From the Founder’s Desk

A new champion has been crowned

My predictions for Lee Westwood and Bernard Langer in the Masters didn’t do them any favours, but nonetheless, it was a fantastic result in the end for Hideki Matsuyama and global golf. The humility he showed in victory was wonderful to see, as was the gesture of respect to the course by his caddy on the 18th green.

Tournament Results

The next generation of golfers

Massive congratulations to mental coaching client, Ryan van Velzen on claiming his maiden professional win in the Bushveld Tour event at Parkview last week. The victory came just two days after turning professional. Ryan posted scores of 69, 63 for a 12 under par total over 36 holes. Great work by BSI’s Mental Coach, Mark Fairbank in helping Ryan to succeed as an amateur and now in the transition to the professional ranks.
Ryan van Velzen
All of our coaching and training services are available to part-time clients like Ryan as well as our full-time students. Drop us a line to book for mental coaching, fitness training, golf coaching, technology testing, sports physiotherapy, and more.

Performance Tip

Hit longer drives with these three exercises

Hit longer drives with these three core exercises from BSI Strength & Conditioning Trainer, Renée Reinecke. Great work by Junior Academy student Bernard Meyer as always.

Equipment For a Master

What's in the bag matters

Congratulations to our friends at Srixon/Cleveland for the ground-breaking victory at the US Masters by their long-term staff player Hideki Matsuyama. Here is a sneak peek at his winning equipment:

Driver: Srixon ZX5 (9.5 degrees, flat)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 TX

Srixon Z-Forged (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 4 Forged Prototype (52-10, 56-8 @57.5, 60-08 @62)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (S400 in 52)

Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
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Not Just Golf

More than just talented athletes

We are pleased to announce that we have signed a management contract with education specialists Light Learning to take over the management of the BSI Study Centre.

Light Learning has a wealth of experience in managing Cambridge study centres and we look forward to benefitting from their best practice to take our education offering to the next level.

Here's a quick introduction to Light Learning's Founder Cathy Grant;

“After teaching for 20 years in various forms of mainstream education, I began Light Learning in 2011, with the vision to provide an alternative style of education that would encourage independent and flexible study skills, shape enjoyable memories and celebrate excellent results".

Light Learning offers preparation for school leaving certification in CIE (Cambridge) and GED. Our students have achieved excellent results in both certifications year on year, and have been recognised in the Cambridge roll of honour. Many of our students go on to tertiary studies overseas and continue to excel in following their dreams.

"Our Light Learning team is excited to join BSI and work with you all in the pursuit of full potential for each student.”
~ Cathy Grant.

See the new academic team below, from left to right; Willem Viljoen, Christy Martin, Cathy Grant, Cindy McCreesh, Skye Green, Ashley Marais, and Connor Sims.


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