From the Founder’s Desk

It's Masters week!

Even though our students have been on their Easter break, we’ve still been busy at the academy planning the next few months ahead. US Masters week is always one of the favourite weeks on the golfing calendar, and every year seems to bring guaranteed entertainment and great golf. Augusta usually favours both in-form players and those who have performed well there previously. Look out for Lee Westwood as an outsider to claim his first major in his late 40’s and for Bernard Langer to make the cut once again.

Tournament Results

Our rising stars are making us proud

We had some solid play of our own from our Junior Academy students in the 36-hole CGGU/Aspire Atlantic ‘Race To River Club’ event at Parkview GC last week:

Vuyisani Makama
T3 (74,70)
Grant Labuschagne T8 (76,72)
Dean Herbert T15 (82,68)
Eric Ncube T21 (78,78)
Leo Burger T21 (82,74)
Vuyisani Makama

Performance Tip

Think like a Pro

Here’s what ANA Inspiration winner, Patty Tavatanakit focused on last Sunday as she won her first LPGA tournament, which just happened to be a Major:

No matter what happens today my core values are:

1. My parents will be proud of me and still love me no matter what.
2. I’m already so proud of myself to be able to play good the last three days and just be a better player already since last year.
3. I’m still going to be the same Patty who appreciates the love and care from the people that matter in Patty’s life.
4. At the end of the day, there is always room for improvement, and I won’t stop trying to be or get better.”

This is so powerful. Here is some further analysis on each point:

1. The fact that she knows this is wonderful parenting. Not all young players know this for sure. If you are a parent, make this your No.1 priority in words and actions.
2. She’ll take the positives, no matter the result. This relieves the pressure.
3. Her self-worth is not linked to her performance or results.
4. No matter the results, she’s focused on long-term continual growth.

BSI Masters Special

50% Off Swing Evaluation

To celebrate Masters week, we’re offering our 90-minute Full Swing Evaluation for R750, which is at a 50% discount. Participants receive:

A comprehensive swing evaluation using the latest in data-capturing technology:
Ball Flight and Club Data using Flightscope Radar
3D Body Motion Data using K-Motion
Ball Flight Skills Testing
Technical Analysis by a PGA Professional

Offer open until Sunday, 11th April. Click here to sign up.

Not Just Golf

Celebrating a new partnership
built on growing football

We are delighted to announce an official partnership between BSI Football and Sporting Clube Farense from the Portuguêse Primeira Liga.

SC Farense’s Sporting Director Manual Balela explained: “It serves as a gift to confirm the presence of Sporting Clube Farense in the soccer club organized by the Balderstone Sports Institute (BSI). It is with great pleasure and interest that we start this partnership between our clubs.”

The partnership has been developed by BSI Football’s Technical Director, Zeca Marques through his extensive international network. Zeca commented; “To be identified as a preferred football academy in South Africa by a top Portuguêse football club rubber stamps our commitment to our youngsters through our coaching philosophy and providing opportunities to play professional football. These are exciting times at BSI.”

We are excited to see how this partnership will open up opportunities for BSI’s players. Watch this space for more details to follow.

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