Nike Golf Camps, Charleston Southern University North Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston Southern plays host to the only Nike Junior Golf Camp in South Carolina in 2014! Campers have the privilege of staying on campus in the dorms and receive top-notch instruction from collegiate coaches and teaching professionals.
New to the camp network in 2014, Charleston Southern University offers both an overnight and day camp option for junior golfers looking to take their game to the next level. Camp Director and Head Golf Coach, Mike Wilson, is excited to help each junior golfers game, regardless of skill level and experience. Coach Smith will be joined by other college coaches and players during the camp week. Campers will participate in golf activities at local Westcott Golf Course as well as enjoy a one-day trip to Cougar Point on Kiawah Island.
- Daily instruction from experienced college coaches with a low student/teacher ratio
- Supervised daily course play (9-18 holes)
- Accommodations at Charleston Southern University
- Day trip to spectacular Kiawah Island, SC
- Nike amenity package including a hat, one dozen golf balls, water bottle, camp workbook, bag tag and other great prizes
- Fun, supervised off-course evening activities
The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation
Wescott Golf Club is located in the heart of the lowcountry just minutes from Charleston International Airport, historic plantations and gardens, and beautiful beaches. Course architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan designed this 27-hole course with his trademark environmental sensitivity. Set among centuries old live oaks and built on one of the lowcountries oldest plantations, the design captures the traditional flavor of low flowing earthworks and classic bunkering.
Cougar Point Golf Course
Cougar Point Golf Course was recently rated the "Golf Course of The Year", by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association. Cougar was also recently awarded a near-perfect 4½ stars in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” reader’s poll.Meet your coaching staff
Charleston Southern Head Golf Coach Mike Wilson enters his fourth season at the helm of the program in 2013-2014. Wilson will look to build off a 2011-2012 campaign which earned him Big South Coach of the Year honors as the Bucs took third place at the Conference Championship, finishing just five strokes behind runner-up and rival Coastal Carolina.Read Full Bio
After concluding his four-year playing career at CSU in 1999, Wilson joined the Buccaneers as an assistant coach from 1999-2000. He spent seven years as the Golf Assistant and Director of Instruction as the Seabrook Island Club on John’s Island, S.C., before joining the Top Golf Academy in Alexandria, Va., as a teaching professional in 2006. Wilson also spent time as a golf professional at nearby Coosaw Creek Country Club in North Charleston, S.C.
As a player, Wilson was the 2001 Santee Amateur champion before becoming a PGA professional in 2001. In 2010, he was the Low Amateur at the North Charleston Open.
Nike campers are housed in double rooms on campus and have their meals in the dining halls, giving each camper a glimpse of the college life. Golf instruction takes place at The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation a few minutes from campus which is a perfect environment to improve your game. Campers also have the privilege of playing Cougar Point on famed Kiawah Island one day during the week. Each camp day consists of breakfast, morning range instruction, lunch, afternoon course play, dinner, and evening activities. Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week.
Check-In and Check-Out
Check-in occurs on Sunday, June 22nd. Check-out is on Thursday, June 26th.
The Overnight fee includes all golf instruction, green fees, evening activities, housing and meals. The Extended Day option includes all golf instruction, lunch, course play, dinner, and evening activities. Extended Day campers will be dropped off and picked up on campus 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
- 7:30am Wake up and breakfast
- 8:45am Skills demonstrations by the staff
- 9:00am Small group instruction focusing on putting, chipping, pitching and full-swing
- Noon Lunch, relaxation
- 1:00pm Course play with focus on shot selection, course management, rules and etiquette (day campers depart following course play)
- 6:00pm Dinner on campus
- 7:30pm Evening activities (swimming, movies, campus tour etc.)
- 10:30pm Lights out