Nike Golf Camps, Indiana Golf Camp

Nike Golf Camps, Indiana Golf Camp
Nike Golf Camps, Indiana Golf Camp

Indiana University Head Coach, Mike Mayer, invites junior golfers to Bloomington, IN this summer for a week of superior golf instruction at one of the most recognizable universities in the country. Coach Mayer promises to deliver a rewarding experience to all junior golfers alike.

Each day of camp consists of work in four primary areas: full swing, partial swing, short-game (pitching, chipping, and bunker play) and putting. Daily activities also include playing the IU championship and executive courses. Other activities include: video swing analysis, rules/etiquette seminars and NCAA recruiting/scholarship seminars. 

IMPORTANT CAMP NOTE: The overnight option is open to boys only, but girls can participate as extended day campers.  

Highlights Include

  • Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from nationally recognized college coaches
  • Daily course play at the Indiana University facilities
  • Video swing analysis
  • Accommodations on-campus at Indiana University
  • Nike amenity package including a hat, one dozen golf balls, camp workbook, water bottle, bag tag and other great prizes
  • Fun, supervised off-course evening activities
  • A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!

Dates & Prices

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Mike Mayer
Camp Director

Mike Mayer

Mike Mayer is in his 17th season at the helm of the Indiana men's golf program in 2014-15. He has propelled Indiana golf to the top of the Big Ten Conference and a regular in the NCAA Tournament field while also building the program into one of the nation's best in the classroom.

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The men's golf team has posted a perfect multi-year Academic Progress Rate score of 1000 in each of the last seven years and eight of the last nine years.In his 16 seasons, he has had 14 players receive All-Big Ten honors, including four-time honoree Jorge Campillo (2006-09) and three-time recipient Jeff Overton (2002, 04-05).

Mayer mentored David Mills (2010-14) during his career, helping him record a career scoring average of 74.09, which ranked eighth all-time at IU upon his graduation. During Mills' senior season in 2013-14, the Hoosiers captured the NYX Hoosier Invitational crown, making it 11 straight seasons with at least one tournament victory for Mayer.

IU claimed three team tournament victories in 2012-13, giving Mayer 25 wins in his career at Indiana. The started the season with a tremendous team effort to get a win at the Northern Intercollegiate and then finished second at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate in Zionsville. In the spring, the Hoosiers claimed back-to-back wins at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular and the NYX Hoosier Invitational.

The 2011-12 season saw Mayer guide the Hoosiers to a pair of tournament victories (Firestone Invitational, Boilermaker Invitational) in addition to six other top 5 team finishes. The team finished second at the Big Ten Championships in French Lick and advanced to the Greensboro Regional of the NCAA Tournament, where they finished ninth.

Mayer, the 2008 Midwest Region Coach of the Year, guided the Hoosiers to their best NCAA finish since 1980 when IU finished 21st in 2008. Campillo tied for second place in the country by shooting a 1-over-par 289 at the NCAA Championship.

Before Mayer embarked upon his coaching career, he worked as the sports editor for the North Vernon Plain Dealer and Sun as well as a sports writer and columnist for the Bedford Times Mail. Mayer also has held the position of Golf Course Manager and Superintendent at Muscatuck Country Club located in North Vernon, Ind.

A 1975 graduate of Jennings County High School, Mayer obtained degrees in journalism and English literature from Indiana in 1987, and went on to receive his master's degree in sport management from IU in 1998. Mayer also serves as the Director of Golf at Indiana University in charge of the IU golf facility and is a Class A member of the Professional Golfers Association of America and a Class A PGA Professional.

Born on Feb. 17, 1957, in Seymour, Ind., Mayer married the former Kimberly Collier on July 26, 2005. The couple resides in Unionville and have two children, Zachary Collier and Ty Mayer.

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Staff

The Nike Camp staff is comprised of other Division I college coaches, PGA professionals and current/former college players who serve as counselors.

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The Nike Camp staff is comprised of other Division I college coaches, PGA professionals and current/former college players who serve as counselors.

Camp Details

Nike Golf Campers stay just minutes from the golf course at the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority house, located on the IU campus. The camp staff resides with the campers and provides supervision and guidance throughout the entire camp week. Campers stay two per room and roommate requests are honored in most situations. All meals are buffet style. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.

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Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in will take place on Sunday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House. Graduation will take place at 3:00 pm at the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House on Thursday. Roomates are guaranteed and linens are not provided.

Program Options

The Overnight fee includes lodging, meals, all golf instruction and evening activities. The Extended Day Camp fee includes all golf activities, meals, and evening activities and runs from 8:00am - 9:00pm.

Transportation

Campers arriving to Indianapolis Airport at suggested to have a flight arrival from 9:00am - 12 pm on Sunday and a departure time between 4:30 - 6:30 pm on Thursday. Campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport.

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.

IMPORTANT CAMP NOTE: The overnight option is open to boys only, but girls can participate as day campers.

Facilities

Indiana University Golf Course

Junior golfers participating in the Indiana Golf Camp at IU have an opportunity to practice and play each day at the university-owned IU Golf Course, one of the finest college golf facilities in the country and home to the IU men’s and women’s golf teams. The IU golf facility runs adjacent to the campus and includes an 18-hole championship course, nine-hole executive course, 10-acre driving range and four large practice greens. IU's championship course plays host to Indiana Section PGA events as well as numerous collegiate tournaments including the 2002 Northern Intercollegiate and 2003 Big Ten Championship.

In addition to practicing at the range and playing the championship and executive courses, campers utilize IU’s practice facility, home of the Hoosier men’s and women’s golf teams. Widely considered one of the finest of its kind in the country, this state-of-the-art, short game facility comes complete with bent grass tees and fairways as well as seven bent grass greens and 20 sand bunkers.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30-11:45am Instruction stations - campers rotate between putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing practice
  • Noon Lunch/relaxation
  • 1:30-2:45pm Instruction stations
  • 3:00-5:00pm Course play with staff (9-18 holes daily) focusing on course management, strategy, shot selection, rules and etiquette
  • 5:15-6:30pm Dinner
  • 6:45pm-Dark Golf practice/games
  • 8:30-10:00pm Evening activities, seminars (rules, college golf, etiquette)
  • 10:30pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

Sandeep G.Junior Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Experience

"I absolutely loved the Indiana Nike golf camp! It was a great experience and my golf skills greatly improved. I would definitely consider attending next summer."

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Donald D. Junior Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Camp was an Amazing Experience

"The Indiana University camp that I attended was great. The staff was awesome and I learned so much. They were all so nice and easy to talk to. They were very enthused about the camp and were also willing to answer any questions. They always made sure we were having a good time. I was also able to make some new friends. Many of us still keep in touch and we all plan on attending the camp next year at the same time. This camp was an amazing experience."

Samuel D. Junior Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Taught us to be Positive

"I made the golf team at school after going to camp for two weeks this summer.  Not only did they help me with my strokes, they made the game fun and taught us to be positive.  I attribute a lot of my success to the Nike Camp and recommend it to anyone looking to improve their game!"

Ashley E.Day Camper

  • 4/5.
Awesome!

"Thanks for such an awesome camp! The day camp was perfect for my summer schedule and my golf game should be sharp for the upcoming high school season!"

Allan Y.Camper

  • 4/5.
Mayer was Terrific

"Mike Mayer was terrific in helping my short-game during the week. I appreciate the entire staff for helping me with my game."

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: All Abilities
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight Camp is for boys only. Day Camp is coed.
Overnight $1,155.00
Availability: Open

Extended Day 8:00am-9:00pm $955.00
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.