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 From the Founder's Desk

BSI Golf

We had exciting news this week as BSI became registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education & Training. This process has been years in the works and opens the door for us to provide more education offering to our athletes. As an immediate result we will be launching a one-year Sports Management program shortly, which will commence in February 2022.  Look out for more details next week.

We’re constantly looking at ways to improve what we do, and our golf department took our tournament hosting to new levels last week with a fantastic 72-Hole Championship for our college and academy players. See images below.

BSI Tournament Results

BSI Premier Cycle 3 - 72 hole Championship

The Cycle 3 Premier - 72 hole Championship took place from Tuesday 07 to Friday 10 September 2021 at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington’s East and West courses. With four days of intense golf and different weather conditions each day, resulted in very tough conditions for all the competitors. This event was exciting as the leaderboard changed every day.

An eventual winner was crowned and we have to congratulate Reece Mckain for a stellar four days of golf and winning by one shot from Heinrich Prinsloo, after going into the final round 4 behind. Well done Reece!

Reece Mckain

Over and above Reece’s excellent win, BSI also had quite a few personal bests over the week. Well done to Fred Njoroge (82), Jaguar Mosia (78), Pieter du Preez (77), Keagan Rollinson (72), Mangezi Maswanganyi (71), Seamus Leech (71), Harry Llewellyn (71), Sean Paxton (68) and David Harrold (68) who all achieved this on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington West course.

Reece Mckain being interviewed by Mark Fairbank after the final round

Junior Academy Weekly Medal

Congratulations to Grant Labuschagne on winning the BSI Golf Junior Academy Medal catch up on Tuesday 06 September 2021 with a score of 71 on Huddle Park GC. The 71 was a personal best for Grant and it seems week after week his golf gets better and better. Well done Grant, keep up the hard-work and continue enjoying the game you love.
Grant Labuschagne

Well done to Bernard Meyer on winning the BSI Golf Junior Academy Medal on Friday 10 September 2021 with a score of 73 on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington East GC. Bernard has continued right where he left off last month with some wonderful golf.
Bernard Meyer

 External Tournament Results

Congratulations to PGA Diploma student Mutahi Kibugu on winning the Windsor Classic at Windsor Golf & Country Club in Kenya last weekend.

Mutahi Kibugu

 Student Spotlight

As it is Heritage month in South Africa, we would like to put the spotlight on one of our students whose heritage stems from Kenya. We would like to introduce you to Fred Njoroge, a first year PGA Diploma student. Here are a few words from Fred about his happy time here so far at BSI and being part of the BSI family.

Hey there!

My name is Fred Njoroge, born and raised in Nairobi Kenya. I am a golfer at Balderstone Sports Institute and I am happy to be in this warm and loving family. I miss being home playing in golf tournaments with my friends and most importantly, munching traditional dishes some mukimo and dat. Staying in South Africa I have made quite a number of friends that I rely on when I need help, friends who gave me a warm welcome when I arrived at BSI. Three words to describe myself would be: ambitious, inquisitive and self-driven.

 Alumni News

Two of our PGA Diploma graduates have been in the winner’s circle recently in tournaments in Eswatini. MJ Dlamini won the Eswatini Open played at Ezulwini GC (formerly known as Royal Swazi GC) on the amateur circuit, and James Pennington won the Eswatini Invitational Championship on the same golf course last week on the professional circuit.

MJ Dlamini James Pennington

PGA Diploma graduate Muhammad Warraich recently placed 2nd in a professional event in Pakistan, earning himself the equivalent of approximately R30,000.
Muhammad Warraich

 Performance Tip

Performance Tip of the week is brought to you by Coenie Stoop – BSI Coach

The difference between setup and impact positions

 Not Just Golf

BSI International Study Centre Exam Results

Balderstone Sports Institute continues to achieve merit in the classroom and on the sport field with some top results produced by our students. Those who know BSI understand our philosophy and purpose, which is to provide an environment of excellence that encourages the development of each and every student to his or her full potential, in sports performance, education, personal development and in preparation for life.

Congratulations to the following students who achieved high academic marks whilst still concentrating on their sporting objectives.  Not an easy combination to achieve.

Cambridge Exam Results
Laylah-Blue Lipchick:
• IGCSE Business Studies - A (82%)
Pranay Kapur:
• IGCSE History - A (84%)
• IGCSE Business Studies - A (85%)
• IGCSE Maths Core - B (70%)
Pieter-Andre van der Merwe:
• IGCSE Geography - B (71%)

Christian Rieb:
• GED Social Studies  76%
Jayson Borcher:
• GED Natural Science 81%

Football Open Day

Reminder of our Football Open Day this Saturday 18 September 2021. Registration is still open, but you must register and pay before the day. No unregistered players will be allowed on attend on the day.

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