Nike Golf Camps, College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia
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Nike Junior Golf Camps is proud to offer an overnight golf program at one of the most historic and respected academic institutions in the country. The College of William & Mary, located in quaint Williamsburg, Virginia, is the second oldest college in the United States.
Director of Golf, Jay Albaugh, and Washington and Lee Head Coach, Pete Gyseck, look forward to helping junior golfers of all abilities realize their full potential by providing a fun-filled week of instruction and course play at Williamsburg National Golf Club. We are committed to helping each camper become a better player, and we hope all our participants leave camp having established new friendships and more passion for the game!
- Small group instruction with low student/teacher ratio from nationally recognized college coach Jay Albaugh
- Daily course play with the staff (9-18 holes) at beautiful Williamsburg National Golf Club
- 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 including miniature golf and a trip to Colonial Williamsburg
- Great accommodations at prestigious College of William and Mary
- Safe, healthy and fun learning environment
Williamsburg National Golf Club
Designed by the Nicklaus Design group, the Jamestown Course at Williamsburg National has served as proud host to the PGA Tour Michelob Open Qualifier on three occasions. It has received numerous awards including "One of the Ten Best Courses you can play in Virginia" by Golf Digest Magazine. With an emphasis on conditioning, it has been said that the Jamestown Course is so well designed that it could improve your score. The course measures 7,000 yards from the championship tees and is par-72.
Designed by renowned architect Tom Clark, the Yorktown is a 7,000 yard championship course. Five Par 5's and Five Par 3's make it accessible to every skill level. It is an outstanding compliment to the Jamestown Course.
Jay Albaugh begins his ninth season as William and Mary's Director of Golf in 2011-12, looking to punctuate his nearly decade-long tenure with a run at the CAA title and a spot in the postseason. In his eight seasons so far, Albaugh has led a renaissance of the Tribe golf programs, setting innumerable team and individual records in the process.Read Full Bio
He is used to wearing two hats as he previously served as the head coach for the men's and women's teams at Eastern Illinois University and brought about the creation of the women's team while also coaching the men's team during his tenure at Mount St. Mary's College. Jay is a member of the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee and currently serves as the CAA representative to the Golf Coaches Association of America Congress. As a player at Mount St. Mary's, he was twice named All-Northeast Conference and was a two time selection to the NEC Scholar-Athlete Team.
Gyscek came to W&L following six seasons as the assistant men’s and women’s golf coach at the College of William & Mary. In this role, he was responsible for assisting the director of golf with the management and administration of both programs, including assuming the role of head coach for one of the programs when they played simultaneously.
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The Tribe’s men’s and women’s programs combined to tie or break 50 school records during his tenure, including having both a man and woman set school records for season and career scoring average at the school. The men’s team finished as the Colonial Athletic Association runner-up in 2010 and the women’s team ranked among the NCAA Top 100 in each of the past two seasons, a first for the program.
Gysek is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America and he has competed as a professional on several mini-tours and in the Mid-Atlantic PGA. He is also a member of the National Golf Coaches Association, and is a Certified Golf Instructor, as well as being a Master Clubfitter and Equipment Specialist.
Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps at College of William & Mary 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. The Extended Day program runs from 9:00am-9:00pm. The Day Camp option runs from 9:00am-4:00pm.
In addition to daily instruction and course play, campers will enjoy fun downtime activities including supervised trips to history-rich Colonial Williamsburg located adjacent to the campus. Campers are housed two per room in dorms on campus at the College of William & Mary. The staff lives in the dorms with the campers to ensure safety and supervision.
Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
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 (9 to 18 holes daily). Staff to provide on-course instruction on course management, club and shot selection, strategy, rules and etiquette
- 6:00pm Dinner, relax, free time, guest speakers, seminars
- 8:00pm Evening activity
- 10:00pm Lights out
- Check-in occurs on Sunday between 2:30 and 4:00pm at Spotswood Hall.
- Check-out takes place on Thursday at approximately 11:30 am at Spotswood Hall.
- The Overnight fee includes all golf activities, meals and lodging.
- The Extended Day camp includes everything above except breakfast and lodging.
- The Day Camp option includes morning instruction, lunch and course play.
- 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.
- 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.