Nike Golf Camps, Berry College Mount Berry, Georgia
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Nike Golf Camp at Berry College celebrates it's fourth year in operation in 2014 and we invite junior golfers to join Brian Farrer and John Maupin for a week of great golf instruction and fun activities! Rome, GA sits just outside of Atlanta and features spectacular accommodations on campus at Berry College.
Berry College offers an unusually beautiful environment for learning on its 26,000-acre campus, one of the world's largest. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting.
Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps accommodate all skill levels; the junior player just discovering the game, the high school player trying to move up on the team, and the tournament level junior looking to improve his or her tournament results. All aspects of the game are addressed during the camp; putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, strategy, rules, and etiquette. Campers will participate in drills, skills challenges, and other fun games throughout the camp week.
- Daily instruction from experienced college golf coaches with a low student/teacher ratio
- Supervised course play (9-18 holes daily) focusing on strategy, shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
- Accommodations at the prestigious Berry College
- Nike amenity package including a Nike hat, one dozen Nike golf balls, a camp workbook, Nike bag tag and other great prizes
- Fun, supervised off-course evening activities
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
Brian Farrer enters his 10th season as head golf coach at Berry College. He has had a successful run as the head coach of the Vikings, as the team has never dropped out of the top-25 since he began coaching. 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 time 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.
After transferring to Berry from Gainesville College in 1998, Farrer became one of the most consistent and skilled players for the Vikings. In 2002, his best performances were a fourth-place individual finish at the TranSouth Conference Championships and a seventh-place finish at the Berry Invitational. In the 2001 season, he was a top-ten individual finisher in four tournaments, including a fifth-place finish at the TranSouth Conference Championships. As a sophomore, he earned All-American honors by placing fourth overall with a four-under-par 284 at the NAIA National Championships. He made four All-Tournament teams that year, including the TranSouth Conference Tournament, where he placed second overall. Farrer was the low medalist at the Pine Needles Invitational Tournament to open the 2000 spring season.
John Maupin became only the third golf coach in Lee's athletic history in August of 2008. In addition to taking over the men’s golf program, he also started the Lee University women’s golf program. He is now entering his sixth season leading the Lee golf program, after a successful career as a player and volunteer assistant at Berry College.
Maupin has led the men's and women's programs to two consecutive SSAC Championship titles and were also crowned the 2013 NCCAA National Champions.Read Full Bio
So far during Coach Maupin’s tenure at Lee University he has led both the men’s and women’s teams to their highest national rankings ever. During his first two full years he has coached 4 NAIA All-Americans. He has also led Lee University to 4 tournament titles during his time.
In addition to his coaching duties, Coach Maupin serves as a rater for the NAIA men’s golf rankings. In previous years he has worked numerous golf camps, and also successfully completed the USGA rules clinic.
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.
Stonebridge Golf Club
The 6,800 yard course provides a fun, yet challenging experience for thousands of golfers each year. Arthur Davis designed Stonebridge to "wow" golfers of all skill levels. Play us once and you'll see why. The championship layout features a breathtaking view of the Appalachian Mountains, mature Georgia pines framing the course, Bermuda fairways and bent grass greens.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Check-In and Check-Out
Check-in occurs on Sunday, July 13th from 2:00pm‐3:00pm, at Centennial Hall at Berry College. Check out occurs between 2:00pm‐3:00pm on July 17th at the Stonebridge Golf Club, following the camp tournament and closing ceremony.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, 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.
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 Skills demonstrations conducted by coaches and staff
- 8:30am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing
- Noon Lunch/free time
- 1:00pm Course play - staff to provide instruction on course management, shot selection, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner, free-time, seminars, guest speakers
- 7:30pm Evening activities (field games, movie night, golf games, swimming etc.)
- 10:00pm Lights out