From the Founder’s Desk

It is great that provincial and national amateur tournaments have started up again, and to see our students getting out there to compete. As I was explaining to a parent this week, every event is an opportunity to learn and grow, no matter whether they perform well or not. There is no shortcut to gaining experience, and all players have to go through ups and downs. With the right attitude, we either win or we learn, or both. Successful players focus on the process, and on taking the learning and positives from each event.

BSI Tournament Results

The treble – the triple – the 3-peat!
Don’t say we didn’t put it on your radar first - he did it!

Premier Division Medal

Well done to Jordan van Niekerk on winning last week’s Premier Division Medal with 72 on a windy Royal Johannesburg & Kensington West Course. Jordan mentioned in his post round interview, that although he was not playing that good, he could “lean on his strengths” and “avoid weaknesses” – great mindfulness when under pressure.

In the last three rounds of his weekly medal, Jordan shot a 67 then a 71 followed with 72 which puts him 6-under – great golf!

Whatever you are doing from Monday to Thursday at the Academy Jordan, keep on doing it.

Dare we mention the word ‘quadruple’ for this week?

With such excitement of the treble, we also had two of our Premier students riding the wave of success with Michelle Steyn (74) and JD Ungerer (78) achieving their personal bests – well done!
Jordan van Niekerk
Putting on a great show and winning three in a row

Junior Academy Medal

Congratulations to Dean Herbert and Tawriq Abrahams on winning last week’s Junior Academy Medal with 71 on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington West Course. Tawriq has won two of the last three Junior Academy medals, showing some good consistency and rhythm.
Dean Herbert Tawriq Abrahams

External Tournament Results

Southern Cape Open
Mossel Bay Golf Course (13 – 15 August 2021)
Tied 11th – Bernard Meyer
    Tied 54th – Sean Paxton

With this latest result, Bernard Meyer (pictured below) moves up to 67th in the Golf RSA National Rankings.
Central Gauteng Golf Union Junior Tournaments
Sunday, 15 August 2021 at Glenvista Golf Course

    Tied 4th Place – Eric Ncube
Top 16 - Michael Wallace, Alex Lane, Josh Karantonis and Joshua Pretorius

We had a total of nine BSI Juniors in the top 30. Well done!

Tuesday 17 August 2021 at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington - East

1st Place – Michael Wallace (won with a score of -3)
    Tied 4th Place – Vuyisani Makhama
Top 15 – Tawriq Abrahams, Grant Labuschagne and Joshua Pretorius
Top 20 – Jason Borcher and Justin Li

We had a total of eight BSI Juniors in the top 25. Excellent performance!
Michael Wallace
Central Gauteng Golf Union – Junior Tournaments

The last two CGGU 18-hole Junior tournaments in the month of August:
Thursday, 19 August (AM) – Kyalami
Tuesday, 31 August (AM) – Parkview

Good luck to our BSI Junior Academy players

Student Spotlight

Playing the game for a good cause

It’s not necessarily about one student, but also the collective, and what they can do together.

Our final year PGA graduates are doing their bit for charity. The class of 2021 has put together a Golf Day for all to enjoy. The money raised will be going to our various charities and bursary funds.

Please diarise this event, put together a fourball or two, and join us on this fun day.

For more information or for those who would like to assist with sponsorship, prizes or donations, please contact Michelle on 073 537 7383 or

Alumni News

Brendan Porter (BSI Class of 2018)
Talent, skill with a bright mind to go with it

Congratulations to BSI International Study Centre and Junior Golf Academy graduate 2018, Brendan Porter (BSI Junior Order of Merit Winner 2016 and 2017), on being recognised on the Dean’s List for academic performance at Point University in USA. Brendan has been able to maintain a higher-than-average GPA during his time in America, whilst still working on his golf ambitions.

Brendan chose to study a BBA in Financial Management going into his junior year, which means he has two years left on his degree, but due to Covid affecting one year of his golf season, Brendan is eligible to an extra year on his student visa in the USA, which he will be using to further his academic goals by working on his Masters and still following his passion of playing golf by representing his university.

Golf talent, commitment and discipline to his studies has enabled Brendan to be awarded three different scholarships. The first one is an Athletic scholarship for Golf, the second is an Academic Merit Scholarship for achieving and maintaining a higher academic average, and thirdly, he is on a Student Life CLM Scholarship, which is basically a Resident Assistant Scholarship, whereby he supports fellow students with any issues they may have, which is an honour as he is in a position of mentorship and the university considers him as a role-model to his peers and an illustration of what a Point University student embodies.

Keep up the focus and commitment in your chosen path Brendan. We are all so proud of your further development abroad.

Performance Tip

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BSI Sports Scientist – Renée Reinecke

Renée gives us some great exercises to stabilise the shoulders to benefit the golf swing. 
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Not Just Golf

Women’s Month Feature – Renée Reinecke
Resident BSI Sports Scientist
As we celebrate Women’s Month, we would like to honour our own Sports Scientist, Renée Reinecke, who has been at the core of all the students and some staff at BSI. Watch our interview with Renée, as she talks about how she followed her passion for sport and made a career out of it. Thanks, Renée, for keeping us conditioned and for keeping us in the game!

Watch the interview with Renée to find out more about her, and what it means to her to be working at BSI.
BSI Football Academy

It is so exciting to see it all coming together!

Progress on the new home of BSI Football is certainly moving along nicely. The revamp of the Modderfontein Sports Club as our new facility is taking shape with our signage up, the interior nearing completion, and the fields being prepared for competitive football, which has certainly caused an exciting buzz amongst students, coaches and staff.
The Football Campus is starting to feel like an institution, where players want to come every day to learn and play. Our Youth Development Programme (13 to 18 years old) and Elite Development Programme (19 and up) have already started training there and we are looking forward to welcoming the 6-to-13-year-olds in September, as we launch our Soccer Schools on Saturday mornings.
The facility already has two enclosed 5-a-side Astro-turf fields, two official size football pitches and once fully completed, will also offer a 50m x 75m warm-up and skills field and a study centre, which will accommodate up to 50 Senior and Junior Academy students in various classrooms.
For more information on how to be part of the BSI Football Academy, or if you are wanting to start your child at our Saturday Soccer Schools, please email


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