From the Founder’s Desk

This week we focus on our full-time Junior Academy, with a profile on former student, Emerson Bam who is heading to USA shortly. We’re hosting an Open Day for that programme at our campus next month. See details below.

Alumni Profile

Emerson is taking his game to the next level

Name: Emerson Bam
BSI Programme: Junior Golf Academy
Current Position: Preparing for College in USA

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

“I am on a golf scholarship thanks to BSI, getting me to that competitive level. The coaches are fantastic. They’re not only there to make you a better golfer, but also to create a long-lasting relationship. They help and support you through everything. The weekly medals and match play were brilliant in terms of keeping us in competitive mode.

There are a few others who brought a lot of support; Mark Fairbank in terms of the mental coaching, I believe he improved my game the most, he taught me that having the right mind set counts more towards being a better golfer than the actual golf itself.

Jason for running the admin and making sure that we are all kitted well for our tournaments and the gym coach who kept us in good shape. Michael Balderstone is a fantastic person, he only wants the best for all his students and he will always do his best to make you into the champ you desire to be.

I was at boarding, I learnt to do a lot of my work on my own (independence). The coaches gave me many drills to follow (dedication). If you are hungry and want to succeed in golf, I believe BSI is the place to be.

Contact to apply for our full-time Junior Academy and you too could earn a scholarship in USA. Limited spaces available for January 2021 enrolment.

Open Day: Full-Time Junior Academy

Your child's golfing career starts here

Do you have a son or daughter who dreams of turning Pro and/or going to college in USA?  

If so, please join us for our Open Day on Saturday, 17th October 2020 to find out more about our full-time Junior Golf Academy for grades 8 to 12.

The programme provides Cambridge International schooling through a modern and flexible learning format that enables the learner to work at their own pace, allowing more time to train and compete. The academics is fully supervised and guided by our academic team in the disciplined and nurturing environment of the BSI Study Centre.
The golf programme provides elite performance golf training (technical, skills, strategic, mental and fitness) five days a week, membership at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, weekly tournaments and much more. We provide career guidance and US College placement services for scholarship opportunities. With the international qualification, the world is your oyster.

“It’s been fantastic. I’ve had a really great time here. Fantastic coaches, fantastic facilities. All great, all round. It’s a fantastic opportunity if you’re really looking to go deep and find your way into college in the US and move further with your golf” ~ Dean Herbert

Limited spaces are available at the Open Day, due to social distancing guidelines. Contact us at to book your place.

A separate Open Day will be held on 7th November for older students who are interested in our PGA Diploma or Greenkeeping post-matric programmes.


Who made it to the winner's circle?

Well done to BSI Mental Training client, Casandra Hall who won the Bushveld Tour event at Glenvista with a score of 69. PGA Diploma student, Muhammed Warraich also placed T6 in the event with 73.

Performance Tip

Improve your ball striking with this right leg stability drill

This week’s performance tip comes from BSI Coach, Christopher Wright who demonstrates an impact stability drill to improve your ball striking.

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