Nike Golf Camps to Host College Golf Development Camps in Texas and Florida


Competitive junior golfers have the opportunity to work with former college coaches including legendary two-time NCAA Championship Coach, Rick LaRose.

(PRWEB) March 19th, 2015 – Nike Golf Camps has expanded their programming with the addition of College Golf Development Camps in Arizona and Florida. These programs are specifically designed for the competitive junior golfer looking to lower their score in a golf-intensive environment and to learn about what it takes to make it through the college recruiting process. The coaching staff, led by University of Arizona coaching legend, Rick LaRose, spends significant time evaluating each student, educating the student-athlete on the knowledge gaps as it pertains to the recruiting and college search process, and assisting in creating plans to work towards their long term goals.

“We’re excited to offer a new camp product this summer for aspiring college golf athletes,” says Nicholas Brunner, VP of Nike Junior Golf Camps. “In addition to Rick LaRose, our staff includes other highly experienced former college coaches with decades of knowledge about the recruiting process and college game. They utilize innovative technologies during training sessions and have created a curriculum to help golfers during and post-camp on their journey towards college golf.”

Rick LaRose is the former University of Arizona Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach, a position he held for over 30 years. He is the only coach in NCAA history to win both a men’s and women’s NCAA National Championship. Joining LaRose is former Duke University Men’s Associate Head Coach, Jon Whithaus, and former NCAA DI and DIII coach, Brendan Ryan.

“For competitive golfers who aspire to play collegiate golf, it can be extremely difficult to sift through the many layers involved with finding the right fit both academically and athletically,” says Co-Director and Founder of Elite Level Golf, Jon Whithaus. “Players and their families are often unfamiliar with the many elements that must be assessed, evaluated, and considered in order to successfully discover the best possible matches between the player’s goals and what each university has to offer.  With the creation of the Nike College Development Camps, players and their families can receive accurate assessment, education, and training that guides the player in the proper direction toward reaching his/her goals.”

The curriculum consists of morning instructional groups with emphasis on short game, putting, full swing, and proper practice routines. A student-to-teacher ratio of 4:1 enables the coaches to work intimately with each camper. Afternoons are dedicated to course play in a competitive, tournament environment. On top of group instruction and on-course practice, junior golfers receive 1-on-1 video analysis to work on their swings throughout the week. Evenings are spent discussing long-term development, college golf preparation (resumes, NCAA clearinghouse), goal setting, and tournament preparation. At the conclusion of camp, staff members offer informational question and answer sessions with parents and athletes to address next steps, goals, and best practices.

Nike College Golf Development Camps are all-inclusive overnight programs. Two programs are offered this year in Phoenix, AZ and Lake Mary, FL, near Orlando. The Phoenix program is held at Legacy Golf Club and Marriot Buttes Hotel and runs from June 5th – 7th.  The Lake Mary session is hosted by Timacuan Golf and Country Club and the Orlando Marriott Hotel. Session dates are June 9th – 11th.  The camp is co-ed and is suitable for advanced golfers, ages 13 – 18. Visit Nike College Golf Development Camp, Phoenix and Nike College Golf Development Camp, Florida for complete information and registration.

About Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps

Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps (NGJC) is a division of US Sports Camps, Inc., America’s largest sports camp network. NGJC offers junior overnight and day camps, and advanced player schools at over 100 locations nationwide.  Since 1994, more than 170,000 junior golfers have participated in the camps. To explore a variety of camp options and locations please visit the official website for Nike Golf Camps.

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