5 Key Habits for Sports Parents to Adopt

October 27, 2016
By Michael Balderstone – Performance Director, Balderstone Sports Institute and The Golf School of Excellence. Being a parent is a veritable minefield, and there’s no manual. Our role as parents […]

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Personalised Education. The Future Is Already Here.

October 24, 2016
By Barry Mocke – General Manager, Balderstone Sports Institute and The Golf School of Excellence Why are schools and parents so obsessed with comparing academic results? I wear a couple […]

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Hips don’t lie…

August 29, 2016
By Esmiralda Swart – Strength and Conditioning Specialist at TGSE Hip mobility is a common problem among golfers. Limited hip rotation can be caused either by a physical limitation or […]

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Using smarter strategy to lower your scores

August 29, 2016
By Michael Balderstone TGSE & BSI Performance Director Smart decision-making and strategy play a vital role in optimising the score that we post in each round. A Smart-Aggressive Strategy is […]

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Phil Mickelson’s resurgence

July 15, 2016
By Murray Smit TGSE Coach While Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory Mcilroy have captured much of the limelight in 2016 as golfs next “Big Three,” Phil Mickelson has quietly […]

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Skills will always trump style.

June 24, 2016
By Murray Smit TGSE Coach   As the saying goes, “there are no pictures on the scorecard,” but I have seen many players spend all their practice time hitting ball […]

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An open letter to Ernie Els

April 16, 2016
Dear Ernie It has been a week now since the 2016 US Masters and the fateful events of the 1st hole on Thursday and I feel compelled to write to […]

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Jordan Spieth’s 2015 Season By The Numbers

April 15, 2016
By Mark Fairbank, Mental Coach at The Golf School of Excellence     Jordan Spieth had an incredible 2015, winning 2 major championships, the FedEx Cup and 3 other PGA […]

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Beware of Negative Self-Talk

March 8, 2016
By Michael Balderstone TGSE & BSI Performance Director This week, while watching some of my students competing and discussing performance afterwards, I heard the following statements; “I just can’t play […]

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TGSE Newsletter

November 30, 2015
Greetings from Michael TGSE Johannesburg New TGSE College Programmes We are delighted to introduce two new academic courses to our College portfolio from 2016, Club Management and Greenkeeping, which both […]

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Playing in the heat

November 18, 2015
By Esmiralda Swart , Strength and Conditioning Specialist.   Playing golf in the heat can be very taxing and even dangerous. Our bodies have to work so much harder in […]

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TGSE Newsletter

October 12, 2015
Greetings from Michael TGSE Johannesburg Every year we provide the opportunity for some of our PGA Diploma students to travel over to USA for some invaluable coaching experience. This year […]

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Hooray for Holywood – A talent hotbed and modern golf club

September 15, 2015
I love to visit hotbeds of talent development and elite performance to see what factors contribute to the success and what can be learned. So I was delighted to recently […]

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Practice

August 3, 2015
It is a familiar sight on driving ranges and practice facilities around the world; golfers beating away at balls, one after the other trying to achieve the typical golfer’s goal […]

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Raising a Champion

July 24, 2015
So your youngster has talent and you think he could be the next Tiger. What is the best way to nurture that talent for a long-term future? The development of […]

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