From the Founder’s Desk

With the golf industry around the world experiencing its biggest boom in decades, there’s never been a better time to follow your passion and pursue a career in golf. I’ve walked the path for 27 years and never regretted it for a second. To think that I did my school’s work experience week in a bank!

Our next Open Day is on 7th November and we’re showcasing our PGA Diploma programme, which is your gateway to the golf industry around the world. See below details of our latest international export to Canada. We’d love to see you at the Open Day to kickstart your own journey.

BSI Tournament Results

Our winning trio show us how it's done

Congratulations to Heinrich Prinsloo, who came out on top in our Premier medal last week with a score of 67 on the West Course at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC.

In our Junior Academy section, Regan Gay won the BSI Junior Medal with a score of 68 on the West Course at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC.

In our Global Medal, Junior Academy student, Titouan Tregouet won with a round of 72 at Golf Club de Bourbon on Reunion Island. The Global Medal is played amongst the BSI students who are not able to return to South Africa at the moment and are following a remote training and learning programme.
Heinrich Prinsloo Regan Gay Titouan Tregouet
Achievements that deserve to be bragged about

Personal bests on Friday were achieved by Justin Li (77), Ethan Joseph (89) and Stacey-Lee van Gent (89).

National PGA Coach of the Year

What an honour!

A few weeks ago, we announced that BSI Coach, Martin Briede had won the Gauteng Central PGA Coach of the Year Award for 2020. Well, we’re even more delighted to announce that he has won the National PGA Coach of the Year Award, which is voted for by the national PGA Membership. We’re blessed to have Martin on the BSI coaching staff and mentoring our students.

Another International Success

Theo is ready to take on Canada

PGA Diploma graduate, Theo Tanski has recently moved to Canada to take up a position as Associate Professional at Northview Golf & Country Club, a 36-hole Arnold Palmer designed facility in British Columbia near Vancouver. The golf academy where Theo is coaching boasts some of the best golf experts in Canada on its staff.

BSI College Open Day

PGA Diploma & Greenkeeping
Make your dream job in golf possible

We have an Open Day coming up on Saturday, 7th November for our PGA Diploma and Greenkeeping programmes at the BSI Campus at Huddle Park. Both courses offer a gateway to an international career in the golf business, as well as providing elite performance training to get you to your full potential and a chance of a playing career.
To join us on the day, meet the team, find out more about the programmes and hear directly from the students, please contact to RSVP. Limited spaces available.

Performance Tip

Par 18 Practice Game

To get the most out of our practice, we need to replicate the on-course experience as much as possible.

Key ingredients for this include:
1. Gamifying it with a score or target to make it competitive.
2. Include pressure and consequences.
3. Randomise the shots.
4. Replicate the environment.

Here’s below is a great practice game named Par 18 that you can play with or without a partner to improve your short game.

Select in turn, nine different positions around a short game area from which to attempt to get up and down. Alternate between easy, medium and hard positions to provide variety of difficulty. Choose at least two positions out of the bunker. Focus like you would do on the golf course, holing out each time with your putter and keeping score. Level par would be 18 strokes in total. 21 strokes is approximately tour average ability. Play this regularly and you’ll get great feedback on where your short game is, and I guarantee it will improve in the process.
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