From the Founder’s Desk

September always brings the excitement of spring to South Africa, and although this week is a chilly one, we’ve had a first sprinkling of much-needed rain. Our golf continues no matter the weather, and our college students are out competing in the rain as I write this. It’s the 2nd round of the Cycle 3 Championship, with 3 under par currently leading and a halfway cut looming for all to play for.

Team Challenge

Our 3rd years are on a winning streak!

One of the highlights of the year for our students is the annual BSI Team Challenge, which is an internal match play event, involving four teams competing against each other over three days of foursomes and singles matches.

Our PGA Diploma 3rd year students managed to come out on top with a clean sweep of victories and an impressive points difference of +19, defending the title they won as 2nd years in 2019. Our Junior Academy team finished on 2nd place.
Team Challenge Champions
The Eagle went fishing!

The winning team traditionally gets to keep the trophy for a few days of celebration before returning back to the academy. This year the Eagle managed to make it all the way to Highlands Gate Golf and Trout Estate in Mpumalanga for a golf and fishing expedition.

BSI Tournament Results

Who's in it to win it?

PGA Diploma students, Sean Paxton and Daniel Nduva won the BSI Premier Medal on 28th August with 3 under par 68s on the West Course at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC.
Sean Paxton and Daniel Nduva
Daniel Nduva was voted as BSI Premier Player of the Month for August, having won four BSI medals and averaging 72.30 during the month.

In our Junior Academy section, Bernard Meyer won the BSI Junior Medal on 28th August with a score of 69 on the West Course at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC.

Bernard was also voted as Junior Player of the Month for August, having won two BSI medals and made the cut on debut in the IGT Pro Challenge Tour event at Modderfontein GC.

In our Global Medal, Junior Academy student, Michael Wallace won with a round of 75 at Royal Harare, in Zimbabwe. The Global Medal is played between the BSI students who are not able to return to South Africa at the moment.
Bernard Meyer Michael Wallace
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.

Alumni Profile

What we can learn from Ruan's golf journey

Ruan Enslin
BSI Programme: PGA Diploma (Class of 2016), 1 year in Elite Academy
Current Position: Assistant Pro Shop Manager, Country Club Johannesburg
Previous Position: Pro Shop Attendant and Teaching Professional, White River CC

Here’s what Ruan had to say about his experience at BSI:

“Going to BSI was the best decision I could have ever made, I felt part of a family and still do even after successfully completing my Diploma. Being exposed to such an excellent academic system, fantastic facilities, and learning experience has really opened many doors since my departure and helped me achieve my goals thus far and I have no doubt that I will carry on reaching new heights and future goals, the memories that have been made at my time at BSI will last a lifetime.

BSI gave me the determination to succeed in the golf industry, broadened my view of how big the golf industry is and what opportunities lay ahead.  It is an experience of a lifetime and will shape you into the person you set out to be.”
Ruan Enslin
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Special of the week

Improve your game from anywhere
Remote Coaching - your 1st month for free!

You can now access the expertise and guidance of the BSI coaching staff from anywhere in the world with our remote coaching programmes. From only R800 per month, the varying options are designed to provide coaching solutions for anyone from a regular golfer looking for technical swing sessions, to competitive players needing more comprehensive support.
The lockdown period has shown how effective remote coaching can be for making technical improvements. And now we are offering the 1st month for free to try it out for yourself. These programmes are ideal for golfers who live in areas that don’t have PGA coaches, or for those who need support while on the road playing tournaments. Click the link below to view the options.
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Performance Tip

Aim small to hit your target

For each shot, you must pick a target as small and specific as possible. As the legendary golf coach, Harvey Penick used to say, Take Dead Aim!

For example, off the tee don’t just aim for a fairway, aim at a specific tree in the distance.

While chipping or putting, don’t just aim to get somewhere near, try to hole it!

Focus your mind for better results!

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