Nike Golf Camps, Mississippi State University

Nike Golf Camps, Mississippi State University
Nike Golf Camps, Mississippi State University

Join Director of the MSU Institute of Golf, Tony Luczak, and his passionate staff for an awesome camp experience! 2015 marks the eighth straight year of Nike Golf Camps in Starkville, MS.

Campers will be housed in two-person rooms on campus at Mississippi State University. The Extended Day program runs from 9:00am - 9:00pm.  The Day Camp option runs from 9:00am-4:00pm. Luczak will also host an advanced/high school players week for the competitive golfer looking to take his or her game to the next level. Click on the following link to view complete information about this program - Nike Advanced Golf Schools, Mississippi State University.

Highlights Include

  • Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from nationally recognized college coaches and players
  • Daily course play with staff focusing on course management, shot selection, strategy, rules and etiquette
  • Specific teaching programs for all ages and abilities
  • 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
  • Fun, supervised off-course activities

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Tony Luczak
Camp Director

Tony Luczak

A 1990 MSU graduate and PGA member since 1992, Tony Luczak previously owned and managed a national golf academy in Clifton Park, N.Y.  Luczak has been honored with the Northeastern New York PGA Teacher of the Year Award and the "Top Instructors" recognition of both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.  

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In 2008 Tony Luczak launched the Mississippi State Institute of Golf which houses an indoor teaching studio and research lab. The Vector Launch Monitor, Body Motion System by iClub and the Callaway OptiFit Driver Fitting System are just some of the analysis equipment used in the Institute for university research and the MSU Golf Academy.  

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Erika Thornton

Erika Thornton

Erika earned LPGA status in April 2013. She is certified in TPI Level 1, Nike 360 Golf Movement Specialist,  K-Vest Level 1,  US Kids Certified Instructor and member of the...

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Erika earned LPGA status in April 2013. She is certified in TPI Level 1, Nike 360 Golf Movement Specialist,  K-Vest Level 1,  US Kids Certified Instructor and member of the Positive Coaching Alliance. Erika joined the MSU team in July 2012. She has developed our women’s golf program and structured it's junior camps totaling over 100 students annually. Erika has personally instructed over 250 individual lessons. 

While attending Mississippi State University, Erika represented the MSU Women’s Golf Team and was ranked as high as 64th in the nation. Erika tied 1st place in the Memphis Collegiate Tournament in 2010, had two Top Ten Finishes and seven Top 20 Finishes while playing for the Bulldogs.


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...

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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.

Camp Details

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 from Tony Luczak, course play at the challenging, yet enjoyable MSU facilities and fun off-course activities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. After six years of running successful camps we’ve created an environment that allows campers to leave feeling confident in their golf game.

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Check-In and Check-Out

Registration occurs at South Hall for all campers (day, extended day and overnight) from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. The graduation ceremony will take place at Mississippi State Golf Course at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Parents are invited to attend! Departure will be immediately following the graduation.

Program Options

  • The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and, 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 swimming, recreational sports, movies, and more. Extended Day and Day campers arrive around 9:00 a.m.
  • Day Campers depart around 4:00 p.m. each day and Extended Day campers depart around 9:00 p.m.  A more complete schedule will be given to you upon check-in.


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.

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.


Mississippi State University Golf Course

Designed by renowned golf course architect Brian Ault in 1986, the MSU Golf Course clearly separates itself as the best public golf course in the Golden Triangle. Home to the MSU golf team, guests can practice right beside team members on the course's driving range, putting green and short game practice facility. The course also serves as the official golf facility of the MSU College of Business and Industry's Professional Golf Management Program (PGM). In 1996, Golf Digest listed the University Golf Course as the fifth-best public course in the state of Mississippi. Golf Digest called the University Golf Course the "best college course in the South," adding it was "challenging, but fair" with a "fun, walkable layout."  

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake-up/breakfast
  • 8:00am Practice demonstrations conducted by Coach Luczak and staff
  • 8:30-11:30am Instruction - campers rotate through stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and full-swing
  • Noon Lunch/free-time
  • 1:00-5:30pm Course play - staff provides instruction on course management, shot/club selection, rules and etiquette
  • 6:00pm Dinner, free-time, guest speakers etc.
  • 7:30-9:30pm Evening activities (movie night, bowling, field games etc.)
  • 10:00pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

Josh T.Parent

  • 5/5.
Much more confidence

"I could tell my son came back home with much more confidence and a better game! He had a great time also. We will be back next summer."

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Tony L.Parent of Junior Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Son Had a Great Time!

"My son, Andrew, had an absolute blast.  He never felt comfortable on the golf course until after coming home from Nike Camp.  He now has a smile on his face every time we play and his game has vastly improved."

Marcy O. Junior Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Staff was Super Nice

"Everyone at camp was amazing.  The staff was super nice and knowledgeable and helped us become better players.  Evening activities were fun as well."

Brandon D.Parent

  • 5/5.
Daughter Loved the Camp

"My daughter loved camp and has asked to be allowed to go every year."

Amanda Q. Parent

  • 5/5.
Coach Tony was the Best!

"Coach Tony is simply the best and his staff were fantastic! I will come back every year if I can and I will probably schedule some sessions with him in the meantime, even though he is over 2 hours away!"

Allison B.Parent

  • 5/5.
Greatly Improved

"Sofia enjoyed the camp very much. Her game has GREATLY improved along with the passion to win. She has told all of her golfing friends and now some are considering the camp for themselves. Sofia, along with her brother, will be attending the camp next year."

Kurtis L.Day Camper

  • 5/5.

"Great improvement in my game and skill level. Thanks!"

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
Please call us at 1-800-645-3226 if you would like help finding another camp, or join our email list to be notified of 2016 programs.

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.