From the Founder’s Desk

Thinking of Tiger

If you haven’t heard the news yet, Tiger Woods had a serious car crash yesterday from which the early responders said that he was lucky to survive. He has had emergency surgery for leg injuries.

Tiger came into prominence when he turned Pro in 1996 – just two years after I started coaching. Every one of my young, aspiring students since then have been inspired by Tiger’s performances and the way he has played the game. Even the younger ones are inspired by him, and they didn’t even see him at his peak.

We wish him a full and speedy recovery.

BSI Tournament Results

The Junior Medal

Well done to Michael Wallace on winning last week’s Junior Medal with a score of 67 at Huddle Park. Michael extends his lead at the top of the Order of Merit with 21,000 points so far.

We also had personal bests from Bernard Meyer (70), Tawriq Abrahams (70), Josh Pretorius (70), Eric Ncube (76), Tiaan Prinsloo (77), Lefa Maseng (80), and Josh Clark (86).
 Way to go, Michael Wallace!

Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational

Well done to Junior Academy Alum, Emerson Bam on finishing 8th in his first collegiate event in USA with rounds of 69, 77 (146), in the Coastal Georgia Winter Invitational at Brunswick CC. Emerson started in January at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. Team mate, Emile Raath, a graduate from our Cape Town Academy, finished 1st in the Individual Section.
 We are so proud of you, Emerson!
Well done to PGA Diploma student, Michelle Steyn, who qualified for the Flight Division of the SA Amateur Women’s Championship in her first ever external tournament. She made it through to the second round of the Matchplay event.

It's all about Puma

Premium Puma as your
ultimate playing partner, anyone?

The leading players from the 2020 BSI Order of Merits were in retail heaven last week, as they chose their Puma sponsorship gear. The top three players from our Premier and Junior Order of Merits each year are rewarded for their performances throughout the year, as part of the ongoing sponsorship that Puma provides to BSI Golf. 

Pictured here are the Junior Academy prize-winners: Regan Gay, Bernard Meyer and Dean Herbert. Thank you to Puma South Africa for their continued support of BSI Golf – a partnership that is now in its 10th year.

Performance Tip

Turn Motion Drill

BSI Coach and PGA Master Professional, Martin Briede, provides an easy drill to give you the feeling of a correct turning motion.


Not just golf

Welcome to the family, Shuaib Walters

We are delighted to welcome Shuaib Walters to the BSI Football Academy Coaching staff. A name synonymous with the South African football fraternity; Shuaib played for Bloem Celtic, Maritzburg United, Black Aces, Cape Town City, Ajax Cape Town FC, and was ever-present in the Bafana squad in a career spanning 13 years.


Shuaib’s professional football career and natural instinct as a leader, provides our students with an endless resource from which to learn and grow. With a passion for youth development and coaching, his value will be felt throughout the program. He joins as the Head Coach for our U19 Division, and will work closely with Technical Director, Zeca Marques, to strengthen the football programme.

Thank you to our sponsors



This mail was sent to {{contact.contact_email}} by Michael Balderstone and is provided as a service for the members and guests of Balderstone Sports Institute and has been supported and sponsored by advertisers in this email and our partner suppliers. For any queries contact us on 082 448 0753.

Sent on behalf of Balderstone Sports Institute by
RetailTribe: Unit 8 | Blaauwklip Office Park | Stellenbosch | 7600 | 021 880 2693

Trouble viewing this newsletter? View it online | Download a printer friendly copy
Unsubscribe here