Nike Advanced Golf Schools, Pinewild Country Club Pinehurst, North Carolina
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Gus Ulrich and the entire Pinewild Golf Academy staff cordially invite high school/tournament-level players to Pinewild Country Club for an incredible learning experience in Pinehurst, one of the most popular golf destinations in the world.
At Nike Advanced Golf Schools at Pinewild, the atmosphere is competitive and the focus is placed squarely on improvement. All aspects of golf, both mental and physical, are addressed. All aspects of competitive play are addressed throughout the week, both on and off the course. Video Analysis is provided and aspects of the mental game, tournament preperation and college golf are covered. Our collection of venues is superb and we have arguably the best group of school directors in junior golf today.
- Instruction from nationally recognized teaching professionals
- 18 holes daily course play with focus on improving all aspects of competitive play
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio of approximately 4:1
- Round-table discussions on tournament preparation, club-fitting, practice routines, opportunities for college golf
- Video swing analysis for each camper
- Guest speakers, topics to include sports psychology, mental toughness, fitness and nutrition
- Nike amenity package including a Nike hat, one dozen Nike golf balls, a camp workbook, Nike bag tag and other great benefits
Pinewild Country Club
Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst boasts forty eight holes of golf, four Har-Tru tennis courts, and a gracious swimming complex. The two championship golf courses, namely the Magnolia and the Holly are both stunning, and challenging to golfers of all skill levels.
The Magnolia, a 'traditional masterpiece', was designed by Gene Hamm, and has played host to the PGA Tour Qualifying School, the LPGA’s Pinewild Championship in 1995, as well US Open Qualifying.
The Holly, a Gary Player Signature Course, is fast becoming an area favorite, due to its panoramic beauty, 'risk reward' layout, and some of the best greens in the Sandhills. The Holly has played host to many USGA Qualifying events, as well as Carolinas PGA Championships. Whatever your choice of course, you are sure to enjoy the Bermuda grass blanketing the fairways, and velvet bent grass greens.
The Azalea course is a nine-hole par 3 course, which includes some of the more scenic holes on property. The remaining holes consist of three practice holes, which make up part of the world-class practice facility. Included in the practice facility are two large putting greens, a chipping green, a short-game complex and a magnificent range with greenside and fairway bunkers.
PGA Professional and former Nationwide Tour player, Gus Ulrich, is one of the most respected players and teachers in the Carolinas PGA section. Gus recently won the 2011 Carolinas PGA Section Championship at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s 7,346-yard Ocean Course which qualifies him for the National PGA Club Pro Championship. He currently serves as head instructor for the Pinewild Golf Academy. The Pinewild Golf Academy focuses on creating consistency via the fundamentals of golf. Gus and his staff of PGA/LPGA professionals are passionate about helping every camper improve during camp.
Nike camp staffs are generally comprised of other teaching and touring professionals, college coaches, renowned high school coaches and former/current college players who serve as camp counselors.
Nike Advanced Golf Schools are golf-intensive and create the ideal environment for the advanced player ready to take their game to the next level. The seminars provide the aspiring junior golfer the opportunity to receive information about tournament preparation and college golf recruitment and success. Campers will hear first hand accounts of how members of our staff established themselves throughout various stages of their development. The importance of goal setting, time management, and hard work will be stressed as these are key elements to attaining success in golf and life. Campers are highly encouraged to attend these sessions with questions as the seminars are designed to be interactive and conversational in nature.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Nike Camp participants stay at nearby Homewood Suites by Hilton.
The Overnight camp includes golf instruction, course play, housing at Homewood Suites, evening activities, and all meals. The Extended Day program includes everything except lodging and breakfast. The Day program runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm and includes golf instruction, lunch, and course play each day.
Check-In and Check-Out
Check-in at 1pm on Sunday at the Pinewild Country Club. Check-out between 12:00 - 2:00pm on Thursday.
Nike Golf Schools and Jr. Camps does not provide transportation to and from airports, bus depots or train stations. The packet we send to registered campers in the spring offers suggestions on shuttle services for each specific camp.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff lives in the dormitories/resort accommodations with the campers and participates in evening activities. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up, breakfast
- 8:00am Daily discussion at practice facility and skills demonstrations from staff covering each facet of the game
- 8:30-11:30am Instruction - station rotation, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
- Noon Lunch, relaxation
- 1:00-5:30pm Course play with staff (18 holes). Tournament setting with focus on improving all aspects of competitive play
- 6:00pm Dinner, free-time, relaxation
- 7:30-9:30pm Evening session – roundtable discussions on tournament preparation, club-fitting, practice routines, opportunities for college golf. Guest speakers, topics to include sports psychology, mental toughness, fitness and nutrition
- 10:00pm Lights out