Nike Golf Camps, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Come to Nike Junior Golf Camps at University of Minnesota for a week of top-notch golf instruction and fun in 2013. Join Head Coaches, John Carlson and Michele Redman, and their experienced collegiate staff for an unforgettable summer golf camp experience in Minneapolis!
Nike Golf Camp at University of Minnesota offers a residential program as well as a day camp option from 8:00am - 5:00pm. The overnight camp includes golf instruction, course play, meals, housing and evening activities. The day camp includes three hours of range instruction in the morning followed by lunch and 9-18 holes of golf in the afternoon.
- Instruction from nationally recognized college coaches and players
- Daily course play with staff (9-18 holes)
- Specific teaching programs for all ages and abilities
- Campers housed on campus at University of Minnesota
- Nike amenity package including a Nike hat, one dozen Nike golf balls, a camp workbook, Nike bag tag and other great prizes
- A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!
Les Bolstad Golf Course
Established in 1929, the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course is a classic, 18 hole championship course boasting a tree-lined path through the history of Minnesota golf. Designed to focus on short game, the team practice facility has six separate putting surfaces.Meet your coaching staff
John Carlson enters his first season as head coach of the University of Minnesota's men's golf program. He served as associate head coach during the 2010-11 season. Under his guidance, the Gophers improved their ranking nationally, collected three top-five finishes, 10 top-10 finishes and qualified two players, Donald Constable and Erik Van Rooyen, for the NCAA Regional.Read Full Bio
Carlson, a native of Bagley, Minn., came to Gold Country after a three-year stint as an assistant golf professional at Wayzata Country Club in Wayzata, Minn.
Prior to that, Carlson spent five years playing professional on the Nationwide and NGA Tours, winning 14 career titles. He also won back-to-back Tapemark Charity Pro-Am titles while at Wayzata CC.
A four-year letterwinner at the University of Wisconsin, Carlson won three collegiate events as a Badger and earned Academic All-Big Ten as a senior.
Michele Redman enters her first season as the head coach of the University of Minnesota women's golf program. Redman officially joined the "U" family in August of 2011.
Redman, currently competing in her 20th season on the LPGA Tour, is a graduate of Indiana University, where she was a four-time All-Big Ten selection, a two-time All-American and the medalist of the 1987 Big Ten Championships.Read Full Bio
"Michele brings with her an unbelievable wealth of golf knowledge and experience to the University of Minnesota," said University of Minnesota Athletics Director Joel Maturi. "Our women's program is coming off its best season in history and I have no doubt that Michele's background of teaching will continue that progression."
A member of the Indiana University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame and the National College Golf Coaches Hall of Fame, Redman comes to Gold Country the winner of three Futures Tour events, two LPGA tour events and ranked 27th in all-time career money earnings in the history of the LPGA Tour. She has been a member of four United States Solheim Cup teams as well as the 2011 United States Handa Cup team.
Tyler Stith is beginning his first season in Gold Country as an assistant to John Carlson. Stith spent the past three and a half years as a men's assistant to head coach Mark Hankins at the University of Iowa, his alma mater. During that time, the Hawkeyes' national ranking improved from No. 155 to No. 9 last season. Iowa recorded a school-record 10th-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships, eclipsing a previous program-best 17th place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championships.
A scholarship player at Iowa, Stith was a four-year letterwinner and a team captain during his senior season. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management Information Systems in 2002. His previous professional golf experiences include positions in operations and instruction.
John Cleary begins his first season at the University of Minnesota as an assistant to head coach Michele Redman. Cleary comes to Gold Country following two seasons as an assistant for the Texas Tech women's golf program.
Prior to joing the Texas Tech staff, Cleary, one of the top collegiate coaches in the country, spent seven seasons as the head men's coach at Northern Illinois. During his tenure, he led the Huskies to five team titles while mentoring Nick Schenk, the school's first First-Team All-MAC (Mid-American Conference) selection in over two decades. He also tutored Andrew Frame, the MAC Freshman of the Year in 2007.
Cleary earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in 1991. He began his coaching career in 1997 as an assistant coach at Loyola (Ill.) and then moved on to Northwestern University where he served as an assistant for three seasons with the women's program and one year with the Wildcat men's team. Golf Digest Magazine rated him as the ninth best golf teacher in the state of Illinois in its July 2009 issue.
Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps provide young golfers with the tools to enjoy this great game for a lifetime. Our curriculum is the perfect blend of expert instruction, course play and fun off-course activities. With two outstanding coaches in John Carlson and MIchele Redman, each Nike camper can leave at the end of the week feeling more confident about their game.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
The Overnight camp includes all golf instruction, course play, evening activities, housing and meals. The Day Camp option includes all golf instruction, lunch, and course play. Day campers will be dropped off and picked up at the golf course each day.
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day. The staff lives in the dormitories 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.
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.
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 and breakfast
- 8:00am Depart to university golf course
- 8:15am Skills demonstrations conducted by Nike Camp staff
- 8:30-11:30am Instruction and video analysis - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing
- 11:45am-1:15pm Lunch and rest
- 1:30-4:45pm On course instruction (9-18 holes) focusing on course management, shot/club selection, rules and etiquette
- 5:00-6:00pm Dinner at dining hall
- 6:15-8:30pm Return to golf course for 9 hole scramble
- 9:00-10:00pm Evening programs - rules of golf, tournament preparation, college golf etc.
- 10:30pm Lights out