Nike Advanced Golf Schools, Georgia Southern University

Nike Advanced Golf Schools, Georgia Southern University
Nike Advanced Golf Schools, Georgia Southern University

US Sports Camps is proud to bring back Nike Advanced Golf Schools at Georgia Southern University in 2015. Our staff will be led by three collegiate coaches including Georgia Southern Head Coach, Larry Mays.

The atmosphere is competitive and the focus is placed squarely on improvement. All aspects of golf, both mental and physical, are addressed. Georgia Southern boasts one of the nation's premier practice facilities and we have one of the best golf staffs leading the camp to provide every camper with an unforgettable learning experience. Campers will also play at Forest Heights Country Club.

Larry Mays will be accompanied by Berry College Men's Head Coach, Brian Farrer, and Lee University Women's Head Coach, John Maupin. Farrer and Maupin direct the Nike Golf Camp at Berry College and are excited at the opportunity to host an advanced program. 

Highlights Include

  • Instruction from collegiate coaches and current/former college players
  • Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio of approximately 4:1
  • Daily course play with focus on improving all aspects of competitive play
  • Discussions on tournament preparation, club-fitting, practice routines, opportunities for college golf
  • Nike amenity package including a hat, one dozen golf balls, camp workbook, water bottle, bag tag and other great prizes

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Brian Farrer
Camp Director

Brian Farrer

Brian Farrer enters his 12th season as head golf coach at Berry College in 2014-15. He led the 2013-14 team to solid season. The Vikings placed third after shooting 982 (334-321-327). Before Berry left the NAIA following the 2009-10 academic/athletic year, the Vikings had never fallen out the NAIA’s top 25 during Farrer’s tenure.

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In 2010, Farrer led both the men's and women's teams to the SSAC Championship and a berth in the NAIA National Tournament. The men's team placed fifth at the National Tournament, while the men were sixth. Men's All-American Samuel del Val was the SSAC Individual Champion and also placed on the NAIA All-Tournament team.

In his first year, Farrer led the Vikings to a ninth-place finish in the NAIA National Tournament.

Prior to becoming the head coach, Farrer spent a year as Scott Pierce's assistant with the Vikings, working with a team that placed second in the NAIA. In that role, Farrer helped lead the Vikings to their second straight national runner-up finish.

The Vikings are a tradition-rich program, having won the national title in 1998. The Berry men's golf team has also placed runner-up at the NAIA National Tournament on five other occasions. Women's golf has also been a varsity sport at Berry since 2001. Farrer coached Nicole Wildes to an individual National Championship during the 2004 season. Wildes was the first Berry golfer to win an individual national championship with a record setting performance in the 2004 NAIA National Tournament and finished her career as a four-time All-American. An All-American himself, Farrer has coached 10 NAIA All-American Athletes at Berry, including all four of the women's NAIA All-Americans. During that itme the team has collected a total 19 All-American Awards and 11 NAIA national academic awards.

A Berry graduate, Farrer earned a bachelor of science degree in business in 2002. He also completed a successful playing career, leading the Vikings to their sixth consecutive TranSouth Conference title and a second-place finish at the NAIA National Tournament in New Mexico.

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Larry Mays
Coach

Larry Mays

In 14 seasons leading the program, Larry Mays has re-established Georgia Southern golf as a perennial power in the collegiate ranks. After a 12-year drought from appearing in postseason...

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In 14 seasons leading the program, Larry Mays has re-established Georgia Southern golf as a perennial power in the collegiate ranks. After a 12-year drought from appearing in postseason play, Mays has taken the Eagles to 11 NCAA Championship appearances, advancing to the NCAA Championship finals four times, and has led Georgia Southern to four Southern Conference titles.

Now as Director of Golf at Georgia Southern, Mays will continue to oversee the men’s program as well as supervise the development of a women’s golf program, which will begin play in 2015-16 as members of the Sun Belt Conference. The process has already begun as Mays named Emily Kuhfeld coach of the women’s program and tabbed longtime assistant and associate head coach Carter Collins coach of the men’s team in the summer of 2014.

Mays’ coaching success on the course stems from tremendous recruiting success and continual development of young talent. In his first four seasons, Mays recruited and coached four SoCon Freshman of the Year award winners in Tyler McKeever (2001), Aron Price (2002), Jon David Kennedy (2003) and David Palm (2004). Logan Blondell joined the list when he won the honor in 2008, and Scott Wolfes won the award in 2012. Price went on to be named SoCon Golfer of the Year in 2004, Blondell earned the honor in 2009 and Wolfes won the award in 2013. In addition, Mays has mentored 24 All-SoCon selections during his tenure.

John Maupin
Coach

John Maupin

Maupin came to Lee from one of the strongest NAIA golf and academic programs in the south. He was a member of the Berry College squad from 2003-2007 and served as a team captain. He was...

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Maupin came to Lee from one of the strongest NAIA golf and academic programs in the south. He was a member of the Berry College squad from 2003-2007 and served as a team captain. He was named to the Dean’s List in 2007 and was selected to the All-Conference and All-Region teams. Over his four year career, Maupin took part in three NAIA National Tournaments.

During his four year tenure as Lee University head golf coach, Maupin has directed the Lee women’s program to 12 tournament titles and the men’s program to seven tournament victories. In addition, the past four years have seen the Lady Flames program produce five NAIA All-Americans, two SSAC Player of the Year winners, 13 First Team All-SSAC members and seven NAIA Scholar-Athletes. During the same time period under Maupin’s watch, the men’s program has produced five NAIA All-Americans, four NAIA Scholar-Athletes, 10 First Team All-SSAC members, one SSAC Player of the Year and two SSAC Male Student-Athlete of the Year winners.

Camp Details

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. 

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Program Options

The Overnight camp fee includes golf instruction, green fees, housing and meals. Does not include extra spending money. The Extended Day fee includes all the above except lodging and breakfast.

Transportation

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.

Supervision

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.

Registration Packet

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.

Facilities

Bennett-Ramsey Golf Center

The 25-acre facility consists of a team clubhouse, a dedicated practice putting green, a three-green short-game area, a two-tiered practice tee, a driving range and three practice holes. The Howard House clubhouse, named in honor of Mr. Arthur Howard and his family, totals 6,000 square feet. Included within the clubhouse are coaches’ offices, a locker room, a conference room, a kitchen, a team lounge area, an indoor putting lab, a club repair area, a computer and study area for student-athletes and a ‘Hall of Fame’ entry way.

Forest Heights Country Club

The Forest Heights Country Club Golf Course is recognized as one of the finest in the Southeast.  Forest Heights is the site of the Annual Southeastern Amateur Golf Tournament.  Our Club is the proud host to the Chris Schenkel/E-Z Go Invitational, and has hosted the Southern Conference Tournament, the GA. State Golf Association Four-Ball Tournament, and many more.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake up/breakfast
  • 8:30am Daily discussion at practice facility and skills demonstrations from staff covering each facet of the game
  • 9:00-11:30am Instruction - station rotation, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00-5:00pm Course play with staff. Tournament setting with focus on improving all aspects of competitive play
  • 6:00pm Dinner/relaxation
  • 7:00-9:00pm Evening session: discussions on tournament preparation, college golf, mental toughness. Non-golf activities such as movies, video games, other sports games.
  • 10:00pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

Tara H.Parent of Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Brian Farrer is Wonderful

"Coach Farrer was absolutely wonderful during the camp. My son and his friend learned a lot from the coaches and made some new friends, too! I would recommend Nike Camps to anyone!"

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Mike G.Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Cool campus

"Nike Camp was awesome. It was fun staying on campus. Thanks for a great week."

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Advanced
Age Group: 11 - 18
Gender: Co-Ed
Overnight $1,195.00
Availability: Open

Extended 9:00am-9:00pm $1,075.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.