More Important Camp Details
Your desires to improve your scoring ability and consistently move up the scoreboard can be reached through the extensive analysis, evaluation, and instruction that you receive during the short game school. Not only will you truly have an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses from inside 125 yards, but you'll leave the short game school with a clear understanding how to continue your training for years to come.
Our staff includes top college golf coaches and highly-regarded short game specialist, Marius Filmalter. Marius emphasizes the principals and fundamentals of the short game that are proven and successfully implemented by PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour players. In addition to putting, campers participate in wedge play, chipping, pitching, and bunker practice throughout the camp. Golf instruction takes place in the exclusive Duke University Varsity Golf practice areas, located at the Duke University Golf Club, and the participants are housed at the prestigious Washington Duke Inn.
Campers check-in will be held between 1:00pm and 2:00pm on the first day of camp at the Karcher Ingram Golf Center. The facility is adjacent to the Washington Duke Hotel. Check-out will take place at 3:30pm at the same location.
Areas of Focus
- Measure and analyze the putting stroke of each participant on SAM
- Discuss the printout of each participant's putting stroke and compare with the best
- Discuss Find and agree on drills and exercises to improve
- Practice distance and directional control (Finding the speed of the greens and calibrating square)
- Ball control testing with focus on spin rates
- Trajectory control
- Distance control
- Distribution patterns
CHIPPING, PITCHING AND BUNKER
- Discussing the fundamentals of the short game
- Understanding and utilizing the bounce of wedges
- Finding a repeatable technique for chipping, pitching and bunker shots
- Controlling the spin of the ball
- Adjusting to different types of lies, grasses and sands
- Club selection for various situations
- Choosing your landing spots
- Reading the green, grain, slope and speed
- The mental fundamentals of scoring
- The characteristics of the best putting strokes on tour
- Effective practice habits & training to score
- The college recruiting processes & what gains the attention of college coaches
- Training & practice away from the golf course
- The different types of strokes: square to square vs rotation and arc
- Adjusting to different grasses, grain and speeds of greens
- Green reading and pre-shot routine
Duke University Golf Club
The beautiful 18-hole championship Duke University Golf Club opened in 1957 and is the only Robert Trent Jones-designed course in the region. Camp participants have access to the pristine varsity golf practice areas the Karcher Ingram Golf Center and Rod Myers Training Center. Karcher-Ingram Golf Center features coaches' offices, men's and women's locker rooms, a club-repair room, a trophy room, lounge, library/study area and a state-of-the-art indoor training and practice facility, complete with indoor putting surfaces, training aides and video analysis systems. Rod Myers Training Center includes a short-game area designed exclusively for the Duke golf teams where players can practice any shot inside 110 yards. The short-game area includes sand and grass bunkers, uneven lies, a practice fairway bunker, a target green for wedge shots, a pitching green and an expansive putting green. The chipping and putting zones feature greens with the two most common styles of grass so that the team members can prepare for the playing surface of each approaching tournament.
Karcher Ingram Golf Center
Connected to the Washington Duke Inn, the Karcher Ingram Golf Center is the exclusive Duke varsity golf facility which campers will have the priviledge of calling their "home base." It has indoor facilities making it a great backup for inclement whether and offers players and coaches with a closed environment for instruction.
Washington Duke Inn
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club welcomes guests to a tranquil retreat nestled on 300 acres of tall pines and hardwoods on the edge of the Duke Forest. Conveniently located on the campus of Duke University, the Inn is designed to reflect the quiet elegance of an English country estate. Spacious lodging, world-class golf and award-winning dining have made the Inn a standout destination among Duke University hotels.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 - 11:45am Group stations - putting, chipping, pitching, distance wedges
- Noon Lunch at Washington Duke Inn
- 12:45 - 3:00pm Group stations - putting, pitching, bunker, green reading
- 3:00 - 3:45pm Discussions - Effective practice habits, training to score, college golf
- 3:45 - 6:00pm Group stations - chipping, pitching, distance wedges, putting
- 6:00 - 7:00pm Dinner
- 7:00 - 8:00pm Competitions/contests
- 8:00 - 9:30pm Evening activity
- 10:00pm Lights out