From the Founder’s Desk

This week we welcomed our college students back to campus for the start of cycle 3 under strict health and safety conditions. As some of our international students still cannot return, we’re live streaming the lectures, so that they can still participate while in Europe or neighbouring African countries.
It’s amazing to think we’ve been running the PGA Diploma as the leading golf education programme in South Africa for over 12 years now. Our alumni section this week showcases how our graduates have found work across the entire golf industry in SA, and also spread across the globe on their own journeys, just like I have done in my career. The PGA qualification opens so many doors.

Play with a Pro

Ever wanted the experience of playing with a Sunshine Tour player?

Now you have that opportunity through Play with a Pro, a new service we’re launching. Golfers will be able to select from our growing portfolio of Sunshine Tour players and enjoy a social 18 holes with them.

It’s a great experience for you and your buddies, or ideal for a small and intimate corporate event with key clients or staff. With no Sunshine Tour events happening at the moment, it’s a fantastic time to catch them without having to wait for a break in their schedule.

Contact for more details.

BSI Medal

Who claimed gold?

Congratulations to the winners of last Friday’s Medal Tournament in tough conditions at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC. In our Premier section, BSI Academy player Jules Helary won with a score of 76 on the East Course. In the Junior section, Bernard Meyer won with a score of 79 on the West Course.
Jules Helary Bernard Meyer

Alumni Job Placements

Find your dream career in the golf industry

We’re well into our 2nd decade of running the PGA Diploma programme and 5 years of our Greenkeeping programme. Our graduates have done tremendously in the golf industry across playing, coaching, club management, club-fitting, greenkeeping, retail, wholesale, events and more.

Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the top places they have found work;
If you dream of pursuing a career in golf with international opportunities, then the PGA Diploma or Greenkeeping programmes at BSI are the perfect college options for you. Spaces are limited. Contact us to start your journey.
Your journey starts here >

Performance Tip

3 Steps to better putting

Controlling the pace of your putts is the key to holing more and reducing those 3-putts. Here’s 3 easy steps to help you.

The grip:
Grip the putter more in your palm than your normal grip. Hold the grip between your life-line and your fingertips. This gives a softer hold and a straight line through your forearm to the putter, as seen from down the line.

The stroke:
Maintain the same smooth pace back and through, don’t try to accelerate. This allows the ball to roll better along the surface and gives you greater control. It will also help keep your wrists out of the stroke.

The finish:
Maintain your posture while the ball is rolling. Just allow your head to turn to watch the ball drop in. This keeps your body from moving too much during the stroke; a common mistake amongst amateur golfers. This has been one of the keys to Tiger Woods’ exceptional putting over the years.
If you have any further questions about putting, please
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