Nike Golf Camps, University of Idaho and WSU

Nike Golf Camps, University of Idaho and WSU
Nike Golf Camps, University of Idaho and WSU

Enjoy top-notch instruction from Washington State University and University of Idaho golf coaches. 2015 marks our sixth summer in Idaho and we look forward to taking your game to the next level!

Washington State University sits just eight miles from the University of Idaho in a region commonly referred to as Palouse. Both institutions boast their own 18-hole golf course and have fantastic golf coaches at the helm. Campers of all abilities will receive daily instruction and course play under the direction of Directors, Lisa Johnson, Kelli Kamimura and Garrett Clegg. With the right mix of golf and fun off-the-course activities, this camp will prove to be a valuable learning experience and a great way to enjoy your summer.

Day Camp Option: The Day Camp program runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Wednesday. On Thursday, day campers will participate from 9:00am - 1:00pm.On Sunday, day campers will participate from 2:00 - 5:00pm. 

Highlights Include

  • Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from nationally recognized college coaches
  • Daily course play (18 holes) at scenic courses on the Palouse
  • Nike amenity package including a Nike hat, one dozen Nike golf balls, a camp workbook, Nike bag tag and other great prizes
  • Fun, staff-supervised off-course and evening activities (movie night, pizza night, field games etc.)
  • Great accommodations at the University of Idaho
  • Safe, healthy and fun learning environment

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Lisa Johnson
Co-Director

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson has returned to her Northwest roots as the head golf coach at the University of Idaho in the fall of 2007 and picked up where her predecessor left on in continuing to improve Vandal women’s golf and put it on the national map.

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She’s done exactly that with 2012 graduate Kayla Mortellaro earning her LPGA card for the 2013 professional season. While at Idaho, Mortellaro became the winningest player in school history and was a three-time recipient of Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors along with Freshman of the Year recognition during her first collegiate season.

After taking a program that won the 2007 Western Athletic Conference title, she guided the women to an historic three-victory season in 2009-10 and a berth in their second NCAA regional competition. That, she says, is just a step along the way in the program achieving its ultimate goal.

Director of athletics Rob Spear said Johnson was a natural choice when she selected to take over the program.

“Lisa not only is a quality golf coach but a quality individual whose goals mirror that of the athletic department – to produce premier programs,” he said.

Johnson was a relative late-comer to golf – and took up the game at the suggestion of her high school swim coach.

“It was his nice way of telling me, ‘You work hard and you’re a good swimmer, but …,’ ” Johnson said with a laugh.

She continues the hard work at Idaho as a driving force behind upgrades for the program in the form of renovated lockerrooms, an indoor practice area and an enhancing short-game facility.

Johnson earned her master’s degree at the University of Idaho after graduating cum laude at Gonzaga University in 2000. While at Gonzaga, Johnson was chosen the Bulldog Female Student-Athlete of the Year, was a West Coast Conference all-conference selection, a WCC all-academic honoree, and the winner of three individual tournaments. She also was the president of SAAC and a member of the Athletics Council. Prior to returning to Idaho, Johnson spent 5½  years at Boise State.

She was married in February 2008 to John Johnson, senior associate athletic director at neighboring Washington State University. The couple has twin children – Ellie and Cooper.

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Kelli Kamimura
Co-Director

Kelli Kamimura

Kelli Kamimura is in her fourth season as head coach of the Washington State University women's golf team. A native of Burlington, Wash. (Sedro Woolley HS), Kamimura joined the Cougars after spending the previous six seasons at Pepperdine.

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She began her tenure with the Blue Wave in January 2006, as an assistant coach but was promoted to associate women's golf coach in August 2007. Kamimura helped lead Pepperdine to six-consecutive West Coast Conference Championships (2004-09) and four top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, including a third-place effort in 2006. Kamimura's 2008 squad set an NCAA record for lowest three-round team score, shooting 41-under-par at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.

Prior to joining Pepperdine's staff, Kamimura served as the assistant women's golf coach at Washington, her alma mater, from August 2002 through December 2003.

In her first season with the Cougars in 2009-10, Kamimura guided a young squad comprising of three freshmen, a sophomore and a redshirt junior to a second-place finish at the Giustina Memorial. WSU also placed two individuals on the Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic Teams.

A four-year letterwinner and a two-year team captain during her collegiate career, Kamimura was a National Golf Coaches Association All-America Second Team selection as a junior in 2001 and was named honorable mention as a freshman in 1999. She received All-Pacific-10 Conference recognition all four years, garnering first-team honors in both 1999 and 2001. She was also a three-time honoree on the Pac-10 All-Academic Team (2000-02).

Kamimura led the Huskies to five tournament victories and two NCAA Championship berths, and still holds the school's record for most individual tournament victories (four). She was also selected to represent the United States in the 1999 and 2002 US-Japan Cup Matches.

During her high school career, Kamimura captured the state championship four times and led Sedro Woolley to the team title in 1997 with her sister Jenny Swanson. She won two state titles as a competitor in the Washington Junior Golf Association, was a multiple first-team American Junior Golf Association All-America honoree and a was member of the Canon Cup team.

Kamimura graduated from Washington in 2003 with a bachelor's in communication, and completed her master's in business administration from Pepperdine in 2008.

Garrett Clegg
Co-Director

Garrett Clegg

Garrett Clegg was named the Washington State University Men's Golf Coach in Aug. 2011. The Cougar performance on the course has improved each year under his guidance.

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In his first season, Washington State finished fifth or better four times. The next season (2012-13), the Cougars provided Clegg his first-career victory when they captured the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate on their home course in September.
 
Before the season was over, Washington State added another victory and three other placements in the top three of tournaments.
 
This past season, the Cougars notched two tournament victories and a runner-up finish. Senior Blake Snyder was named All-Pac-12 honorable mention. He became the first Washington State men's golf student-athlete to garner an all-conference award since 2010.

Clegg arrived in Pullman after serving four seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Washington. During his time at UW, the men's program captured back-to-back Pacific-10 Conference titles (2009 & 2010) and concluded both seasons with fifth-place finishes at the NCAA Championships. Washington advanced to the NCAA Regionals each of his four seasons and three times qualified for the NCAA Championships.

While at Washington he helped mentor All-Americans Nick Taylor, Richard Lee, Darren Wallace and Chris Williams. In his four seasons he was involved in all areas of the program including coaching, recruiting, fund-raising and tournament operations with a special emphasis on administrative duties.

Clegg, a native of Bountiful, Utah, is a former professional and collegiate golfer who played collegiately at Minnesota for two years where he was a part of the 2002 NCAA championship team before transferring to Utah for his final two seasons. A 2004 graduate of Utah, Clegg was a two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection and placed third in the conference championships in 2003. During his career with the Utes, he won the 2003 Nevada Wolfpack Invitational and the 2003 UC Riverside Invitational.

Clegg played in the 2003 U.S. Amateur and advanced to the second round of the 2002 U.S. Public Links tournament. As a professional, he played the 2007 season in the Nationwide Tour after finishing fifth in the second stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School.

Clegg and his wife Rachael have three daughters, Grace, Sophie and Chloe, and son Brady.
 

Staff

LIsa, Kelli and Garrett will play active roles in the camp each day. They are joined by other coaches and pros from the Pacific Northwest and members of their respective golf teams, who...

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LIsa, Kelli and Garrett will play active roles in the camp each day. They are joined by other coaches and pros from the Pacific Northwest and members of their respective golf teams, who serve as camp counselors.

Camp Details

Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps at WSU and Univ of Idaho offer each junior golfer the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of their starting point. Our program offers 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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Accommodations

Participants are housed on campus at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID. The rooms are doubles and roommate requests are honored. The staff lives in the dorms with the campers to provide supervision throughout the week. Meals are enjoyed in the dining commons just as if the campers were students of the University.

Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in occurs between 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. on the first day of camp. Check-out is at 1:00 p.m. on the last day of camp.

Program Options

The overnight camp price includes all meals/lodging and golf activities. The extended day camp price includes everything but breakfast and lodging. The Day Camp program runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Wednesday. On Sunday, day campers will participate from 2:00 - 5:00pm. On Thursday, day campers will participate from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Transportation

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.

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.

Facilities

Palouse Ridge Golf Club at WSU

Stunning links style course runs adjacent to the WSU campus and follows the natural contours of the Palouse's trademark rolling hills. Palouse Ridge is home to the WSU men's and women's golf teams. In 2009, Palouse Ridge was ranked the #2 "Best New Course" by Golf Digest and Golfweek.

University of Idaho Golf Course

Built in 1933, the course is nestled among the rolling hills and wheat fields that are synonymous with the Palouse. The front nine features 3 par 5s in an open grassland venue, while the back nine tightens up into a narrow parkland theme. The last three holes are known locally as "heartbreak ridge." The course is home to the Vandals' men's and women's golf teams.

*Campers spend two full days at Palouse Ridge and one full day/two half days at the University of Idaho Golf Course.  

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00am Wake-up/breakfast
  • 8:00am Camp meeting at practice facility, skills demonstrations from staff focusing on key elements of the swing for that day
  • 8:30am Instruction- campers rotate stations working on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the full swing
  • Noon Lunch/relaxation
  • 1:00pm Course play with staff (9 to 18 holes daily). Coaches to provide on course instruction on course management, club and shot selection, strategy, rules and etiquette
  • 6:00pm Dinner, relax, free-time
  • 8:00pm Evening activity (supervised golf and non-golf activities) movies, field games, swimming, night golf, etc.
  • 10:00pm Lights out

Camper Reviews

Thomas G. Junior Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Learned so Much

"The University Idaho/WSU 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. Four of us are still keeping in touch and we all plan on attending the camp next year at the same time. This camp was an amazing experience."

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Annie F.Junior Day Camper

  • 4/5.
Great Experience and My Golf Skills Greatly Improved

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

Garrett N. Junior Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Awesome

"2nd time attending the WSU day camp and loved every moment of it. Awesome!!"

Adam C.Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Loved my Experience

"I loved my experience at the University of Idaho Nike Golf Camp. I enjoyed all the golf, meeting new friends from a different region, and thought the coaching staff were friendly and helpful."

Rachel B.Parent

  • 5/5.
Son had a Great Time

"My son had a great time. Would highly recommend this camp. We will be returning next year! Thank you Lisa and Kelli!"

Sara P. Parent

  • 5/5.
Thanks! !

"Thanks!! My daughter had a wonderful time, she met some great people and camp has renewed her love of the game!! Keep up the good work!! "

Katie W. Parent of Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Dropped 10 Strokes!

"Austin enjoyed the instruction and coaches a lot. The whole experience was very positive. He dropped over 10 strokes off his game and is enjoying golf a lot. He can hardly wait to go back next year. Great job coaches!"

Ricki C.Parent

  • 5/5.
Staff Was Great

"First, camp my daughter attended that she enjoyed to the extent that she did not miss being home! She had so much fun that she is already planning on multiple Nike camps next year. She loved the exposure to the campus golf facilities and plans to try and take her golf past the high school level. She learned several tips and strategies to help improve her game and has taken a more serious approach to her practicing since returning. The staff was great at making everyone feel involved and valued!"

Trevor S.Overnight Campers

  • 4/5.
Great Experience

"We had a great experience!!"

Camp Dates & Prices

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