Nike Golf Camps, Rutgers University

Nike Golf Camps, Rutgers University
Nike Golf Camps, Rutgers University

Nike Golf Camp at Rutgers University is the perfect summer camp program to grow your passion for golf and take your game to the next level! Head Men's Golf Coach, Rob Shutte, is excited to continue the great tradition of junior golf camps in New Jersey in 2015.

Rutgers University Golf Course is one of the most popular public courses in New Jersey and it's a mere half mile from the suites where Nike campers are housed. Our experienced staff, led by Rutgers Head Coach, Rob Shutte, looks forward to helping each camper become a better golfer!

Coach Shutte also hosts an advanced players camp at Rutgers University. For more information on this program, visit Nike Advanced Golf School, Rutgers 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 strategy, shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette
  • Accommodations at Rutgers University
  • 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 activities
  • A healthy and positive learning environment designed to help every camper get better!

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Rob Shutte
Camp Director

Rob Shutte

Rob Shutte is in his third season as head men's golf coach at Rutgers University. He has nine years of collegiate head coaching experience, including two seasons as head women's golf coach at Lehigh University.

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"The mission of the Rutgers University Department of Athletics is perfectly in line with my own core values and beliefs," said Shutte on Feb. 14, 2012, the date of his appointment as head coach. "It is a great opportunity for me to pursue a passion of mine, which is developing young men into better players, people and leaders through the game of golf."

The Scarlet Knights have achieved many notable finishes under Shutte's tutelage. In the fall of 2013, RU won both the Lehigh Invitational and the Hartford Hawks Invitational, while junior Jacob Stockl captured individual medalist honors at the Rutgers Invitational. In the Spring of 2103, RU placed 3rd at the 24-team Whiting Turner Towson Invitational. The Fall of 2012 saw Rutgers host the Waterville Collegiate Classic in County Kerry Ireland, which signaled the first time an American University hosted a team event in Ireland. The Scarlet Knights also earned a second place finish at the 2012 Rutgers Invitational.

Prior to his arrival in Lehigh, Shutte served as head men's golf coach at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. from 2005 to 2009. The Mules had three tournament victories and were runner up on four occasions during his tenure. In addition to a trio of individual tourney titles, Zach Oyer graduated with the lowest career stroke average in over 15 years. His 2006 squad boasted a 3.23 grade point average, highest among men's athletic programs.

A PGA Class "A" member, Shutte has strong ties to the metropolitan region. He served as Assistant Golf Professional at Arcola Country Club in Paramus, N.J. in 2003 after working as a Program Administrator and Teaching Golf Professional at First Tee of Metropolitan New York in the Bronx in 2002.

Shutte, who hails from a Rutgers family, and his wife Caitlin are the proud parents of young sons Charlie (Nov. 1, 2011) and Henry (July 3, 2013). His father, Bob, was a three-year varsity football letterwinner at Rutgers from 1969-71, playing defensive back, wide receiver and kicker. He was also a three-year letterwinner on the baseball diamond, playing third base and shortstop from 1970-72. His mother, Catherine, is a Rutgers graduate and was a student sportswriter with the Daily Targum as an undergrad.

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Staff

Our Nike camp staff consists of Division I college coaches, PGA professionals and current/former college players who serve as camp counselors.

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Our Nike camp staff consists of Division I college coaches, PGA professionals and current/former college players who serve as camp counselors.

Camp Details

Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps at Rutgers University offer each junior golfer the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of their starting point.  Coach Shutte and his staff offer a positive and fun learning environment, one in which campers can thrive under the direction of motivated and highly skilled instructors.  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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Program Options

The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, course play, 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 which will include recreational sports, movies, and more. Please not that there are no weekend stay-over options at the Rutgers University Camp. 

Housing

Campers are housed in three-room, six-person, air-conditioned suites on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University. Linens are NOT provided, campers must bring their own sheets, blankets, pillows and towels.

Check-In and Check-Out

Overnight campers will check-in at the Busch Campus Suites from 2:30 - 3:30 pm on Sunday. The graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday at 3:45 pm, parents are encouraged to attend. Departure will follow from 4:00-5:00 pm. 

Transportation

Campers that arrive at Newark International Airport are to secure their own transportation to and from camp. 

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 Packets

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.

Note: Rutgers, The State University, is not responsible or liable for any of the activities in respect to the camp; the Camp Director is an independent contractor.

Facilities

Rutgers University Golf Course

The Rutgers University Golf Course was established in 1963 and plays to 6,400 yards from the back tees. Regarded as one of the most popular public courses in NJ, the course annually hosts the Rutgers University Men’s and Women’s Golf Invitational. In addition to the course, Rutgers has a newer 36 stall driving range, short game pitching and chipping area and practice putting green. A full-scale snack bar is available to the campers at all times and the pro shop is well stocked with golf accessories and Scarlet Knights memorabilia.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30am Wake-up
  • 8:00-8:30am Breakfast
  • 8:45am Short ride to driving range and practice facility
  • 9:00am-Noon Instruction stations -- campers rotate between putting, chipping, pitching, bunker and full swing practice
  • Noon-12:45 Lunch
  • 1:00-5:00pm Course play with staff focusing on all facets of the game -- strategy, shot/club selection, rules and etiquette
  • 6:00-7:00pm Dinner
  • 7:30-9:30pm Evening activities
  • 10:30pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

Junior Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Counselors were Very Helpful

"The counselors were very helpful and I enjoyed working with them. Since going to camp I feel I am driving the ball longer. I am planning to go back next year."

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Junior Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Coach Ballard was Terrific

"Coach Ballard was terrific and helped me a great deal. This has been a great experience for me I am anxious to come back next year!"

Allan O.Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Camp!

"Thanks to all of the coaches and staff for a great camp! I had a lot of fun and my game improved significantly!"

Daniel P.Parent

  • 5/5.
Maura is the Best

"Maura is the best! My kids have been coming for years and my youngest daughter can't wait to attend next summer!"

Tom D.Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome Time

"Thanks for an awesome time at camp. Staff was great, instruction was helpful, and I made many new friends in the dorms! Hope to see you next year!"

Alyssa R.Parent

  • 5/5.
Great Experience

"My son really enjoyed the camp and is excited about golf again. Thank you to the coaches and other campers for giving him such a great experience away from home. I will recommend this camp to friends of ours."

Camp Dates & Prices

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