Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camp at Rutgers University
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Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camp in New Jersey returns to Rutgers in 2017. Men's Head Coach, Rob Shutte, and his staff of college coaches and players are on hand to provide a competitive camp environment for junior golfers ages 12 - 18.
Daily range instruction takes place in the mornings followed by course play in the afternoons at the Rutgers University Golf Course under the supervision and direction of our staff. Rutgers University Golf Course is one of the most popular public courses in New Jersey and it's a mere half mile from the dorms where campers are housed.
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio of approximately 4:1
- 9-18 holes daily at the Rutgers University Golf Course with focus on improving all aspects of competitive play
- Focus on tournament preparation, practice routines, opportunities for college golf, and mental toughness
- On-campus accommodations at Rutgers
- Camper amenity package including a Nike hat, drawstring bag, one dozen SRIXON golf balls, camp workbook and graduation certificate
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Camp Director Rob Shutte
Rob Shutte is in his fifth season as head men's golf coach at Rutgers University. He has over 10 years of collegiate head coaching experience, including two seasons as head women's golf coach at Lehigh University.View Rob Shutte's Bio ⟩
"The mission of the Rutgers University Department of Athletics is perfectly in line with my own core values and beliefs," said Shutte on Feb. 14, 2012, the date of his appointment as head coach. "It is a great opportunity for me to pursue a passion of mine, which is developing young men into better players, people and leaders through the game of golf."
The Scarlet Knights have achieved many notable finishes under Shutte's tutelage. In the fall of 2013, RU won both the Lehigh Invitational and the Hartford Hawks Invitational, while junior Jacob Stockl captured individual medalist honors at the Rutgers Invitational. In the Spring of 2103, RU placed 3rd at the 24-team Whiting Turner Towson Invitational. The Fall of 2012 saw Rutgers host the Waterville Collegiate Classic in County Kerry Ireland, which signaled the first time an American University hosted a team event in Ireland. The Scarlet Knights also earned a second place finish at the 2012 Rutgers Invitational.
Prior to his arrival in Lehigh, Shutte served as head men's golf coach at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. from 2005 to 2009. The Mules had three tournament victories and were runner up on four occasions during his tenure. In addition to a trio of individual tourney titles, Zach Oyer graduated with the lowest career stroke average in over 15 years. His 2006 squad boasted a 3.23 grade point average, highest among men's athletic programs.
Off the course, Shutte has balanced his career by serving as Vice President of Independent Financial Advisors in Easton, Pa. since 2004. He has also hosted two radio shows on the ESPN Radio affiliate in Allentown, The Water Cooler Radio Show and The Caddie Shack Radio Program. In the winter, he has volunteered as assistant varsity boys' basketball at Notre Dame-Green Pond High School.
Shutte, who hails from a Rutgers family, and his wife Caitlin are the proud parents of young sons Charlie (Nov. 1, 2011) and Henry (July 3, 2013). His father, Bob, was a three-year varsity football letterwinner at Rutgers from 1969-71, playing defensive back, wide receiver and kicker. He was also a three-year letterwinner on the baseball diamond, playing third base and shortstop from 1970-72. His mother, Catherine, is a Rutgers graduate and was a student sportswriter with the Daily Targum as an undergrad.
Nike Advanced Junior Golf Camps are golf-intensive and create the ideal environment for the advanced player ready to take their game to the next level. 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. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.Show Less See More Camp Details
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, course play, evening activities, housing and all meals. The Extended Day fee includes all of the above except housing and breakfast. Extended Day campers may participate in the evening activities which will include recreational sports, movies, and more.
Campers are housed in traditional double rooms (air-conditioned) on campus at Rutgers University. Linens are NOT provided, campers must bring their own sheets, blankets, pillows and towels.
Check-In and Check-Out
Overnight campers will check-in from 2:30 - 3:30 pm on Sunday. The graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday at 3:45 pm, parents are encouraged to attend. Departure will follow from 4:00-5:00 pm.
Campers that arrive at Newark International Airport are to secure their own transportation to and from 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.
Note: Rutgers, The State University, is not responsible or liable for any of the activities in respect to the camp; the Camp Director is an independent contractor.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake up and breakfast in dining halls
- 8:45am Depart to golf facility
- 9:00am Instruction stations -- campers rotate between putting, chipping, pitching, bunker and full swing practice
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Course play with staff focusing on all facets of the game -- strategy, shot/club selection, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner
- 7:30pm Evening activities
- 10:00pm Lights out in dorms
Rutgers University Golf Course
The Rutgers University Golf Course was established in 1963 and plays to 6,400 yards from the back tees. Regarded as one of the most popular public courses in NJ, the course annually hosts the Rutgers University Men’s and Women’s Golf Invitational. In addition to the course, Rutgers has a newer 36 stall driving range, short game pitching and chipping area and practice putting green. A full-scale snack bar is available to the campers at all times and the pro shop is well stocked with golf accessories and Scarlet Knights memorabilia.
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"The counselors were very helpful and I enjoyed working with them. Since going to camp I feel I am driving the ball longer. I am planning to go back next year."
"My son really enjoyed the camp and is excited about golf again. Thank you to the coaches and other campers for giving him such a great experience away from home. I will recommend this camp to friends of ours."
— Alyssa R. Parent
"Thanks to all of the coaches and staff for a great camp! I had a lot of fun and my game improved significantly!"
— Allan O. Overnight Camper
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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