From the Founder’s Desk

Ok, so my prediction of either Dustin Johnson (T6), Justin Thomas (T8) or John Rahm (T23) to win the US Open didn’t work out, but here’s what I said about Bryson DeChambeau back in June;

Bryson DeChambeau is taking a lot of flak for bulking up over the last few months. Speed of play aside, for me there’s a lot to admire about his approach;

• Incredible commitment to improvement.
• Identifies performance gaps and fills them with no stone unturned.
• Strong work ethic.
• Employs world-class guidance.
• ‘Owns’ his own game.
• Forges his own path.
• Performance improving

Check out my simple drill on how you too can increase your driving distance below.

BSI Tournament Results

Who's in it to win it!

In our Junior Academy section Regan Gay won the end of cycle 36-hole championship with a scores of 74, 81 in tough conditions on the West and East Course at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC.

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

Fundraising Golf Day

We’re delighted to get the go ahead to host our annual fundraising golf day on 22nd October on the East Course at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC. The event is organised each year by our 3rd year PGA Diploma students as part of their practical assessment.

We’re equally delighted to announce the OG Molefe Foundation as a 50% beneficiary of the event, alongside the BSI Bursary Fund.  OG is a presenter on SuperSport, and has set up a wonderful initiative in Soweto that provides golf practice facilities and after-school education for local youngsters.  With our bursary fund providing scholarships for full-time sports training and education programmes, the funds raised from the golf day will benefit many youngsters at grassroots and some top performers at a higher level.

We’d love for you to join us on the day for an enjoyable experience.  Our students promise to set up the East Course in a user-friendly manner.  Any hole sponsorships would also be most appreciated as we aim to raise as much money for the worthy causes as possible.

Alumni Profile

Mohit made his dreams come true

Mohit Mediratta
BSI Programme: PGA Diploma (Class of 2015)
Current Position: Professional Golfer on the Sunshine Tour, MENA Tour, Safari Tour. Coach at Sigona GC in Kenya.

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

“BSI provides 5-star coaching, playing opportunities and a 5-star programme that allowed me to study and play golf at the highest amateur level. I also made friendships for a lifetime.

The PGA Diploma opens a lot of doors to get into the Golf industry. This is currently helping me when coaching. The golf program is the best in South Africa and gave me the platform to launch my career as a Professional Golfer. The coaches are well trained and made me believe that I could pursue the sport as a career. The day to day trainings has instilled a certain discipline into my life which I lacked. They encourage proper work ethic as well as helping me grow into a better human being off the golf course.  

BSI gives a platform to enter the golf industry as a qualified member of the PGA of SA as well as being a playing Professional Golfer. The qualification is a huge asset to have in the current situation.“

Keaton Slatter
Contact to apply for this prestigious programme. Limited spaces available for January 2021 enrolment.

Performance Tip

Hit your driver further

Here’s a simple drill to help your increase your driving distance even if you don’t increase your clubhead speed.

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