Women’s Month, we’re celebrate the trailblazing journeys of our female students and alumni. This week we highlight PGA Diploma student, Michelle Steyn.
How did you get into golf?
I started at a young age with dad and grandpa, walking on the course and getting to know the game. Playing more seriously began after varsity and that’s when I joined BSI on the PGA Diploma programme.

What are the best things about your experience at BSI?
Self-growth. Learning so many different perspectives about golf, life and other people. The staff are supportive, professional and always available to help us become the best we can be.

What have been the biggest lessons learned so far?
That the journey never stops!

How is BSI preparing you for the future?
BSI gives the opportunity to pursue many different career choices, and with BSI I am able to learn and growth as an individual to ensure that I myself will be the best I can be in my career. The knowledge and skills I gain here will definitely help my path into the future.

What are your future plans?
To improve my playing abilities and skills to give myself the chance of playing professional golf. Also, to become part of the golf industry, coaching kids and keeping the game alive in the hearts of every player.

What advice would you give young golfers who are thinking of joining BSI?
If you want to become the best you can, BSI will provide you the support and training you need. Join BSI with a growing mindset and 100% effort and you would be an inspiration to others and yourself.

Special of the Week

Golf Beginner Course
Learn the fundamentals of the game

Get into golf and get course ready with our 6-week Group Beginner Course for only R999 per person. This fun social experience allows you to learn with your friends or colleagues, or to join a group to make new friends.

Our PGA coaches take you through the basics of the game, including set-up, swing dynamics, putting, chipping, bunker play, pitching, hitting the driver, rules and etiquette. You’ll also take to the course for a few holes in the final session. Price includes balls. Join the current worldwide trend for taking up golf. Contact to sign up.

BSI Tournament Results

Who made it to the winner's circle?

PGA Diploma student, Mark Fairley won the BSI Premier Medal on 21st August with a 3 under par 69 on the East Course at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC.
Mark Fairley
In our Junior Academy section, Regan Gay won the BSI Junior Medal on 21st August with a score of 77 on the West Course at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC.

In our Global Medal, Junior Academy student Titouan Tregouet won with a round of 76 at Golf du Bassin Bleu, in Reunion Island. The Global Medal is played between the BSI students who are not able to return to South Africa at the moment.
Regan Gay Titouan Tregouet
A big shout out as always to Srixon Golf SA for their continued sponsorship of our Tournament prizes and Order of Merit. The next time you’re buying golf balls, gloves or clubs please have a look at the Srixon range. They have great models to suit all types of player.

Performance Tip

Clip it off the tee for better drives

When driving off the tee, try to leave the tee peg in the ground by clipping the ball off the top of it. This does two things;

1. It encourages a more solid strike, rather than ‘skying’ it.
2. It encourages the ball to be struck on the way up, which maximises distance by improving launch angle and reducing spin.

Give this simple tip a try next time you get on the course or driving range.
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