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From the Founder’s Desk

The golf industry is in a really interesting and exciting position at the moment. The general industry is booming, with the participation of everyday golfers increasing worldwide.

Meanwhile, the Professional tours seem to be at a crossroads, split between maintaining tradition and modernising. The emergence of a new tour, reportedly offering incredible money to tempt players to join them, is causing players to publicly criticise the PGA Tour like never before.

We also saw remarkable crowd and player behaviour scenes at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this weekend, which seemed to invoke either a love or hate response on social media.

Whichever way you fall on that topic, it will be very interesting to watch how this all unfolds in the next few years.

Use your towel to improve your golf
This week's performance tip

Brought to you by Tyrone Gibb, BSI Coach:

Sometimes the simplest things are just what we need to improve. Watch Tyrone’s tip in this YouTube video on how to use your towel as a training aid – Part 1

  Improvement made easy

Want to improve your gameplay? Tell us what area of golf you’d like to be better at, and who knows, we may just feature a tip next week that will guarantee your success.

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Another amazing week for golf
BSI Tournament Results

BSI Junior Academy Medal

Congratulations to Grant Labuschagne on winning the BSI Junior Academy medal with a 70 on Royal Johannesburg and Kensington West Course on Friday, 11 February 2022. Grant also shot his personal best for the year with his 2-under par round, showing that the systems he has in place are working nicely.

And well done to Nathan Whibley, who shot a 75 for his first medal back this year.

Grant Labuschagne

Personal Bests from last week’s BSI Golf Junior Academy Medal:

Vuyisani Makama 71, Pranay Kapur 73, Lefa Maseng 76, Mogale Baas 81, Tylah James 82

BSI Premier Medal

Well done to Titouan Tregouet on winning the BSI Golf Premier Medal on Friday, 11 February 2022, with a score of 71 on the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington West Course. His score of 71 was also a personal best for him for this year. Titouan has won two of the first three medals this year, and we look forward to watching his good form continuing throughout the year.

Titouan Tregouet

Personal bests from the BSI Golf Premier Medal:

David Harrold 72, Mangezi Maswanganyi 73, Cobus Brits 75, Kyle Ferreira 75, Fred Njoroge 78, Viljoen Reinecke 80, Tanish Gudhka 87

Even more great golf
External Tournament Results

SA Amateur Qualifier and Matchplay Knockout

Another big shoutout to Reece Mckain, who ended an impressive week last week after winning the Proudfoot Trophy and then making his way into the SA Amateur Matchplay Knock-out Quarter Finals and securing himself a top 8 finish.

Reece has now moved up to 19th on the Golf RSA Open Amateur rankings, with Bernard Meyer moving up to 20th place.

SA Kids Golf – World Champs Qualifier

Well done to Tylah James on her 1st place finish in the SA Kids Golf World Qualifier Girls 15-18 age group, with scores of 82 & 74 at Huddle Park.
This win affords Tylah the opportunity to choose to play in one of several global competitions this year, which range from the State Farm Youth Classic Golf Championships in the United States, the Kids Golf Malaysia Championships to the Australian Junior Golf Championships and many others which are held annually in the US, Australia, and Malaysia.
Whichever tournament Tylah chooses, we are sure she will compete well, and we will be rooting for her as she takes on an international field.

Tylah James

Celebrating our PGA Diploma graduates
Alumni Spotlight

Some of our Alumni have been on the move and making a mark in the business of golf, and we would like to congratulate the following PGA Diploma graduates for their new roles in the industry:
Julia Jacobs (Class of 2021): Junior Teaching Professional, Gary Player Golf Experience at The World of Golf.
Michelle Steyn (Class of 2021): Teaching Professional, Gets Golf, Randpark GC.
Jose Da Mota (Class of 2020): Teaching Professional, Gets Golf, Randpark GC.
Reynardt Olivier (Class of 2020): Pro shop Assistant, Reading CC.
Stephan Du Toit (Class of 2017): Warehouse Supervisor, Srixon Golf SA.
Shaun Carter (Class of 2014): Assistant Golf Director, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC.

More alumni appreciation
Expert Education and Guidance

Another of our graduates was at the academy this week, as Srixon/Cleveland Tour Fitter Alfred Sutton spent some time with our 2nd year PGA Diploma students explaining the importance of and key aspects behind a correct putter fitting.


PGA Diploma
Parents' Testimonial

Let’s hear from Faustina and Lebone Mosia, the parents of Jaguar Mosia, PGA Diploma graduate class of 2021, as they reflect on their family journey with BSI. Click on the link below:

  Your future in golf starts here

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International Soccer Camp
Not Just Golf

BSI would like to invite you to an International Soccer Camp hosted by BSI Football Academy & Sporting Club Farense, from 25 to 27 February 2022.

The SC Farense coaches will give players ages 13 to 19 the unique opportunity to have a lifetime soccer experience as they bring their European knowledge and expertise to our African shores. The BSI Football Academy showcases this three-day, non-residential camp at our newly revamped Modderfontein Campus in Johannesburg.

  Experience football at its finest

Be part of this exciting football occasion and engage in the latest European Youth Development Football trends.

To sign up, send an email to football@bsisports.com. Limited places are available.

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