Alumni News

A successful golf career is possible,
just ask David and Jeremy

It’s always a delight to see our alumni achieve successes around the world and develop in their careers. Here are two great examples of PGA Diploma graduates with recent appointments at world-class facilities, who have shown exactly what can be achieved with the qualification.

Congratulations to PGA Diploma graduate David Lamprecht on his recent appointment as Head Teaching Professional at Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. David was previously Head Coach at the Els Performance Academy at The Els Club, Desaru Coast in Malaysia.

After graduating in 2011, David first pursued a playing career. His career journey since then has seen him work at various high-end golf resorts and clubs in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and now Cambodia.
Congratulations to PGA Diploma graduate Jeremy d’Argent, who was recently appointed as Director of Golf at The Links, Fancourt in George.

After graduating in 2014, Jeremy spent a year working for BSI on our internship programme. He then headed to USA, working in Golf Operations at the exclusive Frenchman’s Creek Beach and Country Club in Palm Beach Garden, Florida. He then moved back to his home country of Mauritius to take up the Head Golf Professional role at Mont Choisy Le Parc.

BSI Tournament Results

A major win for Michael

We hosted our 2nd ‘Major’ of the year last week for our Junior Academy, with a 36-Hole Championship played across both the East and West Courses at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC. Congratulations to Michael Wallace on winning with scores of 69,75 for level par and a 7-shot victory over Alex Lane. We also had personal bests during the tournament from Grant Labuschagne (73) and Lefa Maseng (77).
Michael Wallace

Performance Tip

Five benefits of using a line on your ball
by BSI Coach Tyrone Gibb
1. The line on the ball can help you line up putts, giving you information on where you are lining the putt to execute. In return, this will give you valuable lessons in reading greens.

2. The line gives you feedback on your putting stroke. If the line doesn’t roll end over end, you are not making a pure stroke and shows that you may need to work on the putting stroke.

3. You are able to line your putter head to correlate to the line of the ball. If these don’t match up, you will have to compensate during your stroke and most likely never make a pure roll and will struggle to get the ball rolling where you would like to.

4. The line allows you to understand that every putt made is straight. The contours of the green will make the ball travel left or right and not the putting stroke.

5. Understand the meaning of a pure roll; this will help coincidently with pace control. A putt that doesn’t have a true or pure roll will be hard to understand speed control. Holing putts is a skill of understanding speed and line. Every golfer will see a different line and speed according to their skill level.

Some practical tips:
1. Always make sure the line drawn on the ball is straight, otherwise a false sense is given to making a pure roll.

2. Make sure to line the ball up for your intended start line from behind the ball, never from above. The perspective from above will give off wrong lines and hence not give you the intended feedback or result.

3. Always try and make a stroke to roll the line end over end. This takes away the thought process of actually holing the putt and heightens the effort in making a pure roll, which coincides with holing putts.

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Not Just Golf

For all your sporting needs

Did you know that our International Study Centre is open for any grade 8 to 12 who participates in one or more sports? You don’t have to enrol in one of our full-time sports programmes. We have students who compete in Karate, e-Sports, Tennis, Athletics, Girl’s Football, and more, who train with their own coaches in the afternoons.

We offer two international curriculum choices, Cambridge and GED. The modern structure provides greater time and flexibility for the students to train and compete in their chosen sport. Whether you just want more time for sport, want to pursue it professionally or looking for a pathway to a scholarship for US college, the International Study Centre is a sports-focused educational environment to enable you to pursue your goals.

For any questions, please get in touch in the link below.
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