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 From the Founder's desk

We are very proud of our initiatives and partnerships to help grow golf in South Africa. On Sunday we were delighted to see the return of the BSI Junior Tour with Srixon, when we co-hosted an event at Glendower GC with the Ekurhuleni Golf Union. A massive thank you to Srixon for sponsoring the event and providing R14,000 worth of prizes for the competitors. We were blessed with a fantastic course and testing conditions to challenge the players. See results later in the newsletter.

Also on Sunday our staff were in attendance at the SA Kids Golf annual awards day, where we confirmed our sponsorship commitment to this fantastic organisation for another year.

  Junior Academy Weekly Medal
 BSI Tournament results
Well done to Alex Lane and Tawriq Abrahams for their joint win on Friday 29 October in our Junior Academy Medal with scores of 76 on Royal Johannesburg & Kensington East Course in tough conditons. It was Alex’ first medal back after focusing for the last couple of months on his final Cambridge exams. As for Tawriq – five wins in 3 months – keep it going!

Alex Lane & Tawriq Abrahams

 Matchplay Final Four

Our final four have cemented their places in the semi-finals with two wins under their belt and two to go before the crowning. The last 4 players; Ryan Estment, Titouan Tregouet, Vuyisani Makama and Jules Helary are all in reach of the coveted title and only two players stand between them and being named The BSI Matchplay Champion 2021. Who is meeting who in the FINAL? View the final remaining fixtures by clicking the button below.

Matchplay final four fixtures

 External Tournaments

BSI Junior Tour with Srixon

Congratulations to our very own Michael Wallace for winning the latest BSI Junior Tour event in an exciting play-off at Glendower GC on Sunday, after carding a solid round of 72. We had four BSI students alongside Michael in the top 6 in the Boys A division, with Leo Burger (73), Bernard Meyer (74) and Joshua Pretorius (76)

Michael also won the FlightScope longest drive competition with a booming 318 m drive on the first tee box. Leo Burger was 2nd longest as he struck a 314 m opening shot.

Some notable mentions for our players:
Leo Burger – Winning Best Nett in the Boys A division
Tylah James – Winning Best Nett in the Girls U19 division

Michael Wallace – Nearest the Pin, hole 3
Tylah James – Nearest the Pin, hole 17

Michael Wallace

The BSI staff and family would like to congratulate all the BSI Junior Academy students who competed in the event as they really did the academy proud, from the way they played, to their dress and how they conducted themselves on the day. Well done.

We would also like to thank all the staff and 2nd year students for ensuring that the tournament was another successfully run event under the BSI umbrella.

 SA Kids Golf Annual Awards

Junior Academy student Joshua Clark received 4 awards on Sunday at the SA Kids Golf Annual Prize-giving ceremony.

Well done to Josh for:
Boys 13-14: 1st Place Most Improved
Boys 13-14: 2nd Place Most Points
Boys 13-14: 2nd Place Stroke Average
SA Kids Golf Most Improved Boy Overall

Joshua has really shown great passion for the game and a willingness to constantly improve his game. Keep it up young man!

Joshua Clark

Congratulations to Junior Academy student Daniel Malan on winning the club championship at Rustenburg GC with a score of 75. Read below for our spotlight on Daniel and his time at BSI.

Daniel Malan

Well done to Stacey Van Gent who finished T2 in the Girls section of the Ekurhuleni Golf Union event held at Benoni Lake Club on Sunday, 31 October.

Stacey van Gent

  Meet Daniel and Jaguar
 Student Spotlight

Junior Academy student Daniel Malan has maintained steady progress in his golfing abilities and has continued getting good grades in his studies. Here is what he says about his time here at BSI:

“BSI’s team really improved all parts of my game, not only did my golf swing reach new heights, but I am also the strongest I have ever been mentally and physically. The biggest improvement that I noticed in the past year would have to be how I grew as an individual. My overall confidence boosted, along with my physical health and academically I am reaching my full potential.

I really enjoyed working with Coach Tyrone Gibb this year. Every session was worth it. Not only did I learn a lot about golf, but I learned a lot of skills to help me in life. I could not have asked for a better crowd of people to be around. Everyone is extremely supportive, and I feel, I have made friends for life. I am now going to focus on getting a degree at a university so that I have a plan B.”
- Daniel Malan

Daniel Malan

PGA Diploma 3rd year student Jaguar Mosia, describes below how he has grown in confidence and learnt to develop his emotional side:
“BSI has helped me understand the world of golf better. I have seen that golf can really help better boost the social and mental parts that I never thought possible. Due to BSI, I can get more opportunities inside and outside the game.

My confidence as an individual has grown big time. Before I came to BSI there was more personal stuff going on in my life and as I am about to finish my diploma it has been a long journey to get to this point where I can express deeper conversations which has built my emotional side in a controlled manner. Focusing is really the biggest factor in how I can have a successful life in this sport.

I am looking forward to working in the U.S. especially in Maryland or North Carolina around May or April, but before that I am working at Houghton Golf Club to get my hours and some experience.”
- Jaguar Mosia

Jaguar Mosia

BSI wishes Jaguar and Daniel all the best in their future and may they continue growing in their personal development.

  Working on swing path to fade the ball
 Performance Tip

The Performance Tip of the Week is brought to you by José da Mota – BSI Intern Coach

Watch José’s video below on how using a simple swing path drill to effect a fade on the ball.


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